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Toyota Goes EPCOT with Its Own Prototype City of the Future

Toyota Goes EPCOT with Its Own Prototype City of the Future
Not too long ago, I visited with Toyota in Tokyo to learn about their plans to transform from an automotive company into a mobility company – concerning themselves with all of the different ways that people need to get around, and not just cars and trucks anymore.

The LastSwab Is a Reusable Replacement for Q-Tips

The LastSwab Is a Reusable Replacement for Q-Tips
While its been drilled into our heads lately that straws are bad for the environment, apparently, those Q-Tips you use take like a billion years to break down and they are hurting wildlife in the sea as well.
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LEGO Wind Turbine Set Includes First Plant-based Plastic Parts

LEGO Wind Turbine Set Includes First Plant-based Plastic Parts
As much as we love or LEGO sets, these building blocks are made of plastics, which are byproducts of crude oil and natural gases. And while we’re not tossing LEGO bricks in the trash like drinking straws, making them still isn’t great for the environment.

Thinkgeek’s April Fools Day Tentacuddle Blanket Was Real

Thinkgeek’s April Fools Day Tentacuddle Blanket Was Real
I’m really happy that April Fools Day was on a Sunday this year, so I didn’t have to look like a fool, falling for stuff all day long. Every year, people try to fool you with fake products.

Rimac Electric Bike Can Go 150 Miles on a Single Charge

Rimac Electric Bike Can Go 150 Miles on a Single Charge
Rimac has unveiled a new electric bicycle that is truly impressive. It has a massive 3kWh battery, which helps the Greyp G12H go up to 240 km (~150 miles) on a single charge. That makes this is the longest-range production e-bicycle that we know of.

Altered: Nozzle Faucet Saves Water with Mist

Altered: Nozzle Faucet Saves Water with Mist
Humans really can’t help but waste water. Some of that is due to the fact that we are wasters, but a lot of it comes down to the design of the faucet as well. The Altered: Nozzle is a great alternative to the conventional faucet.

Ford and Jose Cuervo Team to Turn Agave Plants into Car Parts

Ford and Jose Cuervo Team to Turn Agave Plants into Car Parts
I can think of few stranger corporate collaborations than that of a major automaker and a major tequila maker. But that’s exactly what’s going on between a Ford and Jose Cuervo. You see, engineers at Ford have figured out a way to convert old agave plants into car parts.

McDonalds China Gets a Green Angry Birds Sandwich

McDonalds China Gets a Green Angry Birds Sandwich
McDonalds in China is getting some themed food to celebrate the launch of The Angry Birds Movie. One of those burgers has a green bun. I’ve had a green burger from McDonalds before, only in my case the green was mold none of the burger makers seemed to notice ALL OVER THE BUN before they put it in the bag.

Jack-o-Lantern Spouts Freaky Green Flames

Jack-o-Lantern Spouts Freaky Green Flames
This may be the coolest jack-o-lantern I have seen so far this year. It comes from Imgur user Mikepants, who carved it like a normal Halloween pumpkin with a super creepy grin and eyes. He then used chemistry to take things a step further using fire.

Recycled Plastic Roads are Green and Promise Fewer Potholes

Recycled Plastic Roads are Green and Promise Fewer Potholes
We all have that one road that we have to drive on that is in terrible condition. The potholes make you think your car is falling apart or ripples in the pavement feel like a rollercoaster.

LEGO Going Green, but Keeping All Its Colors

LEGO Going Green, but Keeping All Its Colors
When the largest toy company in the world says it’s making a major effort to make its products more environmentally friendly, the impact could be huge. The LEGO Group, which made more than 60 billion pieces of its classic bricks in 2014, has set as a goal to eliminate the current plastic it uses for its products (oil-based acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) in favor of a “sustainable material” by 2030.

Philips LED Bulb Less Than $5 Each, 2-for-1 for Now

Philips LED Bulb Less Than $5 Each, 2-for-1 for Now
I find it incredibly annoying that the light bulbs I pick up from Walmart seem to last all of a week, especially in my bathroom. Every other time I turn on the light, one of the bulbs needs replaced.

Shower Uses Water that Goes Down the Drain to Clean You

Shower Uses Water that Goes Down the Drain to Clean You
We have all stood in the shower and marveled at all the hair and goo that goes down the drain as we clean. If you have someone with long locks in the house, the drain can look like someone tried to dissolve a murdered Wookiee and missed some chunks.

Solar Bike Path Can Power Three Homes

Solar Bike Path Can Power Three Homes
A city about 25 kilometers from Amsterdam in The Netherlands called Krommenie is the installation site for the first solar bike path in the world. The bike path is able to produce enough green electricity to power three homes.

Feddz Electric Cargo Scooter Has Storage Space Where the Engine Should Be

Feddz Electric Cargo Scooter Has Storage Space Where the Engine Should Be
Want a scooter that gives you storage space and an eco-friendly ride? Try the FEDDZ scooter. It was designed and built by Germany’s Emo-Bike and has an interesting design. It uses an electric motor built into the wheel hub, which leaves that hole in motorbike’s frame free to store your stuff.

Bedol Water Wall Clock Runs on High Quality H20

Bedol Water Wall Clock Runs on High Quality H20
Most of the clocks we see hanging on the walls of homes and offices today are battery powered. There are a few that might be powered by a spring or wired into the room’s electricity. However, battery or electric power aren’t the only ways to operate a clock.
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