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Self driving cars will change how we use transportation

April 28th, 2016 at 7:54 am » Comments Off

Self driving cars will probably lead to steep decline in fossil fuels, personal ownership, and accidents. These vehicles will pick you up, drop you off, and go to wherever it’s needed next. In 2014 an estimated 2.926 billion miles were traveled. During that year 32,675 people lost their lives and many more were injured. Around […]



Live off-grid in a UFO home

April 27th, 2016 at 7:29 am » Comments Off

A more stylish option to wait out the apocalypse, is a fully sustainable floating home. The Unidentified Floating Home, from Italian mini yacht-maker offers a completely off-grid existence on the ocean. According to the company’s co-founders, Pierpaolo Lazzarini and Luca Solla, the UFO is intended for “living in a floating house and moving slowly around the […]



Transparent wood is the new glass

April 22nd, 2016 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

Wood, an inexpensive and renewable resource, has many applications. Including building materials for high rises, bicycles, and foam insulation. Recently researchers developed transparent wood for potential use in windows, and solar cells, providing a cheaper alternative to silica-based glass. Led by Prof. Lars Berglund at Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology, researchers chemically remove lignin from natural […]



Skyfarms, Wind-powered, vertical structures, are the future of agriculture

April 15th, 2016 at 11:34 am » Comments Off

The future of farming is coming to the big city. Skyfarm, a hyperboloid tower that combines different farming techniques, from aquaponics to traditional soil based methods, in a bamboo structure that generates wind energy, won an award at the 2014 World Architecture Festival’s Future Projects Experimental category. The design was praised by the jury as a “thorough, […]



Want to Generate Power Out of Thin Air? Freevolt May Have the Answer

April 4th, 2016 at 12:16 pm » Comments Off

What you see pictured above may look unremarkable, but it has the potential to power a low energy device forever and at no cost.  If that sounds like a big deal, well… that’s because it is. Drayson Technologies today announced Freevolt, a system that harvests energy from radio frequency (RF) signals bouncing around in the ether and […]



Grid storage technology helps to integrate renewables

March 29th, 2016 at 1:00 pm » Comments Off

Developing cheap energy storage is a critical step in moving to renewables and away from fossil fuels as the primary source of electricity: it’s the only way such intermittent sources can supply power to the grid when the wind’s not blowing and the sun’s not shining.



Japan’s first electric car without a battery

March 23rd, 2016 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Toyohashi University of Technology and Taisei Corp unveiled the first electrical car in the world that will run without a battery. The electric car will receive its charge from an electrified road.



DARPA’s New Vertical Take-Off Aircraft Concept Looks Totally Badass

March 8th, 2016 at 10:40 am » Comments Off

DARPA recently unveiled the latest concept design for its new vertical take-off and landing craft. This electric airplane looks mighty impressive.



Organic Burial Pods Turn Your Loved Ones Into Trees

March 8th, 2016 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

The very thought of death puzzles, touches and disturbs us all. One thing we do know for sure is that not one of us will escape death, and so you might as well know how you want to be buried.



New plug-in hybrid mobile home design, the Model H, unveiled by Tesla

July 23rd, 2015 at 5:29 pm » Comments Off

The Tesla brand is a perfect example of the current trend of the best designed products come with a hefty price point.  Elon Musk understands that many people make great sacrifices to purchase one of Tesla’s incredible sexy electric cars.  Now in an attempt to ease the burden, and perhaps expand their market share, Tesla unveiled plans for […]



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