GreenPix – Zero Energy Media Wall in Beijing

May 5, 2008 / 1 Comment

After seeing the green wall in Madrid I expected to see more and more walls being covered with plants, but this one does it as well. In China at the Xicui entertainment complex in Beijing, they've created this massive and astounding self-sustaining color LED display wall that is completely powered with photovoltaic cells. They also claim that the GreenPix wall ...

Energy Wasting Day, on April 1st

March 25, 2008 / No Comments

April 1st 2008 is Energy Wasting Day this year. Here is Dan Power that will teach you how to waste the energy and increase carbon emissions in his mission to fry the planet. Energy Wasting Day.... Are we kidding? Of course we are! They want to make people aware that if we were to change our habits just a little bit it ...

Bionic Burgers by McDonald’s

March 25, 2008 / 1 Comment

If you were to make your own burger at home or buy a real one, with real meat, after 7 days it would definitely have some sort of fuzzy white spores on it. Matt Malmgren is the guy that has its own burger museum. It all started in 1989 when he bought two burgers, ate one and forgot about the other ...

Luxim’s plasma lightbulb, tiny and ultra-efficient

March 24, 2008 / 3 Comments

A new technology that promises to deliver ultra-efficient plasma light-bulbs, better than LEDs was developed by Luxim of Sunnyvale, California. At the size of a Tic-Tac this tiny lightbulb can provide as much light as a street lamp. The technology seems to be simple, at least for them. It's partially packed in a dielectric material, has argon gas inside and a ...

360 Eco Luxury Vodka

March 24, 2008 / No Comments

What you see is the "world's first eco-friendly premium spirit" produced by McCormick Distilling, America’s oldest continuously operating distillery. The 360 Vodka is trying to enter the ultra luxury vodka segment with this motto but from the begining I'll have to say there are other brands like Purus or VeeV to compete with. However getting back to the 360 Vodka, you ...

Mowing the lawn – old fashioned solution

March 24, 2008 / 1 Comment

Gas mowers put out as much smog as 40 new cars this is why mowing the lawn is some kind of a problem if you care about the environment. Since the scythes may not be the best idea (injuries) for many of us, here is what you can do, the old fashioned way. via GroovyGreen

The Danube Delta in 23 Beautiful Images

March 20, 2008 / 6 Comments

The Danube Delta is the second biggest delta in Europe and the best preserved on the continent with an approximate surface of 5,165 km². This includes both the Romanian and the Ukrainian part of the delta, as well as the UNESCO world heritage site where 23 natural ecosystems measuring 2,733 km² are strictly protected. It's a unique exotic land in ...

The “Microjoule” does 7,148 mpg – beat that!

March 19, 2008 / No Comments

A new non-crowned "mpg king" is set to stir the market a little bit. Started as an experimental vehicle, the Microjoule was built by a team of students from the French Technical School, St. Joseph La Joliverie and managed to get the first prize at the Eco-Marathon, last year. This happened because the alien-like race-looking single-seater car (phew) that runs ...

Climate Change Summit, hosted in Japan

March 19, 2008 / No Comments

This year's G8 Summit will be hosted on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. One of the most interesting gatherings will be the climate change summit on July 9, where 16 leading countries - the Group of Eight plus Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, South Africa and Mexico - are invited to attend. The countries mentioned above are responsible ...

Aircraft manufacturing giants to test biofuels

March 19, 2008 / No Comments

by aslaugsvava If last month Virgin Atlantic tested a Boeing 747 running with 80 percent normal fuel mixed with 20 percent biofuel, but Continental Airlines wants their own piece of the pie.The company  partnered with Boeing and GE Aviation to demonstrate in the first half of the next year (2009)  an aircraft running on bio-fuels. From what I understand it's ...