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  Is Your Brand Ready for Unleashed Workers?
For years, we've been trumpeting telecommuting as progress toward less pollution and time waste, and greater sustainability. But there's still little indication what this new world of stay-away workers will actually look like, what working anywhere actually means, and how brands will have to adapt to serve this new group.
Tesla Unveils Free, Solar-Powered Charging for Model S Owners
Electric car company Tesla Motors unveiled the first of what it says will be many free, solar-powered charging stations across the U.S., Europe and Asia for Tesla drivers. By next year, Tesla said it plans to install Superchargers from Vancouver to San Diego, Miami to Montreal and Los Angeles to New York.

Smart Appliances: Coming Soon...
Defined as major household appliances that use intelligent power-management technology to help optimize electrical load on the power distribution grid, smart appliances offer consumers the benefits of reduced energy usage, lower energy costs, lower carbon emissions, and advanced features such as remote control.
Harvesting Heat: Converting Waste Heat into Usable Electricity
In the Tufts School of Engineering's Renewable Energy and Applied Photonics Laboratories, we conduct research on a technology called thermophotovoltaics (TPVs) to directly convert heat into electricity. This is the first of a series of guest posts from winners of Dow Chemical's Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA) program.

Coke Gets Behind Water-Purification System for Developing Nations
The Coca-Cola Company announced a partnership with the R&D company of renowned inventor Dean Kamen to address clean water issues in developing nations. DEKA R&D will help Coke achieve its goal to replenish 100 percent of the water used in its beverages and production by 2020.

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