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    First bottles made from Ocean Plastic

    Today, several tons of waste plastic choke our seas and oceans. These piles of floating plastic waste have diverse effects on marine life and the eco-system as a whole. Helping clear the mess and keep our oceans from an ecological breakdown, a company called Method has just unveiled its dish and hand-wash soap, contained in recycled bottles. These bottles are made from recycled plastic found in oceans. Combining these plastics, a grey resin is developed which is then used to make these eco-friendly bottles.

    Posted in Featured, Recycle on October 24, 2012
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    Siemens begins testing 6MW offshore wind turbine sporting the world’s largest rotor blades

    Siemens has just pulled the veil off its new 6MW offshore wind turbine in Østerild, Denmark and has begun field testing the system. Sporting the world’s largest rotor blades, this turbine has a rotor diameter of 154 metres and can generate nearly 25m kilowatt hours of electricity! Simply put, this direct-drive wind turbine can power up nearly 6,000 homes and will bring to the wind energy industry a new benchmark. Weighing in at 200 tonnes, this 6MW turbine is also the lightest in its class and has been built keeping offshore weather conditions in mind. A technological breakthrough to be precise, this 6MW offshore wind turbine is bound to find many takers across the globe.

    Posted in Alternative Energy, Featured on October 10, 2012
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    Greenpeace goes against Shell

    Greenpeace has been targeting Shell outlets across Europe in their bid to preserve the Artic. Oil companies, the economy, big money and lobbying are all pitched against the environment.

    Posted in Awareness and Hype, Featured on July 31, 2012
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    New York City’s first self-powered residential building will be unveiled

    New York City can add a big green feather to its cap as it can soon boast of a self-powered residential building. On 18th, Voltaic Solaire will unveil the first private building in New York City which will be powered by solar and wind energy only. Dubbed Delta, it is inspired by Mayor Bloomberg’s PlaNYC goal of reducing New York’s carbon emissions by 30 percent by 2030. With such green steps, we can certainly hope for a clean NYC in the future. Constructed using eco-friendly and recycled materials, the Delta also houses one grand triplex apartment, a studio residence, as well as a retail or restaurant storefront.

    Posted in Alternative Energy, Featured on July 13, 2012
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    ‘The Energy Collection’ drinking-glasses collect solar energy and power up smartphones!

    There are concepts and then there are concepts that simply leave us awestruck and wondering why no one had thought of it yet. Take Marjan van Aubel’s ‘The Energy Collection’ for example. This stupendous range of glassware function both as utensils to sip water from and as energy generators! Inspired by the photosynthetic abilities of plants, these colored glasses are capable of absorbing solar energy and using this to generate electricity which in turn can power up and charge a smartphone! Using a photosynthesis technology by Michael Graetzel that includes a porous Titanium dioxide layer soaked with photosensitive dye, these glasses each sport a different color for different light wavelengths and ‘The Energy Collection’ is indeed a concept that inspires and enlightens!

    Posted in Alternative Energy, Featured on July 3, 2012
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    Spray-on batteries can be painted-on just about anywhere!

    Remember how flexible lithium-batteries grabbed our fancy before? Well, we’ve now stumbled across something more to dream about. Developed by the students of the Rice University, this spray-on lithium-ion battery can be applied just about anywhere and could very well be used to power small devices. All you need to do is spray the different layers of the battery one on top of the other on a flat surface and hook on an energy source to the same and voila! You’ve got yourself a tiny battery with enough juice to power up smaller devices!

    Posted in Alternative Energy, Featured on June 29, 2012
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    IBM develops eco-friendly energy-saving cooling system for Europe’s fastest supercomputer, the SuperMUC

    Cooling down a supercomputer isn’t a breeze, and to keep Europe’s fastest and most powerful supercomputer calm and cool, IBM has come up with a revolutionary technique for the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre Campus, the home of the SuperMUC. Using warm water at 113°F, this giant cooling system is claimed to be 4,000 times more efficient than the conventional air cooling system that’s has been known to suck larger amounts of energy. Also, the new system will help the facility save a whopping $1.25 million annually while significantly reducing its carbon footprint. IBM’s development is also more compact than the air cooling systems used today and if incorporated worldwide, this could pretty much turn data centers more energy efficient!

    Posted in Featured, Other Stuff on June 28, 2012
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