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Eco Friendly September 24, 2020

Oceanbird – wind powered cargo vessel is a revolution in the making

The old tea clippers of the 19th century may have been slow, but they had one big advantage over modern freighters. They ran on wind. Now an enterprising Swedish company is attempting to combine modern technology with good old renewable wind energy to turn the environmental cost of shipping goods around the world on its head. The Oceanbird is a huge cargo ship which can carry up to 7000 cars (electric we hope), and will be able to cross the…


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Oceanbird – wind powered cargo vessel is a revolution in the making
Awesome September 16, 2020

Maker Hand – this $30 prosthetic hand could turn the market upside down

It’s well known that prosthetic limbs usually cost…ahem…an arm and a leg. And sure there have been attempts to bring the cost down over the years. But this new Maker Hand looks like it turn the whole market for prosthetics on its head.  The parts including filament, rubber bands etc cost around $30, and it’s made on a conventional home scale 3D printer. The inventor says it takes around one to two days to print, and then another day to…


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Maker Hand – this $30 prosthetic hand could turn the market upside down
Eco Friendly September 8, 2020

Could Lithium Sulfur batteries be the game changer we’re hoping for?

UK company Oxis Energy is planning to shake up the electric transportation industry with a newly developed lithium sulfur battery. The new technology apparently provides five times the energy density of a conventional Li-Ion battery, as well as being lighter and safer. The company is pushing for its battery to be used in applications where weight is a key factor – such as electric aircraft. This is not pie in the sky stuff either. Back in July the company announced…


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Could Lithium Sulfur batteries be the game changer we’re hoping for?
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cool tech August 14, 2020

Inochi – the world’s first stylish clear mask … at a price

The Inochi mask is being billed as the world’s first stylish clear mask. And we’ve got to say they’ve got a point. It’s definitely very cool to be able to see people’s faces again. No more guessing whether it’s scowls or smiles, and it also reminds us of how things were before we de-personalised ourselves to stay safe. Of course we totally understand why we need to wear masks, because it is stupid not to.  So put it ON! Anyway…


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Inochi – the world’s first stylish clear mask … at a price
Eco Friendly August 12, 2020

The Lucid Air blows open the EV range war with a huge 517 miles on a single charge

The new Lucid Air electric car just announced a huge estimated range of 517 miles from a single charge. Which means we’re now clearly entering a new phase of the range wars. It’s not enough that EV performance is pushing supercars into red faced retreat, now we’re going to see range numbers which will humble even the most frugal gas guzzler. Remember we’re really only still at the start of this whole game. If they can hit these numbers now,…


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The Lucid Air blows open the EV range war with a huge 517 miles on a single charge
cool tech August 10, 2020

Emrod – wireless electricity system announced. No more ugly pylons?

New Zealand startup Emrod has started trials of a new wireless electricity system which they say could do away with the need for cables, pylons and all that stuff when delivering electrical power in rural areas. What makes this new project different is the fact that it has attracted the attention – and funding – from one of New Zealand’s biggest power companies. Trials with Powerco will begin in October, although the early prototype will initially only be able to…


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Emrod – wireless electricity system announced. No more ugly pylons?
Electric Cars August 4, 2020

MingHong SEV S2 – $900 six-seater electric car is cheap, cheerful and oh so slow

We’ve seen – and driven – our share of electric vehicles over the years, but this Alibaba sourced vanette, called the MingHong SEV S2 really does take the cake. Billed as a ‘modern premium sedan’, this BMW grilled $900 runabout boasts a staggering 60 km/h top speed and a range of up to 60 miles or so. Mr Tesla better watch out. The sales site doesn’t hide the real use of this car – “small Chinese adult electric car”. So…


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MingHong SEV S2 – $900 six-seater electric car is cheap, cheerful and oh so slow

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