An innovative eco-friendly, energy efficient lab, Honda’s smart house is able to generate its own power as a solution to living off the grid. Continue reading… “Honda’s smart house for the Future”
The Nimbus is a funky little hybrid that looks like a retro-styled SUV, but its actual story is even more intriguing. The Nimbus concept car is a microbus that can take electric hybrids off-road. The concept comes from Brazilian designer Eduardo Galvani who claims it offers a greater driving range and better fuel economy than any hybrid currently on the market. (Pics)
Only 35% of hybrid owners bought another hybrid when returning to the market in 2011.
Only about a third of hybrid owners buy another hybrid, according to a new study.
Frii plastic bike
The ultimate green machine will not only be human-powered, but will be made of recycled materials like the Frii prototype plastic bike, despite various takes on the perfect mode of eco-friendly city transport.
Eating out is convenient and relaxing. Unfortunately, it is also expensive and often wasteful. However, a family restaurant in Villaseca town of Valle del Elqui, Chile may inspire the way restaurant cook their food in the future, via solar ovens. (video)
Featured invention at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase 2010
Flash UV is a revolutionary Ultraviolet Curing Technology for wood floors. This technology allows the finish to cure instantly through the help of Photoinitiators (P.I.). It provides a high-quality, more durable, chemical resistant finish that is ready for immediate use.
Winning The Power Battle With Wind?
And you thought that 1,000 megawatt wind farm planned for Lake Erie was going to be huge. Terra-Gen Power recently secured a staggering $1.2 billion in construction financing, which it fully intends to use on 3D projectors, PlayStation 3 consoles and parts necessary to build America’s largest wind farm. Granted, only one of those points is actually true, but we suspect you’re hanging with us…
These drinking glasses made from agar agar are edible and eco-friendly, just toss them aside when you’re done.
The cups are made entirely out of agar agar and cast in different flavors, such as lemon-basil, ginger-mint, or rosemary-beet, each specifically designed to compliment a corresponding drink.
Your last carbon footprint.
Think of it as a last chance to reduce your carbon footprint. Soon there will be a range of greener options for your funeral – from being dissolved in chemicals to freeze-drying.
What if there was an eco-friendly car that acted like a plant? It would take in CO2, and its exhaust would be oxygen. That’s exactly what the Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation unveiled at the Shanghai Expo 2010 recently. The YeZ is a concept car designed to photosynthesize carbon dioxide from the air, much like a plant. The car is even designed to emphasize the idea of a eco-friendly through a plant-like process.
Digital may not be as eco-friendly as we think
The debate on whether or not going green means going paperless is still a hot one. While digitizing much of our once-printed media saves on tree pulp, it doesn’t necessarily save trees. A new article from GreenBiz calls into question just how much more environmentally friendly – if at all – our digital world is over our printed one and if it actually leads towards more deforestation. Highlighting how the talk about digital being an eco-friendly alternative for paper is all too often just empty chatter, digital media is shown to be just as guilty of killing trees.
House made from recycled plastic
After working with Cardiff and Glamorgan universities for two years, Affresol Ltd., an innovative manufacturer of high quality, low cost, quick construction systems, has developed a new material called Thermo Poly Rock (TPR) from recycled plastics and minerals. The Building Research Establishment (BRE) and the Carbon Trust also played a vital role in developing the revolutionary construction material. Now the company is using this newly developed material in making eco-friendly homes, each of which is made up of four tons of it. Until date, the company has recycled 18 tons of waste plastic in making modular portable buildings. (Video)