Environment

Colorfully Painted Road Ramps Assist Traction, Reduce Distraction

An innovative new highway overpass complex in Chongqing, China's Nan'an District sports sections of red- and green-painted pavement.

Clever New Refrigerator Keeps Food Cold Sans Electricity

For the roughly 1.3 billion people around the globe who are currently living without electricity, a traditional refrigerator is not an option. Now, a team of students from the University of Calgary has developed a refrigeration unit for storing perishables without the need for a power source.

Daymak Beast Is The Electric Scooter That Will Take You Into The Woods

Chances are, if you live in an urban area, you either know someone who owns an electric personal transportation vehicle, or you own one. However, there aren't many of these vehicles that can handle the terrain where the sidewalk ends. The Daymak Beast can. This scooter is one of the few off-road electric vehicles.

Telescope Built for Quasars Sees Deep Inside Volcanoes

A new telescope under construction near Sicily's Mt. Etna is being designed to track quasars and supernovae, but it may give us a bird's eye view deep into the interior of the volcano, too.

New Desalinating System Uses Shockwaves For Turning Saltwater Into Drinking Water

Researchers at MIT’s Department of Chemical Engineering have discovered a new way to remove salt from ocean and brackish water. If it works on a larger scale, this may be the answer to our fresh water concerns.

Lauren Bowker: Fashion and Chemistry Bond To Create New Wearable Tech

Meet fashion designer, Lauren Bowker, a woman of many talents, who has blended the worlds of fashion and chemistry to create a new-eco-friendly cosmos to benefit fashion, the environment and technology.

CompREST Foam Mattress Will Make Your Camping Trip Much More Comfortable

If you remember your last experience with an air mattress, then odds are you remember something unpleasant. However, the air mattress is just about the best option for a comfortable night's sleep when camping, until now--until CompREST hits the market.

New Solar Batteries Store Energy For A Rainy Day

What if you could produce enough of your own energy to completely power your home or business and literally store enough excess for a rainy day? That’s the premise with solar batteries, and they’re about to change our world.

Consumers Blown Away By Wind Resistant Cyprus Umbrella

Meet the Cypress umbrella created by two mechanical engineers in Vancouver  and say goodbye to umbrellas that fall apart in the wind.


Wearable Solar Innovation: Parka Offers Shelter, Comfort and Energy

The latest addition to the Pauline van Dongen wearable solar family is a very special parka that thrives amid nature's often harsh elements. Read on to learn more about this innovative Dutch desinger and her amazing creations.

Hummingbird Is The World's Lightest Folding Bike

There are tons of folding bikes on the market, and more and more urban commuters are grabbing their own to help with their urban lives. Folding bikes add the convenience of being stowable to the convenience of avoiding traffic and parking hassles. Add the convenience of being the lightest folding bike in the world and you get the Hummingbird.

Biogas Backpack Provides Means Of Transporting Affordable Alternative Energy

Now that biogas has become more prevalent, scientists, environmentalists and industry leaders are looking for more ways to introduce it to poor rural areas. The problem for a lot of people in small towns and villages, where the main means of transportation is still by foot, is getting it home.

Take Leano Anywhere And Have A Chair

Picnics are great, so are outdoor movies, reading under the sunshine and just about anything you can do to relax in the open air. However, sometimes getting comfortable on a blanket or in the grass can be tough. Enter Leano, the portable chair that you can set-up just about anywhere and have instant back support.

Munkyboards Electric Skateboards Will Satisfy Your Need For Speed

If you're a skateboarder and have a need for speed, you've probably considered buying an electric skateboard. More and more electric skateboards are making their debut on the market, so shopping around may be hard. Let me make it simple--if you want speed and durability, then Munkyboards Electric Skateboards are what you need.

Yokohama Rubber's Finned Tires Enhance Fuel Efficiency, Reduce Drag & Lift

Tire aerodynamics technology is set to soar now that tire manufacturer Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. is testing finned tires. The unobtrusive but effective fins help reduce aerodynamic drag and lift for any vehicle they're installed on, thereby enhancing fuel efficiency and reducing the vehicle's carbon footprint.