Teach Your Kids about the Environment with the Power House

by Al

This is a cool kit to teach children about the environment and renewable energy sources, Power House: Sustainable Living in the 21st Century Science Kit. Build a model of the ultimate “green” house ? energy efficient and self-sustaining Complete house kit includes windmill, greenhouse and desalination system Includes more than 70 experiments and 20 building projects Build and operate an electric train, solar cooker, solar hot water tank, electric motor, …

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FuelPod2 Converts Grease to BioFuels

by Mark R


I’ve been hearing a lot these days about BioFuels, and in an age where our gas prices are just getting higher, it may be time to start thinking about seriously putting them into operation. In fact, I once heard of a process that could convert ordinary fatty waste, like the stuff used in deep-fat fryers into fuel. You know what that means. All that stuff at McDonalds could be used …

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Eco-Friendly Sustainable Flash Memory Card Holder

by Carolyn


Think of all the gadgets that you own. Now think of all the different types of memory cards that you have for those gadgets: Sony Memory Stick Pro, SD Card, Mini SD Card, Micro SD Card, MMC card, and so on. How do you store and/or organize all these different cards that can easily be lost? Designer Tom Kenworthy has come up with the design for a Sustainable Flash Memory …

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Power House: Eco-friendly for the Next Generation

by Mark R

Power House

I believe that there is or was some show done by Ed Begley (formerly of St. Elsewhere) and Bill Nye the Science Guy did some show about a house they were building that is completely self-sustainable and can even give energy back. I don’t know how that worked out for those two gentlemen, but we are constantly being told that we really need to save energy. And, if we aren’t …

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Toshiba offers carbon-neutral laptop

by Edwin


Everyone wants a piece of the green action these days, and with Toshiba it is no different. The Japanese electronics giant has stated on its web site that UK consumers have the option to fork out an additional £1.18 monthly whenever they pick up a laptop, and Toshiba will, on their behalf, plant a tree. These trees will be located just outside the village in the Sand Martin Wood and …

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Mini Solar-Powered Car

by Edwin


Solar powered cars are good and all, but if you can’t afford the real thing, why not start with something small…very small? The Mini Solar-Powered Car is here to keep you entertained. The world’s smallest solar powered car – it zooms along when the sun shines on the solar panel. No batteries – it gets its power just from the sun. No assembly required. Measures a tiny 3.3cm x 2.2cm …

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Tefal QuickCup – Makes a Cup of Coffee in 3 Seconds

by Al

Tefal QuickCup

The Tefal QuickCup heats water in 3 seconds, so instead of waiting for the kettle to boil you can have a lovely mug of Java in around 10 seconds, cool. So how does this sleek gizmo work? Easy, just press the red button and mind-boggling ‘Opti-Quick’ technology sends enough water for one brew up the QuickCup’s heating element in a spiral movement, heating it immediately as it travels. Simply program …

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Stirling Engine Kit – Can It Save The World Too?

by Carolyn


In the family of heat engines, “Stirling engine” is defined as a “closed-cycle regenerative hot air engine”. In this context, according to Wikipedia, “closed-cycle” means that the working fluid is permanently contained within the system, whereas “open-cycle” engines such as internal combustion engine and some steam engines, exchange working fluid with their surroundings as part of the cycle. “Regenerative” refers to the use of an internal heat exchanger. In contrast …

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