mothernaturenetwork:

A DIY smart home fit for a tech legendIn a video tour that’s sure to make techies week at the knees, computer programmer Loren Amelang shows off his woodsy yet completely wired Mendocino County, Calif. smart home.

mothernaturenetwork:

A DIY smart home fit for a tech legend
In a video tour that’s sure to make techies week at the knees, computer programmer Loren Amelang shows off his woodsy yet completely wired Mendocino County, Calif. smart home.

posted on 12.04.10

fuckyeahengineers:

Highway or Power Plant?

fuckyeahengineers:

Highway or Power Plant?

posted on 12.03.21

mothernaturenetwork:

Beijing’s incredible, inedible egg houseWhat’s an architect to do when he can’t afford to pay rent in one of the most expensive cities in the world? Erect a solar-powered, grass-clad, egg-shaped hut on the streets of Beijing, of course.

mothernaturenetwork:

Beijing’s incredible, inedible egg house
What’s an architect to do when he can’t afford to pay rent in one of the most expensive cities in the world? Erect a solar-powered, grass-clad, egg-shaped hut on the streets of Beijing, of course.

posted on 12.02.15

mototerra:

sivales:

One day….

Here!

mototerra:

sivales:

One day….

Here!

(Source: missdior-x)

posted on 11.12.12

acidadebranca:

Black & White Plans
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THE SOLAR TEMPLE OF AMEN-RA AT KARNAK, EGYPT
via

acidadebranca:

Black & White Plans

[384]  

THE SOLAR TEMPLE OF AMEN-RA AT KARNAK, EGYPT

via

posted on 11.12.05

mothernaturenetwork:

Building luxury underground bunkers seems to be all the rage these days, and there’s really no reason not to reserve a space in one. After all, paper currency is going to be useless in a post-apocalyptic world so you might as well spend your money now, right? Built in a former Atlas-F missile solo, Survival Condo extends 200 feet below the Earth’s surface and is powered by solar panels, a generator and its own wind turbine. You’ll even dine on a diet of organic produce and homegrown fish fresh from the facility’s state-of-the-art hydroponic and aquaculture center.Check out our other suggestions for the best places in the U.S. to survive the apocalypse.

mothernaturenetwork:

Building luxury underground bunkers seems to be all the rage these days, and there’s really no reason not to reserve a space in one. After all, paper currency is going to be useless in a post-apocalyptic world so you might as well spend your money now, right? Built in a former Atlas-F missile solo, Survival Condo extends 200 feet below the Earth’s surface and is powered by solar panels, a generator and its own wind turbine. You’ll even dine on a diet of organic produce and homegrown fish fresh from the facility’s state-of-the-art hydroponic and aquaculture center.

Check out our other suggestions for the best places in the U.S. to survive the apocalypse.

posted on 11.11.30

quantumaniac:

Scientists Develop Solar Panels that Work in the Dark
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced today (November 30th) that they have developed and confirmed the design for a new high-efficiency solar cell that utilizes nearly the entire solar spectrum, instead of simply visible light! This solar panel can generate electricity in the absence of direct sunlight, meaning that they can work in the dark! In the past, solar cells have used certain semiconductors to channel and utilize one part of the spectrum. However, this new design uses layers of various materials to make use of nearly the entire solar spectrum! 

quantumaniac:

Scientists Develop Solar Panels that Work in the Dark

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory announced today (November 30th) that they have developed and confirmed the design for a new high-efficiency solar cell that utilizes nearly the entire solar spectrum, instead of simply visible light! This solar panel can generate electricity in the absence of direct sunlight, meaning that they can work in the dark! In the past, solar cells have used certain semiconductors to channel and utilize one part of the spectrum. However, this new design uses layers of various materials to make use of nearly the entire solar spectrum! 

(Source: quantumaniac)

posted on 11.11.30

As lavish birthday gifts go, it’s hard to top this one: Naomi Campbell received an island vacation home for her 41st birthday from her Russian billionaire boyfriend Vladislav Doronin, according to numerous online reports. It’s shaped like the Egyptian Eye of Horus on a location known as Cleopatra Island in Turkey’s Gulf of Gökova

(Source: Yahoo!)

posted on 11.09.29

mothernaturenetwork:

Fire up those photovoltaics, ladies and gents … the 2011 Solar Decathlon is upon us. Here’s a sneak peak of the innovative Solar Decathlon houses.

mothernaturenetwork:

Fire up those photovoltaics, ladies and gents … the 2011 Solar Decathlon is upon us. Here’s a sneak peak of the innovative Solar Decathlon houses.

posted on 11.09.09

mothernaturenetwork:

Welcome to the sustainable future. These ‘grove’ parking lots not only shade cars during the day, but they also recharge the electric cars sitting below them with solar power.

mothernaturenetwork:

Welcome to the sustainable future. These ‘grove’ parking lots not only shade cars during the day, but they also recharge the electric cars sitting below them with solar power.

posted on 11.07.26

annaovchinnikova:

I imagine myself rocking and rocking and rocking… while being green and sustainable :)

annaovchinnikova:

I imagine myself rocking and rocking and rocking… while being green and sustainable :)

posted on 11.05.10

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