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08.05.10

3D Fast Bus: Overground Transit System

Subways are so last century! Anyone who has considered the marvel that is New York City’s maze of subway tunnels knows it’s an immense feat of engineering. But the bones of that subway system has seen minimal changes…

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08.03.10

Intel, Kohl’s, Whole Foods top list of green energy purchases

Intel, Khol’s and Whole Foods retained their top spots as the “biggest buyers of renewable energy in the U.S.,” as more companies and governments continue to partner with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase their…

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08.02.10

The PowerPad: harnessing the energy of your shower

The Chinese household appliance giant Haier has unveiled a new system at SinoCES that harnesses waste heat from shower water and transfers energy to the hot water tank. The PowerPad, as it’s called, captures 15% of…

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07.28.10

Arboform: The New Plastic?

In 1967′s The Graduate, Dustin Hoffman’s Benjamin gets cornered by a family friend and told the future is all about one word. “Are you listening?” Mr McGuire asks again. “Yes, I am,” says Benjamin. “Plastics.” An awkward pause…

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07.26.10

Old Meets New: fully electric 1972 VW Beetle

A couple of years ago, there was a flurry of stories about how the planet would be better off if we all bought used cars instead of new hybrids. It seems counter-intuitive, but actually, if you…

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07.19.10

Noise Power!

Last week, we wrote about the Strata SE1, London’s tallest residential building and the world’s first skyscraper to have electricity-generating wind turbines built into its core design. Not to be outdone by our cousins across the pond,…

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