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Old Cigarette Factory to Become Solar and Wind Battery Plant

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Normally when a massive factory closes its doors an outlet mall or giant water park pops up in its place. But one former cigarette plant in Concord, North Carolina is turning into something completely unexpected. Swiss battery manufacturer Alveo announced plans to turn a 3.5 million square-foot cigarette factory into a facility that makes batteries for [...]

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INFOGRAPHIC: No Tests and Other Reasons Montessori School Makes Sense

Friday, October 24, 2014

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Have you ever considered an alternative education model for your child or children? One that values self-motivation, play, and plenty of time in nature? If you have, maybe Montessori will interest you. The Naudain Academy in New Jersey sent over this nifty infographic, which details the positive side of Montessori education. Some highlights include mixed [...]

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Super-Portable Solar Briefcase Lets You Carry Solar Power Everywhere You Go

Thursday, September 4, 2014

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Grab the handle of this self-contained solar device and go! SolarBriefcase is an amazing portable generator designed and assembled by North Carolina-based company, LinorTek. One of the most portable solar generators on the market, it performs reliably in both everyday and emergency situations, and can be used at home, work, or outdoors. A built-in solar panel recharges a heavy-duty 18 [...]

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Soapbox Flat-Pack Furniture Snaps Together Easily Without the Need for Tools

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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New Jersey-based furniture designer Rob Feinstein created Soapbox , a line of a eco-friendly, no-tools-required furniture that can be set up in a snap to suit a variety of environments. Made from 3/4″ plywood with grade-A hardwood veneers and glued together with soy-based adhesive, each Soapbox comes with powder coated or galvanized stainless steel L-shaped [...]

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Semprius’ Stacked Solar Cells Could Make Solar Energy Cheaper Than Natural Gas

Friday, August 8, 2014

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Two of the main obstacles to the widespread adoption of solar energy are cost and efficiency. However researchers at the Durham, North Carolina-based startup Semprius have found a way to tackle both these issues by simply stacking solar cells . The technique enables Semprius to produce solar panels with efficiencies as high as 50). Read [...]

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Scientists Create Ultra-Efficient Solar Powered Fuel Cells for Capturing and Converting Carbon

Monday, July 7, 2014

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Researchers have killed two climate birds with one stone after coming up with a new way to capture carbon dioxide and turn it into useful chemical compound via solar energy. In collaboration with New Jersey-based startup, Liquid Light Inc ., Princeton University scientists have been able to turn a combination of carbon dioxide and water [...]

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Artist Hillary Fayle Weaves Incredible Embroidery into Leaves (Without Breaking Them!)

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

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Read the rest of Artist Hillary Fayle Weaves Incredible Embroidery into Leaves (Without Breaking Them!) Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , Embroidered Leaves , ephemeral nature art , green design , green materials , Hillary Fayle , leaf designs , leaf-cutting , leaves , natural art , Nature , [...]

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Artist Virginia Melnyk Builds Summer Igloo Out of Inflatable Pool Toys for 2014 Beijing C!HERE Art Crawl

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

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An igloo might be the last thing you’d expect to see in the summer, but artist Virginia Melnyk successfully brought the wintry icon to life as Summer Igloo, a cradle-to-cradle pavilion at the 2014 Beijing C!HERE Art Crawl. Built with inflatable pool toys, this colorful geodesic dome served as a small and playful intimate space [...]

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Evolution and Future Growth of Renewable Energy

Friday, May 30, 2014

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Renewable energy is one of the keys to securing a sustainable future for people around the world – but do you know where today’s clean technologies came from and what the future holds for the industry? The New Jersey Institute of Technology just launched a new infographic that details the evolution and future growth of [...]

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How To Reduce Your Remaining Mortgage Years Via Refinance To Lower … – The Mortgage Reports

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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Eastern Morning Herald How To Reduce Your Remaining Mortgage Years Via Refinance To Lower … The Mortgage Reports When a bank sets your monthly principal + interest mortgage payment, it's based on the principles of amortization. With a mortgage, amortization tends to favor the bank — the early years of a home loan are very [...]

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