We’ve always stated that post-consumer plastics must be recycled and given a new life, instead of having it all dumped into the environment. Coca Cola, the beverage brand that loves making the world smile with its charming gestures, recently joined hands with American singer-songwriter will.i.am to unveil the Ekocycle Cube, a little 3D printer that uses post-consumer plastics to print stuff!Continue reading
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The smartphones in the Nokia Lumia line may not be particularly known to be power suckers, but that certainly hasn’t stopped British designer Adrien Sauvage and Nokia from collaborating and designing these technologically-advanced pants! Created for London Collections: ‘Modern Man, these pants are capable of charging a Nokia Lumia 930 phone as soon as the device is placed in the wearer’s pocket, wirelessly!Continue reading
Coca-Cola is no stranger to green endeavors. The soda giant has proven its green mettle yet again with a one-of-a-kind refrigerator that we’d like to see every time we reach for a Coke at a store! Called the Bio Cooler, this refrigerator uses no electricity or batteries to cool soda cans. Instead, the little dispenser uses ancient technology reliant on evaporation and mirrors that work together to cool drinks! And that’s not all. This fantastic technology works better as the temperature outdoors gets hotter.Continue reading
Streetlights use bulbs, bulbs use electricity and the generation of electricity does have an environmental impact that’s quite damaging. This is why the Netherlands has decided to replace streetlights with an energy-efficient and eye-catching way to light up its roads. Light-absorbing glow-in-the-dark road markings have now found a home on a 500m (0.3 mile) stretch of highway in the region, designed by Studio Roosegaarde.Continue reading
There are more energy efficient ways to power up homes and office spaces than incandescent bulbs. This is exactly why the world has quickly begun swinging towards LED and fluorescent lighting solutions. However, the rest simply won’t break away from the good old incandescent, given the fact that most LED lighting solutions available today simply don’t “feel” right! Keeping that in mind, electronics giant Philips has unleashed an LED bulb that literally looks like an incandescent bulb and also gives off a similar glow!Continue reading
Radios might seem a little old fashioned now, but these devices that have kept the world entertained right since the transmission of digital signals were made possible, can prove to be quite handy in numerous situations. Technology giant Sony understands the usefulness of this friendly little device and has given it a green edge. The company now proudly boasts the ICF-B88, its first solar emergency radio that will be made part of a manually-powered device series.
It isn’t very often that a technology company begins to do things the green way. Panasonic has decided to break trends and has announced the world’s first loudspeaker using a diaphragm made from plant opals in bamboo leaves. Called the Bamboo Plant Opal Loudspeaker, the system is capable of producing clear sound with low distortion. This is made possible with the use of the hard, plant opal materials occurring in bamboo.
Awful as it may sound, with the right amount of purification, sweat can be turned into potable water. To prove this theory right, Swedish designers built a Sweat Machine that literally uses sweat from drenched clothes and turns it all into pure and drinkable water! The machine is inspired by NASA’s astronauts who recycle everything they use in outer space to sustain their stay. Developed by the Deportivo PR Company and UNICEF, the machine turns the spotlight on important issues like water scarcity and famines.
Kicking the butt isn’t an easy task and most people find this route to a healthier lifestyle to be quite difficult. Well, while nicotine does have a bunch of negative effects on a person’s health, perhaps one of the most dangerous contents of a regular cigarette is the tobacco and the myriad chemicals all packed into one death-stick. This is where ecigs or electronic cigarettes rise and shine. While many have jumped aboard the continual debate of the use of ecigs vs analogs, smokers do benefit from shifting to the former, particularly because of the fact that these lack smoke, ash, odor, and chemicals. Apart from this, ecigs also work better with the environment and don’t pollute both, our lungs and the environment.
Wireless EV chargers are now more than just someone’s imagination poured out on a drawing board! Hevo Power plans to bring this fantastic way to juice up electric vehicles to the city of New York. To make things more interesting, these EV chargers placed in roads will be disguised as man-holes. Quoting Hevo’s CEO and founder Jeremy McCool in an interview with Wired, “I was standing at 116th and Broadway, and I was looking down and saw a manhole cover. And thought, that’s the ticket. There are no cords, no hazards. Everything can be underneath the manhole cover.”