Technology

Are the ISPs Green Enough for You?

January 28, 2013 / No Comments

Just about every company in the country is looking for ways to save energy.  In the past few years some are making great strides in reducing their energy consumption.  From light fixture replacement, air conditioning changes to more efficient blade server installations, getting the most performance per kilowatt of electricity. Alternative energy is also being evaluated and even used.  Fuel cells ...

NASA Aims at Cut in Fuel Consumption with new Tech

January 28, 2013 / No Comments

It would be good to think of an aircraft that would run on reduced fuel. Fuel consumption being an important factor, NASA aims at developing an aircraft which would help reduce the consumption rate. They have developed an innovative flying wing aircraft which consumes about 50% fuel than what the others do. The new X-48C flying wing aircraft uses less fuel than ...

Brazil to Stop Illegal Logging in Amazon Forests with Tracking Devices

January 23, 2013 / No Comments

The world’s largest rainforest is finally getting things done with regard to protection. To stop deforestation and to track illegal loggers, Brazilian authorities have announced a new plan to save the Amazon rainforest. They will soon start installing tracking devices on trees. Authorities will install tracking units called the Invisible Tracck, a device that is developed by Brazilian firm Cargo Tracck ...

Micro Fuel Cell Made from Glass Can Power Your Apple iPad

December 5, 2012 / No Comments

Scientists have been carrying out research to find out a long-lasting and eco-friendly power sources. Engineers at Yale University have now come out with a new tiny fuel cell that can power portable electronic devices, such as tablet computers, smart phones, and remote sensors. They have made the idea public through a paper published online in the journal Small. The new ...

iLumi Intelligent LED Light Bulbs Run for 20 Years

November 30, 2012 / No Comments

You will find many intelligent light bulbs available in the market, but before you go for one just give iLumi a look. The new iLumi, displayed this week on Indiegogo, is an energy-efficient LED bulb that lasts for 20 years and can be controlled by any smartphone. iLumi’s HyperLux technology allows the bulb to be programmed through Android and iOS operating ...

Goal Zero Switch 8 Solar Recharger is Your Easy-to-Use Portable Companion

November 16, 2012 / No Comments

Goal Zero, the innovator of easy-to-use portable solar power products, is up with their new product christened Switch 8 Solar Recharging Kit.  The company has unveiled its new ultra-lightweight recharging kit. This power supply in the device will help you charge your smartphone and USB gear wherever you go with just a little help from the sun. The latest in the ...

Four Nigerian Teens Invent Pee-Powered Generator

November 14, 2012 / No Comments

Who says girls detest science? Not anymore, after seeing this electricity generator invented by four entrepreneurial Nigerian teenagers. Possibly, the urine powered generator will be one of charming yet unexpected products at Maker Faire Africa this year in Lagos. The generator can produce six hours of power from 1-liter of urine. The girls, Duro-Aina Adebola (age 14), Akindele Abiola (age 14), ...

iRock Chair Charges Your iPad as You Relax

November 13, 2012 / No Comments

With global warming having become a hot topic of discussion today, we are forced to depend more on solar and other green alternatives in the consumer terrain. The latest in the design line-up is the iRock. iRock is a power generating rocking chair which can be used to charge your Apple device in its rocking motion. And if you want to ...

Volvo Rapid EV Charger Boasts Less Charging Time

November 9, 2012 / No Comments

One of the major drawbacks of powerful electric cars is its limited range and long recharging times.Volvo has been investigating this issue and has now come up with an advanced rapid charger. With this new charger, Volvo tries to cut that prolonged charging time to a slightly more reasonable 90 minutes. The company claims that their charging system is the world’s ...

BriTek Airless Bicycle Tires Being Tested

November 7, 2012 / No Comments

Say goodbye to your bike pump! Flat bicycle tires will soon disappear into the past.  Colorado-based company Britek Tire and Rubber has recently introduced airless tires for bicycles that guarantee a complete puncture-less ride. Usually, bike tires manage tire firmness with air pressure. However, the new Energy Return Wheel is created out of two layers of rubber lengthened over a 29-inch ...