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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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You Better Have A Lead Belly For RainDrops

I can see how drinking rain water would be a life saver when you’re out in the middle of nowhere and your options are limited. On the other hand, drinking rain water that’s collected from your gutter doesn’t sound too refreshing. That’s what Rain Drops, the cheap rainwater harvesting system, proposes. It’s essentially a series of two liter cola bottles ...

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Oh Noes! My House Is Walking Away

A mobile home is hardly a house. It’s a truck with a bed inside. On the other hand, the N55 WALKING HOUSE is the premier modular dwelling system. In addition to its ability to slowly troll surrounding landscapes, it collects energy by using solar cells and small windmills. There is even a system for collecting rain water and another for ...

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Wind Turbines Inspired By Ancient Methods

We’re digging this eco-friendly goodness from the folks at Windation Energy Systems. If you couldn’t guess by the name, they deal with organic means of producing wind energy. The developer of Windation’s latest wind turbine, Mark Sheikhrezai, was inspired by wind catchers used by the Persians to keep their interiors cool. The concept is simple: wind blows into the top, ...

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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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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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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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New Breed Of Garden Gnome Actually Does Garden Work

Garden gnomes compliment the yard fervently, but do they provide any productivity other than looks? Why can’t they just come to life, water the plants, cut the grass, trim the hedges and then go back to looking innocently petrified beside your garden? All you’ve known about the secretive lives of garden gnomes is about to change. Dutch Studio TX has ...

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Three-Dimensional Printer Thinks Green

Industrial design students at Victoria University presented innovative prototypes. The project was to design and make an eco-friendly three-dimensional printer in four weeks with a limited budget. Some crazy designs came out of the printers created but my favorite is the “Equinox”, pictured above. It focuses the power of the sun to selectively dry layers of recycled paint which in ...

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Kissass PC for Saving the Earth

It’s no mystery that home computers use up a lot of precious energy we could be using towards something else. Ben Chase has designed a working computer that runs on the Windows operating system and only consumes an astonishing 27-watts of power. Its components are even upgradeable without the need of tools. Hardware manufacturers could take a note from Ben ...

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