Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

diy April 22, 2009 posted by

Bottle Catamaran – recycle trash into toys and enjoy

The Bottle Catamaran is a fun way to recycle those old plastic pop bottles. Sure it’s not particularly new, but we like it, and that’s what counts. Propeller, batteries, plastic bottles and away you go. Some assembly required though, as they say. £11.99.  With this kit you’ll have one more to add to the list as it comes equipped with everything you need (save the bottles themselves, and a screwdriver) to make your very own working Catamaran. You simply put…


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Eco Friendly April 20, 2009 posted by

E-Z Clean Rack – low tech but efficient germ zapper

Sponges and dishtowels are a top source of household bacteria and germs which makes the E-Z Clean Rack a bit of a health nanny. It uses heat from the dishwasher or microwave to disinfect and sanitize sponges and dishrags, elimiinates odors, reduces cross contamination and killing 99 percent of bacteria without using chemicals. The patent-pending, polypropylene device fits like a plate in the microwave or dishwasher. Debuted at the 2009 International Home & Housewares Show, it’s available for an introductory…


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Eco Friendly April 16, 2009 posted by

Sunnan Solar Desklamps – eco green-ness arrives in the home

These Sunnan Solar Powered Desklamps come in a range of bright, cheery, IKEA style colours and are remarkable if only to show that green tech is now sufficiently mainstream to hit the shelves in Sweden’s second greatest export. The first being, of course, meatballs. Charges up in 12 hours, gives 4 hours light. $19.99.  Recharging time is 9-12 hours in sunlight, but over 12 hours on a cloudy day. When the battery is fully charged, the product will give shine…


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Eco Friendly April 13, 2009 posted by

TimberFish – creating sustainable pollution-free food

The idea that wood can be converted into fish food sounds like science fiction. But TimberFish http://www.timberfishtech.com in western New York state aims to do just that with its innovative proprietary biotechnology platform. This new technology involves sustainably harvesting wood, converting it into already existing microbes, drying the residue, then splitting the difference – half becoming fish food, half to create energy. TimberFish’s technology platform could transform food production on a global scale and could potentially be applied to any fish…


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TimberFish – creating sustainable pollution-free food
Bizarre April 11, 2009 posted by

LincVolt Continental – the American Dream retro hybrid machine

LincVolt. Take one 2.5 ton, 19.5 foot long Lincoln Continental Mark IV convertible from 1959, drop in a state of the art hybrid power plant. Measure off 100 mpg and zero emissions, enter it for the Automotive X Prize and draft in aging rocker Neil Young to add a little charismatic celebrity sauce. Stir, leave to settle and wait for applause. Somewhere Henry Ford is spinning like an armature. Video.  By working with established technologies in new ways, with the…


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Awesome April 8, 2009 posted by

Eliica lives – the ultimate electric beast car

Way back in 2003, before some of you were even born, we featured the mind-boggling conceptual electric car called Eliica, brainchild of a mammoth $4m research project from Keio University in Japan. We’re now happy to report that the Eliica lives. We’re talking 8 wheel electric drive, 160 km/h top speed and absolutely bristling with hi-tech goodies. Just perfect for a credit crunch environment. Video (in Japanese). No word on production dates (hah!) though. Tags: ecological, electric+car, eliica


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cool tech April 6, 2009 posted by

Zero X Electric trails motorbike – dirt rough but silent

The Xero X Electric Motorbike is the newest incarnation of the funky trails bike – stronger, faster and more durable it says in the blurb. A two hour charge gives up to 40 miles in range (or 2 hours if you’re jumping ravines and stuff) and it costs $0.01 per mile to run. Not counting those battery replacement costs of course. The Sport model (equivalent to a standard 250cc) comes in at a racy $7,450.00.  The Zero X electric motorcycle…


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Eco Friendly April 6, 2009 posted by

Natural Cures – healthy natural living via your iPhone

The Natural Cures application for the iPhone is a free application that comes with a database of advice and guidance on staying healthy and whole. Just throw in all your symptoms, ailments and shoe size and out pops a handy recommended treatment protocol. The application comes with a variety of comprehensive information – listing health conditions from A to Z, nutritional information, and provides answers to over 100 health issues. It even offers weekly health and research updates.   The freeware…


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