Archive for April, 2010

If trees could dream, these would give them nightmares via Meet the Five Scariest Tree-Killing Machines (Video) :...

The global low-carbon economy has shown encouraging signs of growth since the turn of the year, despite the failure of the Copenhagen Summit to deliver a binding international climate change treaty.That is the conclusion of a comprehensive new report...

But not all solar panels are created equally. Solar panels are energy intensive to produce, and potentially harmful materials such as cadmium and lead are sometimes used in their production. The Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition has begun to assemble a...

Geofencing means setting up a virtual perimeter—the “fence” around a location, such as a restaurant. When people carrying cell phones cross that perimeter, the system becomes aware that they are physically nearby and can push information to the...

The developers behind plans for the UK's first eco-town have revealed they are in talks with a number of renewable energy firms about installing a solar farm and geothermal power plant at the proposed site in Cornwall. Eco-Bos, the joint venture backed...

French startup McPhy Energy has delivered the first commercial-scale prototype of a solid-state hydrogen storage tank, which it claims could solve the challenge presented to grid operators by the intermittent nature of many renewable energy sources.The...

Need your customers to know your brand better? Expose yourself. That's what the shoe company TOMS did with their One Day Without Shoes campaign earlier this month. The impact was amazing. A quarter of a million people participated in over 1,600...

It seems a box is always too big or small so designer Patrick Sung came up with flat sheets of recyclable corrugated cardboard called the Universal Packaging System or UPS (unrelated tho the logo is eerily similar). The patterns make it easy to fold and...

April 22, 2010 | In: Technology

TAD Gear Survival Spark

Lighters run out of fluid, leak and occasionally explode. Matches get wet and are, well, no match for the wind. If you're serious about starting fires in all conditions, you need TAD Gear's Survival Spark. via TAD Gear Survival Spark...

The amount of water used to produce food and goods imported by developed countries is worsening water shortages in the developing world, a report says. The report, focusing on the UK, says two-thirds of the water used to make UK imports is used outside...

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