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Improved liquid battery: Longer-lasting materials could enable batteries that make renewables more competitive

Researchers at MIT have improved a proposed liquid battery system that could enable renewable energy sources to compete with conventional power plants.

10 hours ago from Phys.org

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IKEA Intends To Increase Solar Panel Sales

When it comes to going green, many different companies out there happen to take the initiative to have some sort of eco-friendly mantra going on, but there are others who take the environment ...

3 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Weird Head Contraption Uses Your Jaw Muscles To Generate Electricity

We've seen all sorts of ways that one can generate electricity and energy, but here's a novel concept – what if you could generate energy while you speak, while you chew, or maybe ...

9 hours ago from Ubergizmo

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Calif. teachers fund to boost clean energy bets

The California State Teachers' Retirement System says it plans to increase its investments in clean energy and technology to $3.7 billion, from $1.4 billion, over the next five years.

Fri 19 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Dwindling wind may tip predator-prey balance

Bent and tossed by the wind, a field of soybean plants presents a challenge for an Asian lady beetle on the hunt for aphids. But what if the air—and the soybeans—were still?

Fri 19 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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Fracking's environmental impacts scrutinised

(Phys.org) —Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually faired better than ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Meet Green Bean, a module for hacking into appliances

What if your dryer could send a notification that would buzz your phone or smartwatch to let you know your laundry is done? Well, it may be easier to tap into the brains of your appliances than ...

Thu 18 Sep 14 from Gizmag

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Google Works with NASA to Test Cars Without Backup Drivers

Google plans to test a self-driving car on NASA property to dodge California rules requiring a human driver

Thu 18 Sep 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Yale engineer to build 'hot' solar cells

Associate professor of electrical engineering Minjoo Larry Lee has been awarded $2,540,000 to develop dual-junction solar cells that can operate efficiently at extreme temperatures above 750 ...

9 hours ago from Phys.org

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Electric car breaks 200 mph barrier to set new land speed record

An electric car built by BYU engineering students has once again set a world land speed record, this time besting the previous mark by nearly 50 mph.

Fri 19 Sep 14 from Phys.org

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