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Kick a Soccket soccer ball, power an LED lamp

February 28th, 2013 No comments

Get a kick out of eco-friendly power. Kick the Soccket energy-gathering soccer ball around for a while and it can power a lamp. [Read more]

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All Things Appy: Top 5 Android Kitchen Apps

February 20th, 2013 No comments

Distinction’s Cocktail Flow features a cabinet system that lets you inventory your bar and then proposes cocktail recipes based on what you’ve got. This is functionality that really shows off the power of app over website or book. Shopping suggestions for augmenting your bar, along with a budget guesstimate, tell you how many new types of cocktails you’re going to be able to make after a trip to the liquor store — and roughly how much it will cost. An animated screen, plus step-by-step preparation instructions round out the mix.

Evil Washington and the Power of the Wolf – AC III: The Tyranny Of King Washington DLC

February 14th, 2013 No comments

Ever wondered what an evil George Washington would look like? Or are you just keen to see more? Join us as we take an exclusive look at the first DLC for Assassin’s Creed III.

Cheaper Raspberry Pi out in Europe for $25

February 4th, 2013 No comments

The cheaper version of the popular micro PC uses a third of the power as its predecessor, making it perfect for battery or solar-powered projects. [Read more]

Alta Devices Unveils the World’s Lightest, Most Efficient Solar Power Chargers

January 4th, 2013 No comments

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Alta Devices are known for their innovative solar power solutions – and they’ve broken new ground once again with their new line of photovoltaics, which are touted as the lightest and most efficient charging mats on the market. Developed for military use, the mats are slightly larger than a piece of paper and weigh in at only 4-ounces – so they can provide plenty of energy for a soldier in the field without the bulk of older technology.

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US Wind Power Growth May Surpass Natural Gas and Coal for 2012

January 3rd, 2013 No comments

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According to current data, wind power capacity in the United States might beat natural gas and coal in 2012. Up until November 2012, the United States has installed new wind power adding up to 6,519 megawatts. That’s slightly more than natural gas at 6,335 megawatts, and more than twice as much energy produced by coal.

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This growth in wind power can partly be credited to the reduced cost of producing wind energy, but also to the advantage of a 2.2 cents/kWh renewable energy tax credit that survived the fiscal cliff deal.

“It shows that wind has firmly planted its foothold as a valuable energy source,” said Jacob Susman, chief executive officer of New York wind developer OwnEnergy Inc. “Five years ago we had to drag utilities in kicking and screaming. Now they’ve got teams of experts who understand its value.”

When it comes to wind power, 2013 predictions look good, especially with the tax credit being extended for at least another year. Without any fuel costs or carbon emissions, wind turbines could easily surpass natural gas in 2013. If natural gas prices keep rising, this scenario seems even more likely to happen.

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Congress Extends Wind Energy Federal Tax Credits For All 2013 Wind Power Projects

January 2nd, 2013 No comments

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As 2012 came to a close, many US energy companies were rushing to install last-minute wind turbines before the federal tax credit incentive expired at the stroke of midnight. However in a surprise move, Congress passed an extension of wind energy tax credits in the ‘fiscal cliff deal. According to the American Wind Energy Association, the move will save 37,000 jobs and create far more over time.

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Audi’s E-Fuel is a Carbon Neutral Way to Power Cars That Acts Like Gasoline

December 30th, 2012 No comments

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Do you feel a twinge of guilt every time you fill your tank with dirty gasoline? What if you could power your car with a carbon neutral fossil fuel substitute? Introducing Audi’s new e-fuel, an energy source that powers a standard engine like gas or diesel, but uses CO2 instead of dead dinosaurs and petrified algae. Seeing as most electric cars have a somewhat limited range, long charging time, and small nationwide re-fueling infrastructure, most believe that a majority of drivers will be riding around with an internal combustion engine for the next couple decades. The e-fuel has the benefit of already being able to take advantage of gas stations as well as the landfills and non-potable water sources it needs to create the compound. Here is how it works:

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Quebec’s Gentilly-2 nuclear plant shuts down after 29 years

December 28th, 2012 No comments

For the next 18 months, a team of 485 workers will decommission the Gentilly-2 power plant, located near Bécancour, Que., putting an end to 29 years of nuclear energy production.

Luxurious Apartment Complex Made From 93 Shipping Containers Coming to Detroit

December 28th, 2012 No comments

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A new project in Detroit will upcycle 93 shipping containers into a luxury multi-family home, aptly named The Power of Green Housing Development. Designed by Steven C. Flum, the sprawling development will span four floors, and it will include 20 residences of varying size. The apartment complex will be the first luxury multi-family home in the United States made from shipping containers.

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