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Aircraft-Inspired Supermaterial Generates Electricity from Wind

While working on new ways to generate power for high-altitude aircraft, Lockheed Martin engineer Charles Chase stumbled upon an idea for a material that generates electricity when wind blows through it.<p><b>Charles Chase has one of the coolest titles in</b> the aviation industry: senior program manager of …

An App That Tracks Water Use In Real Time, So Californians Can Save In The Drought

Partnering with utility companies, Dropcountr is letting residents know for the first time how much water they are actually wasting.<p>Three years into California’s worst drought in half a millennium, most of the state’s residents still aren’t saving water. Water usage actually ticked slightly upward …

South African village becomes first to be powered by fuel cells | Reuters

KROONSTAD South Africa (Reuters) - A South African village has become the first in the world to be powered by fuel cells, companies behind the project said on Tuesday, in a new scheme which could help remote areas of the continent access electricity for the first time.<p>South Africa suffers from …

Apple and Samsung agree to drop all their patent lawsuits outside of the US

So much for fighting to the bitter end -- Apple and Samsung have just announced an agreement that will see them end all patent lawsuits against each other outside of the US. For those not keeping score, that means they're dropping cases in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, …

Battery scientists boost lithium-ion capacity 7X by adding cobalt

All electric vehicles currently in production use some form of lithium-ion chemistry in their battery packs.<p>Finding ways of improving that chemistry is therefore very important — the aim being to make future electric car batteries cheaper, more stable and more energy-dense for longer …

Fashion meets renewable energy – clothes that charge your smartphone

From fibres that convert sunlight into electrical energy, to uploading your kinetic energy to a green energy bank, the worlds of fashion and technology are merging<p>• How can technology advance sustainability in fashion? - live online chat on Tuesday 5 August, 1pm BST<p>When you think about how fashion …

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