Scientists Use Sex-Crazed Bugs as Alternative to Toxic Pesticides

March 19, 2010 by  
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In today’s “gross news” category, some female insects might be getting lucky. As an alternative to toxic pesticides , scientists at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have created “super-sexed” sterilized male leafhoppers to knock bug boots with females in the wild. Yes, that means that the female bugs will miss out on the joys of motherhood, but if the research proves successful, we may be able to eliminate a lot of the harmful and very ungreen chemicals that we currently use to keep food crops pest free

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Oorja Unveils Micro Fuel Cell That Could Power Your House

March 19, 2010 by  
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Were you impressed by the recently unveiled Bloom Energy “micro power plant”? Well the stationary fuel cell already some competition in the form of a methanol fuel cell device from a California-based startup called Oorja Protonics . Oorja’s soon-to-be-unveiled device is much cheaper and can generate 5 kw of energy — enough to power a home or small business.

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Solar City Tower for Rio Olympics is a Giant Energy Generating Waterfall

March 19, 2010 by  
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This renewable energy generating tower located on the coast of Rio is one of the first buildings we’ve seen designed for the 2016 Rio Olympics, and boy, is it crazy! (In case you didn’t notice, it’s also a waterfall.) The Solar City Tower is designed by Zurich-based RAFAA Architecture & Design , and features a large solar system to generate power during the day and a pumped water storage system to generate power at night.

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