Are these ‘the most efficient vehicles on the planet’?

Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 by

The brainchild of Rob Cotter, a refugee from the automotive industry, Organic Transit’s inaugural offering is the tear-shaped ELF: a tricycle built with a 45 percent recycled aluminum frame and equipped with a weatherproof 80 percent recycled composite shell, an electric-assist drivetrain, a solar panel for charging the battery, LED headlights, tail lights, turn signals, […]

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100% Recyclable Umbrella Will Have You Singing In The Rain

Posted on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 by

Called the Ginko Umbrella, the design is meant to both provide a superior level of protection from the elements, while eliminating some of the NINE HUNDRED MILLION metal umbrellas that end up in world landfills every year. read more original article Earthtechling

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FreshWall – Eat, breathe and enjoy the nature

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 by

FreshWall is a vertical garden that redefines indoor agriculture while maximizing the air purification ability of plants. The innovative green wall combines high-end technology with Scandinavian design aesthetics to encourage a green and healthy lifestyle. Currently the product is mainly for business use, but the team just launched an Indiegogo campaign with the goal […]

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Scientists create world’s lightest solid material

Posted on Thursday, April 4th, 2013 by

Scientists have developed a solid material so light it can be balanced atop the petals of a flower. Researchers from Zhejiang university in Hangzhou, China, showed off their newly developed graphene aerogel by balancing a block of the stuff on a delicate cherry blossom.The sponge-like matter is made of freeze-dried carbon and graphene oxide […]

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Sun And Cloud: Hand-Cranked Solar Camera Can be Charged Anytime, Anywhere

Posted on Friday, March 29th, 2013 by

Digital cameras are a part of many of our lives these days – they’re in our phones and computers, and film-loaded cameras are rapidly becoming obsolete. Unfortunately, digital cameras need to be constantly charged, and unless you have a solar charger that means plugging them into the mains. However Japanese company Superheadz are looking to […]

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Magic, smog-gobbling tiles?

Posted on Friday, March 29th, 2013 by

Mexico City is the latest to show off a building that sucks up pollution. Dubbed the Torre de Especialidadesis, this hospital takes advantage of a new tile made by the Berlin-based company Elegant Embellishments called proSolve37e. The tiles are based on the same kind of technology that Alcoa unveiled a couple of years ago, except the […]

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Vapur Unveils Water Filtering Anti-Bottles That Remove 99.99% of Bacteria

Posted on Friday, March 15th, 2013 by

Vapur introduced several new products at the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show that expand their  line of BPA-free “Anti-Bottles” – including a new filtering technology that  safely removes 99.99% of bacteria and organic matter (it can make even river  water potable). With a collection of fun new colors and super cute DIY customizing kits […]

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The InVaso Self-Watering Sponge Pot is Great for Forgetful Gardeners

Posted on Thursday, March 7th, 2013 by

Even the most dedicated green thumbs may occasionally forget to water their  plants. Enter InVaso — a self-watering sponge vase created by industrial designer Stefano Claudio Bison. Made from the same kind of porous  sponge that we use to clean our homes, InVaso doesn’t just contain your favorite  plant, but also holds water that the […]

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Micro-Algae Lamp Absorbs 150-200 Times More CO2 than a Tree!

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 by

French biochemist and Shamengo pioneer Pierre Calleja has invented this impressive streetlight that is powered by algae which absorbs CO2 from the air. We have featured algae-powered lamps before but this one takes out 1 ton (!) of CO2 per year. This is as much CO2 as as a tree absorbs on average during its […]

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An egg that monitors air quality goes online around the world

Posted on Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 by

What is the air really like right outside your window, and how does that compare to the air being breathed in another part of the country, or around the world? Now you can know with a neat little device called the Air Quality Egg. The Egg was launched last year on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter […]

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