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Umeox Apollo Cell Phone is Solar-Powered & Runs Android OS

February 15, 2011 / No Comments

The new smartphone from Umeox that has been unveiled at the Mobile World Congress currently on at Barcelona comes about as unique in various aspects. For us, the most striking aspect of the device is that it is eco-friendly to the core. The newly introduced Apollo Cell Phone which runs the Android OS is equipped with an array of solar ...

Zephyr Solar Powered Unmanned Aircraft’s 3 World Records Confirmed (Video)

December 28, 2010 / No Comments

Zephyr, the solar powered unmanned plane’s already set record has been officially confirmed. The aircraft has been developed by the defense and research company Qinetiq and has been declared by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) as holding three records. The records are for absolute duration of an unmanned autonomous vehicle (UAV) flight, flight duration for a UAV of its class ...

Solar powered Japanese ‘Space Yacht’ Ikaros ready for deep space sojourn

April 28, 2010 / No Comments

Just as the Obama administration was busy drafting a plan aimed at overhauling the US space program, Japanese ingenuity and inventiveness was pushing the frontiers of science and technology farther ahead to inject a greed drive into its space program. All for their creative brilliance the Japanese are preparing for the launch of Ikaros spacecraft powered ...

The Last resort: Sleek solar powered floating home

April 21, 2010 / No Comments

Mobile floating architecture has always been a viable option before us to counter space constraints due to shortfall in the availability of land. People have been using sustainable structures to live on the water in many parts of the world but they have too elementary in terms of design and construction. The Last Resort, is a solar powered concept mobile ...

Solar Powered Plane Flies Over Swiss Skies

April 7, 2010 / 2 Comments

Solar powered plane prototype, the Solar Impulse recently took a flight over the Swiss skies. Flying at an altitude of 3,937 feet, the plane managed to remain airborne for 87 minutes. Thus, the Solar Impulse took another step closer to its goal of flying around the world without the use of any fossil fuel, a feat the plane is hoped ...

Solar-Powered Plane Sees its First Flight

December 4, 2009 / No Comments

The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plan that's planned to go on a 20-25 day trip around the world, was recently tested on a runway and the test was a success. And just yesterday, the plane made its first actual flight, proving that the concept works.

Concept For Solar-Powered Hat and Gloves to Warm You in The Winter

December 1, 2009 / No Comments

Yiran Qian, a German resident, came up with an interesting concept called "Endless Warm". The idea incorporates solar panels into a common hat and a pair of gloves, using the generated power to heat the clothing articles.

Solar-powered ‘dragon’ stadium in Taiwan

May 19, 2009 / 6 Comments

The solar-powered ‘dragon’ stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is the world’s first stadium which gets all its power needs from the sun. [caption id="attachment_5145" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="The solar-powered ‘dragon’ stadium in Kaohsiung, Taiwan"][/caption] Designed by Japanese architect Toyo on a steel-rod structure with a roof covered with solar panels, the horseshoe-shaped structure has been constructed for the World Games to be held in ...

Solar Powered Streetlights That Become One With the Canopy

February 20, 2009 / 1 Comment

Solar energy is still running well despite the bad economic environment and while people are searching for green alternatives, designers are trying hard to come up with stylish and innovative options, that blend creativity with utility. Designed by Jongoh Lee, the beautiful, ergonomic and natural looking streetlights merge seamlessly into the natural canopy around to harness solar power effectively. The ...

Solar powered submarine by BKW

November 25, 2008 / No Comments

Solar energy is making such giant strides forward that it would be no surprise if in the next decade or so we all completely convert to solar power. For now though, each day is proving to be a new adventure for those working with and following the power of the sun. The new arena that is being touched by solar power ...