green gadgets

SOCCKET: Energy-Generating Soccer Ball Kicks Off Production

SOCCKET: Energy-Generating Soccer Ball Kicks Off Production

A few years ago Uncharted Play unveiled designs for an energy-generating soccer ball that can generate power through play—and now the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign to go into full-scale

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People People’s Transparent Speaker is a Crowdfunded DIY Megahit

People People’s Transparent Speaker is a Crowdfunded DIY Megahit

What if you could listen to your favorite music on a stylish and environmentally friendly sound system that seamlessly blends into your home environment? That's exactly what the creatives at Swedish

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MakerBot Unveils Prototype ‘Digitizer’ Desktop 3D Scanner at SXSW

MakerBot Unveils Prototype ‘Digitizer’ Desktop 3D Scanner at SXSW

MakerBot is already one of the biggest names in desktop 3D printing, and now the company plans to expand into scanning. CEO Bre Pettis announced the arrival of the Digitizer this week at the Austin's SXSW

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The SpamCam is a Clever Pinhole Camera Made from a Can of Spam

The SpamCam is a Clever Pinhole Camera Made from a Can of Spam

For most of us, it might be difficult to figure out what there is to see in a can of Spam. However, what there is to see through a can of Spam is an entirely different story. F295 user 'underbyte' has

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IBM and DARPA’s Ultra-High-Speed Digital Data Link Sets Energy Efficiency Record

IBM and DARPA’s Ultra-High-Speed Digital Data Link Sets Energy Efficiency Record

The supercomputers of the future will be capable of amazing feats such as modeling global climate scenarios, running molecular-level simulations of cells, and designing nanostructures. In order to for

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Vapur Unveils Water Filtering Anti-Bottles That Remove 99.99% of Bacteria

Vapur Unveils Water Filtering Anti-Bottles That Remove 99.99% of Bacteria

Vapur introduced several new products at the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show that expand their line of BPA-free “Anti-Bottles” – including a new filtering technology that

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Designer Niklas Roy Creates a Pen Plotter from Cardboard and Common Office Supplies

Designer Niklas Roy Creates a Pen Plotter from Cardboard and Common Office Supplies

Designer Niklas Roy has created an incredible miniature plotter made from Finnish cardboard, rubber bands, glue, tape, glue, and a welding rod. Roy designed the gadget while teaching a workshop at the

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New Report Predicts the “Internet of Things” Could Offset 9 Billion Tons of Carbon Emissions

New Report Predicts the “Internet of Things” Could Offset 9 Billion Tons of Carbon Emissions

A new report shows that global greenhouse emissions could be reduced by 9 billion tons - almost a fifth - over the coming decade thanks to the widespread adoption of a massive machine-to-machine network

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Nanoscribe Unveils the World’s Fastest Nano-Scale 3D Printer

Nanoscribe Unveils the World’s Fastest Nano-Scale 3D Printer

Nanoscribe GmbH, a German company based in Karlsruhe, has released the Photonic Professional GT, which it claims is “the world’s fastest 3D printer of micro- and nanostructures.” An announcement

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Top 10 Eco Products from the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show

Top 10 Eco Products from the 2013 International Home + Housewares Show

Expanding on their line of flat-pack water bottles, Vapur has introduced MicroFilter, a filter that safely removes 99.99% of bacteria and organic matter. Filtering up to 1,000 liters over its lifespan,

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The Mu Thermal Imager Turns Your iPhone Into an Affordable Thermal Camera

The Mu Thermal Imager Turns Your iPhone Into an Affordable Thermal Camera

Thermal cameras are invaluable tools for spotting heat leaks and winter proofing your home. The Mu Thermal Imager is a compact, affordable accessory that turns your smartphone, tablet, laptop or computer

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Google Unveils New Project Glass Features, Announces Contest to Find Prototype Testers

Google Unveils New Project Glass Features, Announces Contest to Find Prototype Testers

Google just released a new video for Project Glass that shows the augmented reality glasses being used in real-world situations. Until now the device was tested only by Google employees, but the company

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3Doodler: World’s First ’3D-Printing Pen’ Lets You Draw Designs in Thin Air!

3Doodler: World’s First ’3D-Printing Pen’ Lets You Draw Designs in Thin Air!

Desktop 3D printing technology has allowed builders to take control of their projects with an astonishing degree of precision. For those who want a little more manual control and and a smaller price

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Epiphany’s onEPuck Charges Your Cell Phone With Your Morning Coffee

Epiphany’s onEPuck Charges Your Cell Phone With Your Morning Coffee

Your morning cup of coffee may power you through your busy work day, but what if it could also power up your cell phone? The Epiphany onEPuck is an incredible phone charger that siphons energy from

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FDA Approves World’s First Bionic Eye: The Second Sight Argus II

FDA Approves World’s First Bionic Eye: The Second Sight Argus II

The FDA just gave official approval to the world's first bionic eye! Developed by Second Sight Medical Products, the Argus II is a bionic eye that bypasses damaged rods and cones in the retina. A

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13-Year-Old Maker Uses Weather Balloon to Send Hello Kitty Into Space

13-Year-Old Maker Uses Weather Balloon to Send Hello Kitty Into Space

Pencil boxes, t-shirts, jewelry, stationary—Hello Kitty seems to be everywhere on earth. Thanks to seventh grader Lauren Rojas' science project for Cornerstone Christian School in Antioch, California,

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Marcus Thymark’s Open-Source FilaMaker Shreds and Recycles Plastic for 3D Printing

Marcus Thymark’s Open-Source FilaMaker Shreds and Recycles Plastic for 3D Printing

German engineer and inventor Marcus Thymark is developing a filament-producing machine that allows 3D printing enthusiasts to grind up and reprocess discarded printed objects and other scrap plastic for

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Mr. Ghost Will Detect Any EM Radiation Being Given Off By Your Gadgets

Mr. Ghost Will Detect Any EM Radiation Being Given Off By Your Gadgets

Curious about the amount of EMF your electronics give off? Concerned about overexposure? Or maybe you're just interested in ghost encounters? Check out Mr. Ghost, a new device that helps you figure out

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Ultra Compact ‘Petit Laundry Swoosh’ Washing Machine Cleans Clothes With Only a Gallon of Water

Ultra Compact ‘Petit Laundry Swoosh’ Washing Machine Cleans Clothes With Only a Gallon of Water

As far as washing machines go, the pedal-powered GiraDora and the Laundry Pod are pretty small - but the new ultra compact Petit Laundry Swoosh can fit on a countertop! Designed by Japanese company King

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The Biobot 20 is a Tabletop Biodiesel Processor for Waste Cooking Oil

The Biobot 20 is a Tabletop Biodiesel Processor for Waste Cooking Oil

Now there is something better you can do with that viscous mess of cooking oil instead of sequestering it in a can or pouring it down the drain. The UK-based company Biobot offers the Biobot 20, a

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Apple Files Patent Application for Solar-Powered iPhone

Apple Files Patent Application for Solar-Powered iPhone

Apple’s iPhones and iPads could someday self-charge with the use of integrated solar cells. The company has filed a patent application titled “Integrated touch sensor and solar assembly,” which

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3D Printers Could Some Day Feed Astronauts in Space

3D Printers Could Some Day Feed Astronauts in Space

Like a scene out of Star Trek, imagine one day being able to create an entire meal with the push of a button. For astronauts headed to Mars, 3D printers could potentially be their mechanical chefs, thanks

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The PowerPot Uses Heat to Charge Your Electronics as You Cook

The PowerPot Uses Heat to Charge Your Electronics as You Cook

Even when you are trying to get away from it all during a camping trip, chances are you will still need to charge an electronic device. To keep those cell phones and head lamps powered up, the PowerPot

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Transparent, Flexible Transistors Pave the Way for Renewable Printed Electronics

Transparent, Flexible Transistors Pave the Way for Renewable Printed Electronics

Flexible, thin electronics are making strides to revolutionize the way we interact with our devices. From peel-and-stick solar cells to recyclable paper USB drives, the future is trending towards thin and

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Automate Your Garden With HavestGeek’s Plant Monitoring Technology

Automate Your Garden With HavestGeek’s Plant Monitoring Technology

The urban gardening movement is quickly entering the Information Age. Designed by Mike Alt, HarvestGeek is a program that monitors the condition of your fruits and veggies in order to produce the greatest

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The Voltmaker Charges Your Gadgets Off-Grid With Kinetic Energy

The Voltmaker Charges Your Gadgets Off-Grid With Kinetic Energy

Sick of your batteries dying at the very moment you need to make a call, flick on a flashlight, or find your position on a GPS when you are lost in the outdoors? Introducing the Voltmaker - an innovative

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Pwdr’s Open-Source Technology Could Enable Full-Color 3D-Printing

Pwdr’s Open-Source Technology Could Enable Full-Color 3D-Printing

A project by a student at the University of Twente (Enschede, Netherlands) has resulted in an open-source 3D-printing technology that could enable four-color printing, according to medical-device designer

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VIDEO: How to Save Money and Energy With a Programmable Thermostat

VIDEO: How to Save Money and Energy With a Programmable Thermostat

If your wallet is already feeling the pinch from your monthly energy bill as we head into the colder months, you'll be happy to know that you can keep those expenses down using a simple device called a

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The DIY BioPrinter Hack Lets You Print Biomaterials From an Old Inkjet

The DIY BioPrinter Hack Lets You Print Biomaterials From an Old Inkjet

With large companies such as Organovo and Autodesk teaming up to fabricate living tissue, you might think that bioprinting is out of the scope of the average DIYer. But when it comes to technology, human

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InMoov is an Open-Source Humanoid Robot You Can Make With a 3D Printer

InMoov is an Open-Source Humanoid Robot You Can Make With a 3D Printer

Gael Langevin, a French sculptor and model-maker, is developing a design for an open-source humanoid robot that you can make with your own 3D printer. Langevin calls his robot InMoov, and he is making

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