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Solar-powered and wireless eye sensor is super small

04/27/2011, Don’t you just love the wonders of miniaturization? That’s exactly what happened with this solar-powered eye sensor that is also wireless to boot – measuring the size of a cubic millimeter. Built specially for glaucoma patients (and we...

New York City makes good use of landfills

04/21/2011, New York City is also in on the green revolution, and has decided to make hay while the sun literally shines, except that this time around, replace the word “hay” with “electricity” and you will probably have a hint of where...

Google throws $168 million into a solar power tower

04/13/2011, Google, one of the first few companies to see its top management drive hybrid vehicles to set a good example to the rest of the world, continues with their green binge by investing $168 million in the construction of a new solar power tower. This tower is...

Willis Tower to get greener windows

03/22/2011, The Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) is currently the tallest building located in the Western hemisphere, and the building will work with Israel-based Pythagoras Solar to install transparent yet energy efficient windows which will also be...

General Electric offers solar-powered carousel

03/20/2011, General Electric has decided to take a 1926 carnival carousel from the past and add a futuristic touch to it – by covering it with innovative thin film panels from GE which rely on a cadmium telluride semiconductor in order to harness the power of...

Umeox Apollo Android phone loves basking in the sun

02/14/2011, We all know that most smartphones these days require a whole lot of juice to last throughout the day, and more often than not, most road warriors tend to charge their devices whenever there is a power outlet nearby. The Umeox Apollo however, decides to...

DIY Solar TV Remote project helps you go green from your couch

01/28/2011, If you want to keep yourself occupied over the weekend while taking a step to go greener in your couch potato lifestyle, then might we suggest you check out the Solar TV Remote project? This DIY effort would mean you need not replace your remote...

Apple solar-powered portable device patent granted

01/11/2011, The US Patent and Trademark Office recently published a bunch of ten newly granted patents that are in favor of Steve Job’s Apple Inc., where the most notable one would be Apple’s first solar powered portable device patent. Don’t get all...

Solar-powered microchips send batteries packing

12/30/2010, If only researchers are able to come up with a much more efficient method of harnessing the power of solar energy, then we wouldn’t have to rely so much on fossil fuels or rechargeable batteries. Well, researchers at the University of Twente’s...

Solar-powered rainbow machine lacks pot of gold at the end

12/23/2010, The only pot of gold that we can think of associated with this solar-powered rainbow machine would be the inventor’s bank account – assuming this nifty little device is properly marketed to achieve phenomenal sales figures. Why leave the...

Solar Roadways project offer glimpse of a greener future

12/12/2010, Solar energy is extremely abundant the world over, and it remains to be seen how us humans will utilize it according to the best of our ability with the technology we have. The Solar Roadways project intends to make solar roof panels obsolete if...

Solar-powered Christmas trees give you that warm and fuzzy feeling

12/10/2010, With the state of California aiming to make 20% of their energy come from green and renewable sources, it works out great that Purdy Farm Christmas trees from San Diego are lit up using nothing but solar power, making it the world’s first in the...

Nevada has single largest solar power plant in the country

12/10/2010, Nevada, aiding California in its effort to generate 20% of its juice from renewable sources before 2010 is over, has just announced that the Copper Mountain Solar Facility is up and fully operational. In fact, it has already generating power, where the...

Fujitsu device obtains juice from light or heat

12/08/2010, Fujitsu intends to remain at the forefront of green technology by churning out a spanking new device which is capable of harnessing juice from light as well as heat. Of course, this is a quantum leap in its technology, since previously it required two...