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The US Is Finally Getting Its First Offshore Wind Farm

Building in Rhode Island isn’t easy. Hurricanes and tropical storms barrel through its quaint coastline towns, interrupting perfect summer weekends. …

Hydroelectric Power

Scientists extend the lifespan of mice by up to 35 percent

Would you like to live 35 percent longer? Apparently the trick is removing worn-out "senescent' cells that have a degenerative affect on your body. "Cellular senescence is a biological mechanism that functions as an 'emergency brake' used by damaged cells to stop dividing," says Jan van Deursen, …

Mayo Clinic

These 9 battery companies will help you save tons of money on your energy bill

Your monthly energy bills can get quite expensive, especially during the summer. You need lots of energy to stay cool and power your electronics, but buying your energy from an outside company isn't always the most efficient or cost-effective.<p>That's where at-home batteries come in.<p>Combined with …

Why Corporate America's Love of Renewable Energy Should Terrify Traditional Utilities

Image source: NRG Energy.<p>Don't look now, but corporate America may lead the next phase of the renewable energy revolution. And that's terrible news for utilities across the country.<p>Companies are looking at renewable energy as a way to save costs, lock in rates, and go green, and they may have more …

Lithium-Ion Will Be Tough To Beat, Says Argonne Battery Whiz

People who are working on next-generation batteries often put lithium-ion down, saying the current technology is too costly, too flammable, or too limited to meet the clean energy and clean transportation demands of the future.<p>But four years into a five-year effort to develop a better battery at …

Clean Energy

Nanorods Of Photocatalysts Achieve 100% Conversion From Solar Energy To Solar Fuel

There are many reasons that I love working in materials chemistry, and particularly in artificial photosynthesis – splitting water using sunlight to generate hydrogen and oxygen gases. You’ve heard me ramble on about this, my most favourite example of nature-inspired nanotechnology in previous …

Clean Energy

U.S. Navy Wants Mobile Microgrids. Meet The Energy Magazine.

Even before microgrids attracted attention in the mainstream media for keeping the lights on in the wake Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Navy was kicking around the concept of a mobile microgrid.<p>Called an “energy magazine,” this new breed of mobile microgrid is a distributed system of power generating …

Military

Canada starts sequestering most emissions at one coal power plant and other carbon capture and storage projects

<b>Carbon Sequestering 1 million tons in Canada</b><p>This first commercial-scale project will capture about a million tons of carbon a year in the world’s …

Why The Energy Markets May Be At A Turning Point

(<b>Update:</b> U.S. energy markets experienced a reversal on 9/2/2014. See my updated commentary and chart analyses.)<p>The U.S. energy markets tumbled this summer due to a bearish combination of unusually mild weather, the strengthening U.S. dollar, and rising supplies. West Texas crude oil dropped by …

General Fusion making progress towards net gain in about two to three years

Vancouver-based Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital and the provincially-owned B.C. Innovation Council have organized two tours for TED attendees. …

Dwell

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Superbatteries and superconducting engines will enable all electric passenger jets

EADS all electric passenger plane design depends upon batteries achieving 1000 watt hours per kilogram and superconducting engines being developed. …

Beginning to Commercialize Lithium Sulfur Batteries which have the potential to have several times the energy density of lithium ion while also being three times cheaper

OXIS is the first company to commercialize lithium sulfur batteries. OXIS has been achieving 20-percent year-over-year improvements for cells that …

Commercial and Technical feasibility of Superconducting engines for passenger electric planes

There was a design of vertical takeoff and vertical passenger electric planes. Also, Elon Musk has talked about creating a supersonic certical …

Get yer cheap next-gen solar tech, courtesy of the Nanosolar auction

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>A company that years ago was an example of Silicon Valley’s interest in investing in the next-generation of solar …

China set to become world’s biggest oil importer

China is poised to overtake the United States as the world's leading oil importer in October, part of a long-term trend that is forcing the Asian giant to find new supply sources including Canada to fuel its economy.<p>Chinese crude imports will exceed those of the United States for the first time on …

Massive Solar Plant A Stepping Stone For Future Projects

The largest solar power plant of its kind is about to turn on in California's Mojave Desert.<p>The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System will power about 140,000 homes and will be a boon to the state's renewable energy goals, but it was no slam dunk. Now, California is trying to bring …

China will double down on investing in solar power while Germany winds down government support for solar

China has raised its 2015 target for solar-electricity capacity, giving a shot in the arm to its solar companies, many of which are struggling due to …

US all liquid oil production over 12 million barrels per day and crude oil production almost at 7.5 million bpd

Ikea solar powered shelter can last 10 times longer than a refugee tent and could cost $1000 in mass production

The best shelter we can usually offer the world’s tens of millions of refugees is a tent. Ikea has designed a cheap, solar-powered hut that only …

Portable solar pavillion

A carbon fiber tube ring is deformed into shape by the tailoring of skin which binds it. The frame pushes out while the skin pulls in, creating a …

65 Refined Boho Chic Bedroom Designs

Decorating with boho style means finding that perfect blend of colorful, patterned things with an abundance of color.<p>In modern usage, the term …

Home Decorating

Beautiful Houses: Bird House

This week we will show you the breathtaking Bird House in Mallorca, Spain, a project by Alberto Rubio. I couldn't find details about the project at …

These shadowy light fixtures will make any room a trippy one

Carpets Good Enough for the Imperial Palace & the Vatican, from a Small Town in Japan

In business, they say your client list speaks for itself. With a client list that includes the Japanese Imperial Palace and the Vatican, Oriental …

Stunning Shots of Fly Geyser, Nevada's Hidden Treasure

As you all know by now, we love finding extraordinary destinations off the beaten path like Lake Baikal in Siberia. Today, we bring you another one which can only be described as surreal or otherworldly. Fly Geyser (or Fly Ranch Geyser) is a a small geothermal geyser that is located approximately …

Trace the convoluted worldwide structures that your bank uses to dodge taxes

It's no secret that big businesses use their global reach to minimize their taxes, but exactly how it's done is something of a mystery. A service called OpenCorporates hopes to make it easier to track all of that by explaining every single corporate structure there is — and it's created a …

New Technology Sends Ads Directly Into Your Brain

The next time you press your head against the window of a train or bus, you might hear voices. You’re not going crazy, but you are experiencing a new kind of advertising: a message that’s transmitted via sensor into your brain, which only you can hear.<p>To promote Sky TV’s new TV streaming app, Sky …

Singapore coroner rules Shane Todd death suicide

<b>A US engineer found hanged in his Singapore apartment killed himself, a Singapore coroner has ruled.</b><p>Shane Todd, 31, who had been working for a government research body, was found dead at his home in June 2012.<p>His death was registered as suicide, but his parents alleged he was killed over a project …