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Category: Energy/Environment

Robotics | IoT

Plant Wearables and Airdropped Sensors Could Sow Big Data Seeds

Cheaper plant sensors could bring monitoring to individual plants on a massive scale

This Innovative Technology Harvests Water from Cooling Towers

Water-scarce cities could get a new source of the precious resource through a simple and cost-effective technology.

A Critical Look at Claims for Green Technologies

Green technologies are not yet proved, affordable, or deployable—but even if they were, it would still take them generations to solve our environmental problems

The Green Promise of Vertical Farms

Indoor farms run by AI and lit by LEDs can be more efficient than field agriculture, but can they significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions?

New Tech Could Turn Algae Into the Climate’s Slimy Savior

Low-power ways to grow algae could lock in carbon dioxide and feed the world

Drone Delivery, If Done Right, Could Cut Emissions

To make drone package delivery green, look at drone size, electricity source, and warehouses, researchers say

Simple, Energy-Efficient Recycling Process for Lithium-Ion Batteries

A new recycling process requires half the energy of conventional techniques and produces ready-to-use cathode materials

Awash in Artificial Light, the World Gets 2 Percent Brighter Each Year

Making outdoor lighting more efficient doesn’t reduce light pollution—it encourages people to use more light

IEEE Smart Village and Its partner Global Himalayan Expedition Bring Solar-Generated Electricity to Lingshed Monastery

It’s just the latest effort in Smart Village’s mission to bring electricity to more than 50 million people by 2025