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Google air conditioner design could let you see straight through the machine

Google could be developing a new idea for a bladeless air conditioner that offers a better seal with your window and lets you see straight through it. A new patent filing details the idea of a fanless air conditioner that's quiet, nonobstructive, and doesn't even necessarily use refrigerant to help …

Domestic Technology

To recycle old gadgets, crush them into nanodust - Futurity

Using a low-temperature cryo-mill to pulverize e-waste could be more eco-friendly than the current options—landfills and incinerators.

Google's Street View Cars Now Actively Fight Climate Change

Google Street View has mapped out remote islands and the mouths of active volcanoes, but its latest project could actually help save the world from …

Staten Island

Google, Apple, Facebook race towards 100% renewable energy target

A global campaign to promote 100% renewable energy use in the business world means more Silicon Valley giants are now investing in solar and wind electricity<p>Tech giants are jockeying to be the first to hit a 100% renewable energy goal. Google, which has invested in solar and wind energy for a …

Renewable Energy

Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion are launching a fund to fight climate change through energy innovation

Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation.<p>The Microsoft co-founder and his all-star line-up of fellow investors plan to announce tomorrow the Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, which will begin making investments …

Venture Capital

Farmer building farm in low income inner-city

Indianapolis farmer is partnering with community center to establish a large urban farm to feed low-income neighborhood<p>INDIANAPOLIS -- When Jonathan Lawler decided to turn his Greenfield farm into a mission to feed the hungry last spring, he had no idea how he would touch the lives of people living …

Urban Agriculture

An energy first as UK successfully transmits data via national electricity grid

New technology is a significant step towards the creation of virtual power stations that would enable smarter electricity use by homes and businesses<p>Data has been transmitted across a national electricity grid for the first time, in what could be a significant step towards the creation of virtual …

Emerging Technology

How to Keep Your Gadgets Charged in the Backcountry

Getting away from it all means getting away from power outlets. Here's how to keep your phone, tablet, and other devices powered up in the woods.<p>There was a time when backpacking or camping was a way to get away from all of the trappings of modern life. But these days we usually head into the …

Tesla Unveils Electric-Car Battery With a 315-Mile Range

The company says its new ‘Ludicrous’ P100D will be the ‘fastest car in the world’<p>Tesla Motors Inc. said it is offering its electric vehicles with a battery capable of going up to 315 miles on a charge, the first time a major auto maker has provided that much electric range in a vehicle.<p>The company …

Electric Vehicles
Machine Learning

GE wants to use CO2 pollution to make huge solar batteries

Two big problems have been vexing environmental scientists for decades: How to store solar energy for later use, and what to do with CO2 that's been captured and sequestered from coal plants? Scientists from General Electric (GE) could solve both those problems at once by using CO2 as a giant …

Emerging Technologies Could Transform Nuclear Power and Wind Energy

It's a beautiful autumn day in Cambridge, Massachusetts—the perfect setting for MIT's Annual EmTech Conference, focusing on emerging …

Drones, Data and Insects: How Innovation Can Make the Food System More Sustainable

<b>Ag tech is booming, and it has the potential to redefine how and where we farm, including on fish farms like this one.</b> (GoodLife Studio/IStock)<p>Here at Earthjustice, we're taking a closer look at maggots. It turns out these little bugs, the larvae of the black soldier fly, can be part of a major …

Watly: The computer that provides clean water, energy, internet access

<b>(CNN) —</b> Touted by its creators as the "world's largest solar-powered computer," it could offer a quantum leap for development across rural Africa.<p>The Watly machine, created by an Italian-Spanish start-up of the same name, resembles a futuristic space capsule. But its mission is to provide …

European Union

Apple Recovered More Than A Ton Of Gold From Recycled Devices

Helping the environment pays back -- in Apple’s case, to the tune of millions.<p>The tech company says it recovered more than a ton of gold from recycled devices last year -- 2,204 pounds, according to Apple's environmental responsibility report.<p>It came from Apple products that were either dropped off …

Sustainability

10 green technology startups that could be stars in 2017

Patrick Flynn, Co-Founder, Hazel Technologies<br>February 18, 2016 6:05 pm CST<p>Injoo utilized artificial intelligence to save energy in large …

Stony Brook University

Solar Trees Now Power the "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" Sign

1/3<p>Las Vegas Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas Sign going green with solar tree installation Green Chips and Clean Energy Project solar power …

Smartphone 'mode' can speed up devices and lengthen battery life

Phones, tablets and other devices slow down over time, no matter how expensive or cutting edge they were when you bought them. Now, researchers from Hanyang University in Korea claim a technology they developed can delay the inevitable. It's called Where's WALDIO or Write Ahead Logging Direct IO, …

Parrot announces 13 new minidrones that can travel on water, land and through the air

Parrot has brought us some great remote-controlled flying tech in the past, and it looks like the company is now bringing us its next wave of drone technology. Just yesterday, Parrot took the wraps off 13 new inexpensive minidrones that will be able to travel on land, through the air, and on the …

Drones

The Tech Behind Traffic Apps: How (Well) Do They Work?

The challenge of strategizing the best route to work against the herd of other drivers can be as routine as the daily commute itself. A number of apps are out there to help shortcut one's route and evade traffic jams. But which ones are the most accurate? And how?<p>The <i>All Tech Considered</i> team put a …

Apps

GE uses holograms and the industrial internet to make wind farms 20% more efficient

The secret to generating more electricity from wind turbines may not rest in better blade designs but in better communication between those turbines …

Renewable Energy

Apple To Power New Data Centers With Renewable Energy

(Reuters) - Apple Inc said it would spend 1.7 billion euros ($1.9 billion) to build two data centers in Europe that would be entirely powered by renewable energy and create hundreds of jobs.<p>The company said the centers, in Ireland and Denmark, will power Apple's online services, including the …

Renewable Energy
Digestion

Lifespan of consumer electronics is getting shorter, study finds

Investigation of built-in obsolescence for German environment agency finds percentage of products sold to replace defective ones has increased remarkably, reports ENDS Europe<p>Electronic product life spans are getting shorter, an investigation of built-in obsolescence for the German environment …

Manufacturing

NASA has a plan to take the most detailed scans of the world’s forests ever

The increasing amounts of carbon dioxide hanging in our atmosphere — as opposed to being locked up in the world's oceans, soils, and forests — are leading to broken heat records and scary predictions of what our world might look like without ice sheets.<p>To better understand how big a role trees play …

Forests

Mapping the global battle to protect our planet

A new project maps environmental protest across the world, powerfully visualising a growing movement<p>In 2012 protests erupted in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina over the demolition of a much beloved local park to build a business complex. A movement under the slogan “This Park is Ours” aimed …

Globalization

Coolest eco-friendly technologies at CES 2015

LAS VEGAS Companies from around the globe are debuting technologies here at CES that aim to remedy today's most pressing environmental problems.<p>Some of the biggest names in tech announced that they're embracing more eco-friendly designs for their products. For instance, Samsung introduced a …

CES

Bambootec Bicycle Uses EV Principle to Charge Your Smartphone While Pedaling

Can a bicycle get greener? Yes, it can, by turning it into a bamboo recharger for your gadgets, of course. But how does it work? Pretty much the same …

Google Successfully Tests Project Wing Delivery Drone

Google has announced the successful testing of Project Wing, an experimental “unmanned aerial vehicle,” a.k.a. a drone. The project has been …