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Carnivorous Furniture: Rodent-Eating Robotics Generate Electricity

Designers James Auger and Jimmy Loizeau recently presented their carnivorous robots.  Fly-eating wall clocks and mouse-eating coffee tables use the carcasses of their prey to generate electricity.  Animal activists, beware - these inventions are not vegetarians!

Water-Scraper: A Green Metropolis in the Deep Blue

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to live in - well, maybe not.  Evolo's 2011 Skyscraper Competition gave the hO2+ Scraper an honorable mention for its positive impact on the environment as well as the concept of taking the land-loving skyscrapers to the sea.  These underwater, floating structures use wind, solar, wave, kinetic, and bio energy sources for powering an underwater metropolis.

Will the Bill Pass for Energy-Generating Roadways in California?

A new California bill proposes the installation of piezoelectric energy-generating technology for the state's many highways.  This technology uses the vibration of cars driving on the road to generate energy that can be converted to electricity.

Umeox's Apollo Cell Phone Brings New Meaning to the Words "Solar Cell"

Once again, groundbreaking innovation from Asia: a solar-powered cell phone that should actually reach mass-production.  Umeox, a Chinese high-tech cell phone manufacturer, recently unveiled "Apollo," complete with solar panels for charging.  This smart phone is a must-have for techies, outdoorsmen, and green fiends alike.

Help I Need Help: Green Packaging for Red Hot Pain

Help I Need Help offers medications (like ibuprofen and sleep aids) as well as health supplies (like bandages) that come in eco-friendly packages.  Made from compostable materials such as paper pulp and corn, the straightforward, light-hearted doesn't want to just help you feel better but the planet, too.

SolarWindow: 300% More Energy With A Spray On Film

New Energy Technologies Inc. is developing the "first-of-its-kind" solar spray.  "SolarWindow"  is said by the company to enable "see-through windows to generate electricity by 'spraying' their glass surfaces with New Energy's electricity-generating coating."  The film generates 300% more electricity than leading technologies and is 1/10 the thickness of former sprays, allowing for full transparency of windows.

OAT Shoes: Not Only Biodegradable But Plantable, Too

OAT Shoes' new line of sneakers is not only fashionable, it's also both biodegradable and plantable.  Once you've worn out these sneaks, you can either throw them away without fears of harming the planet OR you can plant them right in your garden.  The exciting line debuted in Amsterdam's International Fashion Week and was a huge hit.

One More Benefit of Biofuels: Newfound Use For The Byproduct, Crude Glycerol

Crude glycerol is an unfortunate byproduct of biofuel manufacturing.  Biofuels are otherwise a positive contribution to the green scene, and fortunately a solution for the crude glycerol issue is being researched.  A bacteria has recently been discovered to digest the byproduct, resulting in some very exciting alternatives to conventional fuels.

Bjarke Ingles Group Plans a Ski Slope Atop a Waste Incinerator in Copenhagen

Skiers of Copenhagen can relish in the delights of skiing in Denmark as well as the hard truth regarding waste incineration.  Skiing amid CO2 smoke rings coming from a waste-to-energy plant isn't exactly what you'd expect from a recreational trip to Copenhagen; however, it might soon be a reality thanks to plans by Bjarke Ingles Group to combine waste plant and ski slope.

Top 10 Repurposed Wares from Etsy Designers

Etsy.com is a great site to find handmade crafts and vintage items, but a new trend is developing rapidly - repurposing old items to make new ones.  From handbags made from men's suits to lounge chairs made from vintage ovens, these products give new meaning to the phrase, "One man's trash..."

Rooftop Farms Atop Grocery Stores Brought To You By Better Food Solutions

Thanks to documentaries such as Food, Inc and books like The Omnivore's Dilemma, consumers are becoming more concerned with buying locally-grown, fresh produce.  "Better Food Solutions," a NY hydroponics firm, intends to bring us the freshest, most locally-grown food money can by with rooftop farms directly atop your grocery store.

University of Texas Develops Wearable Fabric With Battery Power To Charge Your Gadgets

Scientists from the University of Texas at Dallas have developed a way to make fabric using carbon nanotubes and boron/magnesium powder that will generate battery power to charge your electronics.  No more plugging your iPhone into the wall; charging your gadgets could be as easy as wearing a T-shirt.

Latest Study Reveals Possible End of Fossil Fuels by 2030

New research contends that 100% reliance on renewable energy - that is, solar, wind, geothermal, and tidal power sources - is entirely possible by the year 2030.  Although unlikely to be endorsed by our current political economy, complete removal of fossil fuel is both possible and affordable within the next two decades.

Innovative Water Turbine Inspired by Sharks

A double-blade, basking shark inspired, water turbine developed by Anthony Reale, former product-design student, promises to increase turbine efficiency by 40%.  Follow Reale's progress as he goes from undergrad student to ground breaking innovator.

ECOtality Teams Up With Sprint to Combine Connectivity and Electric Vehicle Charging

ECOtality, leader in clean transportation and storage technologies, will be collaborating with Sprint Nextel to merge electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and connectivity.  The Sprint Command Center available at charging stations will allow effective monitoring of car charging and payments as well as user-friendly charging station locator services for motorists along with advertising on screen displays.

Liquid Gold: The Towa Watering Can Uses Urine As Fertilizer

Swedish start-up company, Guldkannan, presents their chemical-free alternative to store-bought fertilizers: urine.  With the use of their "Towa," a urine watering can, you can enjoy a comfortable chamber pot, storage bin for your urine, as well as a pouring device for your homemade "liquid gold" all in one convenient device.

Paper Feet: The Upcycled "Foot Condom" by Jimmy Tomczak

Jimmy Tomczak decided he loved going barefoot but wanted protection from the elements, and thus, "Paper Feet," were born.  Made from old billboards, these upcycled "foot condoms," as he refers to them, are green, trendy, and lightweight.

Saving Energy Via Digital Power: Green Plug Presents the Green Power Processor

Green Plug's "Green Power Processor" (GPP) intends to save energy wasted by electronic devices by relying on digital power as opposed to analog.  According to PC World, technology used in this device could allow dormant devices to "relax their demand from the electrical grid or shut down automatically, thanks to intelligent power supplies."

Ocean Empire LSV Super Yacht: Green Three Times Over

Sauter Zero Carbon Design presents their latest concept in hybrid superyachts.  The Ocean Empire LSV uses three sustainable energy sources: the sun, wind, and waves.  This 44m superyacht also uses some of the most efficient technology available.

Solar Powered Fashion: Silvr Lining's GO Collection

Silvr Lining is a foreward thinking clothing company that offers urban apparel for the eco-conscious trendsetter with an unlimited budget.  Their most advanced line is the "GO Collection" which carries clothing that uses solar panels to power your on-the-go devices.  With futuristic cargo pants, director's jackets, and topper coats, this line comes with a heavy price tag, but hey, it's really, really cool.