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Architects Transform Old Scottish Farmhouse Into Futuristic Home

The ruins of an old 18th century farmhouse in Dumfries, Scotland, has been converted into a futuristic passive house. Three different layers complete the structure, providing enhanced insulation and illumination throughout.

By Brian Spaen
5 hours ago
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High-Altitude Wind Farms Could Be A Game Changer For Green Energy

Wind generation suffers from intermittent issues, but this could be improved upon by hoisting them higher in the air. Studies from a KAUST research team shows that they're able to retrieve an abundant amount of energy in select parts of the Middle East.

By Brian Spaen
5 hours ago
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Stockholm's Affordable Bike Share Program Will Offer 5000 Bikes

Next year, Stockholm will beef up its bike sharing program to 5000, up from 1200 this year, due to increased demand for more docking locations and longer borrowing periods. And it will only cost $33 a year. 

By Tessa Love
1 day ago
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REI Teams Up With Yerdle To Sell Used Products Online

Recreational Equipment, Inc. has been reselling their products at cheaper prices during garage sale events in their store. To reach more people, the company has teamed up with Yerdle, who specializes in reselling with brands in the secondary market.

By Brian Spaen
1 day ago
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Green Energy Giants Want To Power Puerto Rico's Future Grid

Puerto Rico is continuing to rebuild their electrical grid, and they've received plenty of aid from the solar industry. This could spawn micro grids, which are regionalized solar panels and battery backup systems, in the future.

By Brian Spaen
1 day ago
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Toyota's New 'Concept-i' Makes Self-Driving Cars Totally Customized

After  teasing the Concept-i earlier this year, Toyota has announced further details on the new vehicle line. The autonomous vehicles will feature a unique artificial intelligence that will learn from the driver's interactions to improve their experience.

By Brian Spaen
2 days ago
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New Doc 'Jane' Shares Never Before Seen Footage Of Goodall's Early Years

National Geographic recently found an extensive amount of never before released footage of Goodall during her early years and shares it now with the new documentary, Jane, with a limited release beginning on October 20.

By Desiree Kaplan
2 days ago
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BBC Documentary Highlights How Plastic Damages Our Environment

A new BBC documentary, "Blue Planet II," wrapped up filming and is slated to premiere in 2018 in the US. At the series launch event, naturalist behind the show, David Attenborough, spoke on how damaging plastic pollution is to our environment.

By Brian Spaen
3 days ago
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This New Community In Arizona Will Feature Battery Packs In Nearly 3,000 Homes

German energy startup Sonnen and home construction company Mandalay Homes will be adding solar panels and battery packs to new homes in Northern Arizona. They'll end up creating a 11.6-megawatt virtual power plant that focuses on local energy generation.

By Brian Spaen
4 days ago
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New Sustainable Concrete Helps Buildings Survive Earthquakes

Producing concrete emits a large amount of CO2 emissions. Sadly, it easily crumbles under the pressure during earthquakes. One team has found a sustainable new formula to address both issues. 

By Desiree Kaplan
1 week ago
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MIT Researchers Create Cheap 'Air-Breathing' Battery For Green Energy

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have spent years developing a cheaper large-scale battery for electrical grids powered by renewable energy. They have finally created a battery that uses sulfur, liquid salt, and oxygen.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
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Google To Run On 100% Green Energy By The End Of 2017

Google has been carbon neutral for over 10 years, and they're about to reach another milestone in green energy. All of their offices and data centers will be fueled by renewable power by the end of 2017 according to their environmental report.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
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Pittsburgh Makes Bike Sharing Free With Public Transit Passes

Healthy Ride, a local bike-sharing service in Pittsburgh, is offering a free 15-minute ride to everyone that uses a public transit pass. The company hopes the move provides a link between these services and that more people will end up using bikes.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
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New Swedish Concept Makes Any Building Net-Zero Energy

Industrial buildings and skyscrapers could generate net-zero energy soon. Swedish company Innenco has developed an energy system that is able to use a building's thermal mass for heating and cooling along with the addition of solar panels.

By Brian Spaen
1 week ago
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