Electric bicycles, despite being a very green form of personal transportation for those who can’t live without some type of motor assist, can still sometimes run into the same problem electric cars do when it comes time for charging.
Laptops could work longer and electric cars could drive farther if it were possible to further increase the capacity of their lithium-ion batteries.
It wasn’t that long ago we reviewed the Etón Rukus Solar, a portable Bluetooth sound system powered by the sun. The company is now back in our headlines with word of a new, even more high end solar boombox dubbed the Rukus XL, pricing for around $200.
Tiny bubbles of water found in quartz grains in Australia may hold the key to understanding what caused the Earth's first ice age.
If you’ve got a giant tree that shades your house on sunny afternoons, good for you; you’ll stay nice and cool this summer. Of course, there is a downside to such a situation – one shared by apartment dwellers: You can’t go solar.
Tesla Motors continues to look to make it easier for owners of its vehicles to enjoy free, long distance driving in parts of the U.S. and Canada through its expanding Supercharger network.
An 8,000-square-foot, nondescript, two-toned box of a building in Salem, Ore., looking like so many you’d see in a thousand industrial parks, could represent the future of energy management.
We all know It's not exactly easy going green. For home lighting applications, organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) hold the promise of being both environmentally friendly and versatile.
When most super-tall skyscrapers are built, they are the crown jewels of the skylines in each city – acting like an exclamation mark on their perceived world status. With a newly proposed tower that is scheduled to begin this month in China, the skyscraper itself will be the skyline.
Not content with CFLs or LEDs? Looking for an even greener way to light up your life? Hungarian designer Gyula Bodonyi’s “AlgaeBulb” concept might be right up your alley.
All chefs know that "you have to break some eggs to make an omelet," and that includes engineers at Iowa State University who are using high-frequency sound waves to break down plant materials in order to cook up a better batch of biofuel.
Stanford University scientists have dramatically improved the performance of lithium-ion batteries by creating novel electrodes made of silicon and conducting polymer hydrogel, a spongy material similar to that used in contact lenses and other household products.
You might think of it as the, “How to Get Geothermal Over the Risk-Hump Plan.” The idea is to establish a global exploration drilling fund, ideally with some public sector support. What good would it do?
Battery conundrums continue to be a major road block for electric vehicles. They’re big, heavy, limit range, and although there’s less pollution coming out of an EV’s tailpipe, charging that monster battery still utilizes fossil fuels.
Audi recently provided a bit of an update, and history lesson, on the vehicles in its tron family of cars.
Even with talking GPS like TomTom and Google Navigation, people still get lost. We second guess it, become so absorbed in a conversation that we ignore it, or are simply bad judges of whether “150 yards” means the next left, or the next next left.
In 2010, electric vehicle (EV) charging company Ecotality first introduced Blink, its line up of Level 2 EV charging units for the home and business. Now the company is offering two new EV chargers through its Blink HQ suite.
So near, and yet so far. That’s probably how the crew over at Mitsubishi felt when the team placed second in the Electric Vehicle category at the 2012 Pikes PeakInternational Hill Climb (PPIHC).
Leading world climate change experts have thrown cold water on the idea that planting trees can offset carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels.
Not so long ago we brought you word of the 3Doodler, a 3D printing pen that allows you to draw simple structures into thin-air.