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China launches 8,000 water clean-up projects worth $100 billion in first half of 2017

October 30th, 2017 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China launched nearly 8,000 water clean-up projects in the first half of 2017 with projected total investment of 667.4 billion yuan ($100 billion), the environment ministry said on Thursday.



Water 3.0 solves problem of microplastics and pharmaceuticals in wastewater

October 15th, 2017 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

Last week, Lund University reported that microplastics cross the blood-brain barrier to accumulate in the brains of fish, and this build-up may be related to behavioral disorders in fish, including slower eating and less exploration of their environments.



72% of people 15 to 20 willing to pay extra for environmentally and socially responsible products

October 1st, 2017 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

September 23, 2017 – There is a generational shift going on that is not reflected in the dystopian politics we see in the United States these days. The vast majority of young people see green, sustainable, and socially responsible as critical values in their purchasing decisions according to a Nielsen global study done in 2015. […]



Solar Panels to be Integrated into 10 Million Bicycles in China

October 1st, 2017 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Thin-film solar cell vendor Hanergy Holding Group has signed an agreement with bike-sharing company MTbike to integrate solar panels into the body of more than 10 million bicycles in the next three years.



Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins goes electric with new truck ahead of Tesla Semi unveil

September 12th, 2017 at 5:18 pm » Comments Off

While electric truck enthusiasts are anticipating the unveiling of Tesla’s all-electric truck next month, diesel engine manufacturer Cummins beat the electric car manufacturer to the punch by unveiling its own electric truck effort today.



Mosquito wars – introducing one million non-biting sterile male mosquitoes weekly into the wild

August 9th, 2017 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

Last October, we announced the Debug Project, an initiative at Verily to reduce the devastating global health impact that disease-carrying mosquitoes inflict on people around the world. Today, I’m happy to announce the launch of Debug Fresno, our first field study in the U.S. to test a potential mosquito control method using sterile insect technique […]



The factories of the future could float in space

June 23rd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

This past summer, a plane went into a stomach-churning ascent and plunge 30,000 feet over the Gulf of Mexico. The goal was not thrill-seeking, but something more genuinely daring: for about 25 seconds at a time, the parabolic flight lifted the occupants into a state of simulated weightlessness, allowing a high-tech printer to spit out cardiac stem cells […]



Vinod Khosla predicts AI will replace human oncologists

June 22nd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

While much of the conversation around AI and jobs is focused on widespread job losses in sectors like trucking, venture capitalist and Sun Microsystems cofounder Vinod Khosla thinks that there’s a high-paying job on the chopping block: oncology.



Tesla’s new solar roof will cost less and keep your house off the Grid all day

April 6th, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

We all know that nature is a powerful force. I was reminded just how powerful after last week’s wind storm, when the next day I found shingles from my roof littered on the lawn. I’ve been driving around the last week, and observing all the damage that storm caused, getting quotes from roofers, dealing with […]



Scientists tweak seat cushion material to clean oil spills

March 19th, 2017 at 10:37 am » Comments Off

Federal researchers have created a new tool to clean up oil spills by tinkering with the kind of foam found in seat cushions. The modified foam can soak up oil floating on water and lurking below the surface, and then can be repeatedly wrung out and reused, the researchers say. It “just bounces back like […]



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