Emerging Tech

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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Are You Smarter Than A 12-Year-Old?

It’s another exciting installment of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? except in this episode we’re going to get schooled by 12-year old Elizabeth Rintels on techniques for going green. The By Kids For Kids �Going Green Challenge� is a contest that enables the youth to showcase their concerns and awareness of our dieing planet. It also shows how ...

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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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