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    SOL Jewelry Collection uses solar panels to charge gadgets on-the-go

    sol-contemporary-jewelry-1There’s more to modern day jewelry than just aesthetics. Besides the fact that these glimmering pieces are meant to be worn as accessories to accentuate your style, they can also be used as sources of energy to power your gadgetry! The 3D-printed SOL collection, inspired by Islamic geometric patterns, does just this. Each of these jewelry pieces have a designated slot for a solar panel that can soak in the sun’s energy and be used later.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on November 27, 2014
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    Chinese researchers develop hi­tech smog mask that’s compatible with smartphones

    wearable-air-purifier-1Let’s not deny it, the air is not what it used to be. Urban jungles around us are being choked with exhaust fume and smog, now more than ever. Countries like China and India have been battling air pollution since more than a decade now and there seems to be no respite. To give the citizens of these heavily polluted countries some relief, a research team from Chongqing, China, unveiled this battery­powered wearable air purifier that promises to filter up to 99.9% of PM 2.5 fine particulates!

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on November 25, 2014
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    Steampunk lighting solutions by Edison Light Globes use energy-efficient LEDs

    edison-led-light-globes-5The steampunk design philosophy is anything but energy saving. Inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century when humankind didn’t really understand the importance of energy efficiency yet, steampunk is now being given a greener touch. Australian company Edison Light Globes has come up with this steampunk lighting solution that uses energy-efficient LED lights. Made from brass and sporting exposed hardware, these lamps come complete with pseudo-Victorian and retro-futuristic aesthetics.

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on November 24, 2014
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    Robb Godshaw’s human hamster wheel gives office workers a nice long walk indoors

    desk-treadmill-1What does a sedentary lifestyle do to you? It turns you into a lethargic coffee-overdosing pot-bellied exhausted individual who barely uses his/her legs for anything more than walking down to the deli to stock up on meat. To keep the lethargy at bay at work-spaces, industrial designer Robb Godshaw has unveiled this piece of furniture described as “health-promoting piece of work furniture.”

    Posted in Gadgets and Tech on September 20, 2014
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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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