Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

Eco Friendly October 21, 2010 posted by

Patch – the world’s first biodegradeable paper watch

The Patch Watch from Altanus, is the world’s first biodegradable paper watch. It comes in 10 different garish colours, costs around $33.50 and apparently comes with a coating so it won’t disintegrate on your wrist when it rains. Which is tres reassuring, innit?  The Patch, which was inspired by the papier-mâché floats at the annual Carnival festival in Viareggio, Tuscandy, took four years of research and development to create. Weighing only 11 grams (0.3 ounce), the LED ticker is designed…


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cool tech October 20, 2010 posted by

Mini Low Energy Lamp Bulbs – retrofitting eco into old style lamps

These Mini Low Energy Lamp Bulbs come with their own standard fittings, but offer an ultra small profile to fit into classic shaped fixtures. Perfect for traditional style chandeliers or tiny desk lamps. Clever idea. Priced at £13.90 for a twin pack.  Ordinary energy-saving frosted bulbs look downright ridiculous in delicate light fittings, but these miniature bulbs are made of clear glass and come with their own mini adaptors. The high-efficiency Xenon G9 bulb uses 28W and replaces a standard 40W…


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Eco Friendly October 15, 2010 posted by

Harnessing electricity from the air

From Benjamin Franklin to Nicola Tesla, scientists and great thinkers have dreamed of pulling electricity from the sky and harnessing its power. Now researchers at Brazil’s University of Campinas (UC), led by Professor Fernando Galembeck, a UC chemist, may be a step closer to doing just that. The research team is studying the ways electricity builds up and spreads in the atmosphere, and how it could be collected. Calling the process ‘hygroelectricity’ – meaning “humidity electricity” – the team has…


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Harnessing electricity from the air
Eco Friendly October 14, 2010 posted by

RUBBISH – it’s not what you think!

Old used up tires are finding new life as a number of things – art, garden bedding and roadway paving. But a company called Minarc has transformed them into elegant sinks. RUBBISH is a classy-looking sink made from recycled rubber tires. Thr tires are melted down and stripped of particulates and impurities, then stretched into a lightweight layer to cover a sub-material for the sink’s surface. Consumers can choose from a 1/8 inch sheet of rubber or get a RUBBiSH…


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RUBBISH – it’s not what you think!
cool tech October 11, 2010 posted by

Precer Bioracer Car – runs on trees, saves dinosaurs

This Precer Bioracer Car runs on wood pellets. To be more precise the thing burns wood pellets to power a Stirling engine, which in turn charges up the batteries for the electric engine. Sound a bit complicated? Well, it’s actually not a million miles away from the new Chevy Volt, which uses a tiny diesel engine to charge up batteries for the electric motor as you drive. Maybe this is the future of eco vehicles? Interesting.  The Bioracer is a 900 pound…


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Eco Friendly October 8, 2010 posted by

Tory Burch Electric Tricycle – eco folly with a fringe on the top

The Tory Burch Electric Tricycle is not so much a means of eco transport as a statement of obnoxiousness. The fact that it can only be found in the ultra exclusive Nieman Marcus Christmas Catalogue makes it even more bizarre, nestling alongside the gas guzzling special edition drophead Jacuzzis or whatever. For those with the $4500.00 available to squander on one of these garish trinkets, good luck to you and your pretentiousness. You’re clearly made for each other.  Better yet, this gift features styling by…


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Eco Friendly October 6, 2010 posted by

The collapsable portable solar powered lamp

We’ve all seen and heard about solar powered lights. How about a Collapsible and Portable Solar Powered Lamp? This concept light couldn’t be cuter – or more portable! Designed by Swedish designer Jesper Jonsson, was designed for multiple uses. Take it outdoors, use it as mood lighting or use a bunch of them to light up your backyard barbeque. You can hang it on its strap that attaches to it by magnets, which let you place it all kinds of…


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The collapsable portable solar powered lamp
cool tech October 1, 2010 posted by

Bike 2.0 – new Korean concept electric bike shows cool future

This Bike 2.0 electric bicycle concept from South Korea is very slick. Battery in the seatpost, stepless gears, motor in the rear wheel. Plus some kind of ‘superconductor’ tech which helps with pedalling and doesn’t need a battery. All good stuff, now produce it for a reasonable price please.  Bike 2.0 the next generation bicycle, will give you more fun with energy boosts when you are cruising around. It makes you daily ride more comfortable with energy leveling and the…


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Eco Friendly September 29, 2010 posted by

The T3 Solar Robot Kit – cool fun from the sun!

If you’re looking for a cool way to educate your Transformer-loving kids about solar power, check out the T3 Solar Robot Kit. Not only can you use this 70-piece kit to build a robot, you can then transform it into a tank or a scorpion! You won’t need batteries to power your creation – a healthy dose of sunlight will do the trick. Or, if the day’s cloudy, you can use a deck light to power up. With the detailed…


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The T3 Solar Robot Kit – cool fun from the sun!
cool tech September 27, 2010 posted by

Solar Roadways – building roads that pay for themselves by generating electricity

You’ve got to admit that this Solar Roadways project is ambitious. The idea is to replace our conventional tarmac ribbon with a surface which doubles as a solar panel, thereby providing a number of benefits. Self lighting streets, heated surfaces for icy conditions, dynamic road signage and last but not least, generating surplus power for the national grid. The whole thing is crazy sci-fi, but with the price of oil going up up up, and the price of solar tech…


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Bookmark This! September 24, 2010 posted by

Recycle Your Bike into Something Beautiful

Got an old bicycle lying around? Why not recycle it, and spruce up your home at the same time? This Recycle Your Bike site offers a bunch of ideas of what to do with your old chains, wheels, even frames, which is probably a lot better than letting the thing sit outside and rust away to nothing. <cough>   Wheel clocks may be a little over the top for the average wall, but the little bike chain lamp is very cute….


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Eco Friendly September 23, 2010 posted by

Mini Scooter E – BMW electric scooter concept combines style and twee social networking

This Mini Scooter E concept from car maker BMW is the company’s new take on eco-transport. The scooter sports a rear wheel electric motor, an on-board charging cable stowed in a rear compartment and an innovative security system. Basically your smartphone is the key. Plug it into the console socket and the thing will start up. The phone also operates an integrated Bluetooth powered entertainment and communications system, as well as a rather twee sounding social networking application based around Google…


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cool tech September 20, 2010 posted by

Cool Water Powered Calculator – because eco doesn’t have to look sucky

Wow, a Water Powered Calculator which actually doesn’t look Fisher Price. Amazing. One fill up lasts around 2 weeks. Not recommended for use in desert area accountancy. Around $70.00.  Each water electric power capsule consists of two electrodes, copper (Cu) and zinc (Zn). When these two metals are immerced into an electrolyte (like water), the chemical reaction can be converted into electric energy. Copper (Cu+) ions and Zinc (Zn+) ions will be released simultaniously into the water causing the two…


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Eco Friendly September 18, 2010 posted by

Pedego Umbrella Folding Electric Bike – packit, stackit and whizz…

This Pedego Umbrella Folding Electric Bicycle will travel up to 12 miles at 12mph on a single charge, enough to get you to the store and back in the Costco car park. Comes with 6 speed gears and a twist throttle, all nicely finished in white. Priced at $1095.00 for the 12inch model.  As with any Pedego e-bike, this small folding electric bike is carrying some precision hardware. With a geared hub motor on the rear wheel, offering generous speeds…


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