A Year In Shingle Recycling

August 31, 2015 by  
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When getting ready to replace a roof, many people don’t know that the shingles can be recycled — and turned into new products like roads. Up to 10 million shingles are torn off homes and buildings every year. Most are land-filled, but it doesn’t…

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Day One: Photos from VERGE DC

March 14, 2012 by  
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Day one of the VERGE DC was filled with conversation, insights, and ideas about the converging world of energy, information, vehicles, and buildings. Here are some of the pictures from the event.

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New Micro-Machine Harvests Energy from Vibrations

December 30, 2009 by  
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Highways , train stations , and even dance floors : the world is full of vibrating surfaces that could yield a rich trove of clean, sustainable energy .  It’s called piezoelectric energy , formed by the conversion of mechanical strain into electrical current.  Now a team of researchers in Europe has developed a micro-scaled piezoelectric device that could harvest energy from machinery as well as from infrastructure and buildings. The tiny devices are ideal for use in powering remote sensing equipment , for example to monitor bridges or machines for early signs of deterioration. In that case they could play a key role in more energy efficient maintenance for wind turbines and other renewable energy infrastructure , while lowering human risk.

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