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Solar Plane’s Intercontinental Attempt

The Swiss sun-powered aircraft Solar Impulse took off on Thursday for Morocco on its first attempt at an intercontinental flight - without using a drop of fuel. If successful, the 2,500-kilometer (1,5…

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Solar-Powered Boat’s Round-the-World Trip

In these days of environmental awareness, a European venture has shown the possibilities of solar power. PlanetSolar is the world's largest solar-powered boat and the catamaran will complete its recor…

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Mustard Power in India

In Rajasthan, one of India's poorest states, mustard plants that used to be burned are now a source of income for many farming families. They sell the plants to a biomass power plant. Science News …

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Poland: Dispute over Atomic Power Plant

Poland wants to build its first nuclear power plant near the German border. Protest is coming not only from politicians in Germany, but also from people living near the sites under consideration for c…

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NYC Triples Solar Energy Production

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced the city has tripled its solar energy production. Photo Credit: jerryfergusonphotography via Flickr. US News Video by NewsLook var nl_rand…

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Towering Tulips Help Solar Power Flower

An Israeli energy company is taking flower power to a new level. The company, AORA, is using tulip-shaped towers to concentrate solar energy into a high temperature gas that can be used to power entir…

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Plug-in Electric Cars at the NY Auto Show

Plug-in electric cars are replacing hybrids as the preferred green solution for auto manufacturers at the New York Auto Show. Fisker released its new Atlantic, BMW its new i8 Spyder - the convertible …

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Is this Electric Bike Just too Fast?

Specialized has released its first electric bike, the 'Turbo,' and it's fast. Powered by lithium batteries it runs up to 45 kph or 28 mph without pedaling. The only problem is it goes too fast to be l…

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Driving a Fuel Cell Forklift

Oorja produces fuel cells so forklifts can keep going and going and going...and going. Photo Credit: Presleyjesus via Flickr. Tech News by NewsLook var nl_rand = "ooiqccgda057mc3g", NewsLoo…

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Pee for Power

Urine as an energy source. It mustn’t get weirder than that, you’d say, but a virtual who-is-who of renowned Dutch research institutes and public institutions are seriously working at making "yellow p…

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