October 31st, 2012 | by Glenn Meyers
Taiwan’s Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) is introducing some very exciting lighting and renewable energy discoveries. Source: Clean Technica
October 31st, 2012 | by pressroom
Known as the LifeCycle Tower (LCT) system, CREE's innovation is a slab and post wood design method that requires up to 50 percent shorter construction time compared to reinforced concrete and steel construction. The LCT system also requires 39 percent fewer resources, over the life of a building and takes advantage of engineered timber products
October 30th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS
Design for Commercial "Afterlife"
Products, processes, and systems should be designed for performance in a commercial "afterlife."
October 30th, 2012 | by pressroom
It is well established that bacteria in northern waters process carbon from their terrestrial surroundings. But the findings from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va., and Université du Québec à Montréal in Montreal, Canada, challenge the widely held belief that older carbon sources are not available to bacteria and have been largely removed from the carbon feedback loop between earth and air
October 30th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley
A building opened on Oct. 4, 2012 to a regal pomp and ceremony that is trying to bridge the very gap between new technologies and historically significant products. It is the Boekenberg or “Book Mountain” in Spijkenisse, Netherlands
October 29th, 2012 | by pressroom
Materials boasting a "tunable" refractive index have been developed within the past few years, and they show tremendous potential for photovoltaic applications. Professor E. Fred Schubert, of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering, is investigating ways to exploit this newly gained controllability and will present his findings at the upcoming AVS 59th International Symposium and Exhibition, held Oct. 28 - Nov. 2, in Tampa, Fla
October 29th, 2012 | by GBE FACTS
Taking on a do-it-yourself home renovation can be a rewarding challenge, but it may also present unseen dangers. This is especially true of older homes that were constructed with materials that are considered to be health hazards today. The level of danger will be variable depending on how old the home is, but the homeowner should take every possible precaution to avoid or limit exposure to dangerous chemicals
October 28th, 2012 | by Jennifer Shockley
Many under developed countries greatly need the sustainable technologies that have begun to be implemented into first world countries. Monarch Power is making large strides in helping this happen. They will deliver solar technology to a Maasai Tribe in Tanzania, Africa which will provide renewable energy and life sustaining applications. The technology is being given to Tanzania by Monarch’s charity MPower Foundation.