Portable solar unit fits into a steel drum for off-grid events

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The Solar Charging Can fills the gap between large-scale residential photovoltaics and portable solar chargers for your smartphone. The unit unpacks quickly for camping, outdoor events, and other off-grid functions and is ready to use after just a half hour of assembly. In addition to recreational use, the unit can provide crucial power to mobile medical clinics, disaster relief areas, and refugee camps. Mobile Solar Chargers Ltd developed the Solar Charging Can to be an impressively versatile unit that is easy to put together in a pinch. The basic model includes a 180W/18v 5.5A solar panel , which is both flexible and waterproof, on a retractable telescoping pole, as well as two batteries, a voltage regulator, and all other necessary equipment for the unit to run smoothly. An included anchor secures the can to the ground, but the added sand bags provide an extra dose of security. Upgraded versions can be purchased to include a WiFi router, additional panels, a remote CCTV camera, and LED lighting . Related: Portable smartflower POP solar system produces 40% more energy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8yoDfVzWfU The entire unit can be assembled in a half hour by two people, according to the website. And they can be custom ordered to meet the needs of the event it will serve. This is especially helpful for organizations that provide disaster relief support or intend to power housing for refugees for an extended amount of time. One Solar Charging Can starts at about $2,235 (£1,795). + Mobile Solar Chargers Ltd Via Treehugger Images via Mobile Solar Chargers Ltd, YouTube (screenshot)

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These clever backpacks charge your devices with built-in solar power

February 28, 2015 by  
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Everyone has experienced the frustration of being on the go and needing to use your phone, only to find that it is completely dead. Project Solaire is changing that with these innovative solar backpacks. These simple packs capture sunlight as you go about your day so that you can charge your smartphone, camera or tablet when you need them most. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: on the go solar charging , portable solar power , Project Solaire , Project Solaire solar backpack , soar power charging , Solar Backpack , solar device charging , solar phone charging , Solar Power

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New study shows that hand-washing dishes may help prevent allergies

February 28, 2015 by  
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Could dishwashers cause allergies? A recent study found that children who come from homes where dishes are washed by hand have fewer allergies than those in homes where the dishes are washed by machine. Although the research is still in its infant stages, it is an interesting starting point for solving modern allergies. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: allergies , cause of allergies , childhood allergies , dish washing , dish washing allergies , dishwasher allergies , dishwashing allergies , germs and allergies , hand washing , hand washing allergies , modern allergies , what causes allergies

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Scientists Create World’s First Self-Healing Plastic

February 28, 2015 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock Spanish scientists have developed the world’s first self-healing polymer – a plastic that can be cut in half and then left to repair itself without any outside intervention. Nicknamed “Terminator” after the shape-shifting T-100 robot in the film “Terminator 2,” the polymer could be used to help everyday items last longer through normal wear and tear. This could reduce the amount of broken products sent to landfills and help avoid costly repairs. Check out a video of the plastic in action after the jump. Read the rest of Scientists Create World’s First Self-Healing Plastic Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: plastic that repairs itself , reducing landfill waste , self healing polymer , self repairing plastic , Self-Healing Plastic , Spanish scientists , Terminator , terminator plastic

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Leandro Erlich Unveils Gravity-Defying Floating Room in France!

February 28, 2015 by  
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