Salvaged ‘Tiny Texas Houses’ Redefine Small-Space Living

December 17, 2013 by  
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Though “Tiny Texas Houses” range in size from 63 to 360 square feet, they’re equipped with everything an owner needs to live comfortably.

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Deck the Halls with Upcycled Yogurt Cups

December 17, 2013 by  
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This lovely garland is surprisingly sophisticated — considering it’s made from food packaging.

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Sony’s High-Tech Toupee Doubles As GPS and Blood Pressure Monitor

December 8, 2013 by  
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Something very funny is going on in the world of wearable technology. Fast on the heels of Microsoft’s anti-overeating bra comes Sony’s “SmartWig” –a high-tech toupee that’s equipped with a bevy of sensors meant to perform an odd assortment of tasks. The SmartWig includes an onboard GPS for navigating roads, ultrasound transducers that vibrate in response to oncoming obstacles, even an integrated laser pointer and remote to manipulate PowerPoint presentations. Because one of the biggest wishes of those who have lost or are losing their hair is more impressive PowerPoint presentations, right? Click the link to learn more about what Sony’s new gadget can do, and let us know if you think it’s brilliant or a little over the top (pun intended). READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Blood Pressure Monitoring , gps , hair loss solution , hair replacement , smart wig , sony , toupee , wearable technology        

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First-of-a-kind project links 3 Navy microgrids

September 4, 2013 by  
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Power Analytics Corp.'s software will connect and manage three installations equipped with onsite solar, energy storage and grid controls.

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The World’s First 3D Printed Plane Takes Flight!

August 2, 2011 by  
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3D printing is a fantastic technology that has already been used to create human veins and turn sand into glass . Now a team from the University of Southampton has created the world’s first 3d printed plane – and it just made its first flight this week at a site north of Stonehenge! Costing £5,000, the 3D printed plane (dubbed “Sulsa” – Southampton University Laser Sintered Aircraft) was designed with no undercarriage in order to keep weight down and it is equipped with a electric-motor to eliminate the need for heavy fuel. Read the rest of The World’s First 3D Printed Plane Takes Flight! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printed plane , sulsa 3d plane , sulsa printed plane maiden flight , university of southampton 3d printed plane , university of southampton sulsa , world’s first 3d printed plane

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GPS Devices Installed in African Rhinos’ Horns

October 25, 2010 by  
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Original photo: Jim Epler / CC In addition to their thick, leathery hide and imposing stature, now a group of African rhinos have one more tool to help protect them against poachers — GPS locating devices embedded directly into their horns. Five such animals in South Africa’s Mafikeng Game Reserve were recently equipped with the small tracking chips which will help park officials monitor their movements and alert them to any p… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Portable Solar Power Plant, Water Purifier and Fuel Cell in One

October 21, 2010 by  
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In many areas of the world, and also during times of natural disasters, clean drinking water and access to power are scarce.  The company The Essential Element has designed the Hydra water purifier and fuel cell to take care of both of those problems at once. The Hydra is equipped with a 2.88 kW solar panel array that runs a pump that pushes water through a self-cleaning filtration device (capable of purifying 87,000 liters a day), juices up lead-acid gel batteries and runs an electrolyzer that splits some of that water to fill a .37 cubic-meter tank with pressurized hydrogen

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World’s Largest Solar PV Facility Now In Canada

October 21, 2010 by  
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The largest solar photovoltaic (PV) facility in the world was completed last month. This facility is now online and is producing up to 80 megawatts of electricity

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Self-Sustaining Robot Powered by Sewage

August 1, 2010 by  
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Photo via Ubergizmo Forget those Terminator movies — new research into self-sustaining machines hints at a future where the scariest thing about robots may actually be their breath.

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Brazil’s Climate Chief Dampens Hopes for COP16

August 1, 2010 by  
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It will be another four months until leaders from around the world gather for COP16 in Mexico, but expectations for the meeting’s outcome are hardly optimistic. After last year’s UN climate summit in Copenhagen produced a less-than-ideal result , the tone at December’s meeting in Cancun is bound to be a bit more subdued — which may not be such a bad thing, says one climate chief

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