Technology

DELED – Waterproof Lighting for Fish Tanks

April 22, 2009 / No Comments

[caption id="attachment_4768" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Fish tanks lighting"][/caption] "Bertha, can you see in here? Not really, Bob. Why do you ask? Well, I keep running into something. What do you mean? Well, it looks like I am heading for the kitchen over there when suddenly something hits me in the face. What we need is some lighting in here. Nabesie of Japan hears you! They've created DELED (Dream ...

I’m not afraid of 37-ton spiders and snakes

April 21, 2009 / No Comments

Sing along with me, "I ain't 'fraid of 37-ton spiders and snakes." But, I might be! [caption id="attachment_4758" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Giant mechanical spider operated by La Machine"][/caption] A 37-ton, 12-meter tall giant mechanical spider showed up to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Port of Yokohama. The spider was operated by members of the French company La Machine. Where's Godzilla ...

Green geek’s guide: 3rdWhale helps you shop green with ease on your iPhone

April 14, 2009 / No Comments

If you are adamant about shopping with designers and makers who think about the good of the planet while delivering the best for their customers, then 3rdWhale iPhone app is just the thing for you. At the click of a button, the free app allows you to search for greenest businesses close to you and those eco-friendly product that you've been ...

Solar-powered Air Conditioning, Saves Energy and Cash

March 24, 2009 / 2 Comments

According to leading survey companies that have taken account of the way energy is used in the domestic sector, it is assessed that 30% of all energy consumption is due to the heating and cooling needs of our buildings. As you already knew, the use of an air conditioner can really take a heavy toll on your electricity bill. That's exactly ...

New Holland’s NH2: Taking the hydrogen fuel cell to the farms

March 12, 2009 / 2 Comments

At this point, the hydrogen fuel cell industry seems like the way to go when it comes to an emission-free future. But the concept is still a long way away both in terms of striking the technological and economic balance that is needed. However, that hasn't stopped the folks from New Holland in taking the revolutionary green technology to the ...

Toshiba First to Develop Television Wallpaper

February 26, 2009 / No Comments

How about making your own home into a theater that surrounds you in all four directions? Currently under research, Toshiba has been busting themselves to turn OLED-enabled wallpapers into a  television screen using nanotechnology. The revolutionary technology uses light that has been redirected by an ultra-fine grating that is fabricated by self-assembled nano particles and hence can translate light into visuals ...

Solar Powered Streetlights That Become One With the Canopy

February 20, 2009 / 1 Comment

Solar energy is still running well despite the bad economic environment and while people are searching for green alternatives, designers are trying hard to come up with stylish and innovative options, that blend creativity with utility. Designed by Jongoh Lee, the beautiful, ergonomic and natural looking streetlights merge seamlessly into the natural canopy around to harness solar power effectively. The ...

Butterfly Wings, The Blueprint For a Sustainable Future

February 16, 2009 / No Comments

Chinese scientists at Shanghai Jiao Tong University have recently found that by replicating the structure of the wings of the Papilio Paris butterfly, they can enhance the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cell (DSCs). The species of Papilio Paris live in very cold conditions and sustain their body temperature by trapping sun's heat using a special design pattern on their wings. ...

London Speed Bumps, to Power Up the Streets With Green Energy

February 16, 2009 / 2 Comments

Speed bumps are not really something you would be raving about if you happen to own a vehicle, but the latest "models" in London are all set to change that conventional perception. The new speed bumps designed by Peter Hughes and will reap free energy every time wheels roll over them. With a cost from £21,000 to £55,000 depending on size ...

Swift Wind Turbine, Harness Wind Power the Stylish Way

February 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Generating electricity by harnessing the power of the wind in the most stylish possible way, here's another rooftop wind turbine that offers a cost effective energy source for domestic, community and industrial use. Designed by Cascade Engineering to be environmentally  sustainable, the Swift Wind Turbine uses a variety of patented technologies that makes it both safe and silent, and has a ...