Tag Archives: solar

A Floating City You’ll Never See

You won’t ever live to see this floating ecopolis. This concept, designed by Vincent Callebaut, is straight out a science-fiction film with its ability to float. Dubbed “Lilypad,” this amphibious city can hold around 50,000 people and protect them from floods and bizarre plate tectonics. The city is designed to draw power from solar, wind and tidal means, which enables ...

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We’re Going To The Sun!

Almost like the movie “Sunshine,” we’ll soon be probing the Sun, except we wont be using a suicide squad of top scientists and astronauts. NASA has decided to finally go to the sun after 400 years of studying the star from afar. The mission is being called Solar Probe+ (pronounced ‘Solar Prove Plus’). We’ll be using a heat-resistant spacecraft made ...

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Replacing Plants With Solar Plants

When you get to the point where you’ve fucked with the Earth so much that normal plants just won’t cut it, you need alternatives. That’s why the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Mitsubishi and Tokki Corp. have developed a prototype solar cell module that resembles a living plant. With organic thin-film solar cells, the module is ...

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Concept Solar Parasol

Parasolar, a solar parasol, is the beach umbrella of the future. What with all this “global warming” stuff going on, mankind is pretty much screwed. You’ll have to do your part, like harnessing solar power into umbrellas. Use the Parasolar during sunny days and it will capture solar energy to recharge your gadgets and gear. Equipped with 12-volt output and ...

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Past Sci-Fi Flicks Are The Future Of Masdar

Abu Dhabi in United Arab Emirates has a vacant plot of land which will be used to hold “Masdar City,” the first city to rely entirely on solar energy. The transit system will be much like the robotic taxi-cab in Total Recall, sans self-destruct mechanism. The system consists of a fleet of solar-powered programmable vehicles that seat six which will ...

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Sexy and Tacky Scoreboard Bikini

The Japanese underwear company known as Triumph (Triumph International Japan Ltd. to be exact) will never out-do themselves on this one. This astroturf-like bikini may be marketed for the Autumn-Winter collection of Triumph, but who else would be more willing to keep score of a beach volleyball game in the summer? Well, if you happen to see someone wearing this ...

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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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Solar keyboard, oh yeah, computers are INDOORS

Solar power is going to save the world! Too bad our keyboards can’t harness it’s power. The people who made the Genius SlimStar 820 solar keyboard didn’t quite relize that we don’t use our computers outdoors. Now, you might say that your lights indoors work. No they don’t’ it’s called solar power for a reason. So now that we’ve taken ...

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DigitalXtractions creates Ultimate Outdoor Webcam

Webcams can now join the list of gadgets that can be solar-powered. DigitalXtractions just came out with the Ultimate Outdoor Webcam, also called SCIRC t1, which comes with solar-power and internet connection capabilities. There are optional solar panels you can buy to get your energy from the sun, so you can webcam and tan at the same time; you know ...

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Never recharge a solar-powered cell phone

The boys over in Japan at NTT DoCoMo created the newest type of mobile phone: solar powered. This new device is a flip phone in a Gameboy sp like design covered in solar panels on the outside. This could solve all those problems of having your battery die at its most crucial moment, or better yet, traveling with all those ...

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