Smart streetlights do a lot more than just save electricity
March 4, 2015, 5:27 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
They can also support local businesses and help fight crime.
Charge it: IKEA builds inductive charging into furniture
March 2, 2015, 2:07 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
Just make sure you have the right kind of phone to connect to your VARV or NORDLI.
Language matters when it comes to sharing the road
February 23, 2015, 11:53 a.m. by Lloyd Alter
Cars don't kill pedestrians; people driving cars kill pedestrians. Change the words and it becomes much more ominous — and we might actually change our behavior.
Now is the time to invest in real geothermal energy
February 22, 2015, 12:17 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
It's the hot stuff found in the western U.S., but you have to drill for it. It just so happens that there are a lot of drills available right now.
Getting nowhere fast: How having more stuff is eating up all the gains from being more efficient
February 13, 2015, 2:57 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
Extra insulation and fancy windows make a difference, right? Not according to the numbers.
Are geothermal heat pumps overhyped and overrated?
February 11, 2015, 11:08 a.m. by Lloyd Alter
They are not geothermal, they are not a renewable resource, they are not cheap. Are there better options?
Worried about talking in front of your smart TV? It comes with the smart home territory
February 10, 2015, 11:27 a.m. by Lloyd Alter
Big Brother has been watching you ever since you got a smartphone or a smart meter.
Why are we so reliant on air conditioning? (It's not just climate change, it's bad design)
February 9, 2015, 11:45 a.m. by Lloyd Alter
Air conditioning has made designers and architects lazy, and we've forgotten how to keep our cool.
There's more to comfort than just picking a furnace or an air conditioner
February 5, 2015, 2:04 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
Before you can get your heating and cooling system right, you have to get your house right.
Atom-thin transistors: The key to super-fast computers?
February 4, 2015, 12:38 p.m. by Lloyd Alter
Scientists have just figured out how to make a transistor out of a silicene, which could make computer chips smaller, faster and more efficient.
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