The Cocoon Smart Home will harvest rainwater, solar energy and organic veggies in the Caribbean

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New Japanese turbines harvest wave energy and protect coastlines from erosion

Surf’s up! Researchers from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan are working on a project with the goal of creating turbines that both harvest the renewable energy of tidal movement while simultaneously protecting coastlines from erosion. To accomplish this, turbines would be placed atop tetrapods, star-shaped concrete structures anchored to the sea floor with mooring cables, View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Back to the Future-inspired clothing can harvest and store energy

Back to the Future is starting to look less like a fictional film and more like a crystal ball into the future. First we got hoverboards and self-lacing sneakers. Then came President Trump. Now we’re getting self-charging textiles and clothing. The future really is a crazy place.
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6 innovative ways to harvest and harness rainwater

From perennially parched California to unseasonably dry Massachusetts, rainwater is a precious resource in the United States, though it is often not treated as such. Across the impotable oceans, drought rages in East Africa and groundwater systems are stretched to their limits in India. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building