Emerging Tech

Past Sci-Fi Flicks Are The Future Of Masdar

Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates has a vacant plot of land which will be used to hold “Masdar City,”  the first city to rely entirely on solar energy. The transit system will be much like the robotic taxi-cab in Total Recall, sans self-destruct mechanism. The system consists of a fleet of solar-powered programmable vehicles that seat six which will ...

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Quick Cash for Dead Batteries (Plus: Bonus Swindling)

Apparently, there’s good money to be made in recycling older batteries. A recent Instructables article showcases how one sly fox made a few hundred bucks doing this. Seems all you have to do is round up a bunch of batteries, clean ’em up and you’ll make a fortune by turning them in at your local scrap yard. This article reminded ...

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Broke? Try Pringles Miniputt

Love to play miniature golf but don’t feel like shelling out $10 a game? Create your own! All you have to do is take a can of Pringles, eat that shit up and then slice it down the sides. You’ll then be able to bat around golf balls all day inside your nice, big office. No Pringles? Try gettin’ busy ...

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Lose the Bulb With Illuminating Glass

 I just can’t get enough of all this new glass.  Saazs has developed a self-illuminating glass which could eventually replace light-bulbs altogether. It’s an eco-friendly design that eliminates the need for electricity.  It doesn’t quite light up the room like a neon-light would and only lasts about 20 years, but it’s still a better solution if you’re all about the green. Environmental improvements are ...

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House Made Of Recyclables: Very Cyberpunk

Using industrial castoffs as well as other spare parts and pieces, Jan Korbes has constructed an alternative solution to housing that’s not only portable, but is also completely made up of recycled parts. Though not a Reboot, it’s still a cool arts and crafts project.  I can’t see anyone wanting to live in it. Unfortunately, we may not have a choice. How ...

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Hippie Home Decor: Livinglass

If you’re a real Dead-head and you just so happen to be redecorating your home. Livinglass.com proposes a eco-friendly alternative to glass paneling decor. OK, so it’s not as eco-friendly as the trash recycler, but at least it isn’t hurting the environment. From the official site: “Livinglass is the leading manufacturer of decorative transparent and translucent laminated glass panels, capturing ...

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Greenpeace States the Obvious About Gaming Consoles

Did you know that gaming consoles can contain materials hazardous to the environment? Of course you did. How else would a Playstation 3 crank out those sick graphics without some kind of processing unit that’s guaranteed to rot the earth. Then, in comes Greenpeace to spoil everyone’s fun. This year, it tested the Nintendo Wii, Sony PS3 and Xbox 360 ...

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Clean Chair For A Clean Apartment

We’re running out of places to ditch our old garbage. Recycling bins are out of the question because, as we all know, all trash whether it be recyclable or otherwise all goes to the same place: New Jersey. California College of Arts student Nick Demarco has created a vinyl chair out of plastic bottles and other miscellaneous garbage he found ...

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New Machine Sorts Through Trash So You Won’t Have to

This green approach on dealing with industrial waste is called the Autoclave. It’s a self-sustaining trash sorter that can sort through 30 tons of waste in just two hours. It releases little to no emissions and at the same time can differentiate between glass, aluminum and anything else you might throw out. Trust us when we say it’ll find a ...

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Bondesque: The Backpack Inflatable Pontoon Boat

Camping can be a real blast with some buddies and cold brews, but tugging along a boat with you can be a real bitch, especially if you don’t have a trailer hitch on your car. Thankfully, the 21st century has given way to the Backpack Inflatable Pontoon Boat. In under 15 minutes, you can assemble a full pontoon boat for ...

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