Technology

Which home electrical appliances consume the most?

July 30, 2013 / No Comments

It is not necessary to be an environmentalist to be interested in saving electricity. Electricity prices keep going up, and it makes sense to control costs. In fact, controlling costs is becoming more and more of a necessity for many families. Renewable energy generated from sunlight and wind can help to reduce emissions and slow the use of non-renewable fuels like ...

Smog-Hungry Pavements in the Anvil

July 18, 2013 / No Comments

Venturing out into the smog could make life hell for you. Most of the time, you decide not to go out when smog fills your street. In The Netherlands, smog free streets could well be a reality in a few years to come. Hengelo, a city in The Netherlands, has plans to lay sidewalks that would sport smog-killing properties. The move ...

Aerovelo Human Powered Helicopter Atlas Wins Sikorsky Prize

July 12, 2013 / No Comments

Meet the Atlas! Before you run to conclusions, what we are talking about is a human powered helicopter designed by Canadian team Aerovelo. Atlas has proved its worth by bagging the $250,000 Sikorsky Prize of late. The Sikorsky competition which came into being way back in 1980 requires that teams need to keep their helicopter suspended at least ten feet in ...

Wait Until 2050 for E-Thrust Electric Airliner to Take Flight

July 5, 2013 / No Comments

The E-Thrust airliner, from the European aerospace consortium EADS and developed in partnership with Rolls-Royce, has been shown off and going by the looks of it, it could radically transform commercial aviation by 2050. Chances are that it would increase the efficiency of future airlines. The newly developed E-Thrust concept is a hybrid electric propulsion system which reduces fuel consumption, emission ...

Horizon Mass Transit System is an All-Electric Train-Plane Hybrid

July 2, 2013 / No Comments

What would you feel like if you get to travel in a plane-train hybrid? Ever wonder what it would be like? The Horizon Mass Transit System is a 100 percent electric mode of transportation. Conceived as a hybrid between a plane and a train, the system uses a maglev-style mechanism that helps large aircraft to pick up passengers inside small ...

Scientists Create Eco-friendly Battery from Wood

June 21, 2013 / No Comments

As you all know, various rechargeable batteries use lithium. But now scientists from the University of Maryland have designed a ‘green’ battery using a sliver of wood covered with tin. The various parts in the battery are a thousand times slimmer than a paper piece. To make this ‘green’ battery, the scientists have ditched lithium and have brought in sodium, which ...

LED Hourglass Lamp to be Showcased at NYC Design Week this Month

May 9, 2013 / No Comments

Green imagination comes in different shapes and sizes. Brooklyn-based designer Danielle Trofe has been inspired by one such imagination and has come up with a new series of off-the-grid LED lighting fixtures that are illuminated by the power of falling sand. Going by the shape of the hourglass, the new lamps need to be flipped for continuous work. This requires a ...

SPRiZZi All-in-One Beverage Dispenser is Green

May 7, 2013 / No Comments

SPRiZZi might look similar to the astromech droid, R2-D2, in Star Wars. But like the droid buddy, it won’t save you when you are in danger or assist you in fighting spaceships. Luckily, it seems we will not be up for a fight with spaceships and all that related stuff for some more years at least. The present SPRiZZi can ...

Dutch Kid Sets Off to Save Oceans and Marine Life from Plastic Waste

April 26, 2013 / No Comments

If you have the will, impossible is nothing! A teen from The Netherlands is proving that right. Nineteen-year-old Boyan Slat is all geared up to clean up all the 7 million odd tons of plastic waste that are killing our oceans. Having kicked off an organization called Ocean Cleanup Foundation, Slat is a determined kid who is all set to do ...

Karbonn A6 Android phone seen running Windows Phone theme

April 6, 2013 / No Comments

Windows Phone UI is unique and pretty great. If you can purchase a WP phone, then well and good. Windows Phone and Windows Phone 8 have charmed quite a lot of people, even those who own an iOS or Android, which is why there are Windows Phone themes available for these platforms that are jailbroken. But there is another option available ...