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New York Will Transform A Landfill Into A Solar Plant

Fresh Kills used to be New York's largest landfill, until it was shutdown back in 2001. Seven years later a project would be started - to turn this massive landfill into a park, one of the biggest around. More recently it has been announced that the construction of a solar plant is part of this landfill's conversion.

Keep Gardening Through Winter....Indoors With Breathe

Everyone loves a good summer. The smell of freshly cut grass, the fact that everyone moans about getting sunburnt but secretly likes it, and of course, the privilege of being able to garden away to the heart's content. Well who says summer has to end? At least when it comes to the gardening bit. Yep, bursting on to the scene is a new food invention from the mind of Jim Ruck which goes by the rather snazzy name Breathe.

Drones Use Solar Power To Soar In The Sky

Unmanned vehicles have long been powered by traditional energy sources, but now aviation manufacturers hope to harbor the potential from the cosmos to power a revolutionary new type of aircraft.

Beauty And Brains: Science Award Winner Creates Bioplastic From Banana Peels

Proof that beauty and brains are not mutually exclusive recently came in the form of a 16-year-old Turkish woman, Elif Bilgin. Over the summer she won the 2013 Science in Action award, part of the third annual Google Science Fair. The invention that garnered the resident of Istanbul, Turkey, the $50,000 prize was a method for turning banana peels into bioplastic.

GE Water-Based Battery Could Mean A Cheaper More Efficient Tesla

General Electric says it's a little more complicated than making instant oatmeal, but the company, along with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,  is developing a recipe of electrochemical solution and water that will power a cheaper, safer, and longer-charged battery than current electric vehicle (EV) batteries. The developers are hoping their newly designed flow battery will remain charged for three times longer than the current Tesla S Model battery (265 milles) and cost about a quarter of the S Model battery.


Get The Power In Water With NOPOPO

The water batteries however, have no such problem. Aqua Power System Japan were the first to introduce NOPOPO - an eco-friendly battery that generates No Pollution Power - thus the name NoPoPo. The battery is completely rechargeable and it can be totally recycled. The water used within the battery is regular drinking water. No need for special water like that used in a car battery.

Mankind's Giant Leap Forward

There is only one thing that is better than being an inventor, and that is to be an inventor amongst a group of international minds, best in their fields and willing to contribute to your idea. When the spirit of the lone inventor meets the force of global collaboration, the results can reach the moon.

Truly Mobile - Portable Solar Power

Energy is a case of "water, water everywhere, not a drop to drink." The sun light that is all around us is energy in its purest form, yet we go about stumbling on archaic technologies that use fuels with dirty and polluting byproducts. Until now. The folks at Waka Waka Power decided to tap in to the sun's rays during daylight hours and extract the energy we need to power some of our most common mobile devices. For once, we do not need to go hunting for a socket somewhere just so we can plug in our "mobile" device.

Let The Sun Shine On Intersolar 2013’s Solar Powered Exhibition!

If the future of solar energy makes you all sunny and warm inside, there’s no hotter place to be than Intersolar North America in sunny San Francisco, California.

Create App To Show Driver’s MPG & Win $25,000 In Ford Personalized Fuel-Efficiency App Challenge!

Honestly, I have no idea how many miles my car gets to the gallon. Hopefully one of you software geniuses can collaborate with Ford to build a simple app to show me just how efficient my Taurus is.