Amsterdam Collects Urine to Fertilize City’s Green Roofs

Earlier this month, the city of Amsterdam was the host of the International Water Week, a remarkable event that gathered environmentalists and governmental officials,...

Cochin Airport, India – World’s First Fully Powered by Solar Panels

Cochin International Airport in Kerala, India, is the first ever airport to be completely powered by solar. There are many success stories when it comes...

For Efficient Fridges: New Magnetocaloric Material Also Cools Under Mechanical Pressure

Magnetocaloric materials have been the most advanced in this field by now. The researchers' new material also produces a caloric effect under hydrostatic pressure. For developing their discovery, they worked on a high-pressure system developed by the UPC.

Better Solar Panels With Newly Discovered Nanometric Butterfly Wings

Researchers at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) and the State University of Pennsylvania (USA) have created a method to replicate biological structures, such as butterfly wings, on a nanometric scale. The resulting biomaterial could be used to make optically active structures, such as optical diffusers for solar panels.

Cutting Edge Ceramics Could Compete with Metals in Future Greener Buildings

Scientists at the Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) are currently testing new ceramic composites that may improve fuel efficiency...

Spanish Housing Project Substantially Reduces Carbon Dioxide Emissions

A sustainable housing project developed by architects at ACTX in Salburúa, Spain, is a remarkable masterpiece of modern architecture. This eco-friendly project is said...

3 Eco Friendly Gadgets for Music Lovers

Sometimes it's hard to keep the environment in mind when there are so many cool electronic devices now, and all with their own endless...

Energizer to Release Their First Portable Solar-Powered Battery Charger

This gadget looks like a clamshell cellphone, where the keypad section is replaced by battery slots and the display by solar panels. Some features of this battery-charging gadget will be...
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New Plasma Switch for More Efficient Long-Distance Power Transmission

The General Electric (GE) company is developing an advanced plasma switch that will make a conversion of high-voltage DC to high-voltage AC more efficiently,...

New Polymer That Harvests Both Heat and Light Invented at Wake Forest University

One day we will get as far as taking a shower and turning on the heat in our room with the energy our roof has collected over the day. And when I say this I feel encouraged by the new solar-thermal device based on polymer material that Wake Forest University researchers invented.