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Irrigation Tool Cuts Ag CO2 Footprint

Agriculture uses a huge amount of groundwater and surface water nationally, up to 37% of the nation’s consumptive water use and 80% in the West. Efficient irrigation [...]

July 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

Electricity from Falling Snow

Energy harvesting has made great strides over the past few years. Companies have begin harvesting kinetic energy from people dancing on surfaces, and researchers are [...]

December 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

Playing Ball with In-Pipe Energy

Portland, Oregon is known for being the home of water-generated power, but while you may think of large dams, we are actually talking about pipe-based water power. A while [...]

October 25, 2020 // 0 Comments

Solar Cells to Generate Energy at Night

What if solar cells worked at night? That’s no joke, according to Jeremy Munday, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC Davis. In fact, a [...]

March 7, 2020 // 0 Comments

System provides cooling with no electricity

Imagine a device that can sit outside under blazing sunlight on a clear day, and without using any power cool things down by more than 23 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees [...]

November 1, 2019 // 0 Comments

Geothermal: Key to Always-Charged Batteries?

Although currently used renewable energy sources such as wind and solar energy are surpassing analyst expectations, geothermal energy is still considered the poor stepchild [...]

September 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

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