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Fancy A Battery That Won’T Run Out Of Juice?

Fancy A Battery That Won’T Run Out Of Juice?

This is something that is actually pretty amazing, if you think about it. A resource that won’t probably run out of juice. Brother Industries (yes the Brother that made your printer) has developed an AA battery sized generator powered by vibration, which can be used to charge another AA battery.

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Southern California Goes Solar Plant

Southern California Goes Solar Plant

Solar panels have been around for quite a few years now, but like any great technology, it takes hundreds of iterations before it catches on as a perfectly suitable solution to masses of everyday problems. Here’s another piece in that great puzzle. Nectar Design’s made a fabulously pretty set of pla [Read More…]

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Beer Energy

Beer Energy

There’s a time before a meal when some people get prepared, get super hungry, get so fantastically ready to eat. This time is called the “appertivo time,” and during this time people drink alcohol. They drink beer. They have a good time. Carlos Zanotti Cavazzoni of Raver Studio had an amazing idea. [Read More…]

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Solar Vintage Design by Elena Corchero

Solar Vintage Design by Elena Corchero

This collection of fine accessories exploring ways to incorporate the solar cells into textiles in which technology meets tradition. Decorative accessories such as handheld fans and dress are charged when used outdoors in daylight. When brought indoors in the afternoon they turned into a decorati [Read More…]

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RaceAbout Association Unveils Electric RaceAbout In Helsinki

RaceAbout Association Unveils Electric RaceAbout In Helsinki

Eco Factor: Zero-emission vehicle designed for Progressive Automotive X-Prize competition.

RaceAbout Association has unveiled its electric RaceAbout (ERA) at the Cable Factory in Helsinki. The Finnish vehicle is a contender for the X-Prize award. The four-wheel-drive electric sportscar is now [Read More…]

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Humdinger Wind Energy Develops Portable Wind Energy Harvester

Humdinger Wind Energy Develops Portable Wind Energy Harvester

Eco Factor: Portable wind energy generator to power wireless sensors.

According to statistics, about 2 percent of global electricity comes from wind-powered generators, and their capacity has doubled in the past three years. However, scaling down wind turbines for use as an electronic device c [Read More…]

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Fincube – A Minimal Transportable Home Powered By Solar Energy

Fincube – A Minimal Transportable Home Powered By Solar Energy

Eco Factor: Sustainable low-energy house developed by Studio Aisslinger.

German design firm Studio Aisslinger has unveiled the Fincube, a concept sustainable and transportable low-energy house. The Fincube has been created 1200m above sea level near Bozen in Northern Italy. The sustainable dwe [Read More…]

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MOSeco ES905 Charges Handheld Devices On Renewable Energy

MOSeco ES905 Charges Handheld Devices On Renewable Energy

Eco Factor: Universal charger harvests solar energy to charge handheld devices.

MOSeco has unveiled its new ES905 universal charger that has been designed for all those, who’re always interested in a camping trip. The universal charger has been designed to harvest solar energy during the day t [Read More…]

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Gesterbine Self-Sufficient Skyscraper Features A Mesh Of Wind Turbines

Gesterbine Self-Sufficient Skyscraper Features A Mesh Of Wind Turbines

Eco Factor: Sustainable skyscraper designed to harvest wind energy.

Polish architecture firm Mode:Lina Architektura & Consulting proposed the Gesterbine skyscraper for the eVolo Skyscraper Competition that has been designed to maximize energy generation using a series of wind turbines, hum [Read More…]

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Wood-Eating Gribble Could Provide Low-Cost Biofuel From Wood And Straw Fiber

Wood-Eating Gribble Could Provide Low-Cost Biofuel From Wood And Straw Fiber

Eco Factor: Gribble turns abundant wood into biofuel.

Researchers at the University of York in Britain have identified the potential of wood-eating gribble to cheaply convert abundant wood and straw fiber into biofuel. For centuries the gribble has been known to eat holes in ships, docks and p [Read More…]

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GO! Multifunctional Furniture Harvests Renewable Energy

GO! Multifunctional Furniture Harvests Renewable Energy

Eco Factor: Renewable energy-harvesting furniture.

The brainchild of Indonesian industrial designer Rizki Tarisa, the GO! is a lounge, a workstation and an exercise bike that also generates renewable electricity to power your gadgets, when you pedal the bike to burn all extra fat on your body. [Read More…]

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