Researchers have been inspired by geckos’ feet to develop a liquid crystalline elastomer material that bends in set directions in response to heat and light.
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A new design for a solar-powered sea water purifier could help save lives at sea.
An energy company has created a digital teacher using AI to help children learn about different types of renewable energy.
The sustainable house has been built so it generates more energy than it uses.
A new skyscraper features a folded design that blends solid aluminium panels with strategically-placed glass to reduce heat from sunlight and therefore save energy.
The patent-pending device, which warns car users about approaching cyclists, costs less than two EURO to produce.
A new paint is being developed that could actively cool buildings using laser cooling properties adapted for sunlight.
A new multi-functional space for music includes gardens, public walkways and a solar panel sail that follows the sun around the building.
Scientists from Stanford University used creepy crawlies to help develop solar cells with a fragile photovoltaic material.
A Beijing architecture company have designed a bike farm to help the community grow produce without the need for land or space
Architect-designed ice skating rink will use solar and geothermal power to keep the rink frozen all year-round.
A new paint produces hydrogen gas from water vapor and sunlight, allowing building walls to act as a fuel source.
American firm is working on a small robot that lives in gardens and spends its time roaming around chopping down weeds.
An engineering team in Australia have pioneered new, highly-efficient solar cell technology modelled on the wings of the Blue Morpho butterfly.
Add / Remove Dutch health technology company e-Senses is currently trying to raise funds on Indiegogo for its new gadget the Helios Smart Ring. Billed as the world’s first sunlight, daylight and vitamin D tracker, users will wear it like any other ring and its UV index and ambient light sensors calculate all the sun […]
Boston is furthering its credentials as an eco and visitor friendly city with the Soofa sign and bench. Both are solar powered, and provide e-ink information.
Estonian design company Kodasema’s square KODA home is assembled in seven hours and includes LED lights, solar panels and smart fixtures.