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UK has its first outdoor gym which converts human power into usable electricity

UK has its first outdoor gym which converts human power into usable electricity | Green technology | Scoop.it
Human generated power being converted to usable electricity is certainly a conscientious facet of green technology. But, most of such conceptions are relegated to one-off products that only manage to generate power on a personal scale for the user.

However, this time we have come across the Green Heart Outdoor Gym that banks on the collective scope of human exercising. This progressive ambit, in turn results in a much greater magnitude of power generation, which can be used for credibly 'societal' purposes.

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Energy Grows on Trees: World’s First Practical Artificial Leaf | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Energy Grows on Trees: World’s First Practical Artificial Leaf | Gadgets, Science & Technology | Green technology | Scoop.it
Energy Grows on Trees: World’s First Practical Artificial Leaf...

 

The elegant design found in nature is often imitated in the lab – but not always well. Scientists have been searching for quite some time for a way to create artificial leaves which are functional energy producers and inexpensive to manufacture. So far, they have had success in one requirement or the other, but never both. That changed when Daniel G. Nocera tackled the idea. He replaced the platinum usually used in releasing the hydrogen from water with an inexpensive compound that works just as well.

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Solar panel made with ion cannon is cheap enough to challenge fossil fuels | ExtremeTech

Solar panel made with ion cannon is cheap enough to challenge fossil fuels | ExtremeTech | Green technology | Scoop.it
Twin Creeks, a solar power startup that emerged from hiding today, has developed a way of creating photovoltaic cells that are half the price of today's cheapest cells.
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Top 10 Emerging Environmental Technologies

Top 10 Emerging Environmental Technologies | Green technology | Scoop.it
Wasteful energy policies, overuse of resources, water supply shortages, global climate change, and deforestation are just some of the issues experts say need to be addressed for humans to achieve sustainable living on this planet.
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Is Space Mining a Green Technology?

Is Space Mining a Green Technology? | Green technology | Scoop.it
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A group of entrepreneurs has announced the formation of a new company called Planetary Resources with the goal of collecting valuable, useful minerals from asteroids. "Planetary Resources hopes to go after the platinum-group metals — which include platinum, palladium, osmium, and iridium — highly valuable commodities used in medical devices, renewable energy products, catalytic converters, and potentially in automotive fuel cells."

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Poo of China’s many piggies goes to market – as a green technology - Business News | IOL Business | IOL.co.za

China’s love of pork is a huge strain on the environment: its 700 000 million pigs produce 1.5 million tons of poo a year. But an Australian firm has a plan.

Why not turn the poo into power? Using a bioreactor called PooCareTM and other technology, the manure is converted into biofuel for cooking and heating while the rest goes to farms as fertiliser.

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Are you focusing on your IT waste?

Green IT is moving beyond energy and emissions to a more holistic view of the IT service and how business efficiencies can be driven by the IT operation.
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Roof Tiles Eat Up Air Pollution, Spit Out Garden Fertilizer | Gadgets, Science & Technology

Roof Tiles Eat Up Air Pollution, Spit Out Garden Fertilizer | Gadgets, Science & Technology | Green technology | Scoop.it
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A company called Boral Roofing wants to do this by providing customers with “Smog-Eating Tiles.” The roof tiles are coated with titanium dioxide, a material which breaks down nitrogen oxide in the air and turns it into calcium nitrate, a harmless compound that washes off of the roof with normal precipitation. As an added bonus, that calcium nitrate is a common garden fertilizer so your plants might thank you for it.

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Office Paper to Toilet Paper - White Goat Paper Recycler : DigInfo

A machine which makes toilet paper from shredded office paper

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New light bulb to last 23 years

New light bulb to last 23 years | Green technology | Scoop.it
Light bulbs meant to last for more than two decades while consuming very little energy may go on sale later this year.
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Green technology: enviromentalism's frenemy?

Green technology: enviromentalism's frenemy? | Green technology | Scoop.it
The technology industry continues to wow and amaze with projects which are underway or planned for the future.
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Stratospheric Bacteria: the New Source of Energy | ecogreen4us

Stratospheric Bacteria: the New Source of Energy | ecogreen4us | Green technology | Scoop.it
Scientists from the Newcastle University found a now way to generate electrical energy from stratospheric bacteria found 30km above the earth (RT @ecogreen4us: Stratospheric Bacteria: the New Source of Energy http://t.co/KDjA0g6O...
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Plan to generate sea power for Durban - Times LIVE

Plan to generate sea power for Durban - Times LIVE | Green technology | Scoop.it
If the latest plan by the US's Hydro Alternative Energy and South Africa's Occtur Ocean Energy to generate electricity from an ocean current is anything to go by, KwaZulu-Natal's electricity shortage will soon be history.
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World Green® - The Sustainability Social Network

World Green® - The Sustainability Social Network | Green technology | Scoop.it
A sustainability Social Network - World Green is to fundamentally transform the way we think about sustainability by providing a forum for sharing information and working together on green actions.
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