New Photo-Catalytic Fuel Cell Can Both Clean Wastewater and Produce Electricity

People have so far created many water purifying devices and we always presented them here on The Green Optimistic. Now, Yanbiao Liu and his...

How to Build the Greenhouse of the Future

Living in a sustainable way is one of our generation's biggest challenges. Nowadays, most people living in major cities have to spend a lot...
This razor-thin superconductor could have huge benefits.

Superconductor Levitation, “Kinda Fun,” and Useful? [Video]

Aside from use in the LHC superconductors have application in the real world. After all, no one really needs a hadron collider in their...

New Artificial Graphene Might Change the Future of Electronics

If you think that graphene is the wonder material that can completely transform the future solar cells, electronic devices, and batteries, wait until you...

IBM Patenting Traffic Lights That Stop Your Engine to Save Fuel

I have always been the geek type and liked high-tech, but IBM's recent patent on file has made me raise an eyebrow. They filed a patent application for a traffic light system that can control the vehicles' engine, remotely turn them off or signaling the drivers if it's safe to do so in the interest of reducing fuel consumption.

Hut-to-Hut: Southern India’s Cheap and Environmentally-Friendly Home

Hut-to-Hut is the result of a workshop organised by Rintala Eggertsson Architects and some students from the University of Science and Technology in Norway...

Panasonic and Toshiba Enter The Game of LED Lighting With Straight Tube Lamps

While Compact Fluorescent Bulbs have barely been seen in various parts of the world and incandescent lighting still rules in others, two Japanese companies already want to change them for LEDs - straight tube LED lamps, which, they say, are much more economical.

Ancient Irrigation Systems Could Help Peru on Water Security

Between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains, Peru's coastal region relies on surface water from the Andes for drinking water, industry and animal...

Atom Cooling Leads to Greater Understanding of Superconductors

The processes that occur when atoms cool have long eluded scientists. However, a team of researchers at The Open University believe they have developed...

McDonald’s Conquers The Green World by Greening Up Their Buildings

Just when everyone thought that McDonald's can never be green, the giant in hamburger making yet again proved us all wrong. Not only that...