Tag Archives: Green Tech

Future KIA And Hyundai Cars Will Have Solar Charging Roof And Hood

Thinking out-of-the-box is a NOT thing with most automakers. Tell them the goal is to reduce emissions, they give you hybrid or electric vehicles. While KIA and Hyundai also does the same, their latest plan will make them stands out. KIA Motors and its parent company, Hyundai, has revealed plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on select Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. The solar panels are specially designed to be incorporated into the roof of the vehicles, to support hybrid and fully-electric vehicles, and even internal combustion engine vehicles. Continue reading Future KIA And Hyundai Cars Will Have Solar Charging Roof And Hood

iameco Has A Wooden Laptop That Is Designed To Be Truly Sustainable

You can’t say you are a ‘green’ person if you are still using a conventional laptop. What you need to complete your ‘green’ status is this: an eco-friendly wooden laptop like the iameco D4R Wooden Laptop you see here. I am not even kidding you. This laptop broke the convention by going with a wood chassis over the usual plastic or aluminum. Now, if that isn’t super cool, I don’t what is. The Dublin’s company idea of sustainability does not stop at wood; longevity is also a priority. By making the product last three times longer over conventional laptops on the market – lasting up to 10 years – iameco also help to slow down e-waste from piling up the landfills. Continue reading iameco Has A Wooden Laptop That Is Designed To Be Truly Sustainable

Meet Sony’s Newest Paperless Office Solution, The 10-inch Digital Paper

There is a lot of talk about plastics harming the environment, but papers aren’t doing our lovely Blue Marble any good either. While papers are generally recyclable, they are not truly sustainable. Due to the growing populations, humans simply get grow enough trees to cover what has been deforested. This is an area Sony aims to address with Sony DPT-CP1 10” Digital Paper. Now, Sony is not new to creating digital paper; it has been doing it since 2014. Continue reading Meet Sony’s Newest Paperless Office Solution, The 10-inch Digital Paper

Norsepower Turned Giant Vessels Into Sail Boats With High-Tech “Sails”

Those cylinders sticking out of the vessel you see here are sails. However, as you can see, it is not the typical sails you are familiar with. Technically, it works like a sail and therefore, you can still call it a sail, but instead of providing an area of resistance for winds to push the craft along, it harness the wind power to leverage on the phenomena called Magnus Effect. Though Magnus Effect is a phenomenal, unlike Bernoulli’s Principle, the principle behind is largely the same. Continue reading Norsepower Turned Giant Vessels Into Sail Boats With High-Tech “Sails”

Yolk Revolutionized Solar Charging With Thin Like Paper Solar Paper

Solar charging has come a long way and with Solar Paper from Yolk, it went even further. Solar Paper is exactly what it sounds like” it is a paper thin portable solar charger that claims to weigh just 1/3 of its competitors and it is super efficient too, capable of topping up an iPhone 6 in just 2.5 hours. But that’s, of course, when the panels under the full assault by sunlight. In the event it gets temporary shaded by say, for example, the clouds, it will automatically resets and resume charging your device. So, there’s no need to unplug and plug like some other solar chargers. Continue reading Yolk Revolutionized Solar Charging With Thin Like Paper Solar Paper

Riversimple Wants To Popularize Hydrogen Car By Open Sourcing

Toyota and Honda may have made headway in fuel cell technology, but they did not really built their fuel cell cars from the ground up, or at least, not quite according to a young British automobile brand, Riversimple. Riversimple is startup who have developed a hydrogen-powered car called The Rasa that goes beyond plucking out the fossil fuel engine and replacing it with a fuel cell system. The car is developed from the ground up, Riversimple said. In a way, the car is designed around its fuel cell system which is probably how the unique shape came about. Continue reading Riversimple Wants To Popularize Hydrogen Car By Open Sourcing

Sweden’s Electrified Road Is Like A Life-size Scalextric

This piece of news is not a follow up to tram-ish electric highway we reported last year. It is also in Sweden, though. As you may have already noticed, this electric road, or electrified road as it rightly is, is not an eyesore like the one that has overhead electric lines. In fact, unless you stick you face onto the road, you will hardly notice that it has an electric rail embedded in the road. In any case, this is likely the best solution until wireless road charging becomes a reality. Continue reading Sweden’s Electrified Road Is Like A Life-size Scalextric

This Classy Outdoor Canopy Aims To Provide Free Electricity To Your Home

You have a yard (back or front) and you need a shade for the outdoor, so why not leverage on it (the shade) to create free electricity for your home? Sure, you can cover your entire roof with Tesla Solar Roof, but the initial cost of investment is not for everyone. So, before you have save enough for that to happen, there’s the Renewz iSun Oasis Solar Panel-equipped Canopy that will harness the power of the sun and turns it into energy you can use in your home. Needless to say, when you do that, you will be slashing your carbon footprint, as well as energy bills. Continue reading This Classy Outdoor Canopy Aims To Provide Free Electricity To Your Home

Dutch Company Wants To Use Crows To Clean Up City Of Cigarette Butts

Apparently, each year, the number of cigarette butts discarded onto the streets of the Netherlands outnumbered the population of the country by over 350 times and as you might have imagined, to clean up the astronomical number of cigarette butts would be an insurmountable task. What’s more is, you can’t just leave them be because, according a Netherlands startup, it will take up to 12 years for the used filters to decompose. Whoa. I never knew that! Continue reading Dutch Company Wants To Use Crows To Clean Up City Of Cigarette Butts

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’