Emerging Tech

Concept Solar Parasol

Parasolar, a solar parasol, is the beach umbrella of the future. What with all this “global warming” stuff going on, mankind is pretty much screwed. You’ll have to do your part, like harnessing solar power into umbrellas. Use the Parasolar during sunny days and it will capture solar energy to recharge your gadgets and gear. Equipped with 12-volt output and ...

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Green Wheels: The Enertia Electric Motorbike

Half-motorcycle, half-Prius, the Enertia motorbike is bound to turn heads. With a striking design reminiscent of some Harley-Davidson and Triumph models, this bad boy only does 50 MPH top speed, which may disappoint some. Then you’ll realize it’s a 100-percent electric bike with a bunch of batteries, right as you pass that Sunoco gas station with premium hitting $4.73 a ...

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Turn Turn Turn: Vertical-axis Wind Turbine

Whether you’re trying to score green tax credits or just help the earth out a bit, the $5000 Windspire is definitely the way to go. Designed by Mariah Power, the Windspire comes with all the equipment you need to start generating power from the wind. Due to the vertical-axis the Windspire uses, people in tighter/urban areas will find it fits ...

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Button Down Pillow

Screw Goodwill! Designer Ximena Orozco has made pillows from old, tasteless clothing previously collecting dust. A great way to turn an ugly wool jacket into an even uglier wool pillow. Trashing clothes is a real waste and no one wants to support the broke and homeless, so this is a great way to not only avoid helping hobos but also ...

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Make Your Own Light Bulb Greenhouse

We love to save the environment here at Gearfuse. Countless projects we feature involve recycled materials and this is no exception. With a little apoxy, glue and other materials, you’ll be growing pot flowers inside a light bulb in no time. Obviously, you’ll want to make sure you have a clear light bulb, so you can monitor your pride and ...

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M-112 Concept Car

This is one tiny-ass car. It truly puts cars like the MINI and SmartCar to shame in terms of size and fuel economy. There isn’t much info on the M-112, though one can easily see it’s a small one-seater that resembles a futuristic go-kart. Don’t hold your breath if you’re thinking of getting one, as it was specially designed for ...

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Bright Side of the Moon

An eco-friendly moon that’s painted on an average cabinet; it’s sure to keep its owner awake all through the night. In the dark, the cabinet creates an illuminating effect that tries to mimic moonlight. Though you can’t grow space beer on it, you can still put your clothes in it. The picture makes the glow look a little too intense ...

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Make Use Of Shit

It’s about time we got some crap worth shitting. Washington State’s Kevin and Daryl Maas are now producing electrical power with cow manure, which is nothing new for the most part. Using commercialized technology which harvests methane gas from manure, they burn the methane to create electricity. All the while, they send the now pathogen-free and odorless manure back to ...

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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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