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Bionic leg is controlled by brain power

Bionic leg is controlled by brain power | Green Geek News | Scoop.it

Researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Center for Bionic Medicine have created a prosthetic leg that reads motor intentions from tiny muscle contractions. Compared with prosthetics that are not able to "read" the intent of their wearers, the programmed robotic leg reduced the kinds of errors that cause unnatural movements, discomfort and falls by as much as 44%.


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Another step toward trans-humanism?  How long will it be before prosthetics are superior enough to natural limbs that people start opting to "upgrade" their apendages?

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A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source (updated) | ExtremeTech

A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source (updated) | ExtremeTech | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Ubiquitous Energy and Michigan State University researchers have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone's screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell.
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Paper-thin printed solar cells could provide power for 1.3 billion people

Paper-thin printed solar cells could provide power for 1.3 billion people | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Thanks to inexpensive printed solar cells, 1.3 billion people currently without electricity may be able to plug in for the first time.
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Man who forced French supermarkets to donate food wants to take law global

Man who forced French supermarkets to donate food wants to take law global | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Arash Derambarsh, a local councillor who kickstarted fight against food waste in his Paris suburb, wants to convince more countries to follow France’s example

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CleanRiver Recycling Solutions's curator insight, May 29, 2015 4:25 PM

France leads the way in reducing food waste. A new law will force grocery stores to donate unwanted food to local charities rather than tossing into the garbage.

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Could solar-powered floating farms provide enough food for the entire world?

Could solar-powered floating farms provide enough food for the entire world? | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Forward Thinking Architecture proposes the Smart Floating Farms: solar-powered and modular farms to help provide food security and resilience worldwide.

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Anaëlle Tanquerey-Cado's curator insight, July 9, 2015 7:45 AM

des fermes urbaines flottantes marchant à l'énergie solaire ?

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Exude a Fresh Aura in Your Homes with 20 Green Living Walls | Home Design Lover

Exude a Fresh Aura in Your Homes with 20 Green Living Walls | Home Design Lover | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
If we like having plants in the interior and if we want to achieve a stunning and relaxing landscape, then we will never say no to a green living wall. Add
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Video: This Korean highway with an integrated solar panel array is the future

Video: This Korean highway with an integrated solar panel array is the future | Green Geek News | Scoop.it

Solar power has been getting a lot of support because well, we love our sun just as much as it loves to send us lots and lots of energy in different forms–mainly heat and many photons of light and radiation.

That said, we’ve been finding better ways to take advantage of our sun’s love by harnessing its energy to power our world. This also means increasing the demand and research of photovoltaic cells. And that means they’re more affordable. So guess what, they’re showing up more often.

You’ll find them on lamp posts, rooftops, and…highways?


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Italian army growing cannabis to slash end user prices

Italian army growing cannabis to slash end user prices | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Italy’s first medical marijuana crop – grown by the country’s military – is “coming along nicely,” according to officials at a government-funded greenhouse outside Florence.

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A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source | ExtremeTech

A fully transparent solar cell that could make every window and screen a power source | ExtremeTech | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Researchers at Michigan State University have created a fully transparent solar concentrator, which could turn any window or sheet of glass (like your smartphone's screen) into a photovoltaic solar cell.
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Scientists Zero In on Only Solution to Climate Crisis | Alex Kirby | Climate New Network

Scientists Zero In on Only Solution to Climate Crisis | Alex Kirby | Climate New Network | Green Geek News | Scoop.it

If you want to know what we have to do to avoid catastrophic climate change, 17 of the world’s leading climate scientists have worked out a simple but challenging solution: the world, they say, must turn by mid-century into a zero-carbon society.

 

The signatories to today’s “Earth Statement” say: “This trajectory is not one of economic pain, but of economic opportunity, progress and inclusiveness. It is a chance too good to be missed.

 

“The latest science indicates that there are critical thresholds in the Earth system. Transgressing them may lead to dramatic and irreversible environmental changes.


 

“We are probably edging very close to such thresholds, and may already have crossed one with regard to melting of parts of Antarctica. Sea-level rise of more than one metre due to this event alone may be inevitable.”

 

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Triple Decker and Zero-Emissions Super Jumbo Plane: Flight of future?

Triple Decker and Zero-Emissions Super Jumbo Plane: Flight of future? | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Solar Powered and zero-emission three decker AWWA-QG Progress Eagle Airplane: Would we be flying this plane in 2030?

Designer and aviation enthusiast, Oscar Vinals is little obsessed in designing concept.

Oscar Vinals has designed a triple-decker concept plane called the AWWA-QG Progress Eagle, which he envisions to be implemented by 2030. Last year, he came up with the design for the AWWA Sky Whale, a futuristic aircraft that he said would transform green air travel and carry a astounding 755 passengers. Now, he has outdone himself.

With his newest design, the AWWA-QG Progress Eagle, he conceives the future of travel as a triple-decker aircraft with zero carbon emissions.


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Solar could be cheaper than coal and gas by 2025, study says

Solar could be cheaper than coal and gas by 2025, study says | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Good news: Study finds solar power will be cheaper than coal or gas by 2025 in parts of EU http://t.co/MkPAIbJ3vz http://t.co/9uC4npCgmP
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Your Next Electric Car May Not Even Need a Battery

Your Next Electric Car May Not Even Need a Battery | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Scientists discover a way to make a car's doors, hood, and roof generate electricity.

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Sass Peress's curator insight, February 11, 2015 9:00 AM

The day this happens, is the day that gasoline cars die.

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Chevrolet Bolt Starts the Clock on Mainstream Electric Vehicles in U.S.

Chevrolet Bolt Starts the Clock on Mainstream Electric Vehicles in U.S. | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
GM debuted a 200-mile, $30K EV called the Chevy Bolt in Detroit, and it looks like the first step toward mainstream electric vehicle adoption.

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Sass Peress's curator insight, February 5, 2015 10:11 AM

Frankly speaking...I'm thinking its going to be a race between GM, BMW, Nissan and Tesla for the mainstream EV buyer...this is really not a bad design which has some similarities to the BMW i3...

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Hyperloop's 1st home may be Central Valley eco-utopia - SFGate

Hyperloop's 1st home may be Central Valley eco-utopia - SFGate | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Elon Musk’s “hyperloop” system for high-speed travel may debut in a long-planned, solar-powered city that a former book publisher wants to build from scratch in the Central Valley.
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Study Says Solar Can Power the World

Study Says Solar Can Power the World | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Green News: Study Says Solar Can Power the World http://t.co/LTMUlZYGZS
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This May Be the Future of Solar Power

This May Be the Future of Solar Power | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
The new panels could have a 34% energy conversion rate

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Hail to the Dandelion!

Hail to the Dandelion! | Green Geek News | Scoop.it

Little is more emblematic of our culture's dysfunctional relationship with Earth than our relationship with the dandelion. We spread cancer-causing, chemical toxins around our homes and public places to kill plants that produce healthy and delicious dark green leaves (and may also help cure cancer). Check on pesticide toxicities here. Meanwhile we eat store-bought dark green leaves (which are mostly water), packaged in plastic and grown 3,000 miles away in a state in its fourth year of serious drought.


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Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, May 8, 2015 11:08 AM

Thanks for this homage to one of my favourite spring flowers.

Fliss Clooney's curator insight, May 14, 2015 8:30 AM

Any excuse not to weed  is a good one :D

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ReFlow reuses grey water, saves fresh water

ReFlow reuses grey water, saves fresh water | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
As water shortages haunt many parts of the world, saving water at home is a must. One way to do that is to recycle and reuse grey water. In Vancouver, Canada, a team of designers has created the p...

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An Organic Farm That Stores More Greenhouse Gas Than It Emits Developed In China – Agriculture To Finally Become Sustainable

An Organic Farm That Stores More Greenhouse Gas Than It Emits Developed In China – Agriculture To Finally Become Sustainable | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Chinese scientists have been able to create an organic farm that absorbs more carbon, one of the primary greenhouse gases, than what it emits. Agriculture to be sustainable.

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That’s not natural or organic: How Big Food misleads

That’s not natural or organic: How Big Food misleads | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Major conglomerates claim their food is healthy. But they might have funded the study -- and the feds barely care
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Hopeful lessons from the battle to save rainforests

Hopeful lessons from the battle to save rainforests | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
"Save the rainforest” is an environmental slogan as old as time — but Tasso Azevedo catches us up on how the fight is actually going these days. Spurred by the jaw-dropping losses of the 1990s, new laws (and transparent data) are helping slow the rate of deforestation in Brazil. Is it enough? Not yet. He has five ideas about what we should do next. And he asks if the lessons learned in Brazil could be applied to an even bigger problem: global climate change.

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Renewable Energy Future Looks Less Costly

Renewable Energy Future Looks Less Costly | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Adopting all-renewable energy may be costly, but not as much as the status quo after counting negative effects.

Global power demand today is about 12.5 terawatts, which is likely to grow to 17 terawatts by 2030, the U.S. Energy Department reports. Meeting that demand with renewable power certainly won’t be cheap. Mark Jacobson, a civil and environmental engineering professor at Stanford, and Mark Delucchi, a research scientist at the University of California, Davis’s Institute of Transportation Studies, estimate that construction of a worldwide wind, water and solar system would cost $100 trillion over 20 years, including upgrades to the grid.


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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, April 25, 2015 7:47 AM

The International Energy Agency has put a price tag on confronting climate change at $10.5 trillion by 2030. That’s the global investment in low-carbon energy (plus energy efficiency) that’s needed, the agency estimates, to hold greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere to 450 parts per million and world temperature rise to 2 degrees Celsius.

According to Mark Moro, a fellow at the Brookings Institution, “The figure $10.5 trillion by 2030 declares objectively and indelibly that the battle against climate change requires remaking the world energy system with new technologies, many of which don’t exist, or don’t exist cheaply enough, and that we’d better get to work on that in earnest.”

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This 3D-printed tree charges smart phones with solar power

This 3D-printed tree charges smart phones with solar power | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Scientists have created a tree prototype that harvests solar power from indoor or outdoor light, and turns it into electricity
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Why Tesla's battery for your home should terrify utilities

Earlier this week, during a disappointing Tesla earnings call, Elon Musk mentioned in passing that he’d be producing a stationary battery for powering the home in the next few months. It sounded...
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World’s First Net-Zero Energy Skyscraper to be Built In Jakarta

World’s First Net-Zero Energy Skyscraper to be Built In Jakarta | Green Geek News | Scoop.it
Net zero energy building is the present and future of green building design. A lot of buildings, across the world are designed, so that they generate as much energy as they use – i.e. they are designed, based on the concept of NZEB. Ensuring prudent use of energy and maximum utilization

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