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Eco Printer concept offers ink that can be erased

01/04/2011, Since everybody out there is trying to go green, we can understand that the use of paper is a sensitive subject to many, especially if you’ve got wasteful habits. Perhaps a concept printer such as this Eco Printer might be the solution that many folks...

Plant-mimicking machine generates fuels using solar energy

12/28/2010, A team of researchers in the US and Switzerland have come up with a machine that functions like plants, harnessing solar energy to produce fuels that can be used at a later time. The device uses the sun’s rays and a metal oxide called ceria to break...

Haven concept shelters can be stacked and transported easily

12/22/2010, The Haven is a cool concept of emergency shelters that can be easily airlifted to disaster areas or war zones. These units can be flattened for ease of transportation and the panels are made from plastic sheets that enclose a thin core of honeycomb and...

Eton Raptor rugged solar charger helps you survive in the wild

12/21/2010, If you’re planning to survive in the wild, the rugged Raptor by Eton Corporation might be a faithful companion to you. This device features a built-in 1,800mAh lithium-ion battery that can be juiced via solar power or a DC connection. It offers a...

Honda trials solar-powered EV charging station in Japan

12/20/2010, One of the main problems that electric vehicles (EVs) face is that lack of support infrastructure. You wouldn’t want to drive interstate only to find that there isn’t a charging station for your EV in the area. Honda’s vision for a...

Encycle concept juices your phone as you cycle

12/20/2010, We’ve seen several energy-gathering device designs that make use of the kinetic energy generated when you’re cycling, but most of them are designed as an add-on feature, while the Encycle seems to be designed with the bike in mind as well....

Sony Hana Mado Colorful Solar Panel

12/14/2010, Solar panels will be a great source of energy in the future, but the problem has always been that it looks fairly ugly. Now Sony has demonstrated new dye-sensitized solar cells to gather energy at Eco Product 2010. The panel is dubbed Hana Mado (Flower...

IMO Unveils Largest Solar Tracker In South Carolina

12/10/2010, Germany-based IMO has unveiled the largest solar tracker of South Carolina that features a footprint larger than most homes. Featuring a 1,614sqf area, the panel is smart enough to turn itself and face the sun’s brightest spot in order to capture...

Innowattech IPEG PAD Harvests Energy From Passing Trains

12/08/2010, Israel’s Innowattech had previously tested piezoelectric energy generators that can produce renewable energy from passing cars on the highway and now the company has moved to incorporate a similar product on trains. The company is planning the...

iFan Keeps Your iPhone Juiced With Wind Power

12/03/2010, We’ve seen various chargers for the iPhone before, but the iFan here is rather different from what we’re used to seeing, probably because of the large computer fan at the top. The user who created this mod claims that it took him a good six...

Concept: Wind Cubes

12/03/2010, Solar power isn’t the only form of green power that can be harnessed to power your iPhone. Designers out there have come up with a concept device called Wind Cubes and we don’t need to tell you what kind of power it runs on. This device is...

Grow A Mercedes Biome Concept Car

12/03/2010, We know all about growing pumpkins for Halloween and such, but what about growing a Mercedes Benz? We’re talking about the Biome, a strange concept car that is designed to be grown from seeds. The designers envision this lab-grown car being made...