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LAGI Santa Monica

Regatta H2O: Familiar Form, Chameleon Infrastructure, 1st Place Winner, LAGI 2016 Christopher Sjoberg, Ryo Saito Team Location: Tokyo, Japan Energy Technology: Aerostatic Flutter Wind Harvesting (WindBelt™) Water Technology: Fog Harvesting Annual Capacity: 70 MWh (used on site) and 112 million…

TOTAL RENEWABLES

White Desert’s Camp Whichaway is an extreme resort in Antartica. In its extreme desolation, it is unnecessary to say its off-the-grid. In being so, the resort is powered solely by wind and solar with “zero impact” on its surroundings but…

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Solar Wallpaper…Oh Yes!

Now it is possible to have thin, affordable solar cells attached to just about anywhere. Enter Sunflare‘s new solar technology. This Los Angeles-based startup has been developing solar cells which are only micrometers thick and can be simply fastened to…

Dyaqua Invisible Solar Cells

Dyaqua invisible Solar cells are making renewable-energy aesthetically friendly! Their panels have been designed to avoid the ‘visual damage’ that is ordinarily associated with typical solar-panel design. Often times, renovated buildings that adopt a ‘renewable-energy’ stance soon lose their historic…

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GOLD TO BLUE

A new bike path in Lidzbark Warminski, Poland is glowing electric blue at night! The path is illuminated by a synthetic material called phosphor. It is able to light-up after being charged by sunlight. The developers of the project TPA…

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Little Black Rectangle

Image courtesy of www.unicefusa.org. Over 600 million people over the world do not have access to clean drinking water. Disinfecting contaminated water is a time-intensive and costly approach (using UV rays to disinfect water for instance ordinarily takes approximately 48hrs). A researcher…

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Land of the Rising Farm

A growing trend in urban Japan is indoor farming. As farmland is scarce, a wide variety of herbs and greens can be cultivated in climate-controlled environments under LED lighting at home for energy efficient food production. Two Japanese farms (Indoor…

ULTIMATE DRYER

Who would have thought that it would be possible to completely dry all your clothes in 20 minutes – without heat? Now the ‘ultrasonic’ clothes dryer has the potential to do so! The idea has already been proven conceptually and…

BRICBOTS…YEAH!

Moving four times faster than human construction workers, a new truck-mounted robot is now capable of building a house in two days. The aptly named Hadrian X, by Australian company ‘Fastbrick Robotics Limited‘ is a machine able to lay 1,000…