Rainforest Connection (RFCx) has just launched a Kickstarter campaign that aims to protect some of the world’s most endangered rainforests using recycled smartphones. Each device monitors rainforest
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Researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington are working on the world’s tiniest wind farm that could fit on a grain of rice and charge your smartphone! The teeny tiny windmill is just 1.88mm
3D scanning could completely change the way we see the world, improve robotic vision, and lead to a whole new 3D printing revolution. While there’s a lot of promise in 3D scanning, the technology still
Image of prescription marijuana via Shutterstock Move over technology, there's a hot new industry in town and it's all green. New research shows that legal marijuana is among the fastest-growing
Image via Shutterstock Smartphones are a huge distraction for motorists and pedestrians these days. Safety is a huge concern with so many eyes glued on their screens as they’re walking around or,
Photo via Shutterstock Rainforest Connection is an online system that was developed to inform park rangers protecting rainforests of illegal deforestation activities. The platform fits discarded
A team of engineers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has developed a way to create computer chips that can repair themselves. The new chips can reportedly fix problems “ranging
For pay-as-you-go cell phone users, using high-end smartphones can be a pricey investment. Vodafone, a UK cell phone service, has a nifty solution to the cost problem that also happens to be great for the
Edinburgh-based Sofant just unveiled a new micro SmartAntenna at CES 2013 that could potentially double the battery life of today's smartphones while easing network congestion. The tiny antenna is
Just how smart are smartphones becoming? A team of scientists at NASA’s Ames Research center in California are currently working on a fleet of miniature satellites that are powered by Android devices.
Spotted by our friends at Treehugger, this epic Pegasus Sculpture, crafted by London's Machine Shop from 3,500 Huawei smartphones stands nearly 19 feet tall and boasts a 16 foot wingspan. The mass of
Researchers at the University of Michigan have found a clever way to make our smartphones up to 44% more energy efficient without changing how we interact with them. They found that when your smartphone
Today's smartphones are dominated by their screens - and researchers just unveiled a new type of 100% transparent solar panel that could turn displays, windows, and other transparent surfaces into clean
A revolutionary new mobile app is offering designers the ability to use their smartphones or tablets to create concepts on-the-go. Board 2.0, from the masterminds at The Morpholio Project, is quickly
Scaly anteaters are so in demand for their meat and scales that the animals are being poached to the point of extinction. Pangolins look like walking pine cones and can be found across Asia and Africa,
Standing desks are an ideal way to combat the health implications of sitting all day, but many people are turned off by the cost of buying one. That's where The Upstanding Desk comes in, an affordable
Tomorrow the world’s first scent message will be transmitted via text by Harvard Professor David Edwards at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Edwards is also the CEO of Vapor
Electric vehicle batteries are heavy and bulky, which limits EV range and cargo capacity. However that could change thanks to groundbreaking new research from the University of Central Florida.
Here at Green Building 101, we’ve looked at many ways that you can design, build, and renovate your home with more attention to your health and the environment. Now that you've been thoroughly educated,
Image via Shutterstock Jeans Dirt rarely shows its face on denim until it's really dirty, so unless you're wearing jeans to trek through mud or you always go commando, don't wash them after every wear.
Scott&Scott Architects' new studio and home was originally built in 1911. It was once a butcher shop, and it was used as a grocery store for a long time. The commercial space was stripped down to a
For years fear of theft has deterred many would-be bike commuters from taking the two-wheeled plunge. Securing one's bike outside work or a restaurant has required big combination chains or hefty D-locks
The Biomimicry Manual: What Can the Octopus Teach Us About Touch Screens, Wallpaper, and Invisibility Cloaks?
Cephalopods are the undisputed masters of camouflage. While their relatives, the clams, stayed brainless and safe on the seabeds-of-old, the ancient nautilus (think squid-in-a-shell) made a daring foray
In 2012, Colorado made history by becoming the first state to legalize recreational marijuana for adults over 21. This week, the state enjoyed another first: the installation of a vending machine that
A team of MIT engineers have created 'living cells' made from bacteria that could be used to 'grow' electronic devices. The cells are then used to produce biofilms that incorporate nonliving materials,
With the advent of smartphones, traditional watches have been largely relegated as antiquated accessories. To reinvent the antiquated wristwatch into high-tech arm candy, Google recently debuted "Android
Michelin-starred chef Andoni Luis Aduriz is working on an innovative app that would allow customers to smell their food before ordering. Using an attachment called Scentee, food lovers will be able to
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