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Tag: Environment Friendly

Open Source Plastic Recycling Machines: Precious Plastic

Open Source Plastic Recycling Machines: Precious Plastic
You might remember Dave Hakkens as the man who popularized the idea of modular smartphones with his Phonebloks concept. He’s back with another environment-friendly movement, and this time he has a more concrete solution. Together with…

Showerloop DIY Shower Water Recycling System: Rinse & Repeat

Showerloop DIY Shower Water Recycling System: Rinse & Repeat
Showerheads such as the Nebia save water by dispersing it over a wide area. The Showerloop on the other hand captures used water, cleans it and feeds it back to the showerhead. Inventors Jason Selvaran and…
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WinkPen Uses Wine, Beer and Other Liquids: Creative Juices

WinkPen Uses Wine, Beer and Other Liquids: Creative Juices
While conceptualizing a sustainable printer, designer Jessica Chan found out that inks used in traditional cartridges are not 100% biodegradable. In pursuing her idea she ended up making a pen that could be refilled with practically…

Computer Component Bugs: Wasteamorphosis

Computer Component Bugs: Wasteamorphosis
The words “computer” and “bug” often mean bad news when mentioned in the same sentence, but it’s not the case here. Artist Julie Alice Chappell’s Computer Component Bugs are sculptures of insect-like creatures that she makes…

3D Printed 6-story Building: Ink Different

3D Printed 6-story Building: Ink Different
Just 3 years ago the thought of using 3D printing to create buildings – even a tiny one – seemed like a pipe dream. But last year we saw a miniature castle that was entirely 3D…

Janicki OmniProcessor Turns Sewage into Drinking Water: Poop2H2O

Janicki OmniProcessor Turns Sewage into Drinking Water: Poop2H2O
NASA and Bear Grylls have proven that it’s possible to drink pee. If Janicki Industries has its way, someday we’ll be drinking water from poop and other waste materials too. Its OmniProcessor impressed no less than…

Cloud & Heat Servers Double as Radiators: Steam Machine

Cloud & Heat Servers Double as Radiators: Steam Machine
We often joke that our laptops, consoles and other devices get warm enough to cook on. A German company called Cloud & Heat took that idea seriously and is deploying it on a large scale. The…

Droplet Sprinkler Targets Plants to Save Water: Sniper Medic

Droplet Sprinkler Targets Plants to Save Water: Sniper Medic
Traditional sprinklers simply spread water over an area, which leads to lots of water wasted and uneven watering. Droplet wants to change all that with its eponymous robot. Instead of blindly spraying water around like Bill…

EnerGenie ePP2 E-paper Printer Never Runs out of E-ink

EnerGenie ePP2 E-paper Printer Never Runs out of E-ink
Many programs provide an option to save or “print” documents as PDF files, but transferring or accessing the PDF on the go will require a couple of extra steps. You may have to sync your tablet…

Fairphone: Above Average Phone, Above Average Values

Fairphone: Above Average Phone, Above Average Values
It’s no secret that some, if not most of the objects we buy were made under less than ideal conditions. The gadgets that we lust for may not have been made without oppressive labor conditions, irresponsible…

Filabot Recycles Plastic, Prints 3D Printing Material

Filabot Recycles Plastic, Prints 3D Printing Material
Even though they’re much more awesome than conventional printers, 3D printers still need “ink”, or what is known as filament. While this can come in many forms – sand, chocolate, living cells – most projects require…

Solar Panel Snowboard: Shred & Charge

Solar Panel Snowboard: Shred & Charge
Signal Snowboards has invented one of the most fun ways to charge a gadget: juicing up while snowboarding. The company made a one-of-a-kind snowboard that’s topped with solar panels (and most likely a battery), letting it…

Transparent Speaker Being Transparently Funded on Kickstarter

Transparent Speaker Being Transparently Funded on Kickstarter
If you’ve had your eye on People People’s clear-cased speaker, you’re in luck. The Swedish design studio have started a fundraiser for their beautiful minimalist and modular speaker.…

Evil Controllers Rechargeable Xbox 360 Controller Kills AA Batteries (for Good)

Evil Controllers Rechargeable Xbox 360 Controller Kills AA Batteries (for Good)
Still not living up to its name, Evil Controllers is back with another invention that should be very beneficial to Xbox 360 gamers. The company has come up with an Xbox 360 controller with a built-in…

Transient Electronics: This Gadget Will Self-Destruct

Transient Electronics: This Gadget Will Self-Destruct
Scientists at the Tufts School of Engineering and at the University of Illinois have created simple electronic devices that harmlessly dissolve after a set period of time. The scientists call their invention transient electronics, devices which…

Green House Lantern Runs on Salt Water to Defeat Blackest Night

Green House Lantern Runs on Salt Water to Defeat Blackest Night
Lamps, flashlights and lanterns frequently run on batteries or solar power, but the Green House GH-LED10WBW lantern only needs a drink of water with a dash of salt mixed in, and it’s good to go. It’s…
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