Emerging Tech

Water-Powered Calculator Sounds Dangerous

No need for batteries with this calculator. The Water Powered Calculator runs by the power of hydro. To power the device you just pour water into the rear power panel, place the stopper, and the electrolytes in the water generate enough power to keep this little guy chugging along, squaring your roots. The device is said to be perfectly safe, ...

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Solar Trees Grow On The Streets Of Europe

Coming to a European street near you, these Solar Trees illuminate the night using stored power generated from the sun. Each “tree” contains 10 solar powered lights, each one containing 36 solar power cells. The Solar Tree was demoed outside of the Vienna Design Week festivities and actually looks very cool. And while these aren’t the type of trees you ...

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Recycled Film Canister Mini-Speakers

Those of you who like to bust-a-groove to Huey Lewis while snapping shots with your non-digital camera, we’ve got a little project that might inspire some creativty within your traditional minds. We’re sure you’ve got a shit load of old film canisters laying around. Bird-Electron has put together a Kodak Film Speaker system, recycling old canisters. Using empty film canisters, ...

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How To Live In A Shipping Container Without Being Called A Hobo

There was a time where people who resided in boxes or old shipping containers were known as hobos or murder victims (and perhaps both). The Illy Push Button House is an entire living quarter built inside of an old cargo shipping container. Press a button and 90 seconds later your home is revealed, folded out from the container. Even more ...

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“Private Space Suit” Isn’t Too Sexy For The Catwalk

Munich, Germany really wants to be the chosen spot for the 2018 Olympics. This “Private Space Suit” was shown at one of their “Germany is #1” shows in which they try to convince the world that Germany is the place for them. Powered by solar panels, the Private Space Suit glows with 12 solar-powered LED lights for a nice eco-friendly ...

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Power Consciousness: Giving Consumption A Human Edge

Talking about consumption and conservation is great and all, but how many people actually know how much energy they use? We have those meters connected to our homes, but no one but people who work for the power company knows how to read them. Power Consciousness is a device made to explain how much energy we use, without having to ...

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USBCELL Reinvents Recharging Batteries

Think about the masses of AA batteries you go through every year. How many of them could have been reused with an easier method of recharging? Even though we already have plenty of gadgets we charge from our computer, USBCELL allows us to save some money too. The USBCELL batteries charge right from a USB port on your computer, and ...

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Global Warming Mug Plans Our Demise

Sure, this mug might not be as risque as the Undress Me Mug, but the message is even more powerful. As the mug heats up, the pictured ice caps vanish before your eyes, offering a pleasant message with your morning coffee and bagel. If the mug gets hot enough, all that’s left is water. Lots and lots of water. Is ...

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London’s Olympic Flame Goes Green

Organizers of the 2012 London Olympics have come to the conclusion that it’s time for a completely green Olympic experience, instead of focusing on brand name torch designers or even the all-important weather control like the Chinese. This time around, even the iconic Olympic torch will be eco-friendly, boasting a carbon neutral flame. London organizers have decided that instead of ...

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An Eco-Bladder For Your Green Home

If you are one of those people who collects rainwater to save on utility output, you know that the barrels typically used are large and unsightly. This Eco-Sac, or as we have come to call it, Eco-Bladder, is a flexible eco-friendly rainwater storage unit. The Eco-Sac can fit nice and snug under a patio, deck, or floor and are made ...

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