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WUD: Chic Retro Radios Made From Sustainably Harvested Wood

WUD: Chic Retro Radios Made From Sustainably Harvested Wood

We love these beautiful retro-chic speakers made from wood harvested sustainably from forests in the southern region of Chilean Patagonia. Designed by Santiago-based Grupo Vibra, they recreate the

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365 Knitting Clock Creates a New Scarf Each Year

365 Knitting Clock Creates a New Scarf Each Year

Time often seems to fly past with the ticking hands of a clock -- but this intriguing 365 Knitting Clock unveiled by Norwegian designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen at the Milan Furniture Fair turns traditional

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PEGA’s Revolutionary Paper Alloy Can be Used to Create Consumer Electronics

PEGA’s Revolutionary Paper Alloy Can be Used to Create Consumer Electronics

On show this week at the Milan Furniture Fair are PEGA consulting group’s remarkable prototypes made with their new and revolutionary biodegradable, recyclable and reusable material. Able to be

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Underpartner’s Clever Seats Create Chairs in Any Public Space

Underpartner’s Clever Seats Create Chairs in Any Public Space

Wouldn’t it be great to have a comfortable seat handy at any time, in any public space? The designers at Austria’s Underpartner have come up with just such a simple, lightweight chair that lets you

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Peru to Open OLPC Factories, Will Distribute 1 Millionth XO Laptop by End of 2011

Peru to Open OLPC Factories, Will Distribute 1 Millionth XO Laptop by End of 2011

Alan Garcia, the President of Peru, just announced that the country will be handing out their one millionth XO laptop by the end of this year and will soon be building manufacturing facilities to build

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Following New Law, Apple and Intel Say They Will Cease Using Conflict Minerals

Following New Law, Apple and Intel Say They Will Cease Using Conflict Minerals

Your future iPod or laptop will soon bear the words “Conflict Free,” thanks to the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, signed by President Obama last week.  Apple and Intel have joined up

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Docomo Builds Gigantic Wooden Rube Goldberg Xylophone in the Forest

Docomo Builds Gigantic Wooden Rube Goldberg Xylophone in the Forest

NTT Docomo‘s new advertisement for the TOUCH WOOD smart phone features a delightful wooden xylophone in the forest and is an uplifting departure from other images coming out of Japan. TOUCH WOOD cell

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Firefighters Might Soon be Fighting Blazes With Electrical Wands

Firefighters Might Soon be Fighting Blazes With Electrical Wands

Researchers are working on developing 200 year-old technology to help firefighters fight blazes with electrical wands instead of water and chemicals. The method uses currents of energy to zap fires at

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Scientists in Qatar Develop Solar-Powered Clouds to Cool World Cup Stadium

Scientists in Qatar Develop Solar-Powered Clouds to Cool World Cup Stadium

In anticipation of extreme heat during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, scientists and engineers at Qatar University have developed a solar-powered gas-filled cloud that will shade spectators and athletes

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Turn Your Cell Phone Screen into a Solar Panel with Wysips’ Transparent Film

Turn Your Cell Phone Screen into a Solar Panel with Wysips’ Transparent Film

French start-up Wysips created an ultra-thing PV film that is placed on a cell phone's screen to continuously top off its charge.

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WattsClever Charger Recharges Regular Alkaline Batteries

WattsClever Charger Recharges Regular Alkaline Batteries

If you're like us and have a drawer full of drained alkaline batteries that you've been hoarding just hoping they'll somehow be usable again one day, we've got good news for you! WattsClever is a new kind

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Panasonic Unveils Solar Power Table That Wirelessly Charges Your Gadgets

Panasonic Unveils Solar Power Table That Wirelessly Charges Your Gadgets

According to Akihabara News, Panasonic recently unveiled a solar table at Tokyo's Security Show that harnesses QI technology to wirelessly charge your gadgets whenever you place them on the countertop!

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Apple’s Thinner, Lighter iPad 2 Hits Stores Today – But is it Green?

Apple’s Thinner, Lighter iPad 2 Hits Stores Today – But is it Green?

Lines are already circling the block with eager gadget junkies hoping to get ahold of one of Apple's hotly anticipated iPad 2, which hits store shelves today. Since its release almost a year ago,

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Asus Will Start Building PCs Directly Into Their Cardboard Shipping Boxes

Asus Will Start Building PCs Directly Into Their Cardboard Shipping Boxes

We've covered companies that have started building PCs in cardboard boxes before, but this is the first time we've seen an industry giant decide to take on the idea for mainstream implementation. To cut

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Samsung Unveils Solar-Powered Zero Energy Transparent TV

Samsung Unveils Solar-Powered Zero Energy Transparent TV

Samsung just unveiled an amazing new solar-powered LCD television that can operate completely free from the power grid! The 46″ prototype TV, shown at CeBit in Germany, includes solar panels that

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European Researchers Develop World’s First Flexible Organic Microprocessor

European Researchers Develop World’s First Flexible Organic Microprocessor

European researchers recently announced the development of the world's first flexible organic microprocessor at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco CA. The novel technology

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New Paper Accelerometers Hold Promise for Airbags, Medical Systems

New Paper Accelerometers Hold Promise for Airbags, Medical Systems

Microscale accelerometers are electronic components that can detect quick negative acceleration in a vehicle, can tell if a collision has occurred (and the severity of the collision), and are used in all

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Umeox Unveils Solar-Powered Apollo Cell Phone for Android

Umeox Unveils Solar-Powered Apollo Cell Phone for Android

If you're a smartphone junkie, you know what a pain it is when your data-hungry cell runs out of juice. Recently Umeox unveiled an Android smartphone at the Mobile World Congress that could solve the

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Top 5 Green Gadgets that Juice Your Phone

Top 5 Green Gadgets that Juice Your Phone

There's nothing quite as irksome as reaching for your cell phone to make a call and having it lose its charge right when you hit send. But thanks to modern green technology, we may never have to suffer

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Belkin Conserve Valet Charging Station Helps You Save Energy and Reduce Clutter

Belkin Conserve Valet Charging Station Helps You Save Energy and Reduce Clutter

Nowadays, it's pretty common to have more than one mobile device per household - if not per person. But charging all of those electronics can not only be electricity-intensive, it can also be a cluttered

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‘Fire Department’ iPhone App Could Save Heart Attack Victims

‘Fire Department’ iPhone App Could Save Heart Attack Victims

A new smartphone app named "Fire Department" empowers iPhone users to provide life-saving assistance to someone suffering from a sudden heart attack.

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Enter to Win an iPad, Macbook Air or Sony Internet TV from LifeScoop!

Enter to Win an iPad, Macbook Air or Sony Internet TV from LifeScoop!

Connecting readers on a daily basis with the best tips in art, design, travel, dining, entertainment and more, we love LifeScoop for their constant push towards a greener lifestyle via technology. This

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CES 2011: i1 Eco Universal Adapter Charges Almost Any Gadget

CES 2011: i1 Eco Universal Adapter Charges Almost Any Gadget

CES 2011 is giving way to an array of energy efficient designs this year, but beyond the staggering advances in flat screen TVs and super-fine camera lenses, there are a handful of companies keeping

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Panasonic Announces New Green Initiatives for North America

Panasonic Announces New Green Initiatives for North America

Panasonic, long a leader in green technology, unveiled a new eco-plan for North America in hopes to become the number one green innovations company in the electronics industry by 2018 -- just in time for

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CES 2011: nPower PEG Charges Your Gadgets as You Walk

CES 2011: nPower PEG Charges Your Gadgets as You Walk

There's nothing more annoying than when you're away from home and your gadgets run out of juice without an outlet in sight. Spotted at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the nPower PEG is

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CES 2011: Smart Power Plug Cuts Vampire Energy Drain

CES 2011: Smart Power Plug Cuts Vampire Energy Drain

What if all our electronics had plugs that detected how much voltage and power a device needed and only drew that much from the grid? That's exactly what the designers at Green Plug have created - a

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Nissan Leaf Challenges Drivers With Efficiency Driving Game

Nissan Leaf Challenges Drivers With Efficiency Driving Game

It turns out the Nissan Leaf has features that will impress more than just the environmentally-conscious drivers -- it has something for video game lovers too. The car comes complete with a video

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World’s First Christmas Tree Powered by an Eel!

World’s First Christmas Tree Powered by an Eel!

This time of year, holiday lights are sucking up power from the grid in enormous proportions - but that's not the case with one very special Christmas Tree in Japan. Housed in an aquarium, this

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Etón Unveils Solar Powered Raptor Radio and Charger

Etón Unveils Solar Powered Raptor Radio and Charger

We're total fanboys when it comes to Etón's handy solar-powered radios so we were stoked when they announced the newest addition to their lineup - the Raptor. The nifty solar-powered device can be used

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Toshiba Unveils New Solar-Powered E-Book Reader

Toshiba Unveils New Solar-Powered E-Book Reader

eReaders are popping up these days like dandelions on an un-mowed lawn, and truthfully it's hard to sing the praises of their individuality. But Toshiba has decided to give their next gadget a green twist

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