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IBM just found a way to turn toxic old smartphones into medical-grade plastic

The technology industry's e-waste problem isn't expected to go away anytime soon, but IBM just made a discovery that could help.

Wind farm

Microsoft pledges to use more renewable energy in its data centers

It's goal is to use 50 percent wind, solar, and hydropower by the end of 2018

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Solar airplane begins journey across the continental U.S.

Solar Impulse 2, a pioneering solar-powered aircraft attempting to fly around the world without burning a single drop of fuel, set off early Monday for the U.S. coast-to-coast leg of its flight.

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Solar-powered aircraft lands in Silicon Valley

Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered aircraft that's circumnavigating the globe without using a single drop of fuel, arrived in Silicon Valley on Saturday evening.

Solar Impulse 2 arrives in California

The solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft arrived in Silicon Valley late Saturday night. It was the ninth leg on its trip around the world.

Apple's Liam, a robot that recycles iPhones

Apple is working on developing a robot that can strip iPhones so their components can be more easily sorted and reused

This simple labelling trick could make gadgets last longer -- and help save the planet

The lifespan of consumer electronic and electrical devices is getting ever shorter, and it's at least partly our fault, not just the manufacturers', according to a new study published by Germany's Environment Agency (UBA).


World's first in-office paper recycling machine turns used paper into clean, white sheets

Forget about dumping your waste paper in the blue bin, this prototype machine from Epson does the recycling for you in just a few minutes.