Researcher develop piezoelectric chin strap to harvest energy from chewing

Energy

By Posted Friday, September 19th, 2014 01:06 am GMT -7

Chin strap to harvest energy from chewing

Did you know your jaw movement could help generate natural energy? Just in case you were unaware, engineers at the École de Technologie Supérieure in Montreal, Canada have developed a chin strap which lets user harness natural energy. The chin strap helps convert chewing into electricity. Developed with an idea to replace batteries in smaller accessories like earpieces, hearing aids and small gadgets, with batteries powered by renewable source of energy; engineers have created this strap from piezoelectric material to generate 18 microwatts power from 60 seconds of chewing. continue reading..

ResQ – A Solar powered lifeguard from Stillform Design Studio

Gadgets, Technology

By Posted Thursday, September 18th, 2014 05:44 am GMT -7

solar powered rescue board

Nothing holds more value than a human life. We would neglect counting carbon footprint produced while rescuing a human life, using any machine or fuel. However, it’ll be appreciable act if someone could enhance the efficiency of the rescuer and still manage to keep the rescue operation green.

ResQ lifeguard boat is a very decent idea for it does both, boosting the rescuers speed to decrease the time he’ll take to reach the one to be rescued. Every minute counts at such times. continue reading..

Unique boulder homes make Monsanto a ‘Living Museum’

Architecture

By Posted Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 05:42 am GMT -7

Monsanto a ‘Living Museum’4
Monsanto, Protugal enjoys a title of being a living museum, which indeed justifies what it represents. The place isn’t hidden to the world, neither the stunning homes shaped from or in huge boulders. There is no concrete, but just living spaces carved using the shape that nature provides. The homes are built either in, on, under and around these boulders. These homes represent 16th century culture, the time period during which they were constructed. Pre-existing rocks and boulders were altered to make them inhabitable, and they also provided a strong fortification at that time. continue reading..

A solar powered ‘Tiny Home’ made from discarded material

Architecture, Recycled Products

By Posted Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 04:27 am GMT -7

Tiny house by james

It’s a privilege to have a big house, but the way mass consumerism is rising up, it’ll be a favor to the planet to discourage this trend. Living in less materialistic manner and go for minimum spaces, that’s what the tiny house movement in the US preach. It’ll also help many of those who don’t get roof over their head. Inspired from tiny house movement, James Galletly, a carpaenter by profession, has built a multi-purpose space in a tiny house. The house has a single bed, a desk and storage shelves. When required, all of them could be neatly folded to make space for 4-5 people easily. This tiny house is made entirely from discarded materials including cupboards. continue reading..

The Strati- World’s first 3D printed electric car printed live and test driven succesfully

Autos

By Posted Monday, September 15th, 2014 04:52 am GMT -7

3d car

After electronics became a common utility, the world is after revolutionizing how the products are manufactured. 3D printing is setting its empire very quickly, even faster than the world had expected it a few years ago.
As a huge leap towards the future of 3D printing, Local Motors has successfully printed and test driven world’s first 3D printed electric car,the Strati, at Chicago’s McCormick Place. The occasion was the International Manufacturing Technology Show. continue reading..

$45, 00 Guitar handcrafted from recycled maple wood skateboard

Recycled Products

By Posted Monday, September 15th, 2014 03:54 am GMT -7

recycled guitar

As an amazing piece of recycled work, a fully functional guitar made from recycled skateboards is on sale for $45, 00. It’s one of its kinds, completely handcrafted in Canada. The fret board and pick guard are made from compressed recycled maple skateboard. John and MJS Custom Pickups have handcrafted the custom pickups from maple wood skateboard. continue reading..

10 wonderful Urban Wildlife captures

Lifestyle

By Posted Saturday, September 13th, 2014 05:31 am GMT -7

urban wildlife photography2

Watching a lion chasing a dear is hardcore wildlife experience, and wildlife photographer feast on such scenes. Wildlife photography requires appropriate equipments like telescopic lenses so as to maintain a safe distance. continue reading..

CAT Solar Charger concept by Maximilian Solomon

Energy, Gadgets

By Posted Saturday, September 13th, 2014 05:16 am GMT -7

CAT Solar Charger concept by Maximilian Solomon

Inspired from the way a caterpillar folds itself, industrial designer Maximilian Solomon has designed a solar charger concept. Of course, it included photovoltaics, and is sort of fordable thing to make it easier to transport. continue reading..

Pedalist velomobile – A slim, skinny electric/pedal powered cargo trike

Transportation

By Posted Friday, September 12th, 2014 01:28 am GMT -7

Pedalist velomobile by Virtue Cycles Solutions

Pedalist velomobile is developed by San Diego-based Virtue Cycles Solutions to provide a kind of electric cargo trike/pedal car equipped with proper lights, indicator, horn and probably a windshield with a viper. The design might include a side mirror attached to the shell via a suction cup. The prototype was on showcase at Interbike 2014. continue reading..

Brazilian slums get first player-powered football pitch

Technology

By Posted Friday, September 12th, 2014 12:42 am GMT -7

First player-powered brazil football pitch

Energy is no more just a need now, it’s a necessity. The energy crisis and rising emission rates are forcing inventors to go for renewable energy sources along with shifting to bio-fuel and electric powered vehicles. continue reading..

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