Studylite Lamp solar-powered for low-income students

by Ally

Here’s a lamp that was specifically designed for students, to make hours upon hours of studying a bit more comfortable.  They actually teamed up with Sankara Nethralaya University Hospital that specializes in the study of eye science.  By teaming up with them, they created this lamp to use the most optimal levels of lighting ambiance.  That way your eyes might not get tired quite as soon and you might be …

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Dial4Light Lets the Mobile Phone turn on the Street Lights

by Mark R

Street lights are probably one of the biggest energy wasters that I can think of. Don’t get me wrong, because there is always someone out in the middle of the night who needs a little bit of illumination to find their way home. However, no one in their right mind would leave a light on all night when it is only needed for a few minutes. This is why a …

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Smartlet Networked Charging Stations at San Francisco

by Edwin

Trust the state of California to be a pioneer in many ways, and among them include the push for a much greener environment through the use of recycling, organic farming, good urban planning with ample public transport as well as the use of environmentally friendly products – that includes naturally made items and vehicles, of course. Electric vehicles are still a long way off from becoming the norm as our …

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Rural Africa to obtain sustainable and affordable connectivity

by Edwin

Orange Guinea Conakry and Ericsson have teamed up for a good cause – both companies are looking to deploying over a hundred base stations that will not require a drop of power from the local power grid, as they will all be powered by harnessing the sun’s rays. These base stations will in turn help to connect remote parts of rural Africa so that folks no longer need to send …

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Hand-crank washing machine

by Edwin

Living off the grid can be quite a challenging lifestyle to adhere to, and what happens when there is a massive power outage for weeks on end in the event of a natural disaster or calamity? There is always room for clean clothes, and this is where the Hand-crank washing machine comes in handy. The washing cycle takes as little as 10 seconds and could be as long as a …

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Sylvania ECOlight Powered by Shower Water

by Mark R

Have you ever tried to take a shower in the dark, like during a power outage? Not a lot of fun, isn’t it? Imagine if you had a light in the shower that is not powered by batteries, but hydroelectric power. That’s right, the ECOlight is powered by the running of water in your shower. It’s like having a dam on your showerhead! I didn’t take that from the Sylvania …

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Solar-Powered DS Lite

by Mark R

Every once in a while, some DIY tech from a site called Instructables displays some homemade tech that should have been created by major electronics companies and not the people at home. Today, it is a Solar Powered Nintendo DS Lite. Yes, someone other than Nintendo has figured out that affixing 60 x 60 millimeter solar panels to charge a power draining device is a good idea. They can create …

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The Wonder Wash saves on water with a bit more work

by Ally

If you’re working hard to make your household chores a bit more eco-friendly, you might look into the Wonder Wash.  It uses even less water than if you were to hand wash a garment and uses a great deal less power than a washing machine.  It’s not going to hold anywhere near as much as a washing machine, so it will take longer to do the laundry.  However, if you’re …

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