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Could this be what the next energy farm looks like? Researchers are testing if mechanical energy produced by the wind shaking artificial trees can generate renewable energy. This new study is created due to new research that shows promising vibrations and frequencies that are created by trees swaying in the wind, which could be converted to strong mechanical energy. (via Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)   The search for new, sustainable energy sources continues to find the most surprising ca ...
This bulb uses photonic crystals and tungsten sheets to recycle heat. Researchers from MIT have developed a new incandescent bulb that's more energy efficient (via MIT, Photo from Nature)   As our society becomes more energy-conscious more and more people are saying goodbye to the traditional incandescent light bulbs. Many retailers, like IKEA, have even stopped selling them offering the LED or fluorescent bulbs instead. The issue with the standard bulbs is they use a lot of energy since ...
The new polymer made of PDMS that could be used in new smart windows. MIT scientists have created a new polymer called polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), which could be the basis for new smart windows. The polymer works by stretching to become more transparent and allow more light through.  (via MIT)   MIT researchers have found out how to accurately predict the amount of light coming through a stretched piece of polymer called polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS). This simple new equation was just ...