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Nanotechnology remains a buzzword that carries a promise (though occasionally a somewhat frightening promise) of great potential. A company called Industrial Nanotech, Inc. recently announced that it is developing an insulation material that will generate
It's really satisfying to see new green technology go from the concept phase to reality, and today we have something to get excited about. See what it looks like...
General Motors releases a list of vehicles that will be manufactured in America in the next five years, including the electricity-powered Chevrolet Volt.
The stigma of solar as only one of many solutions needed to satisfy our energy needs may not be true. David Mills, chairman and chief scientific officer of solar company Ausra, presented a paper at the International Solar Energy Society conference saying
Posted Wed, 19 September 2007, 4:15pm
Radioactive waste is only a problem when it remains radioactive for vast amounts of time. Unfortunately, many of the byproducts of nuclear fission have half lives of millions of years. Right now, we have no idea what to do with this stuff. It's hard to im
Here in America we've got several vast deserts that are perfect for installing gigantic solar thermal power plants. But not every country has so much free space. At the end of the day, most of the sun's light hits the oceans, because most of the Earth is
Most of us don't have a really good sense of how much electricity is being used in our homes at any given moment. We might go out and look at the electrical meter if we are really inspired, but other than seeing how quickly (or slowly) the dial is spinnign
Car paint is nasty stuff. Once it's actually on your car it's wonderful. But the process of actually getting it there is full of toxic, carcinogentic, volatile organic solvents.
Pearl Hydrogen has built a new fuel cell powered bike that can go 15 mph for 60 miles. Can you afford one?
Up until today, I was 100% opposed to space lasers. I never thought there would be a good reason to have an extra-terrestrial sniper rifle sitting there waiting for commands.
New York is looking to promote mass transit and make bus travel more effiicient. Can they really control stop lights?
There is something strange going on with the way AT&T is billing for the iPhone. How long is the average phone bill?
Inhabitat has put together a list of the top five sexiest sustainable sports cars. What's #1?
The Whole House Switch by designer Jack Godfrey Wood is used to turn off all non-essential power in a house from one central location.
Just to prove that it's possible, here's an electric bike 'motorbike' that will only set you back $2000. Unfortunately, it's tiny, somewhat ridiculous looking, and will only take you 40 miles on a full charge.
Right now, a uniquely modified pickup truck is making its way from Detroit to San Francisco. The truck uses a special fuel, something widely available throughout the country, but until now, not really considered as an alternative fuel.
Steve Jobs unveiled the fourth generation iMac today. Not many surprises, the design is fairly true to the original form, just a bit sleeker and skinnier. But what about Apple's green pledge?
National Geographic has just released an awesome interactive map of some of the effects of global warming.
It's official, the first plug-in hybrid school buses are on the road and saving money in Tampa, Florida. The buses can fully charge in about 8 hours and will reduce emissions by up to 70% for the first 50 miles.
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