Wearable “Sliver” Solar Panels to Revolutionize Combat for Australian Soldiers

August 16, 2011 by  
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You think your backpack is loaded down with gadgets and stuff to get through the day? Your burden is nothing compared to a soldier who carries approximately 100-150 pounds of tactical gear and gadgets (not to mention the batteries to power it all). As a way of lightening their load, researchers at the Australian National University have developed super thin and lightweight solar panels so that they can charge on the go. These wearable solar panels, called ‘Sliver’ , can generate up to 140 W of power and are being made right here in the US. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australian national university , australian soldiers , eco design , green design , military , sliver , solar panels , Solar Power , soldiers , wearable solar panels , wearable technology

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TED Talk: Systems of Sharing About to Revolutionize Consumerism

December 22, 2010 by  
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Image via TED Video TreeHugger has always been an advocate for share systems — things like tool libraries, clothes swaps, car-sharing, and product-as-a-service systems like Netflix. The fewest products possible shared among the most people is very green indeed. The trends toward this networking of products has grown over the years, but author Rachel Botsman thinks its about to revolutionize the way we live

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3-D Printing Could Revolutionize Sustainable Textile Production

August 1, 2010 by  
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Forget about trying to figure out whether you’re a small, medium or large.

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World’s First Solar-Powered Circuit Could Revolutionize Touchscreen Tech

February 4, 2010 by  
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Imagine: a solar-powered screen that could quickly charge up your new iPad . Solar chargers are certainly nothing new, but this circuit is embedded right in the touchscreen, so you don’t have to set the device on its back to catch light. It’s not a reality yet, but it might be soon, courtesy of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania .

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“Grass Mirror” Planter Wall Adds Green to Any Room

February 4, 2010 by  
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Check out this tip we received from reader isupereco : “ H2O Architects designed an incredible looking wall planter dubbed the “Grass Mirror.” The planter is 43 inches long and 4 inches deep and adds a stunning effect to any room. The “Grass Mirror” is actually made up of highly reflective polished stainless steel which creates a very unique look for your wall.” Thanks isupereco! + H2O Architects + Living Walls and Vertical Gardens Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , Garden Planter Mirror , grass mirror , green design , h2o architects , sustainable design

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