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Hypermilling concept car does 1325 mpg on diesel

06/26/2011, The world runs on black gold – there is no denying it. Once the price of oil skyrockets, inflation will hit countries hard, no matter how prosperous you are. In fact, steadily rising gas prices have already caused many of us to learn how to make the...

Solar-powered microchips send batteries packing

12/30/2010, If only researchers are able to come up with a much more efficient method of harnessing the power of solar energy, then we wouldn’t have to rely so much on fossil fuels or rechargeable batteries. Well, researchers at the University of Twente’s...

Optiwind tests mid-sized wind turbine on dairy farm

10/04/2010, We’ve heard so much about solar power, but here’s something that is also worth looking into – wind power. Optiwind has already gotten their mid-sized wind turbine testing off the ground (no pun intended) on a diary farm in Connecticut...

Tang wind-powered catamaran

10/04/2010, Who says that going hybrid is meant for vehicles on the road only? How about those that traverse the seven seas? We’re looking at this wind-powered catamaran known as Tang, where its lithium-ion battery will be juiced by wind as auxiliary power...

Wave and Solar Energy Generator loves lounging in the sea

09/17/2010, The Wave and Solar Energy Generator, or WSG for short, was developed by a bunch of Korean designers and is meant to lounge around in ocean tides, and the more sunshine the better. Basically, you can pretty much tell what the Wave and Solar Energy...

Gira lamp aims to help conserve energy

09/14/2010, Since everyone is going green these days, it makes perfect sense if more and more home appliances are lined up in a similar manner. Designer David Estupinan wants to promote responsible consumption habits by delivering the energy efficient lamp known as...

LG HBM-810 Bluetooth headset loves sunbathing

09/13/2010, Exposing electronics to direct sunlight might not be what the manufacturer ordered, but sometimes there are exceptions to the rule. Case in point, the LG HBM-810 Bluetooth headset that features a solar-powered charging cradle. While the headset itself was...

Magic Bulb LED bulb can be recharged

09/06/2010, Now here’s something worth looking into – a lightbulb that can be recharged. Currently on parade at IFA 2010, Magic Bulb from China has come up with an LED bulb which sips a mere 4 watts of power while delivering the equivalent amount of light...

NEC looks to roll out phones made from cashew nut shells

08/29/2010, Yup, we had the same incredulous look on our faces when we first caught whiff of Japan tech corporation NEC proposing future cell phones to be made out of cashew nut shells. According to NEC, they’ve developed a bio-plastic which is 70% made out of...

Eco-friendly rechargeable batteries target the military

08/24/2010, Being in the military does have its advantages, as you will often find yourself not only in the forefront of the battle (assuming you’re a grunt), but will also be able to play with the latest technology – we’re talking about the US...

Solar panels plugged into your home for free juice

08/17/2010, Solar power is the way to go as the world’s population continues to explode, leading to rising power costs as well as less area for the general populace to live in. Instead of dotting the landscape with nuclear generators, how about relying on...

Transit Shelter offers safety in spite of electric storms

08/11/2010, Getting struck by lightning is nothing to laugh about as it could result in death, so when there is an electrical storm in your area the next time round and you’re out in the open, don’t you wish you could run to the Transit Shelter as seen...