The Select Air System – Wireless Temperature Control, for Every Room

by Julie

I don’t know how it’s been for you guys this winter, but here in the New York area it has been brutal. Too much snow, and bitterly cold. The heat was on at our house 24/7 and I have the skin of an alligator to prove it, and the heating bill, well, let’s just say if we opt not to pay for my daughters college, we should be okay. But …

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WHIM architecture’s “Recycled Island” is made of garbage

by Mark R

This is the “Recycled Island”, designed by a Dutch architect named Ramon Knoester. His firm, Whim Architecture, is working on this island made of garbage with the help of a grant from the Netherlands Architecture Fund. The “Recycled Island” solves a lot of problems that the Earth is experiencing. As we have learned from the Superman movies, that land is something “that they ain’t making any more of”. Considering that …

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H2O Powered Shower Radio

by Edwin

Singing while you’re in the shower is definitely something that some of us indulge in – heck, it might even be your hobby. Well, just in case you don’t want to let everyone know how out of tune your voice is, why not enlist the help of a radio DJ to play your favorite tunes once in a while? The H2O Powered Shower Radio, as its name suggests, will be …

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Halco Amber Bulbs – Light the Way for Baby Sea Turtles

by Julie

Dallas Light Bulb, a leader in consumer lighting products, is selling Halco LED amber colored lightbulbs to hotels in Miami Beach, Florida, in the hopes that they can meet the standards for Turtle Light Certification. The amber light is being used instead of traditional, white light to combat turtle nesting and hatchling issues caused by exterior, artificial lighting on beachfront properties. Florida’s turtle nesting beaches seem to face many natural and …

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The Elektra One electric airplane

by Mark R

Considering the big move of getting all of our cars to be electric, I guess it was only a matter of time before our planes went electric too. NASA has recently sponsored a CAFE Green Flight Challenge, and this Elektra One is the PC-Aero entry. The plane is a single-seater aircraft, and it completed its main flight of 500 meters high and then quickly landing, all on batteries. On its …

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Newest High Tech Invention – The Leaf?

by Julie

It’s no surprise that we are involved in an energy crisis, the reasons why are being debated worldwide, and I guess everyone has an opinion, but that being said, it’s a problem nonetheless. In order to make a contribution to the energy issue, scientists are developing a new high tech weapon in the race to become self sufficient, the leaf. Yes, you read it correctly. Allow me to explain… In …

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Shadow Ebike is first wireless power-assist electric bicycle in the world

by Edwin

Here is another world’s first, this time around it is a form of transportation that might just have you switch from four wheels to a two-wheeler. We’re talking about the Shadow Ebike, a wireless power-assist electric bicycle that is touted to be the first of its kind in the world. Definitely a whole lot more different from a standard pedal-powered bike, it goes one up on the rest of the …

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Check out this utopian eco village

by Mark R

It has been a while since I reported on a futuristic concept of a city or building, but I like this particular one by Vincent Callebaut. This utopian eco village, or Callebaut’s Coral Reef, is an artificial pier resting on seismic piles in the Caribbean Sea. I believe that the vision of this is to create new housing projects for people of Haiti that have been left devastated by the …

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