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3 innovations for off-grid power storage

Over the past decade, the idea of a closed-loop off-the-grid home that draws its power from batteries has gone from that of an improbable wish to a very real option for many homeowners. And what’s driving this change may surprise you. Over the past several years,...

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Smart City Tech Is Being Built Into Planned Communities

Smart City Tech Is Being Built Into Planned Communities

Planned development communities like New Haven in Ontario, Calif., are highlighting urban technology applications and features as signature amenities as consumer expectations reach well beyond standard pools and parks. A gita robot delivery cart follows a pedestrian...

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Global Internet Energy Usage

Power Consumption that Supports our On-Line Habits Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989 but given the fact that in 1990 only half a percent of the world’s population was online, the world on the web has grown astronomically. By 2000, nearly half of the...

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Flower power: How One Company is Beautifying the Wind Turbine

Flower power: How One Company is Beautifying the Wind Turbine

Tulip-shaped ‘eco-art’ turbines address common complaints about noise, danger to wildlife and ugliness Flower Turbines designed a product that’s suitable for built-up areas. Photograph: Jan de Groen Tulips and flowers could help harness the power of the wind, after a...

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SMART Competition and the Collaborative Learning

The SMART Competition was originally designed as a team-based program that integrated science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and provided a hands-on, career technology based real-world engineering experience (CTE).  The Smart Education Foundation, host of...

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Transparent Solar Panels

Imagine a world where we could generate electricity using the surface of our windows, smartphones, our car's sun roof or the glass roof of our office building.  What sounds like a far-away dream, is on its way to become reality thanks to transparent solar panels....

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