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Dumpster-living professor out to make a point

Professor Dumpster is a combo of Bill Nye the Science Guy and Oscar the Grouch, and he wants to show us that living minimally can help save our cities. CNET Road Trip 2014 dives in.

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In Austin, Prof. Dumpster lives the good life (pictures)

Jeff Wilson is living in a dumpster, hoping to show Americans how much energy and water they waste. CNET Road Trip 2014 stopped by to see how the Dumpster Project could lead to healthier cities.

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Where to test-ride the 'Project LiveWire' electric Harley

Harley-Davidson is taking its electric motorcycle concept on the road to see if riders laugh or lust over it. Here's where you can test-ride Project LiveWire as soon as this week.

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New nano-dots could mean cheap, paint-on solar cells

They're too tiny to see, but a new form of light-sensitive nanoparticles could flood the world with solar power.

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Ford Fusion Energi dips foot in the electric-car pool

The 2014 Fusion Energi represents another step toward a fully electric car, adding 19 miles of electric range to a standard hybrid vehicle.

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Solar Impulse 2 successfully completes maiden voyage

Using only the power of the sun's rays, the souped up lightweight aircraft climbs to nearly 6,000 feet and stays aloft for more than two hours.

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Silver Spring Networks buys French Internet-of-streetlights company

Streetlight.Vision's software means the US company can add new services like pollution monitoring to its wireless networks.

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How OLED lighting aims to be the star of the glow (Q&A)

As costs drop for the easy-on-the-eyes, next-gen tech, Acuity Brands pushes a new range of lighting products. This week, it'll announce the Nomi.

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Behold the new OLED lighting (pictures)

Acuity Brands has introduced four products for places like hotel lounges and meeting rooms. This week it'll debut the Nomi, an OLED light fixture for tighter budgets.

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2014 Ford Fiesta gets by on three cylinders (pictures)

With the EcoBoost option in the SE-trim Fiesta, Ford cranks 123 horsepower from a tiny 1-liter three-cylinder engine.

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Coming soon: A better, poison-free solar cell

Sure, solar power is clean and green, but to make it more efficient, researchers have had to use some nasty stuff. Until now.

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This arcade machine runs on empty plastic bottles

Coca-Cola engages in an environmentally minded publicity stunt by launching an arcade game that takes bottles, not coins.

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