A new eco-city planned in Portugal takes a cue from biology, using a centralized computer “brain” to control functions like water use, waste processing and energy consumption. It’s the biggest attempt at urban metabolism, which attempts to compare cities to living organisms.
The world´s first commercial wave farm, located off the coast of Portugal, will use machines called Pelamis Wave Energy Converters to turn the motion of the ocean into electricity. Click here to see how one of these machines works.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.