Sunlighten saunas use infrared therapy to lower blood pressure and improve health

February 19, 2018 by  
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Sunlighten  saunas use far-infrared radiation to lower blood pressure, aid in weight loss, and support detoxification. The founders of the company, one of whom overcame a decade of illness using infrared therapy, created Sunlighten as a way of bringing this health-improving technology to people who want to achieve their wellness goals, develop healthy lifestyles , and maintain vitality for the long-term. Sunlighten mPulse infrared saunas are built using sustainably harvested wood , feature no toxic glues, and add only cents per month to the user’s electricity bill. Energy efficient and safe, the saunas are equipped with Sunlighten Solocarbon far infrared heating panels as the most effective far infrared sauna heaters on the market today. Related: The Grandview Barrel Sauna is a backyard oasis for the entire family Scientific research shows that far infrared is most therapeutic in high concentrations. Solocarbon panels are proven to be 95 percent emissive, meaning that 95 percent of the energy being produced is in the therapeutic range to increase core body temperature for a deep, detoxifying sweat. The company’s patented magnetic locking system eliminates unsightly clips, buckles, and screws, with hidden magnets in the sauna walls making set-up and take-down quick and easy. + Sunlighten

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Tesla Roadster in space could collide with Venus or Earth

February 19, 2018 by  
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Elon Musk isn’t the only person amused by a Tesla in space — scientists at the University of Toronto and Charles University have devoted their attention to figuring out just what might happen to the Roadster officially classified by NASA as a celestial object . Researchers think the space-traveling car could ultimately crash into Venus or Earth — but don’t panic yet. University of Toronto Scarborough assistant professor Hanno Rein and his team think the red Tesla Roadster could collide with our planet or Venus, but probably not for millions of years. They ran several simulations with “sophisticated software that can track the motion of objects in space,” according to the University of Toronto . Related: Elon Musk releases historic video of Starman cruising through space in a Tesla Roadster The probability that Musk’s Tesla will collide with Earth during the next one million years is six percent, and 2.5 percent for Venus. The scientists ran simulations for the first three million years of the Tesla’s journey in outer space , although Rein said the most likely outcome is that the car will crash into either Earth or Venus in the next 10 million years. If the car does crash into Earth, any future people probably won’t need to be too concerned because most or all of the Tesla will probably burn up in our planet’s atmosphere . The vehicle is on “a Mars and Earth crossing orbit, meaning it will travel on an elliptical path that repeatedly carries it beyond Mars and then back to Earth’s orbital distance from the sun,” according to the press release. If you happen to be alive in 2091, the scientists think that year will mark the first close encounter of the Tesla with Earth, when the car will pass within a few hundred thousand kilometers. Those Earth encounters will likely impact the Tesla’s journey. University of Toronto Scarborough postdoctoral fellow Daniel Tamayo said in a statement, “Each time it passes the Earth, the car will get a gravitational kick. Depending on the details of these encounters, the Tesla can be kicked onto a wider or smaller orbit , so it’s random. Over time the orbit will undergo what’s called a random walk, similar to the fluctuations we see in the stock market, that will allow it to wander the inner solar system .” The scientists submitted their research for publication to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society ; a preprint is available here . Rein and Tamayo were joined by David Vokrouhlicky of Charles University. The university’s press release did not say what might happen to the Roadster’s passenger, Starman . + University of Toronto Images via Elon Musk on Instagram and Ken Jones

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Sandwichbike is a Flat Pack Wooden Bicycle You Can Assemble in Less Than an Hour

June 6, 2014 by  
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If you’ve ever dreamed of building your own bike but don’t have any experience, you may want to check out the Pedalfactory’s Sandwichbike. Inspired by flat pack furniture , this wooden bike is shipped in a compact cardboard box and can be easily assembled in under an hour. The eye-catching frame is built from sustainably harvested beech plywood and treated to withstand the outdoor elements. The key to the ingenious design lies in the carefully milled aluminum cylinders that snap together to transform the flat pack collection of separate wood panels and wheels into a fully functioning Sandwichbike. The Pedalfactory has also recently launched four new models of their successful wooden bicycle built for a variety of cycling conditions and landscapes. + Pedalfactory 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: beech plywood , bicycle , bicycles , bike , flat pack bicycle , flat pack bike , pedalfactory , reader submitted content , Sandwichbike , sustainable harvested plywood , sustainably harvested wood

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15-Year-Old Develops Flashlight Powered by Body Heat, Wins Top Prize in Google Science Fair

June 6, 2014 by  
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From a sleeping bag that charges your gadgets to entire buildings warmed by body heat , scientists are harvesting the heat emitted by humans as a source of renewable energy. But the latest development in thermoelectric energy generation doesn’t come from a high-tech lab at MIT; it comes from Ann Makosinski, a 15-year-old Canadian girl who developed a flashlight that is powered by the heat from a human hand . With the aim of reducing the number of single-use batteries that are thrown in landfills, Makosinski developed the innovative flashlight, which can be developed cheaply and deployed to populations that can’t afford electricity to light their homes. Read the rest of 15-Year-Old Develops Flashlight Powered by Body Heat, Wins Top Prize in Google Science Fair Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 15 year old , Ann Makosinski , Google , Google Science Fair , Hollow Flashlight , human heat , human-powered flashlight , renewable energy , science fair , teenager , thermal energy , thermoelectric flashlight

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Roadside Poem by Simon Armitage Devours Pollution from 20 Cars Each Day

June 6, 2014 by  
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Poetry has been used for ages as a tool to critique the social anxieties du jour. Now, for the first time ever, a poem is being used as a physical remedy to one of modern society’s biggest challenges – air pollution . The poem by Simon Armitage has been printed on a 10 meter by 20 meter piece of material coated with microscopic pollution-eating particles of titanium oxide. According to the University of Sheffield , the institution that invented it, the material is capable of absorbing pollution from 20 cars every day. Read the rest of Roadside Poem by Simon Armitage Devours Pollution from 20 Cars Each Day Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: absorbing pollution , billboard that fights pollution , in praise of air , nitrogen oxide pollution , poem , poem that fights pollution , pollution from 20 cars , simon armitage , titanium oxide , tony ryan , university of sheffield

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Fakro’s Innovative Windows Transform Into Airy Rooftop Balconies!

June 6, 2014 by  
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Jayson Fann Builds Giant Spirit Nests for Humans from Sustainably Harvested Wood

July 10, 2012 by  
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IEA Predicts 40 Percent World-Wide Increase of Renewable Energy Usage by 2017

July 10, 2012 by  
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The International Energy Agency (IEA) just published an optimistic prediction for the future of renewable energy , suggesting that world-wide green energy usage will increase by forty percent or more by 2017. The agency estimates that the use of wind, solar , hydro and biopower will jump exponentially over the next five years as the world embraces renewable energy, reducing our dependence upon fossil fuels. Read the rest of IEA Predicts 40 Percent World-Wide Increase of Renewable Energy Usage by 2017 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bioenergy , concentrating solar power (CSP) , eco design , geothermal , green design , hydropower , International Energy Agency , Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report of 2012 , ocean power , offshore wind , onshore wind , renewable energy , solar photovoltaics , sustainable design

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