What lends the first ever Piezo shower futuristic viability is its innovative design and use of piezoelectricity to let out a hot steamy shower. Made by a team of cross continental designers from Mexico, Finland and Germany, the shower uses the energy of flowing water alone to heat it instead of using any external heating source.
As for now, Philips stands as the lonely first in the would-be line of contenders vying for the $10 million prize slated by the US government for offering an energy efficient alternative to the 60 Watt light bulb.
After the US Navy decided to go green and flew the first Green Hornet on Earth Day, it’s time for the Israeli Air Force to tow the same line. The Air force is planning to install small photovoltaic systems of up to 50KW for electricity production at its bases. It doesn’t end there.
Coincidence apart, but what better occasion than the Earth Day for the world’s most well equipped military to try and reduce its carbon footprint and move closer towards getting a green makeover? In an effort to clean up its armed forces the US Navy will take the Hornet on a supersonic test flight using bio-fuel.
In our efforts to ply technology in some of the toughest conditions to somehow fulfill our in-satiated energy cravings, we have redefined the entire concept of farming. Australia’s AquaGen has set up plans to establish ‘Wave Farms’ that deliver renewable ocean energy.
The multi-billion dollar sex toy industry has flushed the market with personal pleasure seeking devices that have little or nothing to do with eco-friendliness. There’s good news for eco-conscious consumers who have lamented this lacking until now. Micro-Kitty has injected a green wave into the sex toy industry by becoming the first solar powered vibrator.
DARPA is no stranger to quirky projects, and their "Transformer TX" program isn't far off the mad science mark, though we must concede that it sounds quiet awesome. To be precise, the program intends to create a military vehicle, a car that would be able to fly and have some "Transformer" capabilities.
It appears plants are turning into cyborgs, well, they do seem to have picked up a thing about movement. The work of Mexican artist Gilberto Esparza, these Nomadic Plants or Planta Nomada has robotic legs to help it move.
Shock absorbers hold the responsibility of giving you a comfortable ride without allowing irregularity of the roads to trouble you. The movement of shocks could be a source of energy for vehicles, but so far any practical applications of the same have remained elusive. That part though, shouldn't be much of a problem with the GenShock developed by Massachusetts Institute ...
The oceans are a vast reserve of water, but the costs associated with desalination are always a deterrent. That the process is energy hungry doesn't make things better in the least. Scientists at MIT though, may have a solution in a tiny package. Scientists have developed a small device, about the same size as a postage stamp, and have managed ...