Tagged: Eco-friendly

Lumen Flashlight powered by your body heat doesn’t need battery at all

Lumen flashlight

Gosh, those flashlights need to be fed with batteries or recharged after the juice is down. And being a must-have accessory that you might need at any time, you have to carry it in your bag or keep in the drawer. There has got to be some way to have a flashlight that doesn’t require any batteries or recharging from the user side. Thankfully a project is up on Kickstarter that promises limitless power supply without you needing to do anything except than keeping it warm with body heat.
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Bridgestone releases Ecopia, an eco-friendly and fuel-efficient tire in India

Bridgestone Ecopia_2

Bridgestone has released its fuel-efficient and eco-friendly tire for the Indian market to increase mileage and at the same time keep the carbon-emissions down. The world’s leading tire maker sees this as an opportunity to tap the eco-friendly segment of their buyers who want to reduce their carbon footprint in every way possible. Called as Ecopia, this new tire design reduces carbon emission and also increase fuel-efficiency by 7%-10%. Just for the records, the launch of Ecopia is aligned with Government of India’s campaign for indigenization “Make in India”.
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MARS is the world’s first unmanned ship with plenty of drones on-board

Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship MARS

Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship (MARS)

Plymouth University, autonomous specialists MSubs and award-winning yacht designer Shutterworth Design have joined forces to design an unmanned ship that will set sail across the Atlantic Ocean. This fully autonomous ship dubbed as Mayflower Autonomous Research Ship (MARS) will have lots of drones aboard which will help in conducting various experiments while on course.
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Book that germinates into a tree – Mother Nature is so gonna love this!

Tree Book Tree

Book reading is a good habit, but on hind site we don’t realize how many trees are felled down each year to make millions of books that we read. Somehow the circle of Tree becomes paper and paper becomes a book is incomplete as we are not giving nature back enough. This very though provoked publishing company Pequeño Editor to make a children’s book (recommended for 8-12 year old child) that can be planted in the ground after reading. Eventually with time it becomes a jacaranda tree and completes the full circle of tree becomes paper, paper becomes book and book becomes a tree!
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Solar Bike: Engineer designs bike that charges itself through its wheels

Solar Bike by Jesper Frausig

Solar Bike by Jesper Frausig

Biking is already one of the most eco-friendly way of commuting to work. Now with electric bikes making their way into the market at a blistering speed, the life of a biker is getting better than before. Jesper Frausig, a Denmark-based solar-energy engineer have plans to further improve the life of bike riders. He has developed a solar-powered bike that charges itself through its wheels and doesn’t require energy from external power grid. Dubbed Solar Bike, the innovative and sustainable alternative to the electric bike is designed like a conventional bike and is easy to ride and maintain.
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Air-powered bike that’ll give you adrenalin rush (w/video)

air powered bicycle

Whenever we talk about harnessing natural energy resources, air is one potent resource that can be used very wisely. That is what Cory Little did by inventing an air-powered bicycle that can go a fair distance without much problem. Using compressed air and a special kind of motor, Cory has made an impressive piece of machinery with help from Josh Powell, his friend. As you can see from the video below, this air-powered bike pushes forward like a runaway train with sound that of a steam engine.

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World’s first algae-based surfboard is another move towards sustainability

Algae surfboard

Surfers always have a connection with the waters they surf in, perhaps all the more reason for them to use an eco-friendly surfboard. The current breed of surfboards is made from polyurethane foam which is a petroleum-based product. Such kind of surfboards are a hazard for the environment as well as marine life in case the surfboard is submerged in the depth of water when the surfer hits a strong ocean current and loses control. Thus came into existence this algae-based surfboard co-presented by Stephen Mayfield (UC San Diego biotechnology professor).
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Audi’s Disappearing Billboards – Apparition like visual effect created by water vapors

Audi A7 Sportback H-Tron Quattro Disappearing billboards

Audi always finds itself amidst niche advertising campaigns and proactive development of future automotive technologies. A few months ago we saw the Audi RS7 become a canvas for the Castrol’s 3D projection mapping at SEMA Show, and now recently they embarked on an ad campaign for the hybrid-electric Audi A7 Sportback H-Tron Quattro. They formed alliance with German advertising firm Thjnk to make disappearing billboards that are reminiscent of the Audi class. The ads were placed in different areas of big cities and those who watched it just could not imagine their eyes.
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Grass Phone sheds light on prominence of recycled gadgets in the near future

O2 Recycle Grass Phone prototype

Whenever we buy a mobile device and then finally dispose it off after getting bored, we create a considerable environmental impact. Imagine what kind of environmental hazard these discarded electronics are creating on the whole. To create a checkpoint on this problem and come up with a viable solution that’ll help humanity in the long run, the O2 Lawn Phone has unearthed. Created by smartphone manufactures O2, this prototype smartphone embarks on a new journey that makes use of recycled phone parts and grass to create a mobile device that is somewhat eco-friendly.
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Solar-powered plane takes flight in a non-stop journey across the globe

Solar Impulse 2 solar powered plane

The record breaking attempt to fly around in a solar-powered plane has begun with the Solar Impulse 2 plane taking off from Abu Dhabi, Emirate with Andre Borschberg at the controls of the single-seated plane; and the next destination is Muscat in Oman. Both Andre and Swiss pilot, Bertrand Piccard will share the flying duty in this grueling journey. This epic journey across the globe will go on for more than five months is going to traverse through continents. On the way this manned airplane will cross the Pacific and Atlantic oceans while taking pit-stops at various locations.
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