Kinetic Energy

The iYo Magnetic Induction iPhone Charger

The iYo Magnetic Induction iPhone Charger

For those times when you are hanging out in your underground lair with no sunlight to speak of, this little device could power your iPhone should the battery die. The iYo Induction Power Charger,

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The World’s First Sustainable Dance Club opens in Rotterdam

The World’s First Sustainable Dance Club opens in Rotterdam

The world's very first Sustainable Dance Club recently let partygoers loose on its energy-generating dance floor to the sound of Iggy Pop & The Stooges! Originally rumored to be opened by Amy

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Sony’s Twirl N’ Take Battery Free Camera

Sony’s Twirl N’ Take Battery Free Camera

In the age of digital photography, photographers on the go know that keeping charged is an essential consideration. Whereas most cameras use batteries for power, Sony recently revealed a unique looking

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M2E Charges Your Cell Phone With Kinetic Energy!

M2E Charges Your Cell Phone With Kinetic Energy!

Earlier this year we highlighted Idaho startup M2E Power’s push to develop motion-powered electronics for the military. Now M2E is emphasizing the commercial applications for their technology, with a

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The Human-Powered Floating Gym!

The Human-Powered Floating Gym!

Have you ever pedaled on a stationary bike at the gym and thought to yourself: ‘What if this energy I am exerting could be used for something better than just making me sweat?” Well now a new

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MOWERCYCLE! Human powered lawn-mower

MOWERCYCLE! Human powered lawn-mower

Behold the mowercycle! Is this an awesome DIY design or what? This ingenious bicycle-lawnmower fashioned by an unknown suburban lawn owner out of an old bicycle and a broken lawnmower, is a testament to

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Dancefloor generates electricity at London’s first eco-disco!

Dancefloor generates electricity at London’s first eco-disco!

Sustainability got sexier last week as Coldcut and Jade Jagger hosted the opening of Surya in King's Cross. The Club4Climate project is London's first taste of eco-friendly clubbing, making clubbers happy

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Ferrari Hybrid by 2015!

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Ferrari Hybrid by 2015!

You may have heard the rumors, but it is now official, Ferrari is developing a hybrid sports car. Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, the company president, said, “We are currently working on the development

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Postfossil’s Mechanical ‘First Light’ Reading Lamp

Postfossil’s Mechanical ‘First Light’ Reading Lamp

With a design which would easily fit in a 1970's Stanley Kubrick film, Postfossil's award winning First Light reading lamp is certainly cinematic. Powered entirely by a cog and wheel mechanism, the light

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Spinnaker Tower Stairs to Generate Electricity

Spinnaker Tower Stairs to Generate Electricity

Imagine being able to collect the energy of every person walking up and down the stairs from the Spinnaker Tower viewing platform in Portsmouth, UK. That is the proposal being put forward by David Webb,

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Hand-Cranked Super Battery Juices your Gadgets

Hand-Cranked Super Battery Juices your Gadgets

It's something that could happen to us all - accruing so many USB-bound gadgets that there's no way to keep them all charged. They clutter the desk and drawers, constantly vying for attention from the

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BIOWAVE: Biomimicry Solution for Ocean Power

BIOWAVE: Biomimicry Solution for Ocean Power

Biomimicry - or designs based on natural systems - is one of the most intriguing methods for designers and engineers to create innovative and efficient solutions to problems. Inspired by forms and

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Generate Electricity With Your Knees

Generate Electricity With Your Knees

In the future, when you need to charge your cell phone, all you'll need to do is to go for a walk. Researchers at Simon Fraser University Locomotion Laboratory in Burnaby, Canada, have created an

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Generate Energy with Fluxxlab’s ‘Revolution’ Revolving Door

Generate Energy with Fluxxlab’s ‘Revolution’ Revolving Door

The designers at New York City based Fluxxlab studio have come up with an ingenious sustainable energy harvesting idea that makes you wonder why no one else has thought of it before. Their Revolution Door

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Energy-Generating Green Microgym in Seattle by Adam Boesel

Energy-Generating Green Microgym in Seattle by Adam Boesel

A human-powered energy-generating gym like Hong Kong’s is now taking shape in Seattle, turning human sweat into usable electric energy. By connecting spinning bikes to wind-generator motors, clients at

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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: Rain Power

ALTERNATIVE ENERGY: Rain Power

Trying to find alternative sources of energy has proven to be an extraordinary feat, allowing us to use everything from sun to the motion of the ocean. But there is still one plentiful source of renewable

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Charge Your Cellphone Just By Moving – With M2E Kinetic Power

Charge Your Cellphone Just By Moving – With M2E Kinetic Power

They may seem like such small devices - but cellphones have a surprisingly large environmental footprint, and the whole cellphone charging business is a serious pain in the butt to boot. Every cellphone

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