• The W/Air necklace mask absorbs carbon dioxide and stores it as electricity

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    Has your better half been whimpering for a necklace lately? Well, this “necklace” would be a better, though ugly gift for her, taken that it’ll help the environment and her, instead of shining and sparkling. More of a mask than a necklace actually, this one was sculpted out by Brazilian designers Martina Pagura and Pedro Nakazato Andrade. Known as the W/Air, this mask or necklace, whatever you’d like to call it, removes carbon dioxide from the air. That’s not all. If you’d rather shrug it off and plant a tree instead, get a hold of this too. The necklace mask stores this carbon dioxide in a battery-like device, converting it into electricity for use later.

    Guerilla Intervention from Pedro Andrade on Vimeo.

    Now it surely wouldn’t make a fashion statement, not on earth, or any other planet in the solar system. You probably wouldn’t dream of wearing it to a party. But think about this. In future, masks like these could be our only chance for survival on our degrading planet!

    Posted in Topics:Other Stuff, Tags: , on June 28, 2010