Articles about eco-friendly (page 2)

Pavegen tiles rely on footsteps to generate power
Take a look at the documentary of any large cities and buzzing metropolises, and chances are you will see a swarm of humanity who walk around most of the day, being busy getting from one destination to the other. Ever wondered the potential of collecting all the energy generated through walking alone? That is what the kinetic energy harvesting Pavegen tiles were created for – to deliver a new method […]

Raincoat prevents you from getting wet, produces drinking water to boot
Wearing a raincoat makes perfect sense for those who get around on bicycles and motorcycles whenever it starts to pour outside, but what happens to all the water that falls? Surely it will just wash off the raincoat and end up in drains somewhere? Not with this particular raincoat known as the “Raincatch” garment – it will go beyond both umbrellas and raincoats, where it can also capture, filter and […]

BytePac hard drive boxes are made from cardboard
Using cardboard to replace metal or plastic on a computer isn’t exactly new, normally it’s  budget-friendly and free most of the time but not when it comes to BytePac. This “green” cardboard housing which is used to turn your regular hard disk drive into an external USB/SATA drive isn’t for the budget-minded folk. While we’re definitely in favor of using such environmental-friendly products, charging top dollar for what essentially can […]

Electric cars could be money spinners for owners
They say the moment you drive your brand new car out of the showroom, it effectively loses quite a chunk of its value – and the graph goes downhill from there. Well, I guess the same applies to electric cars, but a startup known as eV2g intends for your electric car to at least help you out financially each month by collecting money from grid operators to pay electric vehicle […]


Hawaiian shirts reduce energy use in Japan
The devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan in March earlier this year certainly brought about plenty of changes in the lives of survivors, not to mention a post-earthquake energy crisis that states certain buildings cannot be cooled to anywhere less than 82 degrees (in Fahrenheit in case you were wondering), which has certainly led to many a corporate drone sweating at their cubicles since they cannot look more […]

Alloy could create inexpensive hydrogen
A team of scientists in Kentucky has claimed that they’ve managed to “tweak” an inexpensive semiconductor to generate hydrogen from water using sunlight. Using an alloy that is formed by replacing 2% of the antimony in gallium nitride, it is said to have the right electrical properties that enables solar light energy to split water molecules into hydrogen and oxygen through a process known as photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting. Since […]

Cambridge Consultants introduces eco-friendly Stem vacuum cleaner
Cambridge Consultants, the company behind the Sprint in-wall radar are back with a new product, and this time around it’s something more civilian-friendly that it’s previous offering. Instead of a radar used to detect enemies or traps behind walls, the company has announced a new ‘eco-vacuum’ concept called Stem. Citing it as possibly the “world’s most eco-friendly vacuum cleaner”, Stem is said to use 43% less energy but provide the […]

Samsung launches new eco-friendly laser printers
Samsung has just announced a new lineup of monochrome laser, multifunction, eco-friendly printers that are suitable for small-to-midsize businesses. Touted to increase productivity (by getting print jobs done quicker), these high-speed devices can print at speeds of up to 29 pages per minute. Not that uncommon when it comes to monochrome laser printers but if your job requires you to print a lot of pages of text or just in […]

Solar project delivers clean water in Madagascar
The next time you turn on the tap in your home with wanton abandon, think again of the rest of the world and folks who do not have enough clean water to drink. Well, we’re pleased to say that rural communities in Madagascar have a chance at a better quality of life now, especially when they are on the receiving end of safe access drinking water and electricity thanks to […]

Spray-on solar cells usher in the future
Solar power is something that we do not deny will make the world a better place to live in, assuming it can be harnessed more efficiently than it is today. While solar panels are still very expensive to manufacture, hence the prohibitively high cost that consumers cannot afford, there is also the issue of the manufacturing process to be “green” and eco-friendly. What about the idea of spraying solar cells […]

Nokia N9 is eco friendly
Nokia is known as for making the world’s greenest phones and is consistently making an effort to encourage recycling and environmental-friendly behavior, with publicity stints like the mobile phone man. Well, the Eco profile for its upcoming phone, the N9, has been released online, and we get to see how green this MeeGo phone really is. Judging by what was in the Eco profile, we’re impressed.

BMW unveils i3 and i8 eco-friendly cars
BMW has just announced its entry in the electric car market with two impressive looking models – the i3 and the i8. Even though the cars are spec’d differently for different markets, one thing the cars have in common is that they’re both great for the environment. The i3 will be an all-electric small city car, while the i8 will be a powerful hybrid sports car featuring an electric motor […]

NoPoPo Aqua Battery upgraded
Remember the NoPoPo battery that was powered by urine which we talked about four years back? Well, it seems that said battery will be receiving a new upgrade to keep up with the times. Aqua Power System Japan (APSJ) has just announced that the updated version of their NoPoPo (No Pollution Power) Aqua Battery, can now be recharged or “filled up” by soaking it in water anywhere from 3 to […]

Hypermilling concept car does 1325 mpg on diesel
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 necessary adjustments in our lives, slowly cutting down on small luxuries even as companies look to find new ways of trimming their expenditure […]

Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town Project could be the start of a greener world
In today’s dying world, everybody is pushing to go green by using renewable energy sources (i.e. solar, wind, water) and using fuel that isn’t harmful to the environment (i.e. electricity, hydrogen). Now, nine companies have decided to band together to do something even better – by creating a self-sustainable town that is environmental friendly; the Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town (Fujisawa SST) project.Spearheaded by Panasonic and eight other companies (Accenture, Mitsui […]

Gary Neville goes green in his testimonial match
Gary Neville, one of the most loyal players and servants of worldwide famous soccer team Manchester United, has finally hung up his boots for good – but not before playing in his own testimonial for one last time, reuniting the rest of Fergie’s Fledglings (Giggs, Beckham, Phil Neville, Butt, Scholes) for perhaps one last time? What is interesting about that match is, Gary wants to turn the world’s most watched […]

Eco-Friendly Samsung Replenish officially launched by Sprint CEO Dan Hesse
[San Francisco, CA]  We knew that it was coming, but Sprint’s has just officially announced the Samsung Replenish, along with three other “green” devices . The Replenish is an entry-level Android smartphone that comes with modest specifications (QVGA display, 2MP camera…), but it has features that the green crowd might like, such as an optional solar backpanel for charging ($29).To provide an additional incentive for eco-conscious customers, Sprint has cut […]

Tidy Street Project raises awareness on smart meter use
For naysayers of the Earth Hour effort in which it intends to raise awareness of cutting back energy use but happens only once a year, here’s an example that proves a campaign as such works. The Tidy Street Project shows off that transparent and prominent feedback loops are able to result in a positive behavior change. The project organizers decided to enlist the help of residents for them to manually […]

Solar-thermal device welcomes both heat and light
Solar panels might be the way to go for most folks where green and clean energy is concerned, but unfortunately for the world, solar panels are not only expensive to produce, they are quite in efficient as well, losing plenty of energy in the form of heat. Researchers at Wake Forest University might have found a way to counter such a dilemma – by working on a new kind of […]

Facebook goes green with worldwide data centers
Social networking giant Facebook has plans to go greener, and they intend to do so by increasing the energy efficiency of its data centers worldwide thanks to the Open Compute Project. The Open Compute Project is actually an initiative that intends to share the technology it developed for its own data center in Oregon. According to Facebook, this technology has managed to result in a 38% increase in energy efficiency […]