HEPA air filters promise to take nasty things out of the air, removing cigarette smoke, pollen and other irritants. How do they do this? Appliance Science looks at how HEPA air filters work, and how to tell the real from the fake.
Unlike wearables that keep track of what's going on inside your body, this one sniffs the air and measures the sunshine to help you stay healthy.
Add "pollution intake" to your quantified-self profile. A prize-winning system calculates particulate matter inhaled and transmits the data in real time via Bluetooth.
Researchers say a new device called a soft X-ray electrostatic precipitator protected mice from airborne bacteria, viruses, and allergens, and could some day be incorporated into HVAC systems.
The Philips GoPure Automotive Clean Air System can purify the air in a car's cabin in about 10 minutes.
A visit to a modern waste-to-energy plant shows they are far cleaner than older incinerators and an alternative to landfills, but shouldn't displace efforts to increase recycling.
Dominion Virginia Power makes a deal with biomass manufacturer Enviva as the energy company converts a few coal power plants to burn wood pellets.
On today's show, we're totally hoping the music industry will finally catch up to reality, or at least the year 2010. Or the "tensies," as we're now calling them. Forever. Spotify is under pressure to just launch, already, but this time it's from their investors. Also, is "Farmville" on the decline because Facebook users are just narcissistic quiz-takers? --Molly
Agency releases guidelines on "best available control technologies" that companies can use to cut emissions, but they won't have to adopt a specific technology.
When Audi accepted last year's 2010 Green Car of the Year award, it may not have realized that a road trip was part of the prize package. Next week, two Audi A3s will traverse down the California coast as part of the magazine's Green Car of the Year Tour using Rentech's RenDiesel to power their 2.0-liter diesel engines.