More Evidence For Fracking Water Contamination, Fracking Earthquakes

New Stanford U. and USGS fracking studies

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Bet Your EV Can’t Do This: Electric Garbage Truck Hauls 9 Tons of Trash

Chicago gets first ever electric garbage truck in North America, more to follow…

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Image: Courtesy of Motiv Power Systems.

Step On It! Kinetic Energy Tiles Are Here To Stay

Stadium lights and juice for your cell phone, just by stepping on tiles…

Image (cropped): by Rob.

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Here’s a Nifty Little Portable Solar Charger

Product review: a handy portable solar charger for cell phones and tablets, from Secur Products.

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Honda Has A Happy Over Two New Wind Turbines

Wind turbine efficiency at Honda transmission plant exceeds expectations…

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Image: Courtesy of Honda.

New “Turbo Boost” For Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency

Oxford U. spinoff company Oxford PV has the goods on a new perovskite coating to boost silicon solar cell efficiency

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Google Renewable Energy Mashup With Sun Edison

New “Headless Gumby” Soft Robot Escapes From Lab!

It survived

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$10 Bet Leads to New Synthetic Graphene

Penn State team’s synthetic graphene research pays off…

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Birds And Bats Are Sooooo Excited!

New $4.5 million funding package for new wind turbine technology includes project that will help reduce impact of wind turbines on birds and bats…

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