Pauline van Dongen unveils backpack made with ‘energy harvesting textile’

February 15, 2018 by  
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Dutch designer Pauline van Dongen has made a name for herself designing wearable technology and now she’s back with a stunning solar-harvesting backpack. The Radius is made from a single piece of knitted fabric embedded with tiny solar power beads , which enables the backpack to charge devices while on the go. The Radius backpack builds on the energy-generating technology that Van Dongen is known for using in her collections. The bag’ strap is embedded with solar-powered technology using tiny little solar beads. The strap runs the length of the stylish bag. Related: This gorgeous t-shirt is a glamorous way to charge your phone with solar power “From afar, [the strap] appears to blend with the knit of the top lid. But a closer look reveals how light breaks on a beaded surface,” said the designer. “This magical material holds secret powers: each bead is a tiny spherical solar cell that is woven into the fabric, creating a unique energy harvesting textile.” Dongen collaborated on the solar backpack with designer Eva de Laat to create the bag’s fabric, which is made from a single knitted piece of material. Developed at the Santoni research lab in Shanghai, the revolutionary textile is actually a three-dimensional fabric made out of different yarns using a data-driven knitting machine . The result is a ribbed fabric that is not only decorative, but adds extra padding to the back and shoulder straps for extra comfort. + Pauline van Dongen Via Dezeen Photography by Ola Krondahl

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Michael Jantzen’s Radius Transformation Pavilion Is a Futuristic Solar-Powered Structure On Wheels

August 19, 2013 by  
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Michael Jantzen’s Radius Transformation Pavilion Is a Futuristic Solar-Powered Structure On Wheels

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Ferry Sinks in the Philippines, Killing More than 50 and Leaking Thousands of Gallons of Oil

August 19, 2013 by  
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Photo via Shutterstock A routine boat ride took a tragic turn on Friday, when a large ferry containing 750 passengers collided with a cargo ship and sank in the Philippines. The death toll has risen to 55 and another 65 people are still missing, as divers continue to search for bodies. In addition to the loss of life, the sunken ferry is also an environmental catastrophe, as thousands of gallons of fuel have already leaked into the surrounding waters, creating a massive oil slick. Read the rest of Ferry Sinks in the Philippines, Killing More than 50 and Leaking Thousands of Gallons of Oil Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cebu , Cebu province , chemical dispersants , coral reefs , Cordova , environmental catastrophe , ferry , Oil sheen , oil spill , Philippines , scuba diving , sunken ferry        

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WRNS Studio’s New Tahoe City Transit Center Collects Snow For Rainwater Harvesting

August 19, 2013 by  
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Century-old Townhouse in Germany Renovated into Modern Daylit Home

September 11, 2012 by  
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