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New forecast boosts chance of mega-quake in California in next 30 years

The next magnitude 8.0 or greater earthquake to hit California could come a little sooner than expected.<p>The estimated chance of whether such a mega-earthquake would hit California in the next three decades was raised to 7% from about 4.7%, the U.S. Geological Survey said Tuesday.<p>An 8.0 earthquake …

Future batteries: Lithium-sulfur with a graphene wrapper

What do you get when you wrap a thin sheet of the "wonder material" graphene around a novel multifunctional sulfur electrode that combines an energy …

The first Super Bowl lit with LED lights will cut energy use by 75%

When the Seattle Seahawks face off against the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl this Sunday, the mammoth sporting event will be greener and …

Inverted Skyscraper LED Lights

Gone are the days of the bargain basement four pack of 40W incandescent bulbs because LED bulbs are more energy efficient, longer lasting and cheaper …

Graphene Based Flexible LED Display Engineered By University of Manchester

Researchers at the University of Manchester have this week released details of a new graphene based flexible LED display they have engineered. …

Why Apple Selling Fewer iPads Is Actually A Huge Achievement

Why do we critique Apple for building a product with longevity?<p>iPad sales are down, technically. Apple still sold 20 million of them last quarter, but Wall Street says a company like Apple is never supposed to sell less of anything. And so when Apple sells 4% fewer iPads in 2014 (and 18% fewer in …

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car Questions: Toyota, Honda & Hyundai Respond (Part 1)

Next week, the Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan will be introduced in detail at the Los Angeles Auto Show, possibly with a new model name (rumored to be Mirai).<p>…

Chemical engineers at Stanford have designed a catalyst that could help produce vast quantities of pure hydrogen through electrolysis

Graphic shows how electrolysis could produce hydrogen as a way to store renewable energy. (Graphic: Jakob Kibsgaard)<p>Chemical engineers at Stanford …

MAP: Here's Where Solar Power Will Be Huge

The map above shows the distribution of solar energy that can be harvested across the United States. The areas in red and orange are where utility-scale solar power, capable of competing with established power sources, are going to develop in a big way, according to Michael Gorton, founder and CEO …

Renewable Energy

Earth Day: 10 Questions On Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars To Ask Toyota, Honda & Hyundai

Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are rolling out to California buyers in small numbers with two models on the market, and hydrogen stations slowly …

How Solar Power Could Become the World's Dominant Energy Source in 35 Years

By 2050, the sun could be the main source of electricity for human civilization.<p>By 2050, the Sun could be the dominant source of electricity for human civilization. Thanks to falling costs, solar power could feasibly overtake fossil fuels as the top energy source in under 35 years. So says the …

Sun Could Be Our Main Energy Source by 2050: IEA

How to Install Solar Panels on Your Roof.. The Basics

Solar energy is a wonderful thing – it’s free clean energy. Part of transforming solar from a wonderful thought to an amazing reality requires …

Solar Power

Cree BR30 LED review: Cree's LED floodlight falls behind the competition - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Cree's LED floodlight is a solidly efficient upgrade for household lighting. The 10-year warranty is great to have, especially for a product that claims it'll last you well over two decades.<p><b>The Bad</b> At $20 per bulb, the Cree BR30 LED is priced a few dollars higher than the largely superior …

Home Automation

How Australia Perfected Solar Power and Then Went Back to Coal | VICE News

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> <i>VICE Australia.</i><p>There was a time in the 1980s when Australia led the world in solar technology. To begin with, Australia receives more solar radiation per square foot than anywhere on the planet, and that presents an obvious advantage. But the true catalyst was …

Philips SlimStyle LED

<b>The Good</b> The oddly-shaped Philips SlimStyle is a value-priced LED that serves as a respectable incandescent replacement. The flat design helps it manage heat better than other LEDs.<p><b>The Bad</b> The SlimStyle gives off an annoying buzz if you use it with a dimmer switch. Also, the three-year warranty …

Home Automation

Semprius' Stacked Solar Cells Could Make Solar Energy Cheaper Than Natural Gas

Two of the main obstacles to the widespread adoption of solar energy are cost and efficiency. However researchers at the Durham, North Carolina-based …

Gabriel Chandelier at the Château de Versailles by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec

Paris designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have installed a chandelier at the entrance to the Château de Versailles, France, comprising looping cords …

SPARE Pendant Light Illuminates 25 Old Incandescent Bulbs With a Single LED

J.P. Meulendijks‘s clever SPARE pendant light is made from 25 incandescent light bulbs and a single energy-efficient LED bulb. The LED can be screwed …

Home Automation

The Journey

Overview<p>The Journey starts at the security checkpoint of the San Diego International Airport. As you travel down the North Concourse, suspended just …

Airports

"Fall Back" Into Energy-Saving Light Bulbs

This Sunday (Nov. 3) most Americans will go through the annual ritual of changing clocks back an hour in preparation for winter’s gradually decreasing daylight, a period also referred to as “lighting season” because the shorter days mean we’ll be using more lights in our homes and businesses.<p>This …

Philips to Upgrade 91,000 Buenos Aires Street Lights With LEDs

The city of Buenos Aires, Argentina is teaming up with Philips Lighting to retrofit 91,000 street lights with energy-saving LED bulbs. Philips will …

LED Street Lights To Be Installed In New York City

Say goodbye to those "horror movie-kind" of street lights. New York City is in the process of converting 250,000 standard street light fixtures to energy-efficient, light-emitting diodes (or in layman's terms LEDs).<p>Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan made the …

The 7 Reasons Why The Solar Revolution Took Off

But during pretty much the exact same time, a solar boom has occurred, as you'll se in the chart at the right.<p>It shows percentage growth of various forms of electricity generation.<p>Solar is up 700% since 2001.<p>Fossil fuels and nuclear barely even register.<p>We've lately been documenting the rise of …

Solar Power

Why Firefighters Fear Solar Power

Why US power companies don’t want you putting a solar panel on your roof

The short answer: It will destroy their business model forever.<p>In the US, electrical utilities are in a charged battle—complete with negative political ads—against solar panel distributors over rules that both sides say could put them out of business. Consumers are caught in the middle.<p>A relatively …

Solar Power