3D Badger Tracking Technology to Be Modified for Emergency Search and Rescue Situations

June 20, 2012 by  
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A team from Oxford University has  modified technology that was originally developed to track badgers underground so that it can be used to locate people in an emergency situations, such as a natural disaster or a terrorist attack. Read the rest of 3D Badger Tracking Technology to Be Modified for Emergency Search and Rescue Situations Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal tracking , badger tracking , emergency services , gps , low frequency fields , natural disasters , search and rescue , search and rescue equipment , terrorist attacks , university of oxford

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Rubbish Becomes a Crafty Design with the Lampada Metro by Arcangelo Favata

May 2, 2012 by  
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Rubbish becomes a cool new design with the Lampada Metro by  Sicilian artist  Arcangelo Favata — aka Alicucio . The contemporary lamp was on display at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair , and features the reuse of old folding rulers that were once weilded by carpenters. Read the rest of Rubbish Becomes a Crafty Design with the Lampada Metro by Arcangelo Favata Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alicucio , Arcangelo Favata , eco design , eco lighting , Lampada Metro , Milan Furniture Fair , Opera Aperta , Recycled Materials , Salone Del Mobile 2012

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HOW TO: Switch Your Bulbs to LEDs To Get Ready for the Incandescent Bulb Phase-Out

May 2, 2012 by  
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By now, most of you have probably heard about the incandescent light bulb phase-out starting this year (likely as a result of the ridiculous partisan political bickering about the lighting legislation in the count-down to the end of 2011). However, a quick survey of your friends will reveal that few of us actually understand what it entails. The law is merely a way to encourage consumers to purchase more energy-efficient light bulbs – such as LEDs – that will save money and energy, both resources that we could all use more of at the moment. If you’re still unclear about what the incandescent phase-out means in terms of what kinds of light bulbs you’ll be able to find at stores in the coming years, or how you can switch to LED light bulbs while still maintaining the same quality and quantity of light supplied by your old incandescents, read on as we spell it out for you in our easy guide. And though we will be seeing less and less of Thomas Edison ‘s most famous invention over the next few years, we think that even Mr. Edison would be swapping his incandescent bulbs for LEDs if he were alive today! Read the rest of HOW TO: Switch Your Bulbs to LEDs To Get Ready for the Incandescent Bulb Phase-Out Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: best bulb , cfl , cfl light bulb , compact fluorescent light , eco design , eco lighting , Energy Independence and Security Act , energy saving lights , green design , green light bulb , green lighting , how to green lighting , how to switch to green lighting , incandescent bulb phase out , incandescent bulbs , LED , LED light bulb , LED lights , LEDs , light emitting diode , phasing out incandescent bulbs , Philips , sustainable design , sustainable lighting

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PRODUCT REVIEW: We Test Out the LED Candle Light You Can Actually Blow Out

April 30, 2012 by  
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Candles can transform nondescript spaces into soothing and romantic scenes, but they can also be a fire waiting to happen (considering 5% of all home fires are started by candles ), and a smoky, waxy mess that lowers your indoor air quality. The LED candle light is a product that provides the warm, flattering illumination of the real thing without the worry, smoke and carbon in the air, and unlike a wax candle, it can be reused almost ad infinitum. Even cooler, the latest version of the LED candle doesn’t even need to be turned on and off via a switch – to put out the light, just blow it out. We recently had the chance to test out this clever little gadget which sells for just $4.95 to see how well it could mimic real candlelight. Read on for our full review! Read the rest of PRODUCT REVIEW: We Test Out the LED Candle Light You Can Actually Blow Out Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , eco lighting , energy saving lights , green design , green light bulb , green lighting , LED , LED candle , led candle you can blow out , LED candlelight , LED lighting , LED lights , LEDs , light emitting diode

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The Best Green Designs in Ventura Lambrate at the Milan Furniture Fair

April 25, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of The Best Green Designs in Ventura Lambrate at the Milan Furniture Fair Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Annebet Philips , Aran Dasan , biodegradable lamps , bug dining , celulose lamps , chairs you grow , diy shoes , e27 , eating bugs , eco friendly decor , eco friendly lamps , eco friendly shoes” title=”Gaspard Tiné-Berès Shoes , eco furniture , eco lamps , eco lighting , Ento , ett la benn , flat pack shoes , Gaspard Tiné-Berès , green lighting , grow lamps , Jacky Chung , Jonathan Fraser , Jose de la O , Julene Aguirre , Kami Lights , light drops , living furniture , living lamp , low impact funiture , low impact shows , meat alternatives , metal lighting fixtures , Milan Design Week , Milan Furniture Fair , naturally made chairs , perforated metal lights , Plant Your Chair , Polyfloss Factory , Recycled Materials , recycled plastic design , recycled plastic dishware , salone mobile , Soft Lamp , terrarium lamp , vicky lamp

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Floating Jellyfish Robot Propels Itself Through the Air Using Self-Inversion

April 25, 2012 by  
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German automation company Festo has created an extraordinary  helium-filled flying robot that propels itself through the air by repeatedly turning itself inside-out. The creation, known as the SmartInversion, moves like a jellyfish as its extremely lightweight body inverts itself with a rhythmic pulsating movement. Hit the jump to see it in action! Read the rest of Floating Jellyfish Robot Propels Itself Through the Air Using Self-Inversion Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: biomimicry , festo , flying robot , green design , green robots , green technology , jellyfish robot , robot animal , robotics , SmartInversion , sustainable design

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Philips’ 20-Year-Life LED Bulb Will Launch for $50 on Earth Day

April 19, 2012 by  
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Philips has announced that it will be launching its award-winning $60 LED Bulb in stores on April 22, 2012 just in time for Earth Day. The bulb, winner of the U.S. government’s $10 million L-Prize , retails for $60 but Philips will be discounting it to $50 for consumers and rebates could reduce the price even more by $20 to $30. $50 might seem like a lot of money, but when you consider that you won’t have to replace this bulb for 20 years, it becomes apparent how smart of an investment this is. Homeowners and renters will also see increased energy efficiency and lower energy bills, and contrary to popular belief, this LED bulb gives off a soft, pleasing light. Read the rest of Philips’ 20-Year-Life LED Bulb Will Launch for $50 on Earth Day Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , Award Winning LED Bulb , best bulb , CFL bulbs , earth day , eco design , eco lighting , energy saving lights , green design , green light bulb , green lighting , l prize , LED , LED bulb , LED light bulb , LED lights , LEDs , light emitting diode , phasing out incandescent bulbs , Philips , sustainable design , sustainable lighting , utility rebates

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Theresa Harmanen’s ALMA Lamp Is Powered by Trees

April 5, 2012 by  
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Theresa Harmanen ‘s Alma Tree Lamp is an innovative lighting design concept that takes energy directly from nature without destroying it. Designed to be plugged directly into a tree, this project explores the energy created when a tree “communicates” with its soil. By harvesting and storing this energy, Alma forgoes the need for a grid power source, lighting up the streets while highlighting the beauty of plant life. Read the rest of Theresa Harmanen’s ALMA Lamp Is Powered by Trees Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ALMA tree lamp , eco lighting , energy efficient lighting , energy efficient outdoor lighting , green lighting , green outdoor lighting , Street lighting , Theresa Harmanen , tree powered lamp

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Sandra Hisbeque’s Sign Lamp Is a Low-Energy Lighting Solution With an Elegant Look

March 27, 2012 by  
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The Sign desk lamp from Sandra Hisbèque draws a single and even line in a space that is pure and refined. Made from anodized aluminium and lit with LEDs, the geometry of Sign creates a play of shadows and light, and a surprising mirror effect. Sign measures 12″ long x 18″ high and uses a band of LED lights to create a wide radiance. + Sandra Hisbèque 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: eco lighting , Environmentally friendly lighting , green lamp , led lamp , low-energy lamps , modern led lamp , Sandra Hisbèque , sign desk lamp , sign lamp

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Bastian Hoeges’ Family of Stools Is a Sustainable Set of Wool Encased Seats

March 27, 2012 by  
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One big, one small, and one just right, German designer  Bastian Hoeges ‘ Family of Stools is a set of earthy creations that take inspiration from the classic tale of Goldilocks. Hoeges ‘ pieces are built from natural materials, such as wood and wool, and when put together, the trio of seats create an enchanting aesthetic that will meld perfectly with any home. Read the rest of Bastian Hoeges’ Family of Stools Is a Sustainable Set of Wool Encased Seats Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bastian Hoeges , dita , family of stools wool , green stool design , natural furniture design , peta & ana , sustainable furniture design , wool stools

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