Posts by tag: Eco Friendly

cool tech June 20, 2012 posted by

Wooden Chopper Motorbike is guaranteed to confuse the local squirrels

Question: What’s made out of black locust wood and animal horn, stores gas in a barrel and has a set of deer antlers for handlebars? Answer: Istvan Puskas’ glorious hand-made wooden chopper motorbike. The Hungarian master carver has gone the whole 9 yards with this beauty. Lurking inside that intricately constructed frame is a regular Fiat car engine, chopped and squeezed into place. There’s no word on how comfortable the thing is to ride, or how fast it goes, but…

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Awesome June 2, 2012 posted by

Twizy is the electric motorbike your dad’s been waiting for…

Make no bones about it, the new Twizy from Renault is not a car. Sure it’s got four wheels, a roof, two ‘optional‘ doors and a steering wheel, but it’s definitely not designed to replace the car in our affections. To understand what this new electric vehicle is, you need to take a close look at the specifications and core features and suddenly it all pops into place.

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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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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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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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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! 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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