Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

Awesome May 30, 2012 posted by

The PC-Aero Elektra One electric plane uses its hanger as a giant charger

Cars are not the only means of transportation getting the electric treatment nowadays. Planes are also being fitted with electric motors, either in hybrid form (where there’s some form of conventional motor backup) or pure electric. Now one innovative German company has come up with a zero carbon footprint solution which is really interesting.


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Eco Friendly May 22, 2012 posted by

Bondidea Solar Wireless Mouse moves your cursor using the power of the sun

The race seems to be on to reduce the power footprint of our computer peripherals, and nowhere more than in the area of input devices. We’ve already got wireless keyboards and mice which can last for years on a single battery, and now there’s a new challenger in the shape of a solar powered mouse. Not only is it a cute idea, but it could be the way of the future in general if the tech works as advertised.


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cool tech May 15, 2012 posted by

Solio Bolt charges the Kindle Fire with the power of the sun’s…fire

We all need power. As much of it as we can get. Middle aged men need it to prop themselves up, young boys need it to impress, nerds use it to overcome the panic attacks. Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing, at the heart of living is power. Which makes it a real pain that your average gadget can only exist in a powered state for a pitiful few hours.


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Awesome May 9, 2012 posted by

The grow your own transport meme starts to take off with first African bamboo bicycle factory

Bamboo is a marvellous material, stronger than steel, flexible, durable and very ecologically sustainable. Some varieties can grow over a metre a day! In the Philippines they even make houses of it, and it’s used as scaffolding across the whole of the Far East. The really weird thing is it’s a grass, imagine having to mow it every Sunday? The latest big idea for this wonder plant is to use it for mass transportation, most specifically bicycles.


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Eco Friendly May 4, 2012 posted by

Alcoa creates smog-eating panels to help curb air pollution

Air pollution from traffic effects both pedestrians and the amount of sunlight entering the atmosphere. Alcoa Architectural Products – a division of Alcoa the world’s leading producer of aluminum and aluminum-related products – has announced it has created “smog-eating” architectural panels – the world’s first coil-coated aluminum architectural panel that helps clean itself and the air around it. Introduced in 2011, the panels utilize a proprietary process that leverages HYDROTECT™ technology from TOTO® and applying titanium dioxide, which breaks down…


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Alcoa creates smog-eating panels to help curb air pollution
cool tech May 1, 2012 posted by

Simplicity Homekey lets you recycle an old computer into a sleek silver surfer

If there’s one truth in life, it’s that old computers never die, they just end up cluttering up our cupboard space for years and years and ever. Hands up all of you with at least 3 of these things lurking somewhere in your home? Yeah thought so. Well here’s a new way to get rid of the guilt and the old hardware at the same time and instead put it to some good use.


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Eco Friendly April 30, 2012 posted by

Tempronics Cooler Heater Chair keeps you comfortable when your office isn’t

We can’t always pick the place where we work, sometimes we have to put up with stuff. Like dark dungeons with no light, open plan with no privacy or a desk right next to the restroom if we’ve annoyed someone on the top floor. We’re even more subject to the environment, depending on how good or bad our building’s air-conditioning system is.


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cool tech April 28, 2012 posted by

Solar Focus Cover for Kindle 4 offers an eco friendly way to keep reading

There’s no question that eBook readers are here to stay. The mighty Amazon alone is selling around 5 million of them a year, and they’ve publicly stated that ebooks are now the biggest selling book format jumping off their virtual shelves. It’s not hard to see why. The convenience of carrying around a literal library of titles wherever you travel is really compelling, and despite what purists may say, reading on a screen can be every bit as enjoyable as paper.


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Awesome April 19, 2012 posted by

Climate Change Myths – Skeptical Science takes a hard look at the facts

Climate change is a topic that won’t go away, and thankfully it looks as though more and more people are beginning to understand the real dangers that man-made warming is likely to create. Sure there are still deniers out there, mostly paid shills for the industrial combines, but even hardened deniers are now starting to see the light and switch sides.


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cool tech April 16, 2012 posted by

Kalkhoff 24ah Lithium Battery extends standard electric bicycle range to 200 km

Electric bicycles are definitely becoming more popular as a form of commuter and leisure transport. They’re relatively cheap, very economical to run and have the added benefit of improving our health at the same time as we travel. In fact the only real drawback to them has been the meagre range you can get from a normal bike, unless you’re prepared to carry two batteries or a charger with you to work.


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Bookmark This! April 12, 2012 posted by

Ultimate Bunker-Heirloom Emergency Seed Kit may save your life in the apocalypse

We’re not ones for spreading alarm and despondency, oh no. Things are going great, there’s no cause for panic. Just keep on keeping on and everything will work out fine, the economy will rebound swiftly, jobs will return, Mother Prosperity will wave her spatula of love over our bowed heads and we’ll all retire on full and generous pensions to live out our days.


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Bookmark This! March 7, 2012 posted by

The ECO-iP4 DIY Paper iPhone Dock is easy on the environment and your wallet

This ECO-iP4 DIY Paper iPhone Dock can be made from any stiff paper or cardboard material and can be built in around 15 minutes if you’ve got a nice sharp pair of scissors and a printer handy. You can print it out on a variety of coloured (and/or recycled) stock and even customise it with text or a logo if you’re feeling especially corporate. And if you need a landscape version all you have to do is make ‘two little cuts’….


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Eco Friendly February 28, 2012 posted by

Water Pebble keeps track of your water usage

Have you ever wondered how much water you use while taking a shower? In any given bathing period, you’ll likely take time to shampoo your hair, wash off, and contemplate issues like world peace. Obviously standing in the shower to think is not such a good thing for our water bill, or the environment. So sometimes you need something to snap you back into reality, other than the hot water simply running out.


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Water Pebble keeps track of your water usage
Eco Friendly February 20, 2012 posted by

Eco-friendly Bambooee Paper Towels can be washed up to 20 times

When going to clean up a mess in the kitchen, you more than likely grab for the roll of paper towels. Normally, this would be fine, but seeing as you’re likely going to pull off twelve sheets for a tiny spot on the ground, it might be a little wasteful. Not to mention it’s just one more hit for the environment. Which is important to consider, if you’re into this whole green movement, that is.


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Eco-friendly Bambooee Paper Towels can be washed up to 20 times
Eco Friendly February 7, 2012 posted by

BioLite CampStove can cook with twigs and charge your gadgets

When you go camping, one of the ideas is to disconnect from our world of technology. However, if you’re faced with an emergency, or someone else desperately needs to get in contact with you, it’s good to have your phone on hand. Of course, if you’re out in the wild for days, there’s a good chance that your phone won’t last. That’s why you need an alternative way to keep it charged. Solar power is an obvious choice, but why…


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BioLite CampStove can cook with twigs and charge your gadgets