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Microwave 2.0 is a study in emotionally durable design

Microwave 2.0: A Study in Emotionally Durable Design

If emotional durability can be designed into a microwave oven, who knows how our consumer culture might change as our concepts of how we relate to the products we use every day evolves?


The Muv-e Scooter: The Latest In Green City Travel

The brainchild of Israeli automotive designer Amir Zaid, the Muv-e scooter takes up where most collapsible electric scooters leave off. Its three large wheels, sturdy body and sustainable power system makes the concept an attractive option for city commuting.

This artist's rendering shows the forthcoming Whole Foods Market location in Gowanus, Brooklyn, complete with rooftop greenhouse.

Whole Foods to Grow Produce on Roof of New Brooklyn Store

Whole Foods Market will build a greenhouse farm on the roof of its forthcoming store in Gowanus, Brooklyn. Scheduled to open this fall, the greenhouse will be the first commercial scale farm of its kind integrated within a retail grocery space.

PanelClaw seeks to reduce solar power soft costs

PanelClaw Solar Company Seeks to Reduce Solar Power Soft Costs

The PanelClaw solar company illustrates how solar industry leaders are reducing solar power soft costs including shipping, installation and financing, which will keep the overall cost of a solar array trending downwards even without new advances in solar cell efficiency.

Electric vehicles

A New Law Would Require Electric Vehicles to Make Artificial Sound

The NHTSA estimated in its January 2013 recommendations that, “If this proposal were implemented, there would be 2,800 fewer pedestrian and pedal cyclist injuries over the life of each model year of hybrid cars, trucks and vans and low speed vehicles, as compared to vehicles without sound.”

Tesla's next announcement for NASCAR

Wait ‘Til You Hear About Tesla’s Next Big Announcement

On Tuesday, Tesla Motors released details of a new financing arrangement that could effectively enable car buyers to lease a Tesla Model S for about $500 per month with little or no up-front payment, and with a buy-back guarantee to boot.

Ending the Debate: Most Republicans Actually Support Increased Renewable Energy Use

Apparently, the “Global Warming Debate” is not as much of one as the hard-liners at Fox News and on Capitol Hill would lead us to believe. A recent study released by Yale and George Mason University found nearly 80 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning Independents support increasing renewable energy use and more than 60 percent believe the United States should take action to address climate change.

Carbon pollution

Why We Need A Price on Carbon

Last week, ThinkProgress posted a video that talked about how the storms, wildfires, droughts, and “weather on steroids” that are being caused by carbon emissions are costing serious money. Is the answer a carbon tax?

Emerson offers Trellis platform for smarter data centers

Smarter Data Center Efficiency, Operations & Management

Data centers present enormous challenges for companies looking to trim their carbon footprint and cut their utility costs. However, new tools are becoming available for “smarter” data centers to cut energy consumption without sacrificing energy security, and that is beginning to open up some unique opportunities for the introduction of a more nimble, diversified approach to energy sources.

new air force energy strategic plan

The U.S. Air Force Has a New Energy Plan…Do You?

The new Air Force Energy Strategic Plan creates an adaptive framework for energy security with conservation, energy awareness, supply chain and resiliency that could easily apply to businesses.