Researchers Tap Virus to Improve Solar Cell Efficiency By 32%

April 26, 2011 by  
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Photo by WarOnTomato via Flickr CC Researchers are usually figuring out how to get rid of viruses, but in an interesting twist they have figured out how to harness viruses to boost the efficiency of solar cells. Scientists at MIT have figured out how to make a genetically engineered virus help build carbon nanotubes that give solar power a push.

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Stop Subsidizing Parking Spaces! (Video)

April 26, 2011 by  
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Parking Reform is Crucial This video is kind of a follow up to the previous short-film about the problems caused by underpriced parkings , and also the last instalment in the ” Moving Beyond the Automobile ” series (all of them are worth watching!). It highlights just how important parking reform is, and how alternatives to individual cars in cities aren’t competing on a level playing f… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Lasers Could Replace Spark Plugs, Reducing Emissions and Improve Fuel Economy

April 26, 2011 by  
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Photo: Wikipedia , CC Everything’s Better with Fricking Lasers! The internal combustion engine (ICE) has served humanity well in many ways, but it is also causing many problems. One of the big challenges that we’re faced with is to greatly reduce the numbers of CO2-spewing ICEs by replacing them with better alternatives (biking, mass transit, electrified vehicles powered by clean energy, etc), and making sure that those that remain are as clean and efficient as possible.

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For Sale: Naming Rights to Newly Discovered Species

April 19, 2010 by  
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Once biologists started figuring out that their discoveries could get a lot of attention riding the coattails of a famous namesake, they began to get quite creative with taxonomy . As a result, there’s a myriad of new species named after fictional characters, actors, musicians, and politicians–from the Calponia harrisonfordi ant and the Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi spider, to a species of orange-colored … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Crowdsourcing the Most Energy-Efficient Life

March 13, 2010 by  
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ISO bright ideas. Photo by Paul Keller via Flickr

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Physicists Discover How to Teleport Energy

February 5, 2010 by  
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One of the biggest challenges of building a sustainable future is figuring out how to efficiently move people and objects from one place to another. Electric cars and biofuel-powered planes might be the answer in the short-term, but now a physicist at Tohoku University in Japan has figured out how to teleport energy from one point in the universe to another. Read the rest of Physicists Discover How to Teleport Energy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green design , green technology , information technology , Japan , renewable energy , teleportation

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