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A bamboo composite that is stronger than steel.
Using sound to extinguish fires.
2014 entries in the Land Art Generator Initiative.
Genetically modifying E. Coli to produce propane.
Lease a hydrogen car! Hyundai has just released the first mass produced hydrogen fuel cell car in the U.S.. Meet the 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell. One thousand are to go into production next year.
Squeezing more juice out of the sun. Meet the Rawlemon Solar Energy Generator.
New designs that decrease heat and therefore produce more energy.
A three wheeler and an electric...
We could keep 800,000,000 tons of CO2 out of the atmosphere, if we grew our bricks rather than fired them.
The raw material serpentine (right) and product carbonate (left). In the back: ETH Zurich's newly built mineralization plant. Turning CO2 into stone...
The Japanese have announced they have successfully extracted methane from a methane hydrate reservoir 30 miles off Japan's east coast and 980 feet beneath the seafloor. They are the first to have achieved this feat.
A self-powered microalgae street lamp that absorbs one ton of CO2 a year.
Solar radiation, a common metal oxide, water and carbon dioxide combine to produce transportable hydrogen fuels.
Urine is already widely used as a nitrogen rich fertilizer. Now some young girls in Africa give us hope our urine can also power our appliances.
Converting plastic into oil. The technology is here and it is not excessively polluting. Could it save our oceans?
Got water? And a Power Trekk? Then you have instant power to charge any electronic equipment charged via a USB.
The Guide ranks 15 leading mobile phone, TV and PC manufacturers on policies and practices to reduce their impact on the climate, produce greener products, and make their operations more sustainable.
We need to go back to nature in order to move forward. The Microbial Home is a proposal for an integrated cyclical ecosystem where each function’s output is another’s input. In this project the home has been viewed as a biological machine to filter, process and recycle what we conventionally think of as waste – sewage, effluent, garbage, waste water.
Greenpower Education Trust is an educational initiative established to offer schools an exciting way to introduce their students to green engineering. The young students design, build and race their own eco-race cars. By getting pupils hooked on engineering while they’re still young the project aims to inspire the next generation to develop solutions.
When the wind sways the poles, the stack of piezoelectric disks is forced into compression, thus generating a current through the electrodes.
Thirteen year old Aidan Dwyer was waking in the woods in Upstate New York in the winter and noticed a spiral pattern to tree branches.

  • 7th Grader mimics Nature
    Thirteen year old Aidan Dwyer was waking in the woods in Upstate New York in the winter and noticed a spiral pattern to tree branches.
  • Conflict Minerals
    The uncomfortable issue of the minerals in your cell phone and laptop...
  • What if Solar got Subsidies
    Two Solar Infographics. What if Solar got Fossil Fuel Subsidies,,,and Why the Military is in love with Solar Energy?
  • Appliances of the Future
    The Electrolux Design Lab winners and more. The Electrolux Design Lab theme for 2011 was Intelligent Mobility...
  • Solar Roadways
    The Solar Roadways project is working to pave roads with solar panels that you can drive on. Their long range goal is to cover all concrete and asphalt surfaces that are exposed to the sun with Solar Road Panels. They plan to start off small: driveways, bike paths, patios, sidewalks, parking lots, playgrounds, etc. This is where they hope to learn lessons and perfect the system. Once the lessons have been learned and the bugs have all been resolved, they plan to move out onto public roads.
  • A Geminoid
    A Geminoid or twin-robot is designed to resemble a living person. It is controlled by an operator who through the use of advanced software can transfer facial movements and speech to the robot. For many years, robot technology has primarily been associated with factories and warehouses, but the days of thinking about robots as just 'tools' are over...
  • SkySails
    Available for purchase! Easy to operate (fully automatic) the SkySail will be on many a cargo ship in the very near future.
  • Electric City Cars
    Electric Urban Vehicle Inspiration...many electric cars are available now...why wait?
  • Eco Sport Cars
    The greenest sport cars out or coming to market. Sports car inspiration...
  • LumaLive by Phillips
    Although not exactly sustainable, this is amazing and certainly will be a part of our future. The integration of LEDs into fabric...
  • SmartScreen DeckerYeadon
    DeckerYeadon of NYC has some exciting ideas for the future...
  • Envision's Solar Tree now charges your electric car...
    Envision Solar’s Solar Tree and Clean Charge. Envision IS currently manufacturing solar trees for parking lots. They have signed an agreement with GM to provide its corporate sites with parking lot chargers and soon after its dealerships...
  • Soccer + Energy = sOccket - Exercise for Health and Light
    According to the World Bank Millennium Goals Report, 2006 - 95% of African people are living off-grid with no access to electricity. Kicking the sOocket around for just ten minutes will light a small led lamp for three hours or charge a battery.
  • Airbag helmet
    A traveling hairdryer? No. An airbag helmet for bicycle riders. Just when you started feeling like you looked cool in your bicycle helmet...
  • Fish sink
    Poor Little Fish basin offers an emotional way to persuade hand washers to think about saving water, by making consumption tangible. Although the water will never fully drain out of the fish bowl, PETA is not going to run out and buy one and is trying to convince the designer to install fake fish instead of live goldfish...
  • MycoBond's EcoCradle
    The co-inventor of MycoBond, Eben Bayer talks about his (much!) better-than-plastic invention. This product will replace styrofoam in the (hopefully) very near future. And the possibilities are endless...
  • Graphene
    The thinnest material in the world -- will it come to the rescue? Will we create super lightweight and therefore super efficient vehicles, super efficient and indestructible solar panels...
  • Pedal-Powered Monorail
    The makers of the Shweeb, down in New Zealand were just given a million dollars to take their concept from current amusement ride to urban and tourism settings. Lucky us.
  • A practically waterless washing machine
    A new washing machine that uses just a cup of water, a pinch of detergent, and about 1,000 small recyclable plastic chips to clean clothes is coming to an appliance store near you, as soon as next year.

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