Technology

Rainchutes: Repurposed Parachutes as Water Harvesters

November 6, 2013 / No Comments

Rainchutes, an innovative project from PITCHAfrica is an initiative that repurposes old parachutes to harvest rainwater in order to collect drinking water in semi-arid areas with occasional rainfall. These areas are the ones in which roofs of thatch and mud is not a feasible option for rainwater catchment systems. The project is being carried out in collaboration with ATOPIAResearch. It offers ...

Heliospectra of Sweden Bags Green Technology Award

October 28, 2013 / No Comments

The prestigious SACC New York - Deloitte Green Award has gone to Heliospectra, a Swedish company renowned for its green technology initiatives. As you would know, this green award is presented by the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York annually to companies who come up with a breakthrough green technology within the food chain. This time around, Heliospectra was picked ...

Teen-built App Helps People Get Serious about Recycling

October 18, 2013 / No Comments

What all wouldn’t you do to spur your fellow beings to practice recycling? But then, much of the world’s citizens don’t seem to be concerned about this. In the current era of tech innovations, lessons and tech enabled props that promote recycling are many. The only problem is that most tend to ignore most of such props. But then, 14-year-old Zea ...

You Will Soon Be Able to Charge Your Smartphone with Lightning

October 4, 2013 / No Comments

Nokia have always gone after new innovations. The company is now joining hands with a group of scientists from the University of  Southampton to make a dream idea turn true. They are developing a new technology to power batteries of handsets from lightning. The new research team headed by Neil Palmer, one of the famous scientists at the Tony Davies High ...

Google Health Foray Calico Aims to Tackle Aging

September 24, 2013 / No Comments

Search giant Google is now searching for the fountain of youth and ways to overcome aging. The company is said to be getting deeper into the biotechnology terrain, and the foray into healthcare would be through the creation of a new business called Calico. The healthcare foray company will work to find methods of improving human health and extending life span. The ...

GM Data Center Drives IT Efficiency; Accorded LEED Gold

September 16, 2013 / No Comments

In recognition of the energy efficient achievements, the US Green Building Council has awarded the General Motors data center in Detroit the LEED Gold certification. The Gold certification has been awarded to only less than five percent data centers in the country. At the new GM data centre, more than 70 percent of the energy is reduced by using battery free ...

Shower Head Decides How Much Water You Use in the Bath

September 2, 2013 / No Comments

Ever wondered how it would feel if the shower head in your bathroom alerts you when you tend to bathe for too long and waste a lot of water? Stop dreaming. For, here is a device that has been made to alert you when you tend to waste water. The indicator in the shower head alerts you to stop your ...

Powermat Wireless Charging Tech to Come in 2014 GM Models

August 28, 2013 / No Comments

Future drivers of some of the 2014 GM models will get the opportunity to charge their mobilephones using Powermat technology. The automaker has decided to start offering wireless charging for smartphones in some of their upcoming vehicles. Although several carmakers are trying to implement wireless charging tech in their vehicles, GM would be the first to offer this technology, says ...

Wireless Devices to Look at TV Towers for Power

August 21, 2013 / No Comments

One of the major issues with existing computing devices is that they require any kind of power source to charge their batteries. And, for charging a battery you either need cords or wires, but as you know, wires are often not convenient to use. If you put a battery on-board the device, it also creates problems, because such kind of ...

ASAP Jet Ski-Paddleboard Life Saving Vehicle is Powered by the Sun

August 13, 2013 / No Comments

Those who wish to go surfing or jet skiing can now do it for cheap with the new ASAP innovation. The new paddleboard made by designer Ross Kemp is part ski and paddleboard, and it costs one third the price of typical aquatic vehicle.  You all very well know that many typical jet skis start at around $1200. This solar-powered paddleboard ...