Emerging Tech

World’s Tiniest Solar Car Crashes Into Bread Crumb

In the future everything is microscopic. We’ve got robots that can get inside your intestines to distribute medicine with their tiny robot hands, but what about solar race cars no bigger than a quarter? Now we’ve got those too. This 33 x 22mm car runs on light, artificial or otherwise. Just chase after it with a flashlight and watch it ...

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Smoon Ombrella

Sometimes you stumble across a piece of gadgetry that can really help brighten up your home (both figuratively and literally). Essentially, the Smoon Ombrella is a device that acts as a light source and vaguely resembles a glowing moon in the sky when placed on your Manhattan rooftop or sun room or dungeon, etc. The product of furniture designers Beau ...

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The World’s Cleanest Car Is Coming To America

Zero Pollution Motors is teaming up with French company MDI to bring a eco-friendly “air cars” to the United States by 2010. Air cars travel at up to 35mph powered by compressed air, but they can reach a top speed of 90mph with a small fuel boost. Billed as “the world’s cleanest car,” the air-powered autos are pollution-free when not ...

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Air-Purifying Concrete Is Not Green In Color

The Dutch town of Hengelo is putting certain concrete paving stones to the test. These said stones contain a titanium dioxide-based additive that, when under the influence of sunlight, bind the nitrogen oxide particles emitted by car exhausts and turns them into harmless nitrates. They plan on measuring the air quality after paving one half of a road with the ...

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Poo Bags With Feeling

I love dogs as much as any man would but I’m very happy not having to pick up shit with a newspaper bag every day. However, if you do own a pooch and like to walk him/her in style, then may I suggest picking up some of these fancy poo bags from JungeSchactel? They’re 100-percent biodegradable, don’t clog up landfills ...

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Same Tall Towers, Brand New Windows

Two new buildings are being built in Tinajin, China that are sure to rival the Dubai tower in design. The 1175-foot Sinosteel International Plaza and the 288-foot hotel next to it may not be as tall as the Ultima tower, but they’ve got something to prove with the hexagonal windows installed in them. The windows are placed in such a ...

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DIY Hemp Necklace

Let me tell you something, anyone making a DIY Hemp ANYTHING is a pothead. I don’t care if they happen to live in California and grow cannabis with less than 3-percent THC content. They’re still a pothead. Supplies for a hemp necklace include a charm of some sort and a shitload of marijuana plants. Just intertwine the stalks together and ...

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Chandelier Milk Crates Put You In The Mooood

Check it: a chandelier made up of milk crates. You thought kitchen lights made up of cereal box designs showed off how much you truly love breakfast? Think again. This milk crate chandelier is the first kind we’ve seen and it appears some effort went into making it. And no, this wasn’t some 20 minute project like a chandelier made ...

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Invisible Streetlight Is Very Visible

In your neighborhood, you may have noticed that the street lights can be almost as horrendous looking as the telephone lines. Designer Jongoh Lee must’ve been disgusted by the intrusion on mother nature for having come up with these solar powered street lights that imitate leaves, called Invisible Streetlight. The lights are comprised of a double injection of silicon, aluminum ...

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The FuChat Detects Anger and Responds With It

Apparently, eco-friendly WiFi routers aren’t the only thing D-Link is in to. The FuChat, as it so appropriately named, is a cordless phone capable of making internet and land-line phone calls. That’s not all, this phone also has the function to detect changes of tone in a persons voice and changes in body temperature, alerting the user of their current ...

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