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Will Your Car’s Body be Your Battery?

In the same way that the technology industry is looking at energy harvesting through advanced textiles for people, a research team in Sweden is believes it can store energy [...]

October 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Waste Plastic to Car Fuel…and New Plastic

We all know that plastics recycling can be a tricky business — in most cases it has to be clean and sorted properly, which makes it a burden for both consumers and [...]

September 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Is E.coli Key to More Efficient Solar?

E.coli and solar are not usually two terms we mention in the same sentence. E.coli bacteria are responsible for some of the worst food poisoning outbreaks in the world, while [...]

July 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

Smart Coating Neutralizes VOCs Indoors

The amount of time we spend indoors (90% of our lives) in our homes, offices and schools has recently received a lot of attention, in part because air quality is typically 5 [...]

May 31, 2018 // 0 Comments

Squeezing Solar Cells for More Power

Sometimes it takes some out-of-the-box thinking to come up with a what seems like a simpler solution to a problem. Physicists at the University of Warwick have published new [...]

April 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Cleantech Clothing Conversion: Chanel to Gel

A few years ago, I read a fascinating and lively description of what happens to used T-shirts in our current global trading environment. Pietra Rivoli’s “Travels [...]

February 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

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