Eco Mushroom is a solar streetlight that can absorb vehicle pollution

January 4, 2016 by  
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Roads are a highly polluted areas , with polluted air rising up and spreading across an area to create a blanket of toxic atmosphere – not to mention the impact on climate change. The ‘Eco Mushroom’ is a compact design for a solar powered street light equipped with CO2 scrubber to help remove some of this pollution. This artificial mushroom houses four directional LED street lights and an Air Purification System (APS). Four intakes suck in polluted air and pass it through the APS, positioned centrally within the structure. The purified air is finally released through the annular vent on the air duct built around the light pole. A network of Eco Mushrooms integrated into the existing roads could help curb automotive pollution effectively while allowing for smart integration that can send information to a central hub about pollution trends and maintenance needs. +  RISEpad  Images via RISEpad/ Tony Thomas Narikulam 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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Ford’s Batman-inspired design turns your car’s rear wheel into an electric unicycle

January 4, 2016 by  
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When it comes to life imitating art, we love to see real-life technological wonders that were inspired by comic book characters and superheroes. That’s about as American as baseball, apple pie, and, well, Ford Motor Company , right? To further that point, Ford recently patented the design for a radical electric vehicle any superhero would be happy to ride. Designers were inspired by the Batpod that the caped crusader uses to escape in The Dark Knight but the Ford version is even more fantastic because it features only one wheel. Read the rest of Ford’s Batman-inspired design turns your car’s rear wheel into an electric unicycle

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Mark Zuckerberg is building a home AI system “kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man”

January 4, 2016 by  
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There are ‘smart homes’ and then there are homes intelligent enough to take on many actions and decisions that usually require a human being. To that end, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a New Year’s resolution to trump whatever is on your list. He intends to design and build a voice-controlled artificial intelligence system for his home that can manage lights, temperature, music, as well as let familiar friends into the home based on face recognition, and more. Basically, Zuck wants a system that is “kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man .” Read the rest of Mark Zuckerberg is building a home AI system “kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man”

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Carbon Dioxide in the Oceans Kills 10 Million Scallops

February 27, 2014 by  
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 Photo © Shutterstock British Columbian company Island Scallops has reported a loss of three year’s worth of product due to high ocean acidity caused by carbon dioxide pollution. Around 10 million scallops have perished in the hatchery since 2010. CEO Rob Saunders told the press that the company has lost about 95% of its crop, a phenomenon he says is playing out worldwide. As a result, the company has had to lay off 10 people, about 30% of its workforce. Read the rest of Carbon Dioxide in the Oceans Kills 10 Million Scallops Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: acid oceans , carbon dioxide , carbon pollution , Climate Change , co2 pollution , ocean acidification , scallop deaths , scallops , seafood , shellfish , shellfish deaths , shellfish die-off        

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