Tag: electricity

ELECTRIC VEHICLE WITH A KICK!

Mark Frohmayer needed a small electric car! With the Tesla luxury market electric-vehicle seemingly unaffordable, he decided to design his own. The market potential for such an vehicle was definitely huge (imagine demand in India and China) but so is…

Raising Wind Power

Much of today’s wind power has to be generated by land-based turbines. This has angered a global public who see turbines as a total eyesore! Wind farms are taking an even stronger drumming due to their large arrays and sounds…

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15 FANS

Integrating alternative energy sources into our own homes remains confusing. The ‘Wind Cube’ concept from designers Liao-Hsun Chen and Wen-Chih Chang is an interesting and pragmatic solution to convert your home with the help of solely a simple screwdriver! These…

Salt Powered

This is true innovation! Check out the ‘SAlt Lamp’. It’s been designed by engineer Aisa Mijena. It’s an extremely  innovative lamp that is set to change the lives of many people for the better. The SAlt Lamp is an affordable…

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Future Wearable Gadgets (super-cool)

It’s great news that self-powered wearable gadgets are beginning to appear more frequently. Here are some of the coolest for the near future we hope can catch-on! The biKini by Andrew Schneider The biKini uses soft conductive thread and photo…

South Korean Eco-Urban Planners

In South Korea, city planners should surely be praised for being ‘eco-conscious’ when it comes to Urban Design. They have created a 20 mile solar path connecting the two South Korean cities of Daejon and Sejong. The path linking the…

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Black Silicon

It sounds like an ominous term, yet, black silicon has been one of the most promising technologies for a while now. It’s basically a solar-cell made of nano-sized needles resting on a silicon wafer. The system has been shown to…

Solar Stickers = Free Energy

It’s almost too good to be true! Now ‘peel-and-stick’ solar-cells are being developed. Behind the idea is National Geographic’s Emerging Explorer for 2014 – and Stanford scientist – Xiaolin Zheng. This idea is set to revolutionize the process of harnessing…