Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

cool tech April 16, 2014 posted by

Arion 1 – aiming to be the fastest human powered vehicle in history

Forty times more aerodynamic than a Bugatti Veyron and with a top speed of 90 mph, the Arion 1 is aiming to be the fastest human powered vehicle in history. The bicycle, or more accurately velocipede, is the brainchild of an engineering team at the University of Liverpool in the UK, and it will attempt the world record in September 2015 in Nevada, USA.


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Arion 1 – aiming to be the fastest human powered vehicle in history
Eco Friendly April 1, 2014 posted by

Rimac Electric Concept One – this 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, 373 mile range, 1 hour rapid charge supercar is no April Fool…or is it?

We thought it might be fitting to feature another product today which sounds like it should be foolish, but actually might see the light of day as a proper product for sale. The Rimac Electric Concept One car is a stylish electric supercar from a young Croatian entrepreneur Mate Rimac, which promises some fantastic specifications.


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Rimac Electric Concept One – this 0-60 in 2.8 seconds, 373 mile range, 1 hour rapid charge supercar is no April Fool…or is it?
Eco Friendly March 19, 2014 posted by

Is It Really Time For Some Change?

Dr Nafeez Ahmed yesterday posted what I think is one of the most reasonable overviews of the current global socio-economic situation I’ve yet seen. In this writer’s humble and inexpert opinion his article – The Global Transition tipping point has arrived – outlines the reality of our position in terms of economic, political and resource options that make a lot of sense. And it’s not doom and gloom.


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Is It Really Time For Some Change?
Eco Friendly March 14, 2014 posted by

Ocearch – amazing open source great white shark tracking for conservation research…v cool

The tracks you see above come from two mature great white sharks, Lydia and Mary Lee, which were tagged as part of an on-going global research project called Ocearch, which is monitoring these majestic creatures for education and to provide valuable data to help conserve the species.


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Ocearch – amazing open source great white shark tracking for conservation research…v cool
cool tech March 11, 2014 posted by

Formula E set to take off – all electric racing to rival Formula One, but silently…

On the 13th September this year the streets of Beijing will reverberate to the sound of 11 teams racing around in almost total silence at speeds of up to 225 km/hour (limited). This will be the inaugural event in the Formula E calendar, the world’s first all electric single seater formula car racing season.


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Formula E set to take off – all electric racing to rival Formula One, but silently…
Eco Friendly March 7, 2014 posted by

Stylish and sturdy furniture made of cardboard

When it comes to new or stylish furniture, cardboard isn’t your first thought But KARTON is bucking this perception. Karton’s recycled cardboard furniture includes everything from their Paperpedic bed, chests of drawers, TV units, room partitions, even cardboard animals that can be decorated and painted. And, as the video shows, it can stand up to the toughest tests for strength. Made by Stange Design, a German company that’s been designing and producing cardboard furniture for 30 years, each piece of…


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Stylish and sturdy furniture made of cardboard
Eco Friendly February 21, 2014 posted by

Casa Flotanta makes hillside living like floating on air

Costa Rica is well known for its biodiversity, its rainforests and its growing commitment to sustainability. Now it can boast a unique hillside home that floats among the clouds. Casa Flotanta, built on a steep hillside slope by Benjamin Garcia Saxe Architecture, does what seems impossible. This 300 square meters (3,229 square feet) two-bedroom home is built on large stilts to minimize its environmental impact. It’s constructed mainly from modular units that were built from galvanized steel and finished in…


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Casa Flotanta makes hillside living like floating on air
cool tech February 19, 2014 posted by

5 Cool Products Which Prove That Dean Kamen Really Did Start A Quiet Revolution

They’re called Personal Transporters nowadays, but way back in 2001 when Dean Kamen first introduced the Segway to the world, it was called an HT, for Human Transporter. It’s not just the marketing that has changed over the years, but also the public acceptance of this brand new type of transport.


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5 Cool Products Which Prove That Dean Kamen Really Did Start A Quiet Revolution
Awesome February 18, 2014 posted by

The Restart Project – free help to repair your electronics instead of throwing them away, good citizen style

We’re wasting too much stuff, aren’t we? How many times have you thrown away a perfectly good flashlight or other household device, knowing full well that it could be repaired, but it ‘wasn’t worth it’? Yeah, it sucks, especially if you’re keen not to add any more landfill to the already obscene amount out there.


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The Restart Project – free help to repair your electronics instead of throwing them away, good citizen style
Eco Friendly February 8, 2014 posted by

United Airlines to offer recyclable insulated coffee cups

Airlines are expanding their recycling efforts, perhaps to create a “greener” perception for consumers to admire. Although most of them lag far behind in their efforts, United Airlines is moving beyond paper and plastic. They just announced that they’ll introduce recyclable InCycle™ coffee cups to its United Club beverage service this month and on United flights beginning mid-March. Manufactured by Washington-state technology company MicroGREEN, InCycle cups are fully recyclable and are made from up to 50 percent recycled materials. United…


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United Airlines to offer recyclable insulated coffee cups
Eco Friendly January 31, 2014 posted by

e-Car Club – the first electric car rental company opens its doors

Here’s a sign of the times. E-Car Club is the first electric car club to open up, offering hourly or daily hire of any of a small range of electric cars. The first locations are all based around London in the UK, and so far there’s not many to choose from, but the company has big plans.


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e-Car Club – the first electric car rental company opens its doors
Eco Friendly January 28, 2014 posted by

Pedal Power – human powered equipment built to order, and now to be open sourced

Andy and Steve live in New York and own a company called Pedal Power which builds pedal powered machines. The one you see above is called The Big Rig, and comes with a variety of options which will let you pedal and generate electricity, mill grains and cereals, pump water or any number of other tasks you’d typically use a power tool for.


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Pedal Power – human powered equipment built to order, and now to be open sourced