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Tunable, transparent polymer material could be key to cheaper energy-efficient windows

By Stephanie Liverani / January 26, 2016

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are working with a readily available transparent polymer that may be useful in the design of cheaper materials for smart windows that automatically adjust the amount of incoming light.

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Merry and bright? NASA satellites track your holiday lights from space

By Jessica McMathis / December 22, 2014

Data from a NASA research team shows that during the holiday seasons—Christmas and New Year’s in the U.S. and Ramadan in the Middle East—the night lights shone brighter, a whole 20 to 50% higher, in fact, than during the rest of the year.

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Study: Americans still love their gadgets, but smarter tech means less energy consumption

By Jessica McMathis / July 24, 2014

A new study shows that despite the fact that U.S. households use more consumer electronic devices than ever before, our electronics are more energy efficient than they’ve ever been. Thanks to smart TVs and a growing shift from desktop to tablet, in 2013 there was a significant decline in the amount of energy our smarter household electronics require.

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Americans use more energy in 2013, but increase reliance on renewables, nuclear

By Jessica McMathis / April 29, 2014

Are Americans the gas-guzzling-SUV-loving, non-renewable-resource-powering people we’ve been pegged to be?

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