Emerging Tech

FRIDAY JULY 4TH, ONE NIGHT ONLY – SUSTAINABLE DANCE CLUB!

Looking for the hottest party of the year? Want to do your part and help save the planet WHILE dancing? Of course you do! Hit up the Sustainable Dance Club this weekend for $3 SoCo Limes ALL NIGHT. We’ll be re-charging our famous LED lighting system via a “rechargeable dance floor” of sorts. Futureshock will be on the decks all ...

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Grass Mailbox

Designer Adriean Koleric has created a mailbox that is both eco-friendly and chic. Sporting a small patch of dirt to grow grass/flowers/marijuana in, this mailbox will no doubt get you eco-cred with the babes and a thumbs up from your mailman. Did I mention it holds mail? That’s mail, not males. Link (via)

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Hydrogen Rolling Through

We’ve seen some funky looking, eco-wary transportation devices, but the “Ozone” concept takes the cake. It would run entirely on hydrogen powered fuel cells because as we all know, gasoline just isn’t cutting it anymore. The cabin of the vehicle is encased between two giant wheels that are controlled by two separate electric motors powered by the fuel cells. I ...

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Kawasaki KZ440 Electric Motorcycle Conversion

I’ve always wanted a motorcycle but I don’t think I’m responsible enough to ride open-air-style down a highway at 120 MPH. Ben Nelson, however, is more of a risk taker. The lucky sonofabitch got a 1981 Kawasaki KZ440 motorcycle for a mere $100. He swapped out the (broken) motor and was able to add four huge batteries for $160 and ...

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Shake Your Ass Or Lose The Juice

It really stinks when you’ve run out of energy for your gadgets and can’t get to an outlet. With Orange’s Dance Charge, outlets are a thing of the past. It’s a portable phone charger powered through the kinetic movement of the wearer. Held within the arm strap is a battery for storing all the dance-generated energy. So, to build up ...

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Waterboard: Play With Water While Keeping Dry

Getting wet sucks, especially if you’re that alien species from the movie Signs. Michael Burton has crafted an award-winning concept of a virtual water interactive installation. Unlike the Light Rain, you won’t find shoddy poetry and goofy dancers throughout this video. Rather, you’ll see people playing with life-like water displayed on a board. The water will react to anything pressed ...

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Students Invent Electric Motorcycle

A group of young minds at the Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, MN have constructed from scratch a lithium phosphate ion-powered motorcycle that can travel at speeds of 60 MPH for 50+ miles before needing to be recharged. Safer than any Vespa you’ve taken for a ride, this electric bike has been built with the driver’s safety in mind. ...

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Matchstick Garden Makes Planting Easier Than Smoking

Smoking cigarettes can be terrible for your health. So if you’re going to pull a Steve McQueen and catch a cigarette outside on your lunch break, why not do a little good for the planet at the same time? Carry around one of these Matchstick Gardens with you and whenever you light up, stick one of the “matches” in the ...

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A Floating City You’ll Never See

You won’t ever live to see this floating ecopolis. This concept, designed by Vincent Callebaut, is straight out a science-fiction film with its ability to float. Dubbed “Lilypad,” this amphibious city can hold around 50,000 people and protect them from floods and bizarre plate tectonics. The city is designed to draw power from solar, wind and tidal means, which enables ...

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Recycled CD/DVD Jewelry

Some of you may recall a company called AOL that used to give out CDs by the millions. I mean you couldn’t even piss in a Six Flags bathroom without seeing free AOL CDs. Going ice skating? Have an AOL CD. Grabbing a burger from McDonalds? Have an AOL CD. Jerking off? Hey, don’t forget the AOL CD! So everyone ...

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