If there is one thing that continues to plague the modern world, it would be this: the lack of energy or power. Developing countries are hungry for energy resources to power their industries and development, while developed countries all the more require massive amounts of energy to keep the wheels of life turning every single moment. A blackout or brownout might be rare these days for many people, but when it happens, it goes to show just how dependent we are on electricity. Matrix might be on to something new here, having announced the world’s first all-in-one integrated thermoelectric energy PowerStation that is touted to power anything from nothing.
An electric car is not something that all of us are able to afford, although some of us do dream of driving up in a Tesla that offers exceptional acceleration performance with looks that could kill. However, if there is one thing about electric cars that continue to invoke doubt in motorheads, it would be the battery life. Most electric vehicles have to “suffer” from limited range and long charging times (relatively speaking) as opposed to a petrol or diesel-powered ride. Fisker would like to turn such conceptions upside down with their modern day marvel, the EMotion that will be powered by the patent-pending Fisker Flexible Solid-State Battery.
Most of the time, we would think that a watch is powered through one of three methods: the traditional button cell battery, kinetic energy, or solar power. Matrix decided to take the road less traveled with a no-less adventurous timepiece known as the PowerWatch X, allowing it to run on one’s body heat alone. It is starting to sound as though we are entering an era like the Matrix, where we humans end up as “batteries” for the machines. Still, Matrix’s PowerWatch X is something that boggles the mind, where it will be powered by the wearer’s body itself, which is made possible by a proprietary thermoelectric energy converter.
I am quite sure that anyone who has had gourmet coffee would have tried The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf at least once in their life. Starbucks, Gloria Jeans, and Peet’s are also other names that have become household mentions .While the kind of coffee served there might not necessarily be all that great, many people do hang out at their cafes for the simple fact that it is all nicely done up, and is the perfect place to relax and catch up with your family and friends. Most of these venues also come with their own charging points and free Wi-Fi, as some executives do go to such places to do their work. Well, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf rebrand and refresh their premises with ZON and its premier product – the Powersol.
FuellessGenerator.net has just shown off a tiny portable energy bike that is able to churn out to power in order to recharge its portable solar powered generators, now how about that for clean energy that is sustainable in the long run of things? The company has managed to modify its fitness bike, allowing it to end up as a hybrid electric generator bike which is not only light – making it extremely portable along the way, but it is also full well capable of charging up just about any cell phone or 12 volt battery regardless of whether it is during the day or at night. Heck, it can also produce household AC 120 volt electricity on demand when it is paired to a small inverter.
Halloween is just around the corner, which means we’ve been spending the month watching scary movies. Sadly, a common theme is that people are always out of power for their phones, lights, and other electronic devices at just the worst possible time. If you want to make sure you’re never that person, then why don’t you stop relying on electricity? It’s a bit of a tall order, but there are options out there that will let you do it!
When you think of a pen, a plastic, metal ball-point version comes to mind. Of course, you have likely gone through a few in your lifetime, having to throw them away after you’ve exhausted the ink on the inside. It always feels a bit wasteful, but only the more expensive options will allow you to get refills, and even then, the refills are usually rather costly. With all that effort to save one pen, you’re still throwing out the plastic tube at the end of the day.
Whether or not we want to admit it, we’re all concerned about how we smell. Hygiene is important, but even if you bathe every day, there’s one thing you never want to forget. Deodorant hides the body odor that comes naturally with going through your day. While some people don’t have as pungent a smell as others, it’s something we all deal with. There are tons of different smells and types of deodorant out there, but it’s very simple to accidentally get it on your clothes when putting it on.
If you’ve ever tried composting, you know it’s not exactly for the faint of heart. There are a lot of overwhelming smells, bugs, and manual labor that you will have to keep up with over a long period of time. If you want to cut down on the amount of trash you put out and get some fertilizer for free, then you might want to look into an option that will compost your food automatically.