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These Shape-Shifting Solar Panels Can Be Disguised As Tile Or Shingles

The technology would let historic or protected buildings install “invisible” solar panels.<p>Solar panels can drastically bring down the energy footprint of any building on which they are installed. But existing solar panels can’t be used just anywhere. These flat, fragile, and transparent panels are …

Clean Energy

To Help Dying Bees, MIT Built A Fake World Where It’s Always Spring

Inside this artificial environment, it’s eternally May.<p>It looks like the interior of any new, still-empty condo development. The ceiling is white. The walls are a neutral gray. It has yet to be staged, save for a lone Dyson fan that whirs in the middle of the room.<p>You’re looking at a home designed …

Building a High-Tech Library at Home

Clever products that will let you make the most of your personal literary lounge<p>Even a Nook-carrying, digitally devoted iPad acolyte can appreciate a …

New Wind Turbines Could Power Japan for 50 Years After a Single Typhoon

Typhoons are generally associated with mass destruction, but a Japanese engineer has developed a wind turbine that can harness the tremendous power …

Renewable Energy

8 Homes That Co-Exist With Nature

Borrowing some design principles from Mother Nature is a sure way to create a relaxing and gorgeous home. There are plenty of ways to incorporate her …

The Truth Behind The Kochs’ New Fossil Fuel PR Campaign

Behind the latest Koch-funded effort to hide the impacts of fossil fuels<p><i>By Jeremy Deaton</i><p>Is carbon dioxide racist? Can pollution discriminate? It …

Costa Rica has gone 76 straight days using 100% renewable electricity

Costa Rica is pulling off a feat mostcountries just daydream about: For two straight months, the Central American country hasn’t burned anyfossil fuels to generate electricity. That’s right: 100 percent renewable power.<p>This isn’t a blip, either. For 300 total days last year and 150 days so far this …

Costa Rica

These Technologies May Actually Deliver Elon Musk’s Dream of Changing the World

As Tesla founder Elon Musk promises to change the world, starting with a giant battery factory in the Nevada desert, investors from Toronto to Tokyo …