Philips hue tap uses kinetic energy to control your favorite hue light

Gadgets

By Posted Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 05:09 am GMT -7

Philips hue tap uses kinetic energy to control your favorite hue light

A couple of years back,  smart lighting space was introduced by the global leader in lighting, Philips, by bringing to us the Hue LED lights. Since then, new lights and accessories keep on adding to this growing family of smart products. Recently, a new light switch dubbed Hue Tap is unveiled by the company with an objective of controlling the hue lights in a convenient and green way. This switch is kinetic-powered and therefore eliminates the need for batteries or external power source.

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19th century building transformed to an energy-efficient house using plastic panels

Energy

By Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2014 10:22 pm GMT -7

house with plastic walls

Looking at the necessity of time, environmental-friendly ideas are most welcomed and appreciated these days. Here’s an example, a 19th century building situated in a Cambridge, Massachusetts that has been transformed to a semi-transparent energy efficient house. The see-through walls of this 5,393-square-foot contemporary structure are made out of plastic that reflects or absorbs the skylight which helps in the reduction of electricity bills and saves our nature too.

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Artist Cenazandotti Gilles turns ocean debris into incredible animal sculptures

Recycled Products

By Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2014 05:38 am GMT -7

Artist Cenazandotti Gilles sculptures

Artist Gilles Cenazandotti collects the debris from sea-shores and use them to express his anguish and worry regarding the world of over-consumption with its overflowing waste production, the concern for endangered species, and his emotive efforts to free the see waters from the industrial and petroleum waste.
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Cuteness overloaded: Twin polar bear cubs show up for the first time (PICs)

Nature & Wild Life

By Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2014 03:08 am GMT -7

polar bear cups at Tierpark Hellabrunn in Munich

A zoo in Germany became the centre of attraction for hundreds of photographers and viewers, who gathered to have a look at the new members of the zoo; two cute polar bear cubs. The cubs showed for the first time after they were born 14 weeks ago at the Tierpark Hellabrunn in Munich. The onlookers, journalists, photographers, were satisfied after the these two fur balls put up a cute show. Their reactions on coming out in the sunlight for the first time, step into shallow water, wind, grass, and to everything out there in the zoo enclosure, entertained all to their full.
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New 3D printed organic photovoltaic works best under cloudy sky

Energy

By Posted Thursday, March 20th, 2014 12:08 am GMT -7

new organic 3d printed photovoltaic

Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory have claimed to have 3D printed an organic photovoltaic that work better on cloudy days, or say is at it’s maximum efficiency in low light conditions. Away from presently used crystalline silicon photovoltaic, these cells are made up of small organic molecules.
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Cops bust a $30,000 solar powered indoor cannabis growing operation

Lifestyle

By Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 05:57 am GMT -7

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Use of solar power for indoor gardening is an hot issue in debate for a while. The debate is about the productivity and the success of experimenting with such methods. However, a guy in in Aria, south of Te Kuiti, have already harnessed the idea, and had converted a vast area into an indoor cannabis growing ground. continue reading..

Paris bans cars after pollutants and smog engulf the city

Lifestyle

By Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 04:05 am GMT -7

paris banns cars
To understand the extremity of what man made machines could do to the climate, we have a perfect example from Paris. The City of Love has been forced to ban cars and motorcycles to cut the pollution level in the air. For the last five days, the number of the pollutant particles were detected to have reached a very high level at 180 PM per cubic meter. Now, that’s almost double the normal limit, 80 PM per cubic meter. The city is wrapped in thick smog for over a weak, and the level of pollutants isn’t declining. continue reading..

A Nigerian student builds wind and solar powered car

Autos

By Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 02:50 am GMT -7

A Nigerian student built a car that can run on solar and wind power 1
A Nigerian student built a car that runs on two renewable energy sources, solar and wind power. The student has also developed an software that can tell about the battery levels, location of the car, and that how many miles a car can go in a particular weather condition on any day. continue reading..

MIT researchers hack living plant, turns into supercharged energy factory and sensor

Technology

By Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 01:01 am GMT -7

mit researchers bionic plants
Natural designs have always inspired Scientists to develop marvels of technology, and they still continue to do so. Plants are among the most favorite subjects of scientists and researchers for they have a perfect mechanism of processing sunlight, nutrients, carbon-dioxide absorption, and then to the production of oxygen to keep living creatures alive. continue reading..

An unbelievable egg survival story

Nature & Wild Life

By Posted Saturday, March 15th, 2014 04:29 am GMT -7

Crushed bird egg revived

In a world filled with materialistic love and the race for crushing everyone who comes in the path of progress an act of humanity can seriously change your perception. Meet this new born Kakapo named Lisa who was not destined to born but actually did. Redditor [smartforever] submitted these pics of a damaged Kakapo egg shell that was revived using some tape and miraculously some days later a new born Kakapo was born. Wow, in today’s time when nobody even has time for people in need, someone actually cared to bring this new life into the world.
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