In the last few years smartphones have have become ubiquitous, connecting people worldwide and becoming an everyday, multipurpose tool. Yet, non-ethical sourcing of materials and worker exploitation in
Approximately 3 billion people around the world lack access to modern energy, and cook over open flames that billow smoke and cause severe respiratory illnesses. In fact, more premature deaths occur from
Imagine a device the size of large, flat-screen TV that uses sunlight to produce fresh drinking water. Then imagine what you could do with that device. Would you reduce your own dependence on the grid?
Drift-Light is a new type of self-dimming LED lightbulb that works with any regular household light switch. Mimicking the setting sun to help you sleep better, the bulb uses an internal microprocessor in
Soon, Google may be a greater part of your life than simply the sites and apps you use on your computer or phone: the company's tech may be wired into the appliances that run your home. Yesterday, Google
Whale and commercial ship collisions are a tragic side effect of global shipping, but a new app called Whale Spotter has been designed to arrest such occurrences. In the busy ports of the San Francisco
Although much more efficient and durable than the ordinary incandescent light bulbs, not to mention more sustainable, LED bulbs are still too expensive for the average customer with prices ranging from
It can be hard to know exactly when and how to chill out when you're becoming agitated and stressed, but Boston-based health device company Neumitra has developed a device that just might help you out.
3D printers are everywhere these days, creating items from racecars to prosthetic beaks for bald eagles. Sadly, one major drawback of this new technology is that the objects made from metals and plastic
Green House Co. Ltd., a Japanese electronics firm, has developed a new "power-generation LED lamp" called GH-LED10WBW that runs on salty water. Requiring no batteries, the lantern runs for eight hours for
Designer Sarah Pease gives the humble mason jar a high-tech makeover with the "audioJar". Using the glass container as a housing for open-source speakers, the audioJar takes readily available household
In a world where consumers are becoming increasingly socially conscious, "conflict minerals" are to electronics what blood diamonds are to jewelry. A new report released by Enough Project, a think tank
An icon for innovation, iWEB was first unveiled at the Floriade World Exhibition in 2002. The pavilion looks like a grounded flying saucer, and it functions as a multidisciplinary facility, encouraging
The wooden-framed iameco (pronounced "i-am-eco") computer is easy on the eyes and on the environment. A result of a collaboration between German and Irish designers, the PC is the first of its class to
A team of researchers from Yale University is developing the Map of Life, an online platform that will monitor the existence of all plants and animals on the planet. When completed, users will be able to