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Research: Translucent Solar Panels On Greenhouse Can Also Grow Plants

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Nov 7, 2017 12:08:11 PM

Research at the University of California offers a tantalizing look at the future of food production.

Researchers at the Santa Cruz branch of the University found that a greenhouse built with special, translucent solar panels produced as much growth of tomatoes and cucumbers as one with standard glazings.

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New Types of Recycled Plastic Roads Could Make Polymer Driving Surfaces the New Normal

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Apr 30, 2017 5:27:36 PM

As predicted in the Celestia Project, roads made with recycled (and recyclable) polymers are becoming a reality.

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Video: Salt Water Batteries Offer an Essential  Alternative to Lithium Ion Storage

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 4, 2017 1:12:26 PM

Despite setbacks, the opportunities for for so called salt water batteries are immense. All that's needed is enough momentum to displace more toxic materials.

While we were disappointed to see this notable Salt Water Battery company, Aquion Energy, file for bankruptcy protection recently, the technology is sound, and has been commercially available for a couple of years.We're confident that this company, or others following this innovative track will continue to pursue salt water storage technology. The status quo alternative of batteries made with heavy metals, rare minerals and other toxic materials is unsustainable in the long run.

 

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Tiny Robots Powered by "Force Fields" Could Soon Probe Your Body for Cancer Cells

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Jan 25, 2016 2:50:32 PM

Researchers closing in on controllable robots small enough to enter the bloodstream.

Here's the report, from Designtrend.com:

"Researchers from Purdue University are hoping to produce tiny robots that could seek out cancer cells or be put to work assembling tiny electronic components in manufacturing lines, writes Nature World News.

In a new study, the scientists detailed how the robots would be controlled technology consisting of a series of "mini force fields," according to UPI.

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Video: The Solar Airplane Has Already Become a Reality

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Dec 28, 2015 8:21:08 PM

We predicted that it would happen soon. We didn't know how soon. Meet the Solar Impulse.

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