Emerging Tech

Bottle Cap Craze

Just in time for the 2008 Green Design Festival in Athens, Greece comes a fresh look from Athanassios Babalis. Keeping it eco-tech, Athanassios created a shopping bag and a stool from recycled bottle caps. Think it was an easy task? Oh my friend, you are quite mistaken. Babalis collected the caps from his workmates and an extended network of friends ...

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Love On The Rocks (No Ice)

Not everyone cares what their ice cubes look like but for the rest of us, we rely on creativity and nautical disasters to take our drinks up a notch. For the bold and brave, try these drinking rocks that come from Sweden. Known as Nordic Rock, the cube-cut stones are known for their ability to retain the cold. This particular ...

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Energy Independence Is Our Future

Swedish company Home Energy has not forgotten about our energy independence even if our leaders of tomorrow have.� It’s made a wind turbine shaped as a sphere called the Energy Ball.� Home Energy claims that the shape allows for higher aerodynamic efficiency in comparison to traditional design as well as complete silence during operation.� The Energy Ball comes in two ...

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The 300 mpg Smart ForTwo

Smart, that lovely micro car company that everyone adores, is currently working on an all-electric version of the Smart ForTwo called the Smart Ed in London. While that’s all fine and dandy, just wait till you get a load of some of these numbers that Smart has put out during testing. An 8-hour charge gets up to 72 miles of ...

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Recycled Skate Deck Watch

Nixon is planning to release a watch made from recycled skateboard decks. Part of Nixon’s Rotolog collection, the RePly watch features a colorful wristband and a stylish analog display. Skateboard enthusiasts are bound to go nuts for this thing even though it’s not waterproof and the colored stripes look pretty ridiculous. Nixon hasn’t announced when the watch will actually go ...

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XR3: DIY Automobile

A private product design firm in Glendale, Arizona is now offering a $200 set of construction plans that will allow anyone to build a plug-in hybrid that gets 225 miles per gallon. Dubbed the XR3, Robert Q. Riley Enterprises says the car has a 100-mile range can use different drive trains to make it either all electric or a diesel-based ...

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No Pilot? No Problem

It seems wind records aren’t the only vehicular-based records being broken this year. Pictured above is the 66-pound unnamed unmanned flying machine that broke a world record for the longest-lasting unmanned flight. It remained airborne for an unbelievable 83 hours and 37 minutes. That’s three and a half days of non-stop flight thanks to it’s power source: lithium-sulfur batteries charged ...

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Tokidoki Style Laptop You Can’t Have

We don’t do many posts on Tokidoki, the Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand created in 2005 by Italian artist Simone Legno. But, for his latest creation, we’ll make an exception because we’ll never get to buy it. This limited edition Japanese exclusive Tokidoki styled laptop is made by Fujitsu. It’s called the FMV Loox and it’s advertised as an eco-friendly computer, how ...

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The Greenbird Is Quite Fast But Only When She Blows

This is the Greenbird. It might not look like much but it’s going for the world record of fastest wind-powered vehicle. It was designed by Dale Vince of Ecotricity and engineer Richard Jenkins. The current world record is 116.7 MPH and Dale Vince hopes to crush that speed at the dry salt flats at Lake LeFroy in Western Australia. Using ...

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New York Turns To Alternative Power

Tuesday night at the National Clean Energy Summit, Mayor Bloomberg of New York City expressed his vision of a cleaner more green New York. He urged the need for energy-efficient design and proposed alternative methods of obtaining power, whether it be by wind or solar means. He goes as far as suggesting to add wind turbines to both the Brooklyn ...

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