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  • Water Security, Out of Thin Air

    The ongoing drought in California is taking the issue of water security from outlying prepper culture to the mainstream- and one company thinks it can help. More

  • The DIY Solar Electric Car

    Think you could build your own car? This Nigerian student built his own solar electric car with an old VW and a solar panel. More

  • How Well Does Your City's Public Transportation Score?

    The website that brought renters, homebuyers, and realtors a powerful index of walkability has done it again, this time for public transit (source: At the end of January, Matt Lerner, CTO of Walk Score, announced a new ranking of the… More

  • SolarCoin: the Digital Currency Backed by the Sun

    Cryptocurrency, sometimes referred to as digital currency or alternative currency, has been making waves in the news lately, mostly due to the rapid rise in value of Bitcoin. But there are other cryptocurrencies out there that are less well-known, including More

  • Smart Introduces a New One-Seater in Detroit

    Thought a Smart couldn’t get any smaller? Well, perhaps not on four wheels, but at this year’s North American International Auto Show, the company known for its tiny cars rolled out… a bicycle! Jo Borras at sister site Gas 2.0 has all the details on Smart’s latest “vehicle.” Production Smart Bicycle Launched at Detroit Auto […] More

  • The Pedal Powered Generator Goes Open Source

    Building a simple pedal-powered generator isn’t that difficult – we got one (kind of like the one above) going on the fly nearly four years ago at the last blogathon up at Dancing Rabbit. Β It didn’t really generate enough power reliably to help us, though – that takes a bit more engineering. If you want […] More

  • The $300 DIY Greenhouse: How to Build Your Own Walipini

    While it may not feel like it – it definitely doesn’t here – Winter garden season is upon us… and pretty soon you may be thinking about ways to extend the growing season as it starts to cool off. A greenhouse is the go-to solution for most folks, but that means shelling out some bucks… right? Maybe not as much as you might think… More

  • Al Gore's Climate Reality Project Blanketing the Web with Climate Science

    Update: Sister sites Planetsave and Eat.Drink.BetterΒ (post not live yet) will both be livestreaming the 24 Hours of Reality event. It starts tonight at 7 pm Central Time. Editor’s note: As someone who’s donated 24 straight hours of time and work for a couple of different causes, I’m looking forward to the Climate Reality Project’s 24 […] More