Emerging Tech

Wind-Powered, Plug-In, Hybrid Super Green Yacht Hits the High Seas

Admit it. It’s time to come clean. Say it with me – “My yacht is an environmental menace.” And your Cuban cigar smoke isn’t helping any. The truth is that personal changes really can make a difference, even if that means no more making laps around the yacht’s deck with your Hummer, using gasoline-soaked baby seals as the track’s course ...

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Human-Powered Car Can Travel at Speeds Up To 60 MPH

If you’re devoted to leaving as little of a carbon footprint as possible, or if your name is Fred Flintstone, the HumanCar Imagine PS by Charles Greenwood is one of the greenest vehicles you’ll ever see. The HumanCar sits four and is powered through human power via cranking / paddling. When four people are cranking away, the car can travel ...

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Apple Patent Harnesses the Power of the Sun in an Unexpected Way

While Apple hasn’t yet patented the sun (yet), they are interested in what the sun can do for them and their hardware. A newly revealed patent suggests that Apple might be gearing up for a more eco-friendly line of laptops, but not through traditional solar power. Picture this: a mirror attached to the lid of your laptop folds out to ...

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Recycle Your Old Netflix Envelopes By Making Your Own Paper

As a Netflix subscriber for well over three years now, it hurts my little ole heart thinking about all the poor trees which were killed, processed and then trashed for the sake of mereceivingmovies. Why didn’t I think of a way to recycle the envelopes before this? Enough dwelling in the past, Andrew. Let’s look to the future! The glorious ...

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Get Down to the Roots with the Breathe Soil-Free Harvesting Concept

Jim Ruck’s indoor aeroponic garden, simply titled “Breathe,” has completely eliminated the need for soil. Which is sort of disappointing, because what am I going to feed my kids for breakfast now? Oh well, I guess I can start buying cat food again. This innovative vegetation system comprises misters under the structure that fed water and nutrients to the plants ...

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Coke-Powered Mobile Phone Runs Off The Same Stuff You Do

You know the feeling. Its three a.m. and your running on fumes courtesy of that Coke-filled Big Gulp you just slurped down. What if your cellphone ran on the same stuff that kept you up for those all-nighters. Designer Daizi Zheng designed a cellphone to run off of the sugar cells in Coca-Cola. Well, any sugary beverage will do, even ...

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Holiday Spirit: The Lazy Way Out

Is your neighbor one of those dickish pricks who just can’t be outdone during the holiday season. They make the best cookies, they create the coolest nativity scene, they put on the best light show, they just refuse to come in second. This year, beat them at their own game (or at least come in a close second) and save ...

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Liquid Powered Battery Can Run for 10 Years

Batteries aren’t only a burden on your wallet, but they can cause some serious side-effects for the environment as well. Alternative methods are starting to pop-up, and this NoPoPo AA Battery is one of those. Powered by most any liquid, the NoPoPo Battery can last up to ten years on a single charge of simple H2O. In fact, if you ...

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