Kevin Knox

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Honeycomb 'Wind Lens' Turbines Could Boost Energy Generation 3X

Forget about traditional tri-blade wind turbines — the ultra-efficient turbine of the future might look completely different if Kyushu University …

Nano Water Chip Could Make Desalination Affordable for Everyone

With freshwater declining throughout the globe, desalination looks increasingly attractive, but current technologies are expensive, demand far too …

Snorkeling

Toyota Unveils Hydrogen Fuel Cell Sedan in Japan, Arrives in the U.S. Next Summer

Toyota has officially unveiled its new hydrogen fuel cell sedan in Japan. The fuel cell sedan was previewed last year as a concept and now Toyota is …

Scientists Create Ultra-Efficient Solar Powered Fuel Cells for Capturing and Converting Carbon

Clean technology researchers just killed two birds with one stone by coming up with a new way to capture carbon dioxide and turn it into useful …

California's Climate Revolution: Could It Change the National Conversation?

Largely under the radar of national and even local media, California has begun a quiet revolution in climate policy that could change the whole national conversation about curbing global warming.<p>Advocates of strong climate change policies have had an immense political challenge that goes far beyond …

Climate

Competent Leaders Need to Understand the Science of Sustainability

In speaking about climate policy last week, President Obama chided senators who are trying to dodge the climate issue by claiming they were not scientists. The president went on to claim that he was not a scientist either, but that "I've got this guy, John Holdren. He's a scientist." What President …

New Study Reveals the Great Whale Conveyor Belt is Essential to Ocean Health

The great whales are the largest creatures on Earth, but their relative rarity in our oceans means they are generally overlooked in favor of the far …

To Improve Accuracy, BBC Tells Its Reporters To Stop Giving Air Time To Climate Deniers

Reporters for BBC News are being directed to significantly curb the amount of air time they give to people with anti-science viewpoints — including …

Brilliant Solar-powered 'Ladybird' Robot Increases Farm Productivity!

University of Sydney’s robotics department invented a solar-powered farm robot that can detect vegetables, trace out crops and remove weeds with its …

Robotics

Sol Design Lab Installs Awesome Solar Charging Stations At UT Austin

Approached by three students to bring more clean energy to their campus, Sol Design Lab installed two solar-powered off-grid charging stations at the …

Pope Francis: Destroying The Rainforest Is A Sin

Pope Francis spoke out against the destruction of the rainforest this past weekend, calling deforestation a “sin” and asking his fellow Catholics to …

The Biomimicry Manual: How does nature make saltwater drinkable?

It’s frightening to think, but one of every six people in the world today doesn’t have enough safe water to drink. Within 30 years, thirst will …

Mangroves