Ellum is a smart solar light that can work 6 months on a single day of charge

February 18, 2016 by  
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Apartment renters, off-grid-dwellers , camping lovers and anyone who enjoy light when and where they need it: eyes front.  Ellum Solar by Feltmark is an intuitive smart, solar-powered, motion-activated LED lamp to light your way when you need it, no matter where you are. Embedded with sensors, battery powered and solar charging, Ellum works up to 6 months on 1 day of charge. Thoughtfully simple, Ellum magnetically installs anywhere and looks pretty cool, with its sleek wood case. Precision made from solid hardwood and handcrafted in Los Angeles by Feltmark, Ellum Solar is powerful enough and simple enough for your off-grid lighting needs. + Ellum on Kickstarter The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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The outlandish Cedar Rocket is the fastest all-electric log car in the world

February 18, 2016 by  
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It’s safe to say that even most automotive enthusiasts aren’t aware that the Guinness Book of World Records has a category for “fastest motorized log,” but it does. The Cedar Rocket , brainchild of log house builder Bryan Reid, Sr and two of his buddies, holds that title and it isn’t likely to have competition any time soon. The body of this unique single-passenger car is a gift straight from Mother Nature, except of course for its all-electric engine. Read the rest of The outlandish Cedar Rocket is the fastest all-electric log car in the world

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Floatel: An Off-Grid Floating Tent Retreat with All the Creature Comforts of Home

January 22, 2014 by  
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The Floatel by Architecture HLM is an entirely off the grid retreat. Designed as a floating tent , Floatel can be deployed anywhere there is calm water. Standard features include a master suite with off-the0shelf battery powered LED lights , a fire pit for both cooking and warmth, mosquito netting and a small kitchenette with powder room and additional storage. Photovoltaic arrays can be added for battery recharge. + Architecture HLM The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture HLM , floatel , floating hotel , floating tent , floating tent hotel , glamping , tent hotel        

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Volvo’s Tomorrow Car Has Battery Powered By Its Own Body

September 29, 2010 by  
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Volvo is working on an innovative new car battery that can be installed in the vehicle’s bodywork itself and is charged via the car’s own body panels. Dubbed The Tomorrow Car , the new model is part of a three-year, 3.5 million Euro project started by the Imperial College in London to implement batteries into vehicles’ chassis. The project, which also features contributions from eight international partners, aims to create car body panels from a “ composite blend of carbon fibres and polymer resin” which “is being developed to store and charge more energy faster than conventional batteries can.

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Surprise! UT First To Electrify Bike Sharing in the U.S.

April 27, 2010 by  
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The obvious goodness of pairing pedal assist electric bikes with a bike sharing infrastructure is one of these great ideas whose time has come. In Tokyo, Sanyo recently installed 100 of their eneloop battery powered e-bikes at a

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Take the Green Music Group Challenge No. 2, This Time with Sheryl Crow

April 27, 2010 by  
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Flickr via ravedelay I know, I know. This may remind you of the infamous Sheryl Crow toilet paper caper , which she cleared up in a 2008 interview with TreeHugger.

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Just What We Needed Dept.: The Motorized Ice Cream Cone

March 23, 2010 by  
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Consider the ice cream cone: one of the great green inventions, a form of packaging and transport that leaves no trace, no waste. Then consider what inventor Richard B. Hartman has wrought: a battery powered plastic ice cream cone, for those people incapable of turning their cone by hand.

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Local Designer Spotlight: Snoozer Loser’s Sonia Tay Talks Sustainability, Spring 2010 Photos

March 23, 2010 by  
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Snoozer Loser Spring 2010 collection. Credit: Snoozer Loser New York-based Snoozer Loser has been creating made-to-order clothing since 2005 when Sonia Tay launched its first collection out of an art collective, of the same name

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The Future of Cargo on Bikes (and the Present, Too!)

March 23, 2010 by  
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Travoy trailer with attachments on a bike – photo credit Burley @ flickr . For a long while now, bike manufacturers have as a general rule chased the sporty side of the bicycle market – mountain, road and racing bikers – and concentrated less on the “slower” urban cycling market. That’s because, according to product designer Mark Sanders , bicycles haven’t been considered a consumer product.

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TED Talk – 13th Century Astrolabe, the First Popular Computers

November 23, 2009 by  
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Image via TED Sometimes event the newest gadgets are overshadowed by really, really old gadgets. Ancient technology is amazing, and Tom Wujec shows the astrolabe , one of the earliest computing gadgets. With the capability of telling time, mapping the night sky, and hundreds of other functions that were high tech for the 1200s (and earlier), the device shows us that not everything has to be electronic and battery powered to do some cool things

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