HICE Hydrogen-powered vehicle made by high-schoolers

by Mark R

For those that are interested in green vehicles are probably looking to electric or even hydrogen-powered cars. The hydrogen-powered car that you see in this picture was, believe it or not, designed by a group of high-school students. They are from the Los Altos Academy of Engineering in California, and they have been working on cars like this for a while, in conjunction with companies like Toyota and Boeing. This …

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Domestic Transformer turns 344-foot square space into 24-room house

by Mark R

This is one of those posts where I think you should just watch the video (located after the jump) and read about it. This is Gary Chang’s “Domestic Transformer”, located in the heart of Hong Kong. It is one of the most populated cities on Earth, and Gary Chang has made his typical 344 square foot living space into a 24-room house. It is possible with sliding walls. What you …

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Elements Water Powered Clock

by Ally

Although your clock is an extremely small gadget, it’s still pulling power.  No gadget is too small to be switched over to some other sort of eco-friendly power.  This one actually pulls its power from water, which makes it possible to use it in rooms that wouldn’t get enough light to utilize solar power.  Of course if you’re not very good at remembering to water plants, then maybe a water-powered …

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Nozzle tracks your water usage

by Ally

For those committed to cutting down on the amount of water they use up, it might take a few different tricks to keep you on track.  This Save A Drop Hose Nozzle won’t force you to shut it down, but it will let you know just how much water is being used.  It’s a nozzle best used for those that have a specific goal in mind as far as their …

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ReZAP Battery Engineer can charge non-rechargeable batteries

by Mark R

At my home, I have a lot of devices that live by rechargeable batteries. However, those rechargeables are very expensive. Not only that, but I still have a lot of dead batteries which do nothing but get tossed and destroy the environment. I don’t even buy these things anymore, and I can’t imagine why anyone does. What if I was able to recharge these guys? This is exactly what the …

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Danish hotel lets guests generate power for their meals

by Mark R

For those who want to earn some free meals at your hotel stay might want to look into this hotel in Denmark. Apparently, Crowne Plaza Hotel will reward a guest who goes on the exercise bike for about fifteen minutes. This is enough for the guest to pedal out 10 watt hours of electricity. I’m not certain how much that is good for, but if a guest is willing to …

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Honda electric scooter EV-neo coming to Japan

by Mark R

This is the electric scooter, or e-scooter, from Honda known as the EV-neo. This is a vehicle that is more green than grass. The main selling point is it allows the user to recharge the battery from ordinary household power outlets. That is good enough for about 30 km on the road, for a single charge. The battery is a lithium ion battery from Toshiba, and it takes about 20 …

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Nomadic Plants, cyborgs that can save the planet

by Mark R

I realize that what you are looking at looks like a still shot from a science fiction film, and I wish to say that this was complete science fact. These Nomadic plants are designed by a Mexican artist named Gilberto Espaza. I’m not certain whether or not this is something that actually works, but the idea is that the Nomadic plant is a self-contained cyborg that can hold plants and …

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