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Solar Roadways Launches Popular Funding Campaign on Indiegogo | Inc.com

It takes a lot to be impressive on Indiegogo and other crowdfunding sites.<p>After all, Canonical's Ubuntu raised close to $13 million for for a hybrid smart phone that could double as a desktop OS in 2013. A year earlier, smartwatch maker Pebble snatched up $10 million from Kickstarter, smashing all …

Pure Genius: How Dean Kamen's Invention Could Bring Clean Water To Millions

He just needs to get it to them<p>At first glance, the bright red shipping container that sits by the side of the road in a slum outside Johannesburg doesn’t look like something that could transform hundreds of lives. Two sliding doors open to reveal a small shop counter, behind which sit rows of …

Build Your Own Full-Scale Rooftop Farming Operation, With This Easy Kit

Urban Farmers’ modular system, complete with greenhouses and retrofitted shipping containers, can create a commercial-sized aquaponics farm anywhere there’s a bit of flat roof space.<p>“We sell farms, not tomatoes.” So say the founders of a Switzerland-based company that specializes in urban farms. If …

Solar Panel Roads Will Produce Power for the Energy Grid

By simply driving your car, you could power the energy grid. Sound crazy? American electrical engineer Scott Brusaw is trying to make it a reality with his system of solar-powered roads. The idea, which he is calling <i>Solar Roadways</i>, is to re-purpose the national highways using photovoltaic panels. …

This Pop-Up Solar Power Station Can Be Installed Instantly Anywhere In The World

Push a button, and poof, you have electricity.<p>At the push of a button, this shipping container instantly transforms into a pop-up solar power station: Hidden solar panels slide out of drawers on each side and start immediately start generating energy wherever they’re needed, whether for disaster …