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July 17, 2015 Business

Kraftwerk: A Handheld Power Plant to Free You From the Grid

By: Pierce Nahigyan

Photo Credit: Kraftwerk It powers your laptop or mobile device with a standard USB connector, provides non-stop electricity, can be used in all weather conditions and...

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July 13, 2015 Business

Marci Zaroff on Developing ECOfashion & Inspiring Millennial Women

By: Pierce Nahigyan

Marci Zaroff, founder and President of Under the Canopy. (Image via Marci Zaroff) (This is the first installment in Planet Experts' series on trailblazing women in the...

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July 7, 2015 Innovation

The Lowline Will Redefine Civic Space With the World’s First Solar-Lit, Underground Park

By: Pierce Nahigyan

Lowline Park concept. (Image Credit: Lowline / Flickr) The Lowline is coming to Delancey Street, and it’s the brightest idea in public design since Vaux &...

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July 2, 2015 Environment

Nemo’s Garden Is an Underwater Greenhouse

By: Planet Editor

A diver attends to one of the underwater biospheres. (Image Credit: YouTube screenshot) Twenty feet underwater off the coast of Noli, Italy, five bubble-shaped greenhouses are...

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June 30, 2015 Innovation

James Cameron Develops Sun Flower: An Open-Source Solar Innovation

By: Planet Editor

Sun Flower on MUSE campus. (Photo Credit: Brandon Hickman, courtesy MUSE School / via Gizmodo) Filmmaker and ocean advocate James Cameron has been one of the...

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June 25, 2015 Innovation

A Bright Future for DC-Powered Road Trips

By: Plug In America

Our EV atop Pikes Peak. (Photo Credit: Chad Schwitters) This article was written by Plug In America board member, Chad Schwitters In September, my wife and I...

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June 16, 2015 Innovation

How Can Just 100,000 Trees Save LA Nearly $4 Million?

By: TreePeople

Have you heard of TreeMapLA? If you’re unfamiliar, TreeMapLA is an app you can download that’s a public inventory and education tool allowing users to interact with their environment in a...

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June 8, 2015 Business

Coke’s New Bottle Is Made Entirely From Sugar Cane

By: Planet Editor

Last Wednesday, Coca-Cola debuted its new PlantBottle at the Expo Milano food technology conference. The bottle, like any you’d find at your local convenience store, is still made of plastic....

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May 9, 2015 Innovation

Would You Buy a Car That Runs on Air?

By: Planet Editor

Would you buy a car that runs on air? Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec is willing to bet $5 million that you will. Last week, Zero Pollution Motors introduced Herjavec and...

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May 1, 2015 Climate & Energy

Elon Musk Unveils Tesla Powerwall: A Solar Battery for the Home

By: Planet Editor

On Thursday night, Tesla CEO and Chairman of SolarCity Elon Musk revealed a device that he hopes will “fundamentally change the way the world uses energy”: The Tesla Powerwall. It...

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April 29, 2015 Business

The Newest Source of Innovation May Be the Oldest

By: Bill Browning

Lena River Delta on the Laptev Sea. The Lena Delta Reserve is the most extensive protected wilderness area in Russia. (Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)...

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April 28, 2015 Environment

BioCarbon Engineering Wants to Use Drones to Plant 1 Billion Trees per Year

By: Planet Editor

Lauren Fletcher, CEO of BioCarbon Engineering, piloting a drone. (Image Credit: Vimeo Screenshot) A finalist in the UAE's Drones for Good Competition, BioCarbon Engineering has one very...

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April 16, 2015 Innovation

Scientific Wonder: Mesh Coating Can Strain Oil From Water

By: Planet Editor

Bharat Bhushan (Ohio Eminent Scholar in Mechanical Systems, center), research assistant Dave Maharaj (left) and postdoctoral researcher Philip Brown (right). (Image Credit: Jo McCulty / The...

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April 15, 2015 Innovation

Students: Invent A Stormwater Pollution Hack for a Chance to Visit the Long Beach Floating Labs!

By: TreePeople

TreePeople’s Generation Earth program challenges students to show LA County how we can alleviate the effects of stormwater pollution in our community! Students must invent or discover a stormwater pollution...

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April 3, 2015 Food

PlantLab Says Indoor Farms Are the Future

By: Planet Editor

PlantLab's headquarters and research facility in the Netherlands. (Image: PlantLab) Dutch agro-firm PlantLab says indoor farms could yield 30 to 40 times more crops than open...

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March 31, 2015 Environment

This Billboard Makes Drinking Water in the Desert

By: Planet Editor

Here’s an idea that is so practical, simple and beneficial, you might be wondering why no one ever thought of it before. Well, we at Planet Experts like to think...

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March 26, 2015 Environment

The Six Coolest Environmental Stories of March 2015

By: Planet Editor

Granted, there were many depressing stories that we covered this month, but March wasn’t completely without hope. Here are six stories that won’t revolutionize the world just yet but will...

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March 20, 2015 Business

CALMAC’s Icy Alternative to Conventional A/C Saves Energy & Dollars

By: Pierce Nahigyan

Image Credit: Steven Depolo / Flickr It costs a lot to keep cool in America. According to the U.S. Energy Department, air conditioning uses about five...

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