However the referendum in South Sudan turns out, one thing will not go away quickly: the lack of water in the region. The International Committee of the Red Cross, however, is at work on a project that will mitigate that
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have announced a breakthrough that could lead to break-even nuclear fusion reactions within 2-3 years. The goal of nuclear fusion research is to make energy from sea water,
Our two favourite solutions for the future of transport, bikes and electric cars, interacted in Vancouver on Friday. The Zero Emissions Race was wheeling through Vancouver when a cyclist apparently rode off the sidewalk and
All over the world, inspired, creative, (and often obsessed) entrepreneurs are tightening bolts and swirling beakers, inventing the next generation of green technology. Andrew Heintzman is a venture capitalist with the aim of finding and funding these
The graphene organic photovoltaic manufacturing process. Courtesy of USC Viterbi School of Engineering.
Guest bloggers Andrea Donsky and Randy Boyer are co-founders of NaturallySavvy.com.
Bulky solar-powered gear is nothing new, but imagine charging
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Born in Boston and living in Nashville, I'm continually struck by the fact that Southerners expect air conditioning to be everywhere and running at all times. Enduring the summer swelter just isn't the way it's done down here. New
Dye-sensitized solar cells are the low cost solar cells that could be our future -- and the results of the workshop "Sunny Memories" prove the opportunities to use them are endless.
Encouraged by the ongoing solar energy revolution, the EPFL+ECAL Lab al
Can robots make a better, more affordable solar panel? Michigan-based silicones giant Dow Corning is betting on it, and has forged a partnership with Reis Robotics of Germany. The two companies say their alliance will result in
When he was just in his mid-20s, Denis Hayes was made national coordinator of the very first Earth Day. That was forty years ago, and a lot has changed. Over his career as a lawyer, technologist, investor, and advocate, Hayes has watched Earth Day
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Sunlight + Water = Hydrogen Gas
Scientists at the University of East Anglia, led by Dr. Thomas Nann, report a breakthrough in the production of hydrogen from water using the energy of sunlight. Amidst all the hype about a
It is one of the mysteries that makes life on earth possible: plants can grab energy out of sunlight and convert it into chemical energy. This energy works its way up the food chain. Without it, we could
Solar power technology may not be the panacea for the world's energy illness, but that does not mean it is useless. Indeed, as Good writes, solar power is a powerful driver of leapfrog technologies.Good says:
The principle behind these self-assembling solar cells is one which I imagine every person who reads this is familiar with: Until you mix it together salad dressing stays neatly separated. Now take that idea--the