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Solar-powered Clock

10/12/2009, Vienna-based design studio Vandasye has come up with a solar-powered clock prototype that well, basically tells the current time at a glance, being powered by solar energy – guess there is no need to change that pesky AA battery once every year or...

Largest solar-powered footbridge in the world

10/12/2009, Brisbane now houses the world’s largest solar-powered footbridge, featuring panels that will power its LED lights while feeding the main grid with juice, helping the government Down Under save up to 38 tons of CO2 each year. This bridge is tipped to...

Toyota FT-EV II does away with steering wheel

10/07/2009, Let’s face the fact – driving a car without a steering wheel is not something which the world is ready for at the moment – or are we? No longer does this scenario remain in the realm of science fiction, as Toyota’s FT-EV II is a...

OLED Chandelier

10/06/2009, [CEATEC 2009] As OLED becomes cheaper to produce, it will be used not only for displays, but also for lighting. The main advantage of OLED is that designers are given much more freeedom when compared to traditional or fluorescent bulbs. This chandelier...

Sanyo Eneloops charged using renewable energy

10/06/2009, We all know that Sanyo’s line of Eneloop batteries are as green as they can get, and further improvements to them has upped the ante since these newly upgraded Eneloops are able to be recharged around 1,500 times – a new record for the...

DoCoMo Wooden Phone hands-on

10/05/2009, [CEATEC 2009] We had our hands on the Wooden phone concept (there are two) from DoCoMo that we published about recently. We’ve been told that the shell is made from compressed wood that is so tightly compressed that it is not porous. It should...

Solar Powered Courtesy Light

10/02/2009, There is nothing quite like having the power of the sun to keep your devices juiced up as with the Solar Powered Courtesy Light. Perfect for dark areas around your home (especially outdoors), it is able to throw out more than 26 feet of bright light...

AUO LCD TV obtains carbon footprint verification

09/28/2009, AUO has successfully completed the carbon footprint verification on its 32″ LCD TV set, complying with international carbon footprint standard PAS2050: 2008, making it the first of its kind in the world. This means watching your favorite shows on...

Guiding Light Mailbox

09/25/2009, There is nothing quite like renewable energy to keep things running without feeling guilty, and the Guiding Light Mailbox is one such home improvement idea where it will store up energy from the sun throughout the day, using it at night till the next...

Show Me water consumption meter

09/25/2009, Check out the prototype of the Show Me water consumption meter, where it will let you know just how much water you have used up by visualizing the effect of a blocked drain in your shower stall. A blue LED will light up each time 5 litres of water is used...

Touch Wood prototype phone

09/24/2009, NTT DOCOMO goes green by announcing a cellphone prototype that was manufactured using surplus wood of trees culled during thinning operations in order to maintain healthy forests. The prototype was developed as a partnership with Sharp Corporation,...

Colored solar panels stuff of the future

09/21/2009, Boffins at Jerusalem have developed a new kind of solar cell that is able to generate juice from diffused light thanks to a specialized colored panel. They do resemble colored plexi-glass but in reality are panes made with fluorescent dyes and...

Cardboard computer chassis

09/21/2009, You surely can’t get any greener than this – a PhD student from Texas came up with a cardboard computer chassis that could possibly enter production in order to reduce computer waste in the long run. Known as the Recompute case, student...

Power-hungry HDTVs to be banned in California

09/20/2009, California, a state that takes going green seriously, has seen their California Energy Commission consider new regulations which might see a ban on selected HDTVs from being sold in the state. This is a first-of-its-kind proposal for an efficiency...