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The 3D Printing Company That Could Transform Manufacturing

The Robots Roaming the High Seas

France is now trialling a battery-powered flying water taxi that surfs above the water

Mysterious rise in banned ozone-destroying chemical shocks scientists

A sharp and mysterious rise in emissions of a key ozone-destroying chemical has been detected by scientists, despite its production being banned around the world.<p>Unless the culprit is found and stopped, the recovery of the ozone layer, which protects life on Earth from damaging UV radiation, could …

Climate Change

California’s new solar mandate for homes is hastening the inevitable grid “defection day”

Utilities love solar, as long as they own it. The idea of customers generating their own solar power, and selling it back to the grid, strikes fear into big power companies.<p>Their panic likely just ticked up a notch. On May 9, California’s energy commission unanimously adopted a measure making solar …

NEVER TOO SMALL ep.6 Container House Design- House 28

The Truth About Electric Planes

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Science for You: Solar on the farm

7/31/2017 |<p>Can crops and solar panels peacefully coexist? A group of Purdue researchers and students is seeking an answer to that question.<p>Rakesh …

China Expandable container house ---10 minutes one house!

Water purification breakthrough can even clean water from the Dead Sea

Despite all our advances, access to clean water is still a major problem – not just for developing nations, but here in the US, where water shortages …

CONNECT - Modular Furniture System

Tesla Solar Roof Buyer Tells Us First Impressions of Elon Musk's Tiles

Amanda Tobler is among the first to get on board.<p>Tesla’s solar roof is generating power for people right now. The tiles are part of CEO Elon Musk’s …

Tesla

Bottle and can return scheme, which UK hopes to emulate, is not a pure win for environment<p>At a drinks retailer on the outskirts of Hamburg, a father holds up his three-year-old son to help him push an empty plastic water bottle into a hole on a large grey machine.<p>With a whirring sound, the …

Sustainability

Hydrogel Paper Instantly Generates 110 Volts of Electricity

New Investigation Shows How Cheeseburgers Eaten in the U.S. and Europe Are Killing South American Forests

You may not think about it when you sit down to eat a meal, but your cheeseburger is directly connected to the destruction of rainforests and vital …

South America

Scientists Have Designed a Crystalline Type of Aluminium That's Insanely Light

It has fascinating properties.<p>Aluminium is already highly prized. It's conductive, has a low melting point, is very strong when alloyed, is …

Chemistry

Europe plans Sentinel satellite expansion

<b>Europe has begun the process of scoping an expansion to its Sentinel Earth observation network.</b><p>Six new satellite concepts will be studied, including a constellation of spacecraft that can monitor emissions of carbon dioxide.<p>Invitations to tender (ITTs) for the feasibility work will be sent out to …

Evaporating Water Could Power Almost 70% of The US Electrical Grid

But there's a catch.<p>It's not every day scientists say a new kind of renewable energy could satisfy the majority of our power needs, so when they do, …

The hot poop on the Cinderella incinerating toilet

<b>Got some clean electricity? Then you can cremate your crap.</b><p>Years ago when we first got a cabin in the woods, we had an Incinolet incinerating toilet. …

Tesla says it’s being underpaid because its batteries are too fast

It looks like Tesla's batteries are too fast for their own good. As the <i>Sydney Morning Herald</i> reports, the company claims it's not being properly paid for the electricity its South Australia battery farm is generating for the country's power grid. And Tesla says its because its batteries supply …

Designing Furniture Like a Roboticist

MIT Architecture

Turning carbon dioxide into stone

Carbon Dioxide

Climeworks - Capturing CO2 from air

YouTube

Bottled water from major brands like Aquafina, Nestle, and Dasani has been found to contain tiny plastic particles that you're drinking

When you drink from a plastic bottle of fresh H20, you're sipping more than just water.<p>A new report from Orb Media reveals how major bottled water brands, including Aquafina, Dasani, Nestle and Evian all have tens, hundreds, and in some cases, thousands of microplastic particles floating in their …

Ikea Is Developing The Meatball Of The Future

Yes, it has bugs in it.<p>Ikea is the largest furniture retailer in the world. But did you know that it’s also likely the largest <i>meatball</i> retailer in the world? Across its 340 stores worldwide, Ikea feeds people 2 million meatballs each day. Which is why Ikea’s high-concept Space10 lab is …

A new fleet of all-electric ferries with massive battery packs is going into production

Several recent projects seem to indicate that maritime transport is well on its way to go electric and ferries are at the forefront.<p>The Havyard shipyard announced that it received a contract to build seven battery-powered ferries for Fjord1, Norwegian transport conglomerate.<p>The news comes after the …

Electric Vehicles

Look, no lithium! First rechargeable proton battery created

Scientists have created the world’s first rechargeable proton battery, a crucial step towards cheaper and more environmentally-friendly energy storage.<p>While the battery is just a small-scale prototype, it has the potential to be competitive with currently available lithium-ion batteries.<p>The …

Clean Energy