Designers Ga-Ye Kim, Young-Duk Song and Yoon-Sun Yang have invented something that can help you save electricity and money on bills. This is the Warning Bulb which does just that – warns you when you spend more than your given quota of electricity. How? By the use of a pre-paid card. What you do is, insert the card into a fuse box and that will allow you to know how much balance you have which is determined by electricity per minute. That in turn reflects how much money you will end up paying for your bill.
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Interflush water saving device is… hilarious. Something about this product makes me want to laugh out loud. It’s not that it isn’t useful – it will help save you 20 per cent water than the normal flushes. According to research 150 litres of water, a person uses each day and 60 of this goes to flushing but with Interflush only 30 is used. The repercussions of this are gory, but I am sure it has some sort of technique to actually clean up the waste. It is easy to install to your WC siphon. You needn’t ask a plumber you can do it yourself with the right tools. I am sure it comes with a manual as it definitely comes with some handy tools.Continue reading
Always to improve our life, researchers have again discovered a very useful component to derive solar energy. The Solar ChumAlong charger differs from the conventional charger in just one useful way. It reorients itself according to where the sun shines the brightest so that when the sun is moving in its trajectory the charger needn’t sit idle and be useless. This charger has four optical sensors which helps increase efficiency up to 30-50% from the conventional ones.Continue reading
Sometimes products with less frills and more practical features are appealing as they are to-the-point. Focusing on being user-friendly as well as earth-friendly, Italian company Kiwie has come up with SunBeat solar powered MP3. This green music player is bound to lure all the eco-music-lovers who need their music players charged up on the go. Solar panels dress up part of this player and provide non-stop juice to keep the tunes rolling. Operating it cannot get any simpler as it turns on by connecting the headset. And simply press the corners to adjust the volume or change the tracks. This compact device also supports the MP3, WMA and U-DISK music formats stored within the player’s 2GB of built-in flash memory. Connect it to your computer via USB 2.0 to transfer files at speeds of up to 480 Mbps. Measuring only 40.3 x 40.3 x10mm, it weighs just 32 grams. At this point the only sad feature is that there is no word on pricing or availability.
A Taiwanese inventor has come up with a very Eco Friendly Train system that reduces its environmental impact and increases its efficiency. The idea consists of a “train” racing through a station, at its top velocity of 85 kilometers per hour speed, it rarely averages and if so then it’s somewhere at 35kmph. But instead of a well timed leap or the use of specially trained train pushers, passengers will only need to enter a “boarding” car, which is put in motion ahead of the train’s arrival. After the rear of the traveling train catches up, the boarding car attaches itself to the rest of the boarding cars.
The next horror film could be based on a trip to the gas station, imagine that! We all know of how much it pains our hearts to burn precious fuel as we go about dealing with the most gas guzzling task in the entire world, TRAFFIC! Well that’s what we have to deal with now compare your car woes to a fleet of jets in an airlines nest and you’ll know what the pains of an airline are. Considering that 25% of an airlines cost of operations goes into just filling it up with gas, it isn’t surprising to know of airlines going bankrupt in the near future. Southwest Airlines however doesn’t have that problem the low-cost, no frills, peanuts (or pretzels) only airline has been fuel conscious for years. The Texas-based carrier buys its fuel years in advance. The company orders its Boeing 737’s with drag-reducing, energy-saving upswept wing tips and now it’s reportedly hosing down the insides of its jet engines for smoother air flow and better fuel economy. But it still doesn’t really help the other airlines much, jet engines, are one of the fuel hungriest machines ever devised by man. With so much invested in jets it’s hard to imagine the airlines as well as the aircraft manufacturers switching to something else in the name of customer comfort. The Airlines are left with two options to save them from going extinct.
The average price for regular gasoline in the United States should peak at $4.15 per gallon in August and to average $3.78 per gallon for the year. Diesel fuel prices are projected to remain near the June 2 price of $4.71 per gallon over the next few months, with an average price of $4.32 per gallon for the year. Ford, General Motors and General Electric will split $30 million to develop and demonstrate Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles research projects over the next three years.Continue reading
A lot of the plastic bottles we consume either end up in land fills or are sadly disposed off into the sea. But since most of us live inland we are unaware of the magnitude at which bottles are disposed of into the sea. A raft build from over 15,000 plastic bottles set sail from Long Beach, CA on Sunday with the intended destination of Hawaii. The trip is expected to last 6 weeks, and was planned to raise awareness around plastic pollution in the Pacific Ocean, a problem that has recently surfaced in the media. Due to ocean currents, a large area of plastic waste (twice the size of the United States) has collected in the Pacific.Continue reading