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3D printing can make a revolution in the solar power industry

3D printing is the new miracle working, cutting edge technology on the block, with engineers and amateurs alike still exploring the vast world of possibilities it offers. 3D printing seems to be the new ray of hope, which can solve many of the engineering issues and problems we have been grappling with. From molds, medicines and body parts to heavier machinery and car parts, all can be produced effectively through 3D printing.

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Stunning solar powered concept cars from Peugeot

Peugeot is one of the many companies that have dedicated themselves to developing energy efficient, greener vehicles that would fuel a better tomorrow. Here are 5 inspiring concept cars, designed either by the company, or by independent designers who were inspired by Peugeot. The concepts are envisioned to run on solar power, and are designed to navigate the worst of streets with ease.

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5 Green gadget gifts under $25 for this Christmas

Christmas is a perfect occasion for letting your loved ones know how much you love and care for them. That can be done by giving them wonderful gifts that surprise them. This Christmas, give them gifts that would not cost you much and will be loved and appreciated.

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Employing reusable grocery bags is a great step

The masses have finally become aware of the harmful impact of plastic bags which clog the drainage systems and cannot be destroyed. Plastic bags not only emit harmful toxins when in use but also increase the amount of global landfill. Plastic is made of petroleum oil and it is non-biodegradable.

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Best tips for throwing eco-friendly BBQ parties

Summers are incomplete without barbecue parties with the smoky smell of grilled meat filling the air. At the advent of summer BBQ lovers starts making arrangements and cleaning their backyards for a cozy party at home. Despite of our love for BBQ parties we have to admit that they are messy and cause quite a lot of pollution. Today’s homeowners are more conscious about their carbon footprint and wish to limit environmental pollution caused by them. No need to be disheartened as it is possible to throw an eco-friendly BBQ party this summer season. Here are some simple tips to follow for a greener BBQ.

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Reusable and recycled DIY Halloween decorations

Halloween is one of the few festivities that bring out the kid inside us. Homeowners like to decorate their home during this festival and make it look eerie or creepy according to taste. It takes a lot of efforts to decorate the home for Halloween, but most of the decorations go to the waste bins once the day passes. Wastage of resources is not a good idea as it causes unnecessary pollution. The traditional Jack-o-lanterns and spider webs cannot be recycled, but there are other elements that can be reused and recycled. In the following, you will find out best DIY decorations which can be recycled further.

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Using the sun in the desert to generate solar power

Almost all of us are familiar with solar power energy generating systems. Springing up all over the place these days, these systems generate electricity from the sun’s rays. They absorb the sunlight and convert it into usable energy, which is then transmitted to millions of households in the nearby regions. Consider this astounding fact. The sun sends over 42 trillion kilocalories of energy to Earth. Converting 100% of this energy into electricity would create enough power for the earth for a whole year. And this can be achieved in just one hour. So imagine the amount of power we would be able to generate from solar power on a daily […]

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Innovative green technology ideas that can make your home a better place to live

Every one of us faces significant energy costs on a monthly basis. From gassing up the car and heating/cooling the home to even watering the lawn, most of the activities we do directly or indirectly consume energy and contribute to our carbon footprint. Fortunately, technological advancements in recent years have given rise to some really innovative ways in which we can reduce our carbon footprint and make our homes more environmental friendly. Here are a couple of those innovations we think every house should adopt for a better, cleaner future.

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Simple ideas to remove plastics from your kitchen

You have tried many times but it seems that every time you get rid of the plastics they somehow creep in right back. Imagining life without plastic is a tough task, as this eco-damaging material has become a part of many aspects of our lifestyle. If you are truly concerned about minimizing the use of plastics then start from your kitchen. It is the place where the health of your family is made.

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Human kinetic energy can be the future of renewable energy industry

While walking, running and doing physical work, we generate kinetic energy but never before it was utilized to power up machines and commercial facilities. The kinetic energy we produce by simple movements can be transferred and converted into usable energy. Coming to think about it, there are several instances where human kinetic energy is used directly, like pedaling a bicycle and churning juices out of sugar canes.

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