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The sOccket: A Green Way to Turn Play into Power

A few years ago during a group engineering project at Harvard, the revolutionary sOccket was born. The brainy undergrads thought up the idea to have an everyday cross-cultural item harness natural energy to fuel necessities. Kids play soccer all over the world, why not put a magnet/coil...

HP® Raises The Bar On Lowering Power Consumption

Hewlett Packard is setting out to change the way companies like Facebook and Amazon power their servers. In a conference in 2009, Facebook’s VP of technical operations, Jonathan Heiliger, explained his dissatisfaction with the current offerings from the leading chipmakers in the world. Heiliger’s complaints stem from the huge amounts...

Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Freezers Go Green

Earlier this year, Ben & Jerry’s launched a project to reduce the environmental impact of their ice cream freezers. The company’s new line of hydrocarbon ice cream display freezers use purified propane refrigerants that have virtually no carbon footprint. Currently, most freezers in the U.S. stay cool thanks to...

Solar Power Tower Will Help Keep Las Vegas Lit at Night

SolarReserve, a solar power startup, has just finished constructing a solar power tower that will be the driving force in their Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project, which will ultimately deliver sustainable energy to Las Vegas, even when the sun goes down. This 550 foot solar tower is the tallest in...

Camping Stove Doubles as Wireless Charger for Gadgets

If you’re out camping, you’re probably going to want to bring a camping stove with you. There’s nothing like cooking your own food out in the wilderness and under the stars. Most camping stoves are useful, but there’s one stove that beats out all the rest in terms of utility....

New Android Phone, ADzero, Has Sustainable Bamboo Casing

Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, a forward-thinking student at Middlesex University in the UK, has created a new Android phone that comes with bamboo casing. This phone, dubbed ADzero, is one of the first smartphones to be made partially out of sustainable, natural parts. ADzero’s bamboo casing is 100% organic, smooth, sleek, and...

Solar Inverter Could Bring Cost of Solar Power Down

The cost of solar power is around $3.50 per watt of energy. This isn’t necessarily cheap enough for many businesses to justify paying exorbitant solar panel prices and solar power installation costs. However, if solar panels were able to extract energy more effectively, the overall price of solar power would...

Green Company Spotlight: Samsung

Samsung recently launched their Guide to Green website. This website reiterates Samsung’s commitment to being a green company that prioritizes implementing eco-friendly practices. The top tech company has been pushing what they call “Planet First” initiatives for a few years, and the launch of their Guide to Green website provides...

The HYmini: Green Power Device

Order Your HYmini today! Ever wish your bike ride did more good than just give you a workout and reduce your daily carbon emissions? Now you can attach a wind charger to your handlebar and harness the energy as you...

LED Table Lamp, SolarBulb, is Positively Illuminating

SolarBulb is an LED table lamp that will light up your room in a totally eco-friendly way. You charge SolarBulb for three hours in the sun, and it can provide five hours of full LED lighting. SolarBulb doesn’t come with a base like an ordinary lamp. In order for this...

Super Bowl XLVI Goes Green With Green Mountain Energy

The NFL Environmental Program has been trying to make the Super Bowl more eco-friendly every year for the past 18 years. This year, the NFL is partnering up with Green Mountain Energy to make Super Bowl XLVI the greenest Super Bowl yet. Green Mountain Energy is going to provide 15,000...

Process of Photosynthesis Produces Green Electricity

Barry D. Bruce, University of Tennessee’s most influential biochemist, has been working with researchers at MIT and Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Switzerland for a while to produce sustainable biosolar energy. In the most recent issue of Nature: Scientific Reports, Bruce and his team of researchers asserted that they had discovered...

Samsung Galaxy S Advance Now Available for Pre-Order

On Monday of this week, representatives at Samsung announced that they will be releasing their new Samsung Galaxy S Advance in the near future. Today, the phone became available to pre-order on the websites of several mobile providers in the UK. The release date of the new Galaxy S is...