Eco-friendly

Scientists Follow Desert Beetle to Develop Self-Filling Bottle that Harvests Water from Air

November 26, 2012 / No Comments

Would you believe it when we say there are nearly four quadrillion gallons of water in the air around us? Scientists have long been trying to develop an advanced technology that will allow them to harvest this atmospheric water as a new supply. Now a company called NBD Nano has developed a new technology that suggests that the idea is within ...

Patagonia Unveils Plant-Based Wetsuit

November 20, 2012 / No Comments

US outdoor clothing brand Patagonia has taken a big step ahead by replacing petroleum-based synthetics with agricultural-based bio-materials to make wet-suits. At present surfers can purchase greener versions of neoprene, though none of them can be called a pure green product. In order to change the scenario, Patagonia has announced a potential method for the first time in the world to ...

Arabica Coffee Could Be a Thing of the Past, Thanks to Climate Change

November 12, 2012 / 1 Comment

A cup of coffee may be a luxury in future and will be much more expensive. Before the end of the century, climate change will lead to the possible extinction of wild Arabica beans. A study conducted by the scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew,UK, in collaboration with scientists in Ethiopia found out that climate change will pose a threat ...

Vertical Farms Dot Singapore Skyscrapers

November 8, 2012 / No Comments

In Singapore, people have been running out of land and living spaces as the cities get crowded. Can you believe that an agricultural revolution is in the making in this congested city? Sky Green Farms is the company behind this novel endeavor. Vertical farming is mainly rooted in one principle: Instead of producing food in farms, you just can grow it ...

Parkview Green to Open First Eco-friendly Store in Beijing

November 2, 2012 / No Comments

China is famous for having the world’s largest consumer population and it has many supermarkets to cater to their needs. Parkview Green, a major player in this arena, has decided to place ecology on top of their business and have decided to open an eco-friendly supermarket in Beijing. The supermarket is located on an area of 200,000 square meters and has ...

New e-Bike Exclusively Caters to Moms

October 29, 2012 / No Comments

The Mamachari bike, also known as a bike for moms, has been a hit ever since it first arrived. The bike was exclusively designed for mothers on the go.  Now the bike gets a sprucing up integrated with safety measures and electric-pedal assist. The result is the new Bridgestone Angelino Assista E-Bike, which not only helps mothers to transport their ...

Spider Silk Can Produce Biodegradable Computer Chips

October 18, 2012 / No Comments

You might have heard that spider silk is supernatural in the sense that it is stronger than steel, yet unbelievably malleable and flexible. But what is its role in the electronic devices arena? Would you believe it when we say it can be used to make computer chips. According to the physicist Nolwenn Huby of the Institut de Physique de Rennes ...

Lava Carved Stone Furniture to Decorate Your Space

August 24, 2012 / No Comments

Most of us see lava as a dangerously beautiful thing to admire. We love and admire the coal-red beauty of it, but fear to approach it. But, it may not be the case for all. Raimonds Cirulis of Maffam Freeform takes a different approach in this. Maffam Freeform, a Latvian design company, sees that intriguing collection of furniture created out of ...

Best power saving tips for your bathroom fixtures

August 21, 2012 / No Comments

While we are bothered about power consumption and energy bills at our homes, we often actually do little to nothing, in order to cut them out. And when we do install some smart energy saving system or an integrated unit that will intimate us and help us cut down on excess power, it is often restricted to the living room ...

Goodyear to Use Soy to Make Longer Lasting Tires

August 14, 2012 / No Comments

The best-selling tire-manufacturer in North America, Goodyear Tire and Rubber is working on a new technology to make long lasting tires, which will have less impact on the environment. It is proposing to use soybean oil in the production of new types of tires. The company claims this will help in reducing the expense in producing new tires. According to researchers ...