Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) committed $122 million to a team of university scientists to mount the daunting task of creating fuel directly from the sun. Skip the plants and forget about solar panels; the DOE is talking about developing an artificial photosynthesis, one that can create gasoline directly out of sunlight.
Michelangelo was a religious man, but he was also a scientist. He must have been very conflicted about painting a brain and brainstem in God's head and neck, especially in the Sistine Chapel. After all, he was commissioned by the Church, which did not take too kindly to literal images on its murals.
When it comes to lighting with LEDs, Le Deun Luminaires is a pro, having perfected the technology, and created low energy lighting designs with exquisite ambiance for 13 years. The French company has created large hoop lamps in sizes and conformations that can be used decoratively and functionally anywhere in your home... but I'd still like to use just one to train my agility dog.
A quartet of sparkling young minds form a design consultancy called The Way We See The World. Their designs are so thoughtful, so fresh and alive, you feel like you could pick them off your screen and put them to use immediately. And this is especially true for Jelloware, the edible, eco-ble (Okay, I made that word up.) drinking glass.
Nick Lewis says that his new Adjustable Eco Hanger will save 6.5 million tons of carbon each year, the equivalent of removing 1.5 million cars from the road. He figures this based on the 40 billion hangers a year that are used globally, many of which are discarded, especially by retailers.