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Sustainable and resilient structural design to combat earthquake disturbances

To help buildings become more resilient to earthquakes, scientists have taken measures to analyze various vibrational modes with the goal of creating safe and sustainable structures for future generations. Professor...

Japan is Building the World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant

The applications for solar panels seem endless. In fact, they’re now moving on to unknown land… Well, it’s not really land at all – it’s water. Clean energy companies are...

Japan To Stop Fukushima Leak With “Ice Wall”

Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) recently admitted that 300 tons (nearly 72,000 gallons) of contaminated water are leaking from Japan’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi plant into the Pacific Ocean. About...
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7 Countries with Most Solar Power Usage

The concept of solar power has been around for some time, but it’s never been considered a practical means for satisfying the world’s energy needs. But as better methods...
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Methane Hydrate: A New Source for Japan’s Energy?

Japan recently announced that a team of research scientists managed to successfully extract natural gas from an offshore deposit of methane hydrate. Methane hydrate, also known as clathrates or,...
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Hino, Toyota Testing EV Truck on Delivery Routes in Tokyo

Japanese truck manufacturer Hino introduced a concept all-electric delivery vehicle during the Tokyo Motor Show in 2011. This commercial vehicle allowed Hino to gauge interest from parcel companies and...
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Yokohama Showcasing AERO-Y Concept EV in Tokyo

The Tokyo Auto Salon 2013 in Chiba City kicked off the auto show season this week with intriguing entries from major automakers. Toyota promoted a concept vehicle with advanced...
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Available Next Month in Japan

The Outlander PHEV was previewed by Mitsubishi during the 2012 Paris Motor Show. This plug-in hybrid SUV was only months away from production and Mitsubishi hoped to spark international...
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Japanese election result stuns anti-nuclear movement

This past weekend, the Japanese headed to the polls to take part in the first election since the catastrophic nuclear disaster. But the election results have anti-nuclear critics across the...
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TEPCO admits bad habits, lack of safety checks triggered nuclear disaster

It is a bold admission from a company that tried desperately to skirt around accusations that it was responsible for one of the worst nuclear accidents in 25 years....

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The Latest Technology Trends To Reduce Your Eco Footprint

With new applications for smart devices being developed every day, ‘green’ apps are a dime a dozen. Here are a few worth checking out.
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20 Ways to Recycle & Upcycle Old Fabric

Before you toss any bits of material, try some of these recycling and upcycling ideas. You'll reduce your waste and give new life to an old fabric!
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51 Household Uses of Baking Soda

Here are 51 uses for baking soda in your home that can change your life for the better. This inexpensive pantry item has many applications!
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Are Vertical Farms the Future of Sustainable Agriculture?

Vertical farming could be an incredible asset for the future of sustainable agriculture. Keep reading to learn how this technology is revolutionizing how we produce food.

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What You Can (and Shouldn’t!) Burn in Your Fireplace

However you choose to while away the colder winter months, careful consideration of what to burn in the fireplace is one way to make greener choices.
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4 Simple Ways to Unclog a Drain Without Harmful Chemicals

There are several inexpensive and non-toxic methods you can use to unclog drains in your home with ingredients you probably already have in your cabinets.
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The Latest Developments and Breakthroughs in Solar

The solar industry has come a long way in just the last few years. The latest developments and breakthroughs in solar technology include longer-lasting solar cells, solar cells that you can print onto flexible surfaces, solar panels that track the sun from east to west throughout the day, and solar power plants that work at night. Here's a breakdown of the breakthroughs we're most excited about.

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