Eco-friendly

All-electric Unicab could be New York’s future taxicab

June 2, 2010 / 1 Comment

If this is New York’s taxi of tomorrow then it has little else than the yellow color in common with its already existing counterparts. Unicab is a creative concept submitted for the “Taxi of Tomorrow” website launched by the New York Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) in search for a new model medallion yellow taxicab to New York City in ...

National Semi’s Solar Magic technology increases energy generation by 20%

June 2, 2010 / No Comments

Our dependence on eco-friendly products has been rising with the development of ever-new technologies, which push the efficiency factor of new product launches. Harnessing solar energy to meet electrical needs on both macro and micro scale is fast becoming a rage because its’ eco-friendly and helps you detach from the grid. Solar Magic technology is yet another promising feat in ...

Energy harvesting kites to generate 1 MW of electricity

June 1, 2010 / No Comments

Just a few days back we wrote about researchers at University of California claiming to meet the energy needs of entire planet through sailing ships harvesting ocean wind energy. The pursuit to develop to cleaner greener sources of energy is raising the bar higher and higher for all in the fray. A California based high altitude Wind Company Makani Power ...

Electree bonzai solar charger leaves you craving

June 1, 2010 / No Comments

You do not have much to look at a solar charger. They are etched out in standard shapes and sizes using the same gray crap strictly confining their usage to little else than ensuring sufficient charge for our ever-hungry batteries. Electree too does the same, but with grace and style.

Water recycling is fun with beautiful Emscher Community Garden

May 31, 2010 / 1 Comment

Most of us would equate Community Park with recreation replete with athletic fields, swimming pools and other special entertaining features. How about a Community Park that awakens us to what is out of sight and thus out of mind? Rotterdam and Paris architects Ooze in collaborated with artist Marjetica Potrc have created a community garden, which is also a water ...

Built from scrap Bicibomba movil uses pedal power to transform lives

May 31, 2010 / No Comments

There are very few contraptions devised from waste and fewer still, which are embracing owing to their simple functioning and worthiness. After Bicilavadora, the bicycle washing machine and the Bicimolino, the corn grinder, yet another application from waste Bicibomba movil has transformed lives of the people in rural Guatemala.

‘Electric Bulldozer’ with zero emissions and smart safety alerts

May 28, 2010 / 2 Comments

Worn and rusted bulldozers, belching out black smoke while clearing landfills, plant debris, mines, quarries, road construction, agricultural operations, and building sites etc. are an eyesore to watch. These monster machines may be the coolest ones around in terms of their overwhelming size, but their record on environmental front has been least friendly.

WWF Ad uses hummer to spread its green message in Emirates

May 27, 2010 / No Comments

The inhabitants of Persian Gulf are habitual to squandering away earth’s natural resources, courtesy their over indulgent, ultra-luxurious lifestyle overflowing with unimaginable exorbitance that leaves a huge ecological footprint behind.

Europe’s first commercial fast charging EV station opens in The Netherlands

May 26, 2010 / No Comments

Netherlands reputation in promoting culture of environmental sustainability, cleanliness and excellent service is all set to take another leap with the introduction of first commercial fast-charging station in Europe, at Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, by the electric vehicle charger maker Epyon.

China Park: Chinese style ecologically friendly future city

May 25, 2010 / No Comments

Only time can tell whether Gu Wenda’s China Park could one day become Chinese equivalent to New York’s Central Park, or not. The very fact that a thoughtful soul came forward with an idea of growing a green paradise in the center of a Chinese city suffocated with concrete and polluting vehicles gives respite.