Sun Island celebrates the sun’s aura on Earth

November 1, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Metallic geodesic spheres with a photovoltaic hemisphere rotate to follow the sun. Yet another ingenious design makes its presence felt at the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition. The brainchild of Boulos Douaihy, the “Sun Island” is a celebration of the sun’s “aura” on earth.

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6 Meat-Based Beverages Sure to Make You Queasy

November 1, 2010 by  
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Photo via The NY Daily News As everybody knows, one of the greatest pitfalls of living a carnivorous lifestyle has always been the limited selection of meat-based beverages available to consumers — but that hasn’t stopped folks from trying to come up with the perfect meaty drink. Although the cup or glass is generally thought of as

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McDonald’s Ordered to Pay For Making Employee Fat

November 1, 2010 by  
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Photo: atennies94 / CC The McDonald’s fast-food empire nets around $22 billion a year by serving its less-than healthy entrees to millions of patrons around the world — but now, in a twist of irony, they’ll be paying a pretty penny to one man who was forced by the company to eat the stuff. A former restaur… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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WSG generates renewable energy day and night

September 17, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Concept system designed to harvest solar and tidal energy. The WSG, or Wave and Solar Energy Generator, is the brainchild of Korean designers Seung Woo Jung, Jung Seung Woo, Kim Hyun Jun and Kim Min Jung, who believe that the answer to green energy lies in ocean tides and sunshine. The concept system has been devised to generate renewable electrical energy from ocean tides, waves and sunshine during the day.

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Edison2 wins $5 million Automotive X Prize for fuel efficiency

September 17, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Lightweight car achieves 102mpg. Manufactured by a Virginia-based company, Edison2 Very Light Car Number 98 has took the top honors in the Automotive X Prize competition with a fuel-efficient engine that gets about 102mpg. The developers took home half of the $10 million prize, while the other two teams got $2.5 million each.

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Konarka’s Power Plastic produce energy with exterior and interior light

September 17, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Solar panels produce energy using artificial light as well. Konarka Technologies has unveiled a range of bags that are equipped with the company’s new solar panel technology called the Power Plastic. Unlike conventional solar panel that can generate electricity using sunlight, this new Power Plastic can provide energy using interior lighting as well

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Boeing’s SolarEagle to make maiden flight in 2014

September 17, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Zero-emission UAV will be powered by solar energy. DARPA’s Vulture program, which aims to develop and demonstrate technology to enable a single high-altitude UAV that can stay aloft for a period of five years has entered its second phase and has awarded Boeing an $89 million contract to develop a full-scale demonstrator called the SolarEagle

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Sony Eclipse concept MP3 player churns out sustainable music

August 21, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Environmentally-friendly MP3 player powered by solar energy. Industrial designer Hoang Nguyen has taken inspiration from the solar eclipse to create an environmentally-friendly concept MP3 player that runs on renewable solar energy. Christened the Sony Eclipse, the concept integrates photovoltaic cells for power generation

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Astounding Phase-Change Windows

June 22, 2010 by  
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A remarkable new glazing system has been available in Europe for several years and is now being brought to the North American market. The GlassX window is an insulated glass assembly that incorporates a phase-change material (PCM) between two of the glass panes in the window

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Self-Sufficient Streetlight aims to make highways green

April 10, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Sustainable streetlights powered by solar energy. The amount of electricity that is consumed by streetlights installed to keep highways safe after dark is staggering.

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