Green Tech, Gadgets & Design

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Pollen Batteries: Nothing To Sneeze At

A group out of Purdue University is working towards making battery anodes out of renewable, easy-to-source pollen. Talk about green energy! Energy storage is a hot topic. As great as renewable energies are, unless there’s a good way to store… Read More
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Solar Cooking With the GoSun Stove

By combining the technologies used in insulated beverage bottles and conventional solar ovens, the GoSun solar stove is making emissions-free cooking easier and more accessible. Using a flexible solar concentrator to focus the sun’s heat on an evacuated tube, the… Read More

“Eternal Flashlight” Powered By Body Heat

A New York-based engineer has designed a small flashlight that runs entirely on the heat of the human body and requires no batteries or charging of any kind. The Lumen flashlight is the design of engineer Rost Zhuravskiy, who primarily… Read More

Could our Future World be Made of CO2 from Air?

  Researchers at George Washington University in Washington, DC have devised a way to pull CO2 out of air and turn the carbon into carbon nanofibers, the wonder material that now makes racing bikes and other high tech sporting goods… Read More

LEDs Are Changing the Look of Indoor Farming

Indoor farming isn’t a new concept, but bringing LEDs into it is making the process more cost-effective. Traditional farmers are hostages to the weather. Drought, flood, or an early frost can destroy entire harvests and cost the agricultural sector millions… Read More