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Team from Stanford University creates “self-healing” synthetic skin

Team from Stanford University creates “self-healing” synthetic skin

Thatcher Michelsen November 14, 2012 0

According to press reports from the university, the team recently unveiled a synthetic skin product that, if damaged, can slowly rebuild itself anew

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MIT research team creates prototype medical device that captures the body’s natural power

MIT research team creates prototype medical device that captures the body’s natural power

Thatcher Michelsen November 13, 2012 0

Another intriguing aspect of the project was that because of the relatively low charge this "natural battery" creates, the team had to find a way to make their prototype operate more efficiently.

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New breed of monster trucks set to crush both cars and dependence on fossil fuels

New breed of monster trucks set to crush both cars and dependence on fossil fuels

Thatcher Michelsen November 12, 2012 0

According to Bigfoot 4x4, the maker of the eponymous monster truck, a new version known simply as Number 20 will employ a state-of-the-art battery that will allow it to run entirely on electric power

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Jaguar’s new plug-in hybrid wins design award

Jaguar’s new plug-in hybrid wins design award

Thatcher Michelsen November 9, 2012 0

The battle for the plug-in hybrid car market has begun to heat up after a surprising but wildly successful entry by luxury car maker Jaguar in the RAC Future Car Challenge that took place

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Is the “smart bulb” the future of lighting in U.S. homes?

Is the “smart bulb” the future of lighting in U.S. homes?

Thatcher Michelsen November 8, 2012 1

While EnergyStar-rated products and consumer programs have certainly helped, it appears that technology hasn't completely solved this complex issue. Thankfully, the market will soon see a new line of hardware that Americans can use

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With President Obama’s victory, the green energy industry catches a big break

With President Obama’s victory, the green energy industry catches a big break

Thatcher Michelsen November 7, 2012 0

In a recent blog piece from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), author Frances Beinecke lauded the successful election as a make-or-break moment for the green movement.

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More Americans using smart meters, report says

More Americans using smart meters, report says

Thatcher Michelsen November 6, 2012 0

According to the results, the number of Americans using these machines rose from 33 million in 2011 to roughly 36 million so far in 2012, an approximately 23 percent rise.

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New York City’s Empire State Building: A model for energy efficiency

New York City’s Empire State Building: A model for energy efficiency

Thatcher Michelsen November 5, 2012 0

The landmark's energy expenditure should drop by at least 40 percent once the various energy-saving technologies are fully operational

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Solar industry sees substantial job growth during 2012

Solar industry sees substantial job growth during 2012

Thatcher Michelsen November 2, 2012 0

In addition to this year's gains, the nonprofit reported that it had altered its estimates for growth in 2011, changing the number of those employed in the solar industry from 100,237 to 105,145 individuals

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Colorado-based processing firm redefines the phrase “recycling”

Colorado-based processing firm redefines the phrase “recycling”

Thatcher Michelsen November 1, 2012 0

Known as repurposedMATERIALS, the firm takes discarded industrial components and puts them to work in another capacity.

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