Brooklyn-based manufacturer IceStone LLC has long been a major player in manufacturing sustainable and highly durable surfacing, and this past month they managed to push the envelope even further. They refined their eponymous product, which is typically fashioned into countertops, backsplashes, and bathroom vanities, making it more durable than ever
A solar-tech startup backed by Bill Gates is pushing solar technology boundaries with its concentrated mirrors producing high temperatures. The ability to reach 1,000 degrees Celsius with solar, allows solar power to be used in the steel, cement, and petrochemical manufacturing processes. Until now, this type of solar-tech was only
Researchers at UC Santa Barbara have been studying Squid Camouflage. A new study has demonstrated the ability to understand the mechanism by which squid, and other camouflage sea species, control reflective pigments to change their appearance and visibility. Reflectin, the protein which controls reflective pigments, has long been a mystery
At the Fast Company Innovation Festival, Kanye West unveiled a new Yeezy shoe prototype made with algae. According to Design Boom, the shoe is made with a combination of petroleum-based ethylene-vinyl acetate and foam produced using algae. This clog is the first release in the company move towards sustainability. West
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have created an Artificial Leaf that can be used to develop a liquid fuel alternative for Syngas. Syngas is a widely used gas currently produced with fossil fuels. The carbon neutral device is powered by simply sunlight, carbon dioxide, and water. The device can
“According to the Environmental Protection Agency, recycling aluminum cans saves 95 percent of the energy needed to make new ones from raw materials.” Washington Post. Leave your comments below, or sign up to our upcoming brand new Newsletter! Source: Five myths about recycling www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/five-myths/five-myths-about-recycling/2018/04/20/9971de66-43e6-11e8-8569-26fda6b404c7_story.html Roxane Bernard.
The Australia company Sundrop Farms has been using seawater to irrigate their indoor farm in Port Augusta, South Australia. The company has developed a system that doesn’t require fossil fuels, groundwater, or soil to grow a variety of produce. The system uses seawater and solar power to achieve the energy