OOO My Design’s Kids’ Pin Press Shelf Makes Cleaning Up Fun!

December 10, 2011 by  
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Remember those retro toys that you could use to make 3D relief patterns with a tray of metal pins? OOO My Design has taken that concept and applied it to kids’ furniture design with its striking new Pin Press . The wall of red pins is an interactive shelf that makes cleaning up a fun activity for kids. The clever design recently won the Josep Ros furniture design competition, but sadly you can’t go out and buy it yet, because it’s still just a concept. MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , Design , Josep Ros , kids , OOO My Design , parenting , pin art , pin press , pinscreen , Vanesa Moreno

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Wind Cube: A Clever Design for a Personal Wind Farm Right on Your Own Home

August 15, 2011 by  
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Chen Liao Hsun has been envisioning a future of renewable energy that individuals can use right at home. His concept, the Wind Cube, would allow each homeowner to install personal wind turbine generators right on the sides of their houses. The Modularized Wind Power Systems could help offset each family’s reliance on grid power, and lower monthly bills. Read the rest of Wind Cube: A Clever Design for a Personal Wind Farm Right on Your Own Home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind turbine” , Chen Liao Hsun , eco design , green design , renewable energy , Residential Wind Turbine , sustainable design , Wind Cube

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A Cacophony of Shipping Containers Jazzes Up This “Music Box” Installation in Manchester

August 15, 2011 by  
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Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan

August 15, 2011 by  
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Researchers in Japan have developed a method for making radiation detection devices out of recycled PET bottles that cuts costs by 90% over currently used devices. The resource reusing , life-saving gadget was developed at Kyoto University by Hidehito Nakamura and his team and uses “Scintirex,” a plastic resin that glows when in contact with dangerous levels of radiation. The demand for radiation devices in Japan is high after the March 11th earthquake, tsunami and resulting nuclear disaster . The team hopes to have a final product by the end of September. Read the rest of Recycled PET Bottles Become Inexpensive Radiation Detectors in Japan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cheap radiation detector , inexpensive radiation detector , japan radiation , pet bottles , plastic water bottles , radiation detector , recycled bottles , recycled PET , Recycled Plastic , recycled plastic bottles , recycled plastic water bottles

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