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What Others are Doing Your car’s exhaust system releases heat every time you drive; you can feel that heat while you are sitting in traffic.  What if that heat could be captured and used to create energy?  Well, scientists have developed a thermocell that can collect waste heat both from cars and from power plants […]

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What Others are Doing Scientists at Oregon State University have determined that ethylene glycol, a main component in antifreeze, can be used as an inexpensive solvent to help create solar energy. Finding inexpensive materials to create solar energy is key to making solar energy more viable and useful. What You Can Do Is it time […]

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What Others are Doing A chemist at the University of Delaware has developed an inexpensive catalyst that uses electricity from solar power to convert carbon dioxide into a synthetic fuel that can be used to power cars and homes.  The catalyst being used is bismuth, one of the main ingredients in Pepto-Bismol. What You Can […]

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What Others are Doing A chemist at the University of Delaware has developed an inexpensive catalyst that uses electricity from solar power to convert carbon dioxide into a synthetic fuel that can be used to power cars and homes.  The catalyst being used is bismuth, one of the main ingredients in Pepto-Bismol. What You Can […]

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What Others are Doing   Scientists have developed a new type of catalyst that could improve the accessibility of wind and solar electricity as well as hybrid cars.  Learn more about it at Science Daily. What You Can Do In honor of World Environment Day, Tips and Toes Nail Salons are collecting aluminum cans and […]

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What Others are Doing Two companies are uniting to create a structure that can generate solar power. It’s perfect for anyone who would like the benefit of solar panels but can’t put them on the roof. The concept can be used for carports, picnic shelters, decks, or virtually any other kind of structure where green […]

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What Others are Doing Norwegian researchers are trying to develop an underwater hydroelectric power plant that would store electricity under the sea.  Learn more about this technology from Science Daily. What You Can Do Sometimes choosing the greener option can seem more expensive, like buying pricey all-natural cleaners or organic food.  But you can actually […]

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What Others are Doing Metallurgists at University of Utah have found a way to create solar cell material using a microwave.  This method is inexpensive and uses abundant materials. What You Can Do You can be kinder to the Earth by cutting down on your water consumption, and you don’t have to stop showering to […]

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What Others are Doing Scientists at Stanford and the US Department of Energy have developed an inexpensive battery with a long lifespan that could improve access to solar and wind energy for electricity.  It is a promising development in the shift toward accessible alternative energy. What You Can Do Your AC will be working hard […]

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What Others are Doing Scientists at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have developed a new device that uses water to charge the batteries of devices like mobile phones.  The device can use either fresh water or salt water, and the water does not have to be completely clean. What You Can Do […]

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