Posts by Category: Eco Friendly

All things green and planet saving.

cool tech March 9, 2010 posted by

White Goat – Office recycling with a twist

This ingenious White Goat machine, made by Japanese company Oriental, turns used office paper into toilet paper. Simply feed shredded paper (or it can shred it for you) into the White Goat (after you’ve removed all the staples!) and it will mix the paper with water and presto – a perfect roll of toilet paper emerges on the other side. The process takes around 30 minutes and 40 sheets of paper to make one roll. Its designers say it will…


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White Goat – Office recycling with a twist
cool tech March 9, 2010 posted by

Joos Orange – super solar charger promises 20 x more power for your gadgets

The Joos Orange (geddit?) promises to take portable solar charging performance to a new level by delivering up to 30x more power than any solar charger currently on the market. How? Well apparently it uses a sophisticated micro-processor controlled energy management system tied to some Ninja mono-crystalline Silicon Nitride anti-reflective coated solar cells. It’s waterproof, shockproof, operates in very low light (including under water and in rain) and can store power for years on the internal 5,400 mAh battery. Most…


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Awesome March 8, 2010 posted by

Ferrari 599 HY-KERS – A green supercar?

This is for all of you who dream of driving a supercar but end up opting for a hybrid instead – Ferrari has just introduced its own hybrid, the Ferrari 599 HY-KERS. It’s a working prototype that has just been introduced at the Geneva Motor Show and it uses a Kinetic Energy Recovery System, which is Ferrari’s special version of the regenerative braking technology used in ordinary hybrids The HY-KERS weighs 40kg, which is almost offset by the elimination of…


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Ferrari 599 HY-KERS – A green supercar?
Awesome March 2, 2010 posted by

9 mm Solar Sensor – awesome tiny self powered computer could be a game changer

This teeny 9mm Solar Sensor is probably the smallest self-powered computer in the world, and it’s totally amazing. The thing contains a full ARM processor, solar cells and a tiny battery, and consumes less power in sleep mode than people generate when they blink their eyes. The researchers are, as you’d expect, initially targeting this marvel at the medical market, but the capacity to keep itself powered up for years on nothing more than body heat, movement or solar exposure, suggests that this thing could end up…


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but is it art? February 25, 2010 posted by

Wolfgang Keyboard Bench – Awesome bench made of computer keys

With e-waste a growing worldwide problem, a bench made of keyboard keys could be an ideal solution. The Wolfgang Keyboard Bench is certain to add style to any room. Designed by Nolan Herbut, this sturdy bench is made from around two thousand recycled computer keys embedded on the surface of a Baltic birch wooden bench. Not sure what it’s like to sit on, but you can actually push down each and every key since they’re attached the same way keys…


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Wolfgang Keyboard Bench – Awesome bench made of computer keys
cool tech February 24, 2010 posted by

Moosshiqk – the world’s smallest electric bike

Moosshiqk is the world’s smallest electric bike. It’s 12 inches high, 18 inches long and can be assembled and disassembled in less than a minute. Max speed 15 km/h. Santosh made it, and that’s probably him riding it there. Notice however, that in the video (below) you can see him wearing the batteries under his T-shirt. Probably a little bit uncomfortable for long runs eh?    Moosshiqk – is a 12 inch height, 18 inch length battery driven bike. Only…


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Eco Friendly February 24, 2010 posted by

Eco Laptop Case – A laptop case made of cork

The Eco Laptop Case will add some pizzazz to your computing. Handmade from fabric-backed cork, with custom-stitched edging and a soft feel, this lightweight laptop case is both durable and chic. Perfect for a Mac or a PC, the case is made from FSA (Forest Stewardship Council) certified cork from the bark of a cork oak tree. No trees are harmed and the cork bark replenishes itself. The case is biodegradable, organic and can be recycled into other things with…


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Eco Friendly February 23, 2010 posted by

Eco Water Clock – just add water to travel through time

This Eco Water Clock is basic to the extreme, but maybe that’s the future of eco utility? Fill the two containers with water and sit back as the time appears on the LCD. Small print – the electrodes will only operate in water for 2 years, after which you’ll need to throw away the clock or work out how to replace the electrodes. Not quite so eco after all then? £4.99.  The new technology of combining water power to everyday…


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cool tech February 22, 2010 posted by

Andrea – naturally purified air

Andrea is the world’s first biologically natural air filter. It works by using naturally growing plants to purify the atmosphere in a room, using air, water and soil filtration to remove noxious stuff from the air in a room. It certainly looks very cool, not sure whether the plants feel so happy about their role in the process though. But who’s going to ask them? $199.99.  It naturally purifies air by drawing it with a whisper-quiet fan to propel it through…


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Awesome February 22, 2010 posted by

Ionator – turn your ordinary tap water into household cleaning juice

The new Ionator system turns ordinary tap water into a universal cleaning material which apparently cleans and disinfects all household surfaces like a wizard – and without a nasty chemical in sight. It accomplishes this miraculous feat by injecting the water with electrically charged nano-bubbles.   These bubbles improve the cleaning properties of the water sufficiently enough to mimic the use of bleach or other cleaning agents. Result? Clean surface. The bad news is you’ll have to pay $169.00 for…


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Eco Friendly February 19, 2010 posted by

Freeloader Pico – take the slow train to charge-ville and I’ll meet you at the station…

The Freeloader Pico is small, delicate and iPodyish, but it’ll take you 10 hours to charge its internal battery, which could be a tad too long if it’s an emergency call you’re wanting. Still, it’s nice to know there’s a solar fall back if the USB recharger part fails you in the desert. For some reason. $39.99.  # Compact and lightweight solar charger for small electronic devices # Advanced solar cell and lithium ion battery technology # Solar panels will…


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Eco Friendly February 18, 2010 posted by

CubeTube – Power your office with solar power

Converting office lighting into solar is an “about time” idea. CubeTube takes otherwise wasted energy from lighting fixtures and uses it to power computer workstations. This unique looking, indoor photovoltaic electrical generator harvests ambient light, indoor florescent and incandescent lighting from all directions to create electricity. With a back-up internal Lithium Polymer/Ion battery and a smart charging system that monitors charging levels, should ambient lighting not be enough, the system automatically switches back to the battery. If the internal battery…


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cool tech February 9, 2010 posted by

Magtenlight – zero battery bike light illuminates your way with magnetism

This Magtenlight Bicycle Lighting kit provides zero battery illumination by harnessing the power of magnetism. Just clip the magnets to the wheel, attach a rather clunky generator unit to the front forks and bingo, let there be light. The generator turns at a rate of 150 RPM when the bike is travelling at 15 km/h, but the really cool thing is the fact that the lamp keeps on shining for 4 minutes after the bike has come to a halt….


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Awesome February 4, 2010 posted by

Piezoelectric Rubber – A new renewable energy source?

The name may not be a household word yet, but it may soon become one. Piezoelectric Rubber is a new technology for embedding piezoelectric tech onto rubberized material which could soon be used to power mobile phones and pacemakers. These stretchable rubber sheets embedded with ceramic nano ribbons could be used to make shoes which would generate electricity while we walk or jog, and so charge our cell phones or pedometers. Or by placing this material on our chests we…


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Eco Friendly February 3, 2010 posted by

Beaver Energy Wood Powered Car – just chuffin’ along…

The Beaver Energy Wood Powered Car points us towards a future where things huff and puff, while moving significantly slower than they do now. Sound good? Then pop along and buy some Wood-Gas Blueprints for $15.00 and convert your own vehicle. Toot-toot. [Update: ooh look, a Swedish version. Thanks Peter!]  Assemble this wood gas generator from recycled water heaters. Convert an internal combustion engine (100-cubic-inch or greater displacement) into your own home energy system or use the generator to run…


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