Eton Scorpion is a wonder that goes green

by Edwin

The Eton Scorpion wears many hats. Do you want to listen to a radio? Check. How about having a portable USB charger for your power hungry devices? Check. Hmmm, feeling thirsty and have yet to master the art of opening beer bottles with your teeth? Check. The Eton Scorpion is all of the above and more, where £49.99 will net you a built-in torch as well so that you will …

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Black Pyramids could harness solar energy in the UAE

by Mark R

Did you ever wonder why the Egyptians built the pyramids? It wasn’t because the desert was too boring, but they were tombs for the pharaohs. In the case of this particular concept design known as Lunar Cubit, these pyramids could be built for the purposes of solar energy. Lunar Cubit is the winning entry in Land Art Generator Initative, a contest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) made for designing …

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Ring Socket Power Plug

by Mark R

I’m sure that all of us are or at least should be trying to conserve power as much as possible. I’ve discovered how easy it is to save a few bucks every month by unplugging my television and computer before I go to sleep. This Ring Socket product is another way of conserving power by having the user set a pre-determined hour when the power goes off. All the user …

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Sunshine Buddies

by Edwin

When it comes to toys or compact electrical equipment, there is always the issue of batteries. Surely parents who had kids in the late 1980s and early 1990s would have realized just how much money they have pumped in to sustain their child’s Game Boy habit? Well, good thing the advent of solar powered technology has changed the landscape by quite a bit – today, we have the Sunshine Buddies …

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These things on the road charge your car as you drive over them

by Mark R

I think we all know that electric cars are probably the way of the future, but they really do need charging all the time. This would make trips longer, with more stops having to be made along the way. What if there is a way to charge your car as you are driving? This is what Halo IPT (Inductive Power Transfer) is planning. Think of it as one of those …

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Tokyo man builds a home in a space designed for parking

by Mark R

Some of you might remember when we reported on the Hong Kong man that built a Domestic Transformer that could turn a 344-foot space into a 24-room house. This man, Fuyuhito Moriya, has applied principles of some space-saving technology to his small house in Tokyo. This is a 30 square meter plot of land that was originally designed to be a parking space, but is now a three story house …

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Sanyo readies new generation of eneloops

by Edwin

Anyone who has had experience with childrens’ toys that require batteries to run would be all too familiar with the name eneloop if they’re budget conscious and have a heart for the environment. Why? Sanyo’s eneloop batteries have long been the standard for rechargeables that are ready to rock the moment they’re unboxed, and can be recharged over and over again for umpteen years before you spend more money for …

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Nanoparticles can illuminate certain trees

by Mark R

And in other news, NASA has finally found life on other planets. Judging from our high-resolution photos, we can see that they have similar buildings and automobiles, but their trees glow red at night. Seriously, this is Earth. Specifically, it is Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University, and it was recently discovered that adding gold nanoparticles to the leaves of this tree, known as Bacopa caroliniana, will cause the chlorophyll to …

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