Environment

Home Power Meter for Your Computer

Energy consumption is voluntarily constrained if users have easy access to real-time usage data. Google PowerMeter is one step towards smarter energy monitoring.http://bit.ly/aePLuF

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To Combat Global Warming, Focus on Long-Term Interventions

Bill Gates makes the argument that short-term interventions (30% reduction of emissions by 2025) is possible, but not very meaningful. We need 80% reductions by 2050, which requires a completely different approach. http://bit.ly/85pVOp

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Airborne Wind Turbines

It is always windy 1000 feet up. A blimp / wind turbine can be deployed anywhere. NYTimes "best idea 2007" winner. http://bit.ly/7OplX3

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Oscillation Wind Panels

New wind panels tap oscillation to generate electricity rather than spinning turbines, lowering noise and danger to wildlife. NY TImes best idea of 2010. http://nyti.ms/foXJ9U

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Health

Strike a Power Pose before a Job Interview

Sitting or standing in a "power pose" before a job interview or other stressful situation greatly improves outcomes. Most viewed TED talk http://bit.ly/1gENuLB

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Environment

Floating Nuclear Power Plant

Russia is building the world's first floating nuclear power plant, which can be towed to where it is needed - even remote areas. Yale Environment 368 http://bit.ly/aTpjoo

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Energy

Hybrid Power Plants

Gas-solar hybrid power plants reduce green energy costs by sharing turbines and power lines already in place. CNET review: http://bit.ly/d0X7Y9

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Energy

Utility-Scale Solar Updraft Generators

An Australian company seeks to build a solar updraft generator in Arizona -- including an 800 meter chimney and four square mile greenhouse. http://bit.ly/7PsMPR

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Global Development

Power Generation From Discarded Rice Husks

Husk Power Systems of India builds mini power plants that are fueled by discarded rice husks and provide power to rural villages. A Dell Social Innovation Competition grand prize winner 2008 .http://bit.ly/88qjif

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Global Development

Use Playgrounds to Generate Power in Developing Countries

Villages need power. Kids like playgrounds. Empower Playgrounds combines the twohttp://bit.ly/5zksG1">http://bit.ly/5zksG1 . Playpumps International has a similar idea for pumping water http://bit.ly/7TGvpY

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Energy

Combine Power Poles and Wind Turbines

Why not combine both power pulls into one? Metropolis Magazine winning idea 2009 http://bit.ly/10AV0AI

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Technology

Charge Your Phone with your Camp Stove

The BioLite campstove generates heat -- and can also charge electronics. http://bit.ly/Uq5VvW

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