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    Sugar-powered batteries developed by Virginia Tech research team are biodegradable

    sugar-batteryAll sugar has ever done to mankind is turned human beings into large lethargic potatoes. However, a Virginia Tech research team has come up with a way to use sugar for the betterment of human life! The team has developed a battery that runs on sugar and has an unmatched energy density, which could possibly replace the conventional battery in the near future. The new battery is cheaper, refillable, and biodegradable.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on September 5, 2014
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    Coca Cola and will.i.am unveil the Ekocycle Cube, a 3D printer that uses post-consumer plastic

    coca-cola-will-i-am-3d-printer-1We’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!

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on July 3, 2014
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    Designer unveils pants that wirelessly charge the Nokia Lumia 930!

    nokia-wireless-charging-trousers-1The 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!

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on July 3, 2014
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    Coca-Cola introduces an electricity-free refrigerator for cola cans

    coca-cola-bio-cooler-2Coca-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.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on June 12, 2014
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    The Netherlands replaces streetlights for glow-in-the-dark road markings

    glow-in-the-dark-roads-1Streetlights 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.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on April 18, 2014
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    Philips unveils an efficient LED bulb that ‘looks and feels’ like a good ol’ incandescent

    Phillips-Clear-LED-BulbThere 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!

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on April 5, 2014
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    Sony unveils its first solar powered and manually chargeable radio, the ICF-B88

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    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.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on March 4, 2014
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    Bamboo Plant Opal Loudspeaker is the world’s first to use plant opals!

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    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.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on February 28, 2014
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    Swedish Sweat Machine transform human sweat into potable water

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    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.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on February 21, 2014
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    Ecigs vs analog cigarettes, which of these are a better health and environment-friendly option?

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    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.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on November 28, 2013
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