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This Is A Floating Trash Can That ‘Sucks’ Debris Into Its ‘Belly’

Sometimes, geological changes caused sink holes to form under lakes which result in water being drained away. A lake in California leverages on this hole-in-the-water phenomena to drain off excess water in Lake Berryessa in Napa County and direct them to behind the dam. So, what have all these have to do with Seabin? Well, nothing, actually, except that it is seaborne trash collecting device that is based on the same principle of when water meets a hole. Continue reading This Is A Floating Trash Can That ‘Sucks’ Debris Into Its ‘Belly’

Israel To Test Wireless Charging Road That Charges EV As You Drive

Remember we are elated that electric highway is a reality, but at the same, disappointed as it is not we have imagined? You know. Overhead electric lines and pantograph-equipped vehicles are not quite what we have in mind of electrified roads, but the good news is, there’s hope for electric highways that are a whole lot less electric tram-ish. A collaboration between Israeli government and a U.S. company is working towards an alternative which will see wireless charging element being embedded into the roads and we all know what means: the future is almost here. Continue reading Israel To Test Wireless Charging Road That Charges EV As You Drive

Electric Highway Is A Reality, But It Is Not What You May Have Imagined

When the automobile industry started seriously exploring electric drive, someone actually wanted to solve the range issue associated with poor battery life with highways that can charge the electric cars. Well, guess what? It has become a reality, sort of. Germany’s power and automation company Siemens, in partnership with Swedish truck maker Scania, has made the world’s first public electric highway a reality in Sweden. However, this electric highway is not quite what you expect. There are no high-tech wireless charging elements buried on the road; instead this Siemens eHighway, as it is called, is much like the old trolley car system, AKA electric tram. Continue reading Electric Highway Is A Reality, But It Is Not What You May Have Imagined

ZERA Turns Your Home’s Food Waste Into Ready-To-Use Fertilizer In 24 Hrs

You can’t call yourself a true tree-hugger if you are dumping 400 pounds of food waste year. I mean, on one hand, you are lobbying to keep the greens, but on the other, you are inevitably throwing food waste that ultimately ends up in a landfill. Now, that does not sound like a good thing, is it? And surely don’t make you a true green person. You can, however, reduce the food waste generated by you and your family by not eating, or you could turn those food waste into compose. But that leads to another set of problems. Home composting takes up large amount of space and it could take months, if not years to compost naturally. That’s not to mention the foul stench the process would create. This is an area which ZERA Food Recycler aims to address. Continue reading ZERA Turns Your Home’s Food Waste Into Ready-To-Use Fertilizer In 24 Hrs

A Kilometer Long Solar Road Opens In France For A Two-year Trial

What you see here is the “world’s first photovoltaic road,” installed in a small village of Tourouvre-au-Perche in Normandy, France. Stretching a good kilometer (0.6 mile), this 2,800 square meter (30,139 square foot) electricity-generating solar road will be put through a two-year test to see if it is able to supply the electricity necessary to power the street lighting of Tourouvre-au-Perche. So, yeah, it is kind of in it test phase, though it is worthy to note that prior to this real-road test, similar panels was tested at four carparks in France. So, this would be the next phase of testing and a very costly one, costing a cool $5.2 million. Continue reading A Kilometer Long Solar Road Opens In France For A Two-year Trial

Alaska Airlines Made History With First Flight Powered By Forest Residuals

If you fly a lot, you are inevitably part of the environmental problem because the aircraft you fly in generates tons of CO2e per trip, but that could soon change – thanks to the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel developed by Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA). This groundbreaking creation, which was formulated from forest residuals of harvested managed forests, is “chemically indistinguishable” from regular jet A fuel and was put to use on an Alaska Airlines‘ flight from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Reagan National Airport in Washington D.C. yesterday. Continue reading Alaska Airlines Made History With First Flight Powered By Forest Residuals

Will Tesla Powerwall 2 And Solar Roof Become Threats To Utility Providers?

A year after the introduction of electric power suppliers’ worst nightmare, the Powerwall Home Battery, Tesla is at it again, these time doubling electric power suppliers’ nightmare by two fold. Not did it introduced a higher capacity home battery, aptly called Powerwall 2, Tesla also unveiled roof tile-replacing solar panels called, well, Solar Roof. The second-generation Powerwall is sleeker, simpler in aesthetic and more importantly, packs in much more than its predecessor. With 14 kWh of storage capacity, this new home battery is capable of storing enough juice to power lights, sockets, and even a fridge in a four bedroom house for the entire day. Continue reading Will Tesla Powerwall 2 And Solar Roof Become Threats To Utility Providers?

Beer Brewed From Partygoers’ Piss Probably Won’t Taste Like Piss

You know how some people said (some) beers taste like piss? Well, I can tell those people knows nothing, because clearly those beers aren’t made of urine, but then again, they could have drank this lager called From Sewer to Brewer which, if you haven’t get it from its name, is actually beer brewed from water extracted from piss. Of course, if you have a sip of From Sewer to Brewer you won’t be able to know because it was the water extracted that was used to produce the alcoholic beverage and it is therefore, without contaminants and naturally, void of any other sort of contaminants previously present in urine. So, don’t be alarm. It is just pure water. And for the record, the water does not have any unorthodox therapeutic benefits either. Continue reading Beer Brewed From Partygoers’ Piss Probably Won’t Taste Like Piss

With Renegade 3D Pen, Used Plastic Bottles Are The Filaments

Don’t discard your empty Sprite or Coca-Cola bottle just yet because it could be the material for your next 3D printing project. How so, you ask? Well, all thanks to a new innovative 3D pen, Renegade. Renegade 3D Pen is designed with a screw-feeder mechanism and powerful heating system that enables it melt down the plastic tape as produced by the ChupaCut plastic bottle shredder, so you can dispense with acquiring expensive filaments the next time you pick up your 3D pen to doodle in the air. With Renegade 3D Pen, not only will you save yourself some money, but you’d be doing the environment some good on your end. Continue reading With Renegade 3D Pen, Used Plastic Bottles Are The Filaments

Potted Plant That Charges Your Phone Takes Going Green To A New Level

Folks. There’s a new invention to charge your mobile devices that takes going green to a whole new level. Bioo Lite, as it is called, is developed by Spanish company Arkyne Technologies and it leverages on potted plants’ natural photosynthesis process to charge your smartphone. The contraption consists of the pot containing a hermetical inner tank and a H2O purification system, among other things, that will capture the essence expelled during the photosynthesis process at the roots and convert them into usable electrical energy. When our source stated details on Bioo Lite’s Indiegogo campaign page “a little fuzzy,” we have to agree so. Continue reading Potted Plant That Charges Your Phone Takes Going Green To A New Level