SOL: Contemporary Jewelry That Can Power Your Phone

November 24, 2014 by  
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SOL  is a collection of contemporary jewellery that collects and stores usable energy when worn in the sun, thus creating an alternative way to charge small devices, such as a cellphone. The 3D -printed SOL collection is inspired by clssical Islamic geometric patterns and art, and have a definite architectural feel. Each jewellery piece has a designated slot for the  solar panel housing unit, which can fit into any and all SOL  pieces interchangeably. This  solar panel unit is easily transitioned into an external electronic charging station, which has a USB slot that can be used to charge phones , mp3 players, and more. The necklaces shown in these photos have been created using 3D-printed steel and plastics. + SOL on Behance Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment 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: 3d printed , 3D-printed necklace , 3D-printed solar panel necklace , portable solar panel , SOL , sol jewellery , SOL jewelry , SOL solar power jewelry , solar necklace , solar panel , solar panel jewelry , solar panel necklace

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SOL: Contemporary Jewelry That Can Power Your Phone

Solar and Wind Energy are Finally Cheaper than Fossil Fuels in the United States

November 24, 2014 by  
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Solar and wind energy have long struggled to compete with conventional energy sources on two fronts: dispatch and cost. However, new U.S. industry data outlined in the New York Times reveals the cost of these renewable energy sources has fallen dramatically in the last five years, making them competitive with — and sometimes even undercutting — fossil fuel-sourced energy. Read the rest of Solar and Wind Energy are Finally Cheaper than Fossil Fuels in the United States Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , coal , cost of solar power , cost of wind and solar , cost of wind power , energy costs , fossil fuels , gas , generation , industry data , renewable energy , renewables versus conventional fuels , Solar Power , subsidies , subsidy , the cost of wind and solar has dropped enough to make them competitive with conventional sources

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Group Aims to Land a Robotic Probe On the Moon in 10 Years with Help from Kickstarter

November 24, 2014 by  
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The Rosetta/Philae probe landing on a comet last week has reignited in earthlings a passion for space exploration. But now that NASA’s shuttle fleet is grounded and most spacecrafts belong to private companies, there is no group that is really pushing the envelope in terms of being space pioneers. That has not stopped one small group of Brits who have decided they are going to fund their own moon mission via Kickstarter . Read the rest of Group Aims to Land a Robotic Probe On the Moon in 10 Years with Help from Kickstarter Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Crowdfunding , crowdfunding space travel , kickstarter , kickstarter campaign , kickstarter moon mission , Lunar Mission One , lunar mission one kickstarter , mars mission , moon mission , moon probe , Philae probe , robotic probe , space exploration

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