How Algae Biodiesel Works

Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 by

You may be wondering exactly how this slimy green stuff can be turned into a fuel for cars and airplanes, and even for the heaters that warm our homes and schools. Find out more about what makes biodiesel from algae so exciting. read more at original article how stuff works See biofuel in action in […]

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The Life Straw

Posted on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 by

A Time Magazine Invention of the Year winner, the LifeStraw removes a minimum of 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria and filters up to 1000L of contaminated water. Around the world, an estimated 884 million people still do not have access to clean drinking water. According to the manufacturers, LifeStraw makes it possible to drink safely from […]

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The World’s Most Efficient LED Light Bulb

Posted on Thursday, January 17th, 2013 by

When trying to squeeze every last penny out of your utilities, picking the right  light bulb could go a long way towards reducing your bills. LED bulbs have exploded in popularity due  to their efficiency and longevity – and the new NanoLight claims to be the world’s most  energy-efficient light bulb, emitting over 1600 lumens […]

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Researchers Develop a Self-Filling Water Bottle that Harvests Water from the Air

Posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2012 by

Sorensen got the idea from observing the Namib desert beetle, which lives in a habitat that receives less than half an inch of water a year. To get its water, the beetle climbs to the top of a dune and turns its back, which contains water-attracting areas, to the wind. In addition to providing […]

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WakaWaka Solar Light A Brilliant Idea For Off-Grid Communities

Posted on Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 by

Despite its silly-sounding name, the WakaWaka Solar Light is a smart way to replace these expensive fossil fuels without the need for a lot of infrastructure or technical support. Now, the launch of a new and improved WakaWaka charging device has provided a unique ability to put these solar lights into the hands of those […]

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New fabric paves way for chip-embedded clothes

Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 by

André Studart’s new flexible electronic fabric looks like a translucent Band-Aid, except where the pad would be on a bandage, there’s a blue LED light.   Studart demonstrated the LED strip for TechNewsDaily over Skype, from his office in Switzerland. He pulled the ends of the strip away from each other, stretching it to […]

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Foldaboat!

Posted on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 by

Fold-a-boat is a seamless, hard shell, folding boat made from one single sheet  of plastic. The objective is to create an accessible flat-pack leisure boat  designed for flat water environments. The 2.5m vessel can be folded and packed  into a small 150cm x 60cm parcel. Someone call IKEA! The product  targets an outdoor activity market; […]

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Nebula 12: A lamp for all seasons (and weather conditions)

Posted on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 by

For those who prefer their meteorological forecasts to be startlingly literal, check out this WiFi-enabled chandelier that magically produces indoor clouds based on weather conditions. The mind-boggling creation of Swiss design studio Micasa LAB, Nebula 12 uses liquid nitrogen, hot water, vacuum suction, LEDs, “peculiar techniques” and wireless data pulled from the U.K.’s national weather […]

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‘Bite Me’ LED Desk Lamp Looks Good Enough To Eat.

Posted on Thursday, December 6th, 2012 by

Dubbed the “Bite Me”, this lamp’s name is both a clever play on words and simple instructions. Designed by Victor Vetterlein, the fully biodegradable materials used to make this unusual light fixture were inspired a reading of the book Green Plastics – An Introduction to the New Science of Biodegradable Plastics. When the lamp […]

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Real Wood iPad Cover Doubles As Roll-top ‘Desk’

Posted on Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 by

Today’s technology is all chrome and LEDs. Sometimes, a geek feels a gentle yearning for the way gadgets used to be: handmade, from materials found in nature. Although today’s gadgets have sophisticated guts, their polished, minimalist design fails to illicit the emotional response that many feel when viewing a piece of furniture or an […]

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