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NextGen Fashion: Solar Purse That Charges a Cell Phone

NextGen Fashion: Solar Purse That Charges a Cell Phone

AMES, Iowa, August 19, 2008 (ENS) – Joe Hynek has created a solar purse and a solar necktie that the wearer can use to charge a cell phone or an iPod. The PhD student in mechanical engineering at Iowa State University created the solar tie by imbedding thin-film photovoltaic cells in the fabric. He says…

Michigan Joins Climate Savers Computing Initiative

Michigan Joins Climate Savers Computing Initiative

LANSING, Michigan, April 22, 2008 (ENS) – Governor Jennifer Granholm today announced that Michigan will be joining the Climate Savers Computing Initiative to encourage the utilization of more energy efficient computers and servers in state offices and agencies. With some 55,000 desktop computers and laptops and nearly 3,700 servers in state government, the annual estimated…