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David Trubridge Unveils Flat-Packable Energy Efficient “Icarus” Lamps

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New Zeland-based David Trubridge’s “Icarus” installation at Milan Design Week puts a well-known story into modern context. This year, Trubridge addressed the environmental impact of traveling to Milan by offsetting his carbon footprint and showcasing a series of energy-efficient “flying” lamps capable of collapsing small enough to fit inside...
David Trubridge Unveils Flat-Packable Energy Efficient “Icarus” Lamps

Electric Utility To Buy University of Maryland’s Solar Decathlon-Winning WaterShed House

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Electric Utility To Buy University of Maryland’s Solar Decathlon-Winning WaterShed House

Turn Off Your Lights for Earth Hour This Weekend!

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Attention all Inhabitants! This is your friendly reminder that Earth Hour 2010 takes place this weekend on March 27th at 8:30pm, so we hope you’ll join us in flipping the switch and turning off your lights for a full 60 minutes! The now massively global, incredibly popular, and extremely fun...
Turn Off Your Lights for Earth Hour This Weekend!

Canadian Researchers Move Closer to Affordable, Efficient Solar Power

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Enough solar energy hits the Earth in an hour to meet global power demand for an entire year: the trick is catching it, and doing it with equipment cheap enough to allow it to compete with fossil fuels. Researchers at the University of Quebec in Montreal have made progress...
Canadian Researchers Move Closer to Affordable, Efficient Solar Power

Will London 2012 be ‘The Green Olympics’?

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The Winter Olympics are over and amongst the medals and trouncing the US at hockey, Vancouver was praised for hosting the “greenest Olympics ever” with LEED certified buildings, the use of recaptured gas and the construction of a hydrogen highway. However, London looks set to raise the bar even higher...
Will London 2012 be ‘The Green Olympics’?

Will the Nissan Leaf Battery Deliver All It Promises?

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The Nissan Leaf electric vehicle is set to be released in a few months, with Nissan pushing it ahead of their original 2011 release date, and even ahead of the official release of the Chevy Volt in November. Some industry insiders are wondering whether Nissan has cut a few corners...
Will the Nissan Leaf Battery Deliver All It Promises?

The EPEAT caves on repairability, gives Retina MacBook Pro a Gold rating

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Back in July, there was a big hubbub over the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool and Apple’s removal of its laptop line from the tool’s database. Shortly thereafter, Apple announced that it was re-adding its laptops and was working to update the IEEE 1680.1 standard that the EPEAT based the ‘repairability’...
The EPEAT caves on repairability, gives Retina MacBook Pro a Gold rating

High Flying F-Light Lamps Made From Recycled Airbus A300 Jets

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We’ve seen old airplanes recycled into hotels, homes, and restaurants, but Paul Coudamy is taking things piece by piece with his incredible F-light. The designer has transformed the walls of an old Airbus A300 into a luminous hanging lamp that is sure to take command of any office. Read...
High Flying F-Light Lamps Made From Recycled Airbus A300 Jets

Harvard Professor Makes Inhalable Coffee, No Cup Required

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Got a case of the Monday mornings? If you’re like millions of other Americans, a nice, hot cup of joe is your go-to cure, but what about all of those paper cups that go to waste just so that we can get our fix? Well, one Harvard biomedical engineering professor,...
Harvard Professor Makes Inhalable Coffee, No Cup Required

Spinach-based solar cells get $90,000 development funds from EPA, Popeye delighted

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A biohybrid solar panel that substitutes expensive silicon components for a spinach protein has been granted some substantial Phase II funding from the EPA. Engineering students from the Vanderbilt School of Engineering managed to stand out from 44 other university teams vying for funding at the National Sustainable Design...
Spinach-based solar cells get $90,000 development funds from EPA, Popeye delighted

Artist Jan Vormann Uses Legos to ‘Repair’ War-Damaged Buildings

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Nothing attests to humans’ instinctual love of making stuff and taking it apart more than the Lego brick. The plastic toy has been featured in films and music videos and is the basis of some serious modern art projects — including Jan Vormann’s ongoing “Dispatchwork” pieces in Berlin and...
Artist Jan Vormann Uses Legos to ‘Repair’ War-Damaged Buildings
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