Score one of 4 solar-powered Voltaic Converter backpacks in Inhabitats Back to School Contest

August 1, 2017 by  
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With summer coming to a close, it’s back-to-school time for many students – but it doesn’t have to be a drag. We’ve teamed up with Voltaic to give four lucky readers an amazing solar backpack for their return to the studious life! Voltaic’s newly launched Converter backpack charges your phone and other USB devices using built-in solar panels , so you’ll never run out of juice between classes – and a single hour in the sun provides three hours of smartphone use. We’re giving away four backpacks over four weeks of August, so enter today! a Rafflecopter giveaway Voltaic is constantly reinventing itself with some of the coolest solar products out there, and this new backpack ranks high on their list of innovations. At a relatively low price point of $129, the Converter backpack is a great deal for what you’re getting. With a battery in your backpack, and a 5-watt solar panel that can fully charge a smartphone after three hours in the sun, you’ll never run out of juice again. The battery can also be charged via the grid, and the backpack is packed with even more useful features beyond its solar capability. Made of recycled PET , the Converter is large enough to accommodate a 15″ laptop and comes with a couple of extra pockets – including plenty of storage for all your cables and adapters. It’s waterproof, lightweight and UV resistant, and high-density padding in the shoulder straps and back make it super comfortable to wear – even for a day trip in the great outdoors. We’ll be announcing our winners in our newsletter on 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, and 9/1, so sign up now for your chance to take one of these beauties home! That said, we’re only shipping to US addresses, so please keep that in mind when you enter. Good luck! + Voltaic

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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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VOLTAIC’s Converter Solar Backpack Powers Up Your Devices While You’re on the Go

August 22, 2013 by  
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Kids and adults can power-up their electronic devices en route to school or work with this awesome Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack. Big enough to carry all your books and papers for class, the backpack doubles as your very own solar power station. The 3.4 Watt outward facing solar panel siphons the sun’s energy while you skip from class to class- and can be yours if you win Inhabitat’s 2013 Back to School Contest ! Read the rest of VOLTAIC’s Converter Solar Backpack Powers Up Your Devices While You’re on the Go Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: back-to-school eco products , clean tech , eco design , eco-friendly back-to-school , green design , Inhabitat’s 2013 Back to School Contest , portable electronics , solar phone charger , Solar Power , solar powered backpacks , sustainable design , Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack        

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‘Zombie’ Pigeons are Falling from the Sky in Moscow

August 22, 2013 by  
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Living in a big city is difficult enough without having to worry about walking outside and getting hit in the face with a dying pigeon . The Russian capital of Moscow has become inundated with sick birds that become disoriented, spiraling around without a sense of direction and whacking into people’s heads — a phenomenon that some news outlets have dubbed the “pigeon apocalypse.” As the Guardian reports, the most likely culprit for the feathered assaults is an outbreak of Newcastle disease , a contagious avian bug that is also transmittable to humans but is not fatal. Read the rest of ‘Zombie’ Pigeons are Falling from the Sky in Moscow Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: above average temperatures , end times , global warming , Moscow , newcaslte disease , rasputin , russia , salmonella infection , The Guardian , zombie apocalypse , zombie pigeons        

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The SolarGoPack is a Solar-Powered Backpack for Tech-Savvy Adventurers

July 16, 2013 by  
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Are you an adventurer that always likes to be connected while travelling the world? Finding a plug in the middle of a forest is about as likely as spotting a penguin, but you can still easily keep your favorite gadgets fully charged with the SolarGoPack . With a simple and convenient design that’s also durable, this handy backpack is the perfect companion for all travel excursions. The SolarGoPack features a powerful solar panel that charges a lithium-ion battery that can charge just about any device. + SolarGoPack 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: high tech bags , Solar Backpack , solar bag , solar powered backpack , solar powered bag , solargopack        

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Voltaic Introduces High-Powered Solar Backpacks That Charge Laptops!

October 31, 2011 by  
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The dream of going wireless with a laptop or iPad becomes pretty meaningless when reality hits and your left with a battery drained to nothing. But  Voltaic ‘s new solar backpack brings things back into balance, giving you the option to recharge your laptop and other gadgets even if the sun isn’t shining! Incorporating a battery with a sewn in 10 watt monocrystal solar module, the setup has two power ports and four voltage settings connected to the 60 watt battery. The new backpack gives you the ability to recharge just about any portable device whenever you need to. Read the rest of Voltaic Introduces High-Powered Solar Backpacks That Charge Laptops! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Array solar backpack , Fuse solar charging , green portable power , Recycled Materials , Solar Backpack , solar ipad charger , solar laptop charger , solar pack , Voltaic power pack

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U.S. Army to Use Solar Backpacks In Afghanistan

September 15, 2010 by  
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The U.S. military is increasingly embracing renewable energy, whether it be utilizing biofuel in the Air Force or creating tanks that run on hydrogen fuel cells

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Floating Poseidon Wind and Hydro Power Plant Will Be Extra Sturdy

April 28, 2010 by  
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The mythical god of the sea would be proud of his new clean energy -generating namesake. Danish company Floating Power Plant will be announcing plans for their prototype Poseidon 37 power generator today at the Nordic Green II a conference in Merino Park, California . The 230 meter long commercial plant borrows technology used to keep oil rigs afloat in raging seas and will produce 50 gigawatts of hydro and wind power a year.

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