Sun Power: Jet Fuel for the 21st Century?

By Irargerich via Flickr
By Irargerich via Flickr

Airplanes and jets have become part of everyday life since the first flight more than a century ago.  Solar aviation, on the other hand, is finally nearing perfection after decades of exploration.  The first functional solar cells were introduced in 1954 – 2 decades later, in 1974, the first solar powered airplane made its virgin flight.  The small-scale model was the first of many attempts to power aircraft with the sun…

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5 Weird Ideas That May Improve the Planet

Photo by tlindenbaum via Flickr
Photo by tlindenbaum via Flickr

The technological advancements we continue to make, especially in sustainable innovation, never cease to amaze me – especially when they’re as strange and weird as the green ideas featured in this post!  Could a tornado be the source of your electricity in the future?  Will we wash our dead straight down the drain?  Read on to learn more strange ideas that could improve the planet…

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Greatest Green Cell Phones for the New Year

How eco-friendly can a cell phone be?

Photo by gaetan lee
Photo by gaetan lee

A green cell phone – could there really be such a thing? Nearly 90% of the world has access to cellular phone service; there are nearly 3 billion mobile phone accounts in the world; and a number of countries have more cell phones in active use than their total population. Cell phones have become such an environmental concern that many areas have banned traditional disposal methods, requiring recycling and refurbishing instead, and regulations on manufacturing are becoming just as common.

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