Posts Tagged ‘green technology’
  • The battery of tomorrow: Paper
    by Mike
    Posted December 8th, 2009 at 7:50 am
    The science world is currently fixating on those uber cool Zinc-air batteries that are set to debut next year, but the really cool technology is further ahead still. Batteries of late have one simple problem: fast discharge times, length charge times, and short life span just to name a few. Did you ever think that something so abundant and widespread as paper could be a mobile energy saving grace? Yes, normal paper has been turned into a battery thanks to the many great minds at Stanford ...
  • Gaon street light/wastebasket eats trash, belches light.
    by Mike
    Posted November 13th, 2009 at 10:05 am
    The big cities of the world are often some of the prime locations to see breakthroughs in technology and gadgets tested. They are also one big trash bin. Why people can't walk two more feet to the trash can to throw something away is beyond me. Apparently the ground looks better to them. To each his own. It's no secret that there is a ton of energy sitting, wasted in trash. Now we can't just go on burning trash as that releases even more pollutants and toxic chemicals into the air. But...
  • Harness the wind with the Ridgeblade roof catcher
    by Mike
    Posted November 6th, 2009 at 2:13 pm
    If I had a million dollars....*insert lofty and creative dream here...* If I had a million dollars, (or more) I would strive to build one of the most technologically advanced and green houses possible. Any way to save energy and money while being a geek haven would ensure that I never left my house. Why would I need to? While I am quite far from such results, having a green home can be relatively affordable and cheap. You can take one small step at a time and work towards that uber house ...
  • “Concrete sponge” to filter parking lot run off. Mother earth gives thumbs up.
    by Mike
    Posted October 30th, 2009 at 2:06 pm
    You may thing there isn't anything "technological" about a parking lot. It's a simple mass of various minerals and compounds that are unmoving, unchanging, and wholly static. People, it's a concrete slab for crying out loud. What could it do. While all sorts of energy regenerating technologies can be incorporated into the concrete floor that covers large swaths of cities, one thing that many people tend to over look is how to prevent waste run off. Introducing the parking lot of tomorro...
  • Twist on Twist off: “Switch” an eco-friendly, universal electrical outlet. [Green Tech]
    by Mike
    Posted October 26th, 2009 at 1:06 pm
    Think electrical outlets are about as technologically advanced as they can get? I hope not because the standard electrical outlet as we know it is about as old as dirt. Though this new concept simply titled "Switch" is a green, universal electrical outlet that gets my geek radar all kinds of giddy. Who knew an electrical outlet could be cool? As the diagram illustrates above, the device stays plugged in 24/7, but isn't always on. On/off operation is controlled via turning the plug like a ...
  • Hot flashes got you down? Mr. Sun scorching your face? Solar powered hat fan here to save the day!
    by Mike
    Posted August 19th, 2009 at 5:24 am
    The human body is a walking scientific spectacle. Even though the DNA between you and me is virtually 99% the same, it's that 1% sliver that differentiates all of us. Some like it hot. Some like it cold. Some can take the heat. Others simply drop like flies. For the ground thumpers out there, carrying a mini fan with you everywhere you go can be a nuisance and at times embarrassing. Thankfully there is the solar powered hat fan. Featuring two small solar panels and an actual miniaturiz...
  • Light emitting wallpaper is green in more ways than one
    by Mike
    Posted August 12th, 2009 at 8:06 am
    Imagine a world where we didn't have to have lights in every room with accompanying fixtures and stands taking up valuable space in our living quarters. Imagine a world where light could be placed anywhere we wanted, invisible to the naked eye until we needed it. Jonas Samson has envisioned and created what is quite possibly the coolest interior design product ever: Light Emitting Wallpaper. The paper is actually constructed of several layers; one for electricity, one where the LED's reside...
  • Chevy volt nabs 230 MPG rating…but how straightforward is that estimate?
    by Mike
    Posted August 11th, 2009 at 9:38 am
    Now, I'll just get straight to the chase and say it; Chevy was given a rating of 230 MPG for their electric car, the Volt. Now, at first you my think holy cow, cross country trips on a single tank of gas. But hold it there boys and girls, the marketing that GM is going to push and has already shown to be taking the spotlight, the 230 figure, is kind of misleading. While the car can technically go 230 on one tank of gas, the test for that number assumes the driver drives roughly 50-60 miles ...
  • Liquid cooled LED lightbulb makes a tree smile
    by Mike
    Posted July 16th, 2009 at 7:10 am
    Even though many decades passed with the standard incandescent light bulb remaining largely unchanged, science in this past decade as finally set its sites on one of the world's most commonly used gadgets. A company called Eternaleds has launched a new liquid cooled LED lightbulb given the name "Hydrolux". The cooling of the internals comes by way of paraffin oil. Don't worry about toxicity as the oil is completely safe and has been deemed so by UL and ROHS standard. Currently the bulb onl...
  • Get choosey with Buffalo
    by Mike
    Posted June 17th, 2009 at 9:33 am
    Just can't stand wasting energy even it is minute particles of energy, so small in fact that it's measure in electrons used?   Fret not, there are many other greenies out there just like you.  Buffalo has your back.  The Buffalo 4 port hub features individual kill switches on each of the 4 USB ports giving you the ultimate in eco-friendly design.  Why let these empty holes sip on power when not in use?  Stop their never ending appetite and reclaim your electric bill with pride.  Hit u...
  • Tired of outlet babysitting? Try the Kinesis K3
    by Mike
    Posted June 15th, 2009 at 6:06 am
    The least favorite time for any gadget aficianado, particularly the mobile gadget aficianado is that of recharge time.  Not only are we at times without gadgets (the ones that aren't operable while charging), we are also stuck, chained to a wall limiting our movement and mobile freedom.  Extra batteries can help extend those wall free moments in life and for many are a good solution.  But what if you're going to be away from walls and outlets for an extended period of time?  Mobile charg...
  • Get dirty, save a critter
    by Mike
    Posted June 12th, 2009 at 8:03 am
    Motocross is a sport that has been one the sports that I have grown to appreciate more over the last few years as I have met several people who race in it as well as been to several events. The sport itself hasn't changed much in the decades that it has been around as it is still a dirt track with gas powered bikes running laps around it. However, since the green wave started a few years ago, no area of life or the market has been left untouched by some sort of green technology. While dirt ...
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