earth month 11

Biological Viruses Might Actually Give Us Better Solar Power

Biological Viruses Might Actually Give Us Better Solar Power

No, not computer viruses – I’m talking bacteria and viruses. Boffins at MIT have discovered that a genetically modified version of the M13 virus can actually increase the efficiency of solar cells, to as much as a third greater efficiency. This means converting sunlight to electricity wouldn’t take so darn…

These Stylish Solar Lamps Are Only 20 Bucks

These Stylish Solar Lamps Are Only 20 Bucks

Some people hate IKEA. Not me. Affordable, pseudo-stylish furniture that’s easy to build? Perfect. Like these SOLVINDEN solar table lamps that come in an array of colours, will cost you nothing in electricity and only ring you up for 20 bucks. I’m in for all four. [IKEA via BoingBoing]