Tag Archives: environment

Human-Powered Car Can Travel at Speeds Up To 60 MPH

If you’re devoted to leaving as little of a carbon footprint as possible, or if your name is Fred Flintstone, the HumanCar Imagine PS by Charles Greenwood is one of the greenest vehicles you’ll ever see. The HumanCar sits four and is powered through human power via cranking / paddling. When four people are cranking away, the car can travel ...

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Apple Patent Harnesses the Power of the Sun in an Unexpected Way

While Apple hasn’t yet patented the sun (yet), they are interested in what the sun can do for them and their hardware. A newly revealed patent suggests that Apple might be gearing up for a more eco-friendly line of laptops, but not through traditional solar power. Picture this: a mirror attached to the lid of your laptop folds out to ...

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“Remember… These Come From Trees” Stickers

I understand why people are up in arms about Earth’s trees being demolished. I’m pretty sure we need them for some reason, other than the fact that they look pretty. The thing that drives me nuts is that people bitch and moan, but don’t do a damn thing about it. These “Remember… These Come From Trees” Stickers allow you to ...

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This Bag Will Self-Biodegrade in 60 Days

Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to save the Earth. These 60 Bags are an awesome line of biodegradable carriers which degrade in about two months, or 60 days. Aptly titled, huh? Made and developed in Poland, the bags are manufactured out of a flax-viscose non-woven fabric (which actually sounds pretty edible if you happened to be ...

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Feature: Video MIDI Mixer Using Pure Data

About six months ago, I was reading up on music creation and the program Max/MSP, a graphical workflow environment for creating and manipulating audio and video. Very complex, but powerful stuff. The author of Max/MSP, Miller S. Puckette, later created a piece of similar, open-source software called Pure Data (pd). Pure Data is similar to Max/MSP except that it’s free ...

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NYC Is Going Green With LED Street Lamps

The Department of Transportation for NYC is working closely with the Office for Visual Interaction to try and replace all of the cruddy old street lamps desecrating the city’s power supply and visual appeal. These ultra-efficient LED lamps possess multiple light lenses which provides the surroundings with two light sources for each lamp. With less power usage and a longer ...

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The Drunk Eskimo’s Pad

Ever wonder what a drunk Eskimo’s pad looks like? It’s an igloo made out of bottles. When you’re in Alaska, the middle of nowhere, it’s difficult to find recycling depots. I guess that’s why artist Jasmine Zimmerman created this open-roofed greenhouse from hundreds of plastic drink bottles we litter our streets with everyday. That or she hates really hates Palin. ...

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D-Link’s Peachy Green WiFi Routers

First, D-Link put routers in your pocket. Now, they’re thinking about the environment. D-Link is proud to claim it’s the first manufacturer to produce green home network WiFi routers capable of saving up to 40% in power usage. These routers are like a thoughtful roommate who never leaves the TV on or forgets to put the toilet seat down. With ...

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Pumpin’: CO2 Emission Tracker For Your Bike

So, it’s “Bike To Work” day in Japan on June 11th. I was under the impression that most workers in Japan already biked to work due to an insane population on such a tiny island. I guess not, because surely enough, it’s going on while I type this. The crew over at Treehugger.com have brought to my attention Bridgestone’s new ...

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AstroTurf Niva Is The Greenest Car Ever

So you want to turn a corner and finally upgrade to an eco-friendly vehicle? If you were to take the words “green” and “environmental” to a literal conclusion, you might end up with something that looks pretty similar to this AstroTurf covered Niva. Clearly, the artificial grass does nothing to improve the state of the environment. For all we ...

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