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You Will Soon Be Able to Charge Your Smartphone with Lightning

October 4, 2013 / No Comments

Nokia have always gone after new innovations. The company is now joining hands with a group of scientists from the University of  Southampton to make a dream idea turn true. They are developing a new technology to power batteries of handsets from lightning. The new research team headed by Neil Palmer, one of the famous scientists at the Tony Davies High ...

Green Pavilion at Rotterdam Football Club

September 10, 2010 / No Comments

The football club of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will get noticed for its new pavilion which could be considered as a different venture in eco-architecture and green living. This striking building features a translucent cantilevered roof, specially designed canopy and grass-covered slopes.

Juice Boxes Recycled to Create Lamps

March 2, 2010 / No Comments

The Loxolop lamp flows across a number of artistic boundaries. It is inspired by origami and biomorphism, takes on a great shape as a lamp, and best of all, it is made using waste paper from a juice carton factory. Getting the lamp to work, however, won't be an easy thing. There's an element of complexity in the lamp which ...

Sustainable City Lights Have a Flowery Approach to Life

February 24, 2010 / No Comments

City lights have to be one of the biggest energy suckers around, and making them more efficient should lead to massive energy savings. The sustainable city lights concept from Philips Design delves into the same idea, making the lights smarter and better looking. The most interesting part, however, has to be the way these lights bloom like flowers, to gather ...

Photoluminiscent Exit Signs May Not be as Efficient as Claimed

January 5, 2010 / 1 Comment

Photoluminiscent exit signs were designed with the idea of being energy-efficient and a green alternative to regular exit signs. A recent publication by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association indicates that the signs aren't as effective as their manufacturers try to make them out to be.

7-Eleven’s Convenient Truth

November 16, 2008 / No Comments

Seven Eleven Japan, the convenience store plans to equip all its new stores with LED-based signboards and outdoor lighting. The effort is to reduce emissions of global warming gases. LEDs will likely be able to allow 7-11 to cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 3%, or 1.8 tons per store per year times 1000 new stores each year. The Seven & ...