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04.11.14
We may soon use lasers to redirect lightning strikes
04.11.14

We may soon use lasers to redirect lightning strikes

If there's one thing you should know about Engadget, it's that we absolutely love lasers. And than...

By A. Bowen,   04.11.14
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02.20.14
US military tries using small electric jolts to keep soldiers awake
02.20.14

US military tries using small electric jolts to keep soldiers awake

Soldiers don't have many options for overcoming sleep deprivation outside of a good cup of coffee....

By J. Fingas,   02.20.14
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02.13.14
Biggest-ever solar thermal power plant goes online in California
02.13.14

Biggest-ever solar thermal power plant goes online in California

Solar power just hit the big time in the US -- BrightSource Energy has confirmed that the world's...

By J. Fingas,   02.13.14
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01.07.14
Finally, a light switch so green it doesn't need electricity
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01.07.14

Finally, a light switch so green it doesn't need electricity

It's not very often that a light switch really catches Engadget's eye, so you know it has to be so...

By B. Molen,   01.07.14
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11.12.13
Upp is a $199 hydrogen fuel cell for USB devices that lets you fill up instead of plugging in
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11.12.13

Upp is a $199 hydrogen fuel cell for USB devices that lets you fill up instead of plugging in

Hydrogen fuel cells have been helping astronauts for nearly half a century already, so it's about...

By S. Sakr,   11.12.13
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09.17.13
Google keeps it green, purchases 240MW of wind power in Texas
09.17.13

Google keeps it green, purchases 240MW of wind power in Texas

Google's goal of meeting its electrical needs with renewable sources got another big boost today....

By M. Gorman,   09.17.13
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12.14.12
Insert Coin: MeterPlug estimates electricity costs per device, aims to save you some cash
12.14.12

Insert Coin: MeterPlug estimates electricity costs per device, aims to save you some cash

In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit pro...

By A. Santos,   12.14.12
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10.24.12
IBM announces Smarter Energy Research Institute, aims to improve energy grids (video)
10.24.12

IBM announces Smarter Energy Research Institute, aims to improve energy grids (video)

IBM is no stranger to energy concerns, and now its founded the Smarter Energy Research Institute i...

By A. Santos,   10.24.12
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09.27.12
Google data center in Oklahoma to get 48MW of wind power, boost renewable energy in the Sooner state
09.27.12

Google data center in Oklahoma to get 48MW of wind power, boost renewable energy in the Sooner state

Google has made a point of relying on renewable resources for its data centers whenever possible, e...

By J. Fingas,   09.27.12
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