Jacob Sorensen

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Acorns Micro-Invests Your Spare Change

There’s a growing arsenal of apps that integrate with your daily spending habits to deliver smart tips on how to make the most of your money. BillGuard, for example, helps you combat credit card fraud and hidden merchant fees. But a new entrant to the personal finance space is looking to go the …

Crossbox by CG Architects - Pont Péan, France - Shipping Container Home

Crossbox by CG Architects - Pont Péan, France - Shipping Container Home<p>Crossbox a house is composed of two container clad, laid crosswise to form a …

Shipping Containers – a design primer

I am currently in Spain enjoying tapas and sangria so I asked my friend Jeremiah Russel to sit in for me and talk about something that we are – well, …

UCLA Doubles Efficiency of Transparent Energy-Generating Solar Film

A team of UCLA researchers has achieved a breakthrough in polymer solar cell (PSC) technology by doubling the efficiency of the transparent solar …

Futuristic "Solar Roadways" Could Power Entire Cities

American engineer Scott Brusaw's photovoltaic, LED-imbued tiles could reduce greenhouse gases by 75%.<p>Back in 2012, electrical engineer Scott Brusaw saw potential on the street. Or, not <i>on</i> the street, but <i>in</i> it. And not just potential, either; <i>potential energy</i>.<p>Over the past few years, Brusaw has been …

Roads

Tubular GoSun Solar Cooker Heats up to a Sizzling 550° F in Mere Minutes

Solar cooking just got even better thanks to the new fuss-free GoSun stove. This uber awesome tube stove can cook delicious meals without using a …

Cooking

Scientists Discover How to Generate Solar Power in the Dark

Meet 'photoswitches,' a breakthrough set of materials that act as their own batteries, absorbing energy and releasing it on demand.<p>The next big thing in solar energy could be microscopic.<p>Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have devised a way to store solar energy in molecules that can then be …

Solar Roadways

Solar panels that you can drive, park and walk on. They melt snow & cut greenhouse gases by 75% ?!!! | Check out 'Solar Roadways' on Indiegogo.

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

Crazy plan to cover the nation's roads with solar panels raises $1 million

Solar Roadways has a great idea, but don’t get too excited<p>Idaho couple Julie and Scott Brusaw of Solar Roadways have raised more than $1 million on Indiegogo to pursue the extremely ambitious goal of replacing the nation’s roads with solar panels. The design will now move from prototype to …

Articles about how indoor concrete floors on Dwell.com - Dwell

If you think teak looks great outside, just wait until you see it shine inside.<p>The Danish trend that’s sweeping the nation might not have an English translation, but it offers a unique approach when it comes...<p>An architect designs a retreat of pointed huts to serve an elderly community.<p>Dwell …

Modern Bookshelf Features a Hidden Built-In Ladder

If you're someone who is vertically challenged, then trying to fetch something at the top of a bookshelf is a chore. You have to grapple with a wobbly chair that doesn't get you quite high enough to reach that old cookbook. Well, fumble no further because Karen King has designed the perfect …

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …