The Boeing 777x's 234ft wingspan folds up to just 212ft when on the ground.

Boeing 777x’s Folding Wings Make for Fuel Efficient Air Transport

The long wingspan, up to 12 feet, of the wandering albatross makes for very fuel efficient flight, enabling the bird to soar great distances...

Recycle your boost: highway-based wind turbines

I found a blog that describes an extraordinary idea for making electricity from wind. It is a highway-based wind turbine, and I have never...

Aerochromic’s Shirts Change Pattern According to Air Pollutants

A new line of shirts from Aerochromic warn you of air pollutants by changing its pattern. No word yet on how the awareness of...

Scientists Gene Edit Plants to Be Better at Capturing Carbon

It’s not enough for humans to pump less carbon into the atmosphere. To address climate change, many experts say we’re going to need to...
The Doc's "Fuel Cell"

DIYer Retrofits 1983 Mustang to Run on Water (Read: Hydrogen)

Since the beginning of time, there have always been Do-It-Yourself-ers, and sometimes all it takes is a great idea from a backyard inventor to...
NLiteN 2D-Lux - The Smartest LED Light on the Planet?

NLiteN 2D-Lux LED Bulb Puts Conventional Bulbs to Shame

A couple of weeks ago, we talked about a new LED bulb that, thanks to unique manufacturing, is one of the cheapest and most-efficient...

Sound Waves – A Different Kind of Power Source That Can Charge Your Cellphone

Researchers from Korea are working on a new technology that can power your cellphone with sound. They have turned zinc oxide (the main ingredient of calamine lotion) into a tiny material that converts sound waves into energy through piezoelectricity.
Ikea electric table concept

Thermoelectric Table from Ikea Turns Heat Into Electricity

You may not realize how much heat everyday objects give off. Your computer, television, or even your cup of tea – all of these...
Superconductivity

Superconductivity Could Be Reinvented

Rice University scientists conducted a study on superconductivity. Physicists Pengcheng Dai and Andriy Nevidimoskyy, with some of their colleagues, used simulations and neutron scattering experiments that show that the atomic structure of materials to reveal tiny distortions of the crystal lattice in a so-called iron pnictide compound of sodium, iron, nickel, and arsenic.

SunPort: The Outlet Extender that Offsets its Carbon Footprint

A crowdfunding campaign from a company called SunPort is seeking funding for an outlet extender that offsets the carbon footprint of whatever device is being...