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New solar cell is cheaper and more efficient?

05/24/2012, Researchers over at the Northwestern University have managed to cobble together a spanking new solar cell which they claim is capable of churning out not only efficient, but environmentally friendly electricity as well. Based on the Grätzel cell that...

Solar Impulse heads for Morocco on first intercontinental flight

05/23/2012, The Solar Impulse aircraft that is the brainchild of Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg looks set to take to the skies on its first intercontinental flight this coming 24 May 2012 at 06:45AM (UTC+2) from Payerne (Switzerland) with the final...

KudoCase will keep your iPad charged via solar energy

05/21/2012, If you’ve always wanted an iPad case that could power your device using solar energy, the folks at Wireless NRG have released a solar-powered iPad case dubbed the KudoCase. If the accompanying image above did not already give it away, the KudoCase is a...

Little Sun offers light source to the poor in developing countries

05/14/2012, Being in a developing country is an opportunity to make it big economically when you have stumbled upon one of the better marketing ideas. Unfortunately, the road to riches is not easy, and there are plenty of challenges ahead. Sometimes, even the basic...

Panasonic floats 100,000 LEDs down the Sumida River in Tokyo

05/14/2012, As part of the Tokyo Hotaru (fireflies) festival, Panasonic decided to release a whopping 100,000 EVERLED light bulbs down the Sumida River in Tokyo. We have to admit that this is a pretty impressive sight as the entire river gained a very distinct shade...

Solar panel eye implant might restore sight

05/14/2012, Don’t you just love technological advancements in the medical field? Scientists have managed to come up with extremely small “solar panels” that are implanted into the eye, and this might eventually help restore vision to the blind...

Etón’s Rukus Solar Bluetooth speaker has started to ship

05/09/2012, Fancy yourself an environmentalist? If you are, we wouldn’t be surprised if the Etón Rukus Solar Bluetooth speaker appealed to you. If the speakers managed to catch your attention earlier this year at CES, Etón has announced that the Rukus Solar...

Honda demonstrates their Smart Home System

05/02/2012, Ever wondered what a smart home might look like? If you’re curious, Honda has taken the wraps off their Honda Smart Home System (HSHS) which is a demonstration house located in Saitama, Japan. The home is basically equipped with a variety of energy...

Green high-tech house costs £2.5 million in the market

05/01/2012, Welcome to the world of developer Nick Sandy, who actually invested the better part of the last two and a half years to turn his rather spacious home in Sion Road that hailed from the 1960s into an eco-friendly abode that will definitely wet the pants of...

Moss Table generates and stores electricity

04/26/2012, A table is a table, right? How else do you introduce additional functionality to this everyday piece of furniture? The Moss Table takes a different approach which might tickle the fancy of some, where it will have its fair share of photosynthesizing...

Spinach-based Solar Cells Project Get $90,000 Development Fund

04/26/2012, A few students from the Vanderbilt School of Engineering won the attention of the folks over at the National Sustainable Design Expo that was held in Washington D.C. The students’ creation was a bio-hybrid solar panel that replaces the expensive silicon...

SmartTalk Solar hands-free speakerphone goes green

04/26/2012, Griffin Technology has just announced the SmartTalk Solar, which is a handsfree solar-charged speakerphone that will target smartphone owners. It makes sense, really, considering how many of us do receive or even need to make a phone call while we are...