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Power Generating Soccer Ball Brings Power To Rural Areas

One-fourth of kids worldwide do not have access to electricity. Most of these kids, however, love to play soccer. Four Harvard students have used this information to create a product that can complement each other. These students have created a soccer ball that captures energy from kicking, dribbling and throwing a soccer ball. The energy captured…
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Apple Plans To Make Its Main Data Center 100% Green

Although Apple has been working on multiple data centers than run on clean energy, the overall percentage of Apple facilities running on green energy is not too high. And that is precisely why Apple has been criticized in the past for relying heavily on 'dirty energy.' Now, it would seem that the company plans to change this.
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Apple Reveals Plans Of A 100% Green Data Center

Greenpeace recently lambasted Apple over using 'dirty' coal energy for most of the power that is used up by its facilities. Although Apple is already working on a solar energy farm as well as a cell energy farm, both of these combined would still account for only a part of Apple's overall power usage. Now, the tech giant has revealed plans of…
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Sony To Make Electric Vehicles Batteries

Sony will start manufacturing lithium-ion batteries specifically for electric cars and hybrids and demand for these batteries will surely increase as more people buy hybrids and electric cars, so Sony says it is prepared to build dedicated plants for this purpose too. Sony will be competing against the likes of fellow Japanese company Panasonic in…
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AT&T To Power 11 California Sites With Bloom Energy Fuel Cells

AT&T becomes the first telco to use energy-efficient Bloom Box servers, which will power 11 sites in California and a move AT&T says will cut its carbon dioxide emissions in half and virtually eliminate SOx, NOx, and other smog-forming particles. The Bloom Energy Server installations will begin later this year and will be fully operational…
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Google Invests $280 Million For Solar Energy

SolarCity, the largest residential solar power provider in the state of California, which also provides financing, monitoring and installation services announced that it plans to team up with Google to offer discount services as part of a new financing initiative. Google is set to invest $280 million in a fund that hopes to help jump-start solar…
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Genetically Modified Algae Could Produce The Fuel Of The Future

A new company called Joule Unlimited has succeeded in growing genetically-altered organisms that sweat out usable fuel and live on to continue making more. The company broke ground recently on a Texas pilot plant that will house the single-cell plant organisms in flat structures resembling solar panels facing the sun. Water flowing through…
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