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New High-Powered Organic Batteries

New High-Powered Organic Batteries

Chemists from the University of Texas developed new organic batteries that offer lightweight energy storage. Unlike similar developments, their new battery does not rely on toxic heavy metals, making it a potential ecologic replacement for current batteries. Illustration of an ...

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Generating Ethanol from Household Waste

Generating Ethanol from Household Waste

E-Fuel Corporation of Los Gatos, California has created an in-home ethanol generator capable of converting standard organic waste products into usable ethanol fuel. The fuel system requires several steps – first the waste must be processed into sugar water and ...

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Human-Electric Hybrid Car

Human-Electric Hybrid Car

HumanCar Inc. recently presented an innovative hybrid vehicle. Unlike most vehicles that have two power sources, this one combines electric power…with human power! Using mechanical cranks, up to four people can power it and steer it around. The manufacturer hopes ...

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Rocket Science Wastewater

Rocket Science Wastewater

Two Stanford University engineers have recently announced the development of an innovative wastewater treatment system. The process they suggest would increase the production of two greenhouse gases: nitrous oxide and methane, would utilize other gases to power the entire treatment ...

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Solar Powered Night Flight

Solar Impulse of Lausanne, Switzerland has successfully flown its solar-powered Solar Impulse HB-SIA plane at night. The plane remained in the air for 26 consecutive hours, including a full night span without using a drop of conventional fuel. Using solar ...

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Neuber Lightweight Solar Panel Bags

Neuber Lightweight Solar Panel Bags

Konarka Technologies, Massachusetts, has recently partnered with German retailer Neuber to create shoulder bags that charge various portable devices using solar power. The lightweight bags, dubbed Sun Bags, utilize sunlight to create electric power, which can recharge almost any gadget ...

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