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Groundbreaking, farm-loving robots could change the future of agriculture

The University of Sydney's Australian Centre for Field Robotics are pioneers when it comes to robotic farming. Having developed a series of …

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ZEV's long-range, tilting electric three-wheelers look the goods

A small company running out of Morgantown, West Virginia, has been quietly making high quality electric maxi-scooters for more than 10 years now that …

Best air-purifying houseplants, according to NASA

NASA recommends one air-purifying plant for every 100 square feet of space<p>While architects are raving about the benefits of plant-covered facades, you don’t need to entirely mask your building with greenery in order to get the same benefits. Starting in the 1980s, NASA scientists began to study the …

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The Obsession With 'Curing' Aging Is Now Big Business

There’s no way around it: America’s getting older.<p>As the Baby Boomer generation heads toward retirement, the number of Americans over the age of 65 …

Urban farming in a freight container

Boston agritech startup FreightFarms buys old shipping containers and turns them into hydroponic farms. It's a nifty way to grow fresh greens right …

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World’s first solar-powered hydrogen development takes homes 100% off-grid

An innovative off-grid housing development in Chiang Mai, Thailand has set a new milestone in the journey towards greener and more sustainable …

Clean Energy

Panasonic Is Developing A Robot That Can Pick Tomatoes

Panasonic has proposed a number of new robotic solutions this week at the International Robot Exhibition, which could be of great help in a range of …

Pocket-sized personal transporters could soon be seen on the streets of Tokyo

<i>(Reuters)</i> — A Japanese engineer has developed a portable transporter small enough to be carried in a backpack that he says is the world’s first ‘car in a bag’.<p>Twenty-six-year-old Kuniako Saito and his team at Cocoa Motors recently unveiled the lithium battery-powered “WalkCar” transporter, which is …

Solar-powered POD-Idladla is a tiny flat-pack home for two that lets you live almost anywhere

If simple living means living happier, you’ll find bliss in the 186-square-foot POD-Idladla, a compact prefab home for two that can move almost …

This Chainless E-Bike Is 'A Car With Two Wheels,' Says Korean Auto Maker

A Korean automotive parts company, Mando, has created an electric bike, Mando Footloose IM, calling it an electric car with two wheels. The company has been making automative parts since 1962 and has now turned its attention to electric bikes (e-bikes) for “smart personal mobility.”<p>“In some ways, …

What IS an Ebook? by David Kudler

I’m honored to have been invited to post on The Book Designer on the subject of ebooks — a subject I love talking about, having been designing ebooks …

Earth Has Entered First 'Mass Extinction' Since Dinosaurs, Study Warns

The Earth has entered its sixth mass extinction phase, a new study warns, and the time we have to avoid dramatic consequences is rapidly running out.<p>Vertebrates -- which include mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish -- are disappearing at a rate 114 times faster than normal, according the …

End in sight for diabetes injections as scientists develop smart patch

A smart patch which senses rises in blood sugar and delivers tiny amounts of insulin could replace painful injections for diabetics<p>Millions of people suffering from diabetes could be spared painful injections after scientists invented a smart patch which monitors glucose levels and delivers insulin …

Diabetes

Architects to hatch Ecocapsule as low-energy house

Where people call home depends on varied factors, from poverty level to personal philosophy to vanity to community pressure. Ecocapsule appears to be …

Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harness into a high-power battery. The structure's …

Solar Panels

This Tiny Washing Machine Would Make Laundry Day Suck a Lot Less

Forget spending an entire day at the laundromat. Soon, you’ll be able to wash your clothes faster at home… without using any electricity. Pick your jaw up off the floor, and put the washboard away. Because with a few taps of your foot, you will be able to do just that with a five-liter machine …

Washing Machines

The GoSun Grill uses solar power to cook your food even at night

Solar powered grills have been around for some time, with varying degrees of success and execution. The makers of the GoSun Stove have taken to Kickstarter to raise funds for a new solar grill that is capable of cooking at all hours of the day, even at night.<p>The amount of money raised in a few days …

Plug & play folding solar system features dual axis tracking, claims 40% more output

<b>This innovative solar energy system might give rooftop solar a run for its money with its nature-inspired design.</b><p>Even though solar power systems are …

9 Houseplants That Clean The Air And Are Basically Impossible To Kill

Pop quiz: which is more polluted, indoor air or outdoor air? 10 times out of 10, indoor air in your house, office or apartment is going to be worse …

64 Flowers That Are Good For Local Bee Populations

Wanting to plant flowers, shrubs and trees that benefit local bee populations? This is your definitive guide of what to plant. Of course, do your …

Leonardo DiCaprio unveils futuristic eco-resort for Belize

Actor plans luxury tourist development - where villas will sell for $15m - to save Central American island from environmental destruction<p>Leonardo DiCaprio has long been known as something of an <b>environmental activist.</b><p>Now he is putting his money where his mouth is, building a multimillion dollar …

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An engineer's vision for tiny forests, everywhere

A forest planted by humans, then left to nature's own devices, typically takes at least 100 years to mature. But what if we could make the process …

Nelson Mandela, Inspiration To World, Dies At 95

Nelson Mandela, who was born in a country that viewed him as a second-class citizen, died Thursday as one of the most respected statesmen in the world. He was 95.<p>President Jacob Zuma announced the death in a televised speech.<p>From his childhood as a herd boy, Mandela went on to lead the African …

Indoor Vertical Farm 'Pinkhouses' Grow Plants Faster With Less Energy

Indoor farms need light—and a lot of it—to grow crops, but that energy adds up big time in terms of cost and environmental impact. A Pinkhouse is a …