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These Spanish Streetlights Are Powered Entirely By Renewable Energy

Spanish startup Eolgreen has developed a streetlight with an entirely self-contained power source. A built-in wind turbine and two 100-watt solar panels atop the lampposts provide the energy necessary to run the lights from sunset to sunrise.<p>Eolgreen is marketing the devices as having zero energy …

Renewable Energy

The Streetlights Of The Future May Help Cities Fight Traffic

Streetlights already are positioned to watch over the city. GE wants to put them online so they can do just that–detecting accidents, congestion, and even lost drivers.<p>Someday soon, when you’re stuck in rush-hour traffic or desperately searching for a parking space, you may get navigational help …

Smart Cities

The Appian Way review – an evocative history of Europe's first great road

The classicist Robert Kaster is a knowledgable and engaging guide as he journeys along the queen of Roman roads<p>The via Appia was hailed as the "<i>regina viarum</i>", the queen of roads, by the Roman poet Statius in the first century. For the classicist Robert Kaster, there is no road in Europe that has …

Is the Road to Solar a Solar Road?

<b>By Don Willlmott</b><p><i>Don Willmott is a New York-based journalist who writes about technology, travel, and the environment for a wide variety of publications and websites.</i><p>If solar power is ever to truly hit the mainstream, we're going to need a lot more solar panels in a lot more places. Roofs alone …

This Remote-Controllable, Rearrangeable House Uses Almost No Energy

A smart home that lets you configure it however you want.<p>We still don’t have flying cars (not quite, anyway, despite some works in progress). But the 1950s vision of the futuristic home is fairly close to reality.<p>Inspired in part by mid-century designs like the flying saucer-shaped Futuro house and …

Home Automation

Renault Twizy Cargo Is Especially Designed to Carry Goods Around The City

<b>Twizy Cargo</b> is the new addition in Renault Twizy family. It’s a new version designed specially to carry goods, you can tell from its large boot and …

The Case for Vertical Farming in Small-Town Wyoming

With harsh winters and a remote location, Jackson, Wyoming, has been unusually dependent on food trucked in from far away. Here's how one company hopes to change that.<p>Known for its skiing and beautiful scenery, Jackson, Wyoming, experiences harsh winters in which temperatures remain below …