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Living Light: An LED lamp entirely powered by an organic living plant

Last week we talked about how researchers have successfully contrived living cyanobacteria-based bio-solar panels that can harvest tiny bits of electricity. Well, this time around, we have come across a design based on the same principle of photosynthesis, albeit with a more visual flair. To that end, Dutch designer Ermi van Oers has crafted (in…



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Architecture

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The reACT home produces food, generates energy and self-regulates its user systems

Ticking off the usual 'boxes' of sustainability, like the low-impact modular design and solar power credentials, the reACT home does one better by integrating a range of green technologies that go beyond the user convenience to actually account for tangible productivity. To that end, reACT, used as an acronym for Resilient Adaptive Climate Technology, is…

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Science and Tech

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Nanocomposite materials can pave the way for fusion power plants

On the theoretical level, fusion, the process that fuels the sun, can provide unlimited clean energy for humanity. However, fusion-based power plants have seemingly been out of range from the realm of practicality, simply because scientists are not aware of many materials that could survive the punishing conditions concocted inside a fusion nuclear reactor. But…

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Geek-o-polis

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Functional Layout: 4 Tips to Ensure Your Website is User-Friendly

No matter what type of website you have in mind, the response from your users plays a critical role in your success. Visitors that have a positive experience are more likely to purchase, make referrals, or do whatever you need from them. Unhappy visitors may never come back. There are a few tips to create…

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