MIT Researchers: 1 Old Car Battery Can Help Power 30 Homes

August 20, 2014 by  
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Science recently scored a simultaneous victory over pollution for both recycling and renewable energy! A team of researchers at MIT has come up with plan to turn old car batteries into durable solar panels. According to Phys.org , the system proposed by a group of MIT professors and published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science uses a fairly new solar cell technology that includes a compound called perovskite, which is nearly on par with traditional silicon-based cells but takes significantly less material to manufacture. The big problem to date with perovskite is the fact that lead – a source of toxic pollution that’s destructive to plants and animals – is a major ingredient in its manufacturing. Read the rest of MIT Researchers: 1 Old Car Battery Can Help Power 30 Homes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: batteries , car , cell , Electricity , green , MIT , pervoskite , power , renewable , renewable energy , researchers , silicon , solar

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Finally: A 100% Natural Alternative to Sickening Tree-Shaped Air Fresheners

August 20, 2014 by  
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Any car owner knows that the inside of a vehicle can get really “aromatic” over time, especially if pets and kids are regular passengers. Fortunately, a group of young entrepreneurs has a solution to this problem: a sustainable charcoal filter they’ve named Purggo. Charcoal is used around the world to remove noxious particles from both the water and the air, and now it can be harnessed to spruce up your car as well. With a German-engineered and patent-pending design, Purggo adsorbs and eliminates odor, is fragrance- and allergen-free, and lasts more than 365 days in the car. Read the rest of Finally: A 100% Natural Alternative to Sickening Tree-Shaped Air Fresheners Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:

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Scientists Create Ultra-Efficient Solar Powered Fuel Cells for Capturing and Converting Carbon

July 7, 2014 by  
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Researchers have killed two climate birds with one stone after coming up with a new way to capture carbon dioxide and turn it into useful chemical compound via solar energy. In collaboration with New Jersey-based startup, Liquid Light Inc ., Princeton University scientists have been able to turn a combination of carbon dioxide and water into formic acid using an electrochemical cell that’s fully powered by solar energy from local utility provider, Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) . Read the rest of Scientists Create Ultra-Efficient Solar Powered Fuel Cells for Capturing and Converting Carbon Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acid , alternative , capture , carbon , cell , dioxide , formic , fuel , Light , liquid , photosynthesis , power , princeton , renewable energy , solar

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Scientsts Find That Koalas are Officially the Original Tree Huggers

July 7, 2014 by  
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In what will no doubt go own in history as the world’s most adorable scientific study, scientists have uncovered the secrets of how koalas keep themselves cool in the sweltering Australian summer. The little marsupials have quite possibly the cutest method ever of cooling down, because when things get hot, they don’t pant or wallow in the mud like other animals. Instead, koalas just hug a tree. Read the rest of Scientsts Find That Koalas are Officially the Original Tree Huggers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal behavior , animal cooling , Australia animals , Australia heat , cooling behaviors , cooling down , cooling in Australia , global warming , how animals cool off , how animals stay cool , koala behavior , koala cooling , Koala research , koala tree huggers , koala tree hugging , koala trees , temperature , tree huggers , tree hugging

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First Solar Stock Surges on Higher-than-Expected Earnings and Announcement of TetraSun Acquisition

April 11, 2013 by  
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Arizona-based solar company  First Solar saw its biggest ever one-day jump — a whopping 45-percent increase — on Wallstreet Tuesday after announcing that its revenues and earnings will far exceed expectations, partly due to its acquisition of new solar technology. First Solar recently announced plans to acquire TetraSun , a California-based startup that produces high-efficiency crystalline silicon technology, which will enable First Solar to start making much more efficient solar panels. Read the rest of First Solar Stock Surges on Higher-than-Expected Earnings and Announcement of TetraSun Acquisition Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cadmium telluride solar panels , first solar , first solar acquisition of tetrasun , first solar higher than expected earnings , first solar stock , high-efficiency crystalline silicon technology , oversupply of solar panels , solar panels price plummets , solar stock , tetrasun        

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‘ecoATM’ Dispenses Cash for Old Phones

September 27, 2012 by  
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The release of the iPhone 5 might be exciting for Apple retailers and consumers alike, but with all of those new phones comes a question – what happens to the old ones? A surge of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4s have found their way to plenty of auction…

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A Car So Clean You Could Drink the Exhaust

September 3, 2010 by  
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Mercedes Benz displayed its “car of tomorrow” this week at the US Open in Queens, N.Y.

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Friendly Gossip Saves One Community $6.5 Million

September 3, 2010 by  
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It’s probably safe to assume that most of the people living on Molokai, a 260-square-mile isle in the state of Hawaii, know one another — at least that’s what Francois Rogers of the Blue Planet Foundation was counting on. As Greentech..

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Pedal Your Way to a Charged Cell Phone

June 4, 2010 by  
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Nokia has just unveiled a pretty cool way to charge your cell phone without hitting up the grid — a bicycle charger kit.  All you dedicated cyclists out there may never have to plug your phone into a wall again. The Bicycle Charger Kit mounts onto the handlebars of your bike and includes a holder for your cell phone.  The charger plugs into the phone and then your pedaling does the work.  The faster you pedal, the faster the phone charges.  At just shy of 4 mph, the charging starts and if you can up your speed to 8 mph, the phone will charge as fast as being plugged into a wall outlet.

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