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Solar powered reading light

08/27/2009, Folks living in urban areas most probably take electricity for granted, unlike those in villages and rural parts of the world who still live off candlelight or moon light (when available) once the sun decides to hide for several hours. How to offer these...

All-electric taxi coming to Tokyo

08/26/2009, Japan spearheads their green initiative by conducting a pilot project that will see up to four prototype all-electric taxis hit the streets of Tokyo, giving you a one-in-15,000 chance of sitting in these. It is great to see them making the effort to go...

Solar UFO water purifier

08/21/2009, Engineers from NTT Facilities has come up with a couple of solar-powered, UFO-shaped floating water purifiers which will see action in the city’s canals and alongside the moat at Osaka Castle. These machines have been dubbed as Solar UFOs for their...

Zoo animal waste to power vehicles

08/18/2009, Scientists in New Orleans are exploring the possibility of using waste from zoo animals to power automobiles sometime in the near future. According to researchers form Tulane University, they are looking into the waste product of plant-eating animals in...

Smart Sun Solar Cooker

08/18/2009, As if cooking isn’t a hot affair by itself already, the Smart Sun Solar Cooker concept ups the ante as it requires the power of the sun to keep it juiced up. Ideal for cooking small meals for up to 2 people, it relies on solar energy to power its...

Safaricom to reveal solar-powered cellphone

08/17/2009, Safaricom from Kenya has rolled out its latest solar-powered cellphone known as Simu ya Solar, where the handset itself was constructed using recycled materials, while an integrated solar panel ensures your handset is well juiced up to handle any incoming...

Sharp 936 SH solar-powered phone

08/17/2009, Softbank Mobile rolled out Sharp’s latest solar-powered 3G clamshell handset known as the 936 SH in Japan, where the 3″ LCD display is able to feature 854 x 480 resolution, coming with an 8-megapixel camera with anti-shake mechanisms to make...

Project TOPLESS helps save juice

08/10/2009, Get your mind out of the gutter, Project TOPLESS brings excitement of a different kind. TOPLESS here is an acronym for “Thin Organic Polymeric Light Emitting Semi-conductor Surfaces”, where the ultimate goal of this project is to develop...

Sprint Samsung Reclaim Hands On (Eco Phone)

08/06/2009, By Sean Captain – In a room paneled with old-growth wood at Manhattan’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Sprint and Samsung today announced the latest move in each company’s green efforts, the Samsung Reclaim — an eco-oriented...

Nissan LEAF unveiled

08/03/2009, Nissan has just introduced what is claimed to be the first affordable, zero-emission car in the world – the Nissan LEAF. Designed to work specially with a lithium-ion battery-powered chassis, the Nissan LEAF comes as a medium-size hatchback which is...

Solar Charger for iPhone

07/28/2009, The iPhone (in all of its iterations to date) has been one highly sought after handset, where fans of it are willing to look beyond the obvious shortcomings, where one of them includes a relatively poor battery life although newer iPhones have done...

Sanyo Works On Rain Water Purification System

07/23/2009, The folks at Sanyo are fed up with how plenty of rain water go to waste in most residential areas, and they have come up with a new system that uses its original ozonation technology for purifying, sterilizing, and effectively utilizing rain water saved...

Green Screen Turns Off Automatically

07/22/2009, Some smart aleck from Britain has managed to develop a new software which is able to detect whether you are taking a look at the computer screen, turning it off if your attention is being directed elsewhere. According to Peter Hopton of Sheffield...

Solar Powered Pool Skimmer

07/22/2009, If you’re rich enough to have a pool in your backyard, chances are you would be able to afford a hired hand to keep said pool clean. Well, times might be tougher for some than the rest right now, so you might just have to stop hiring outside help to...