Environment

Solar Powered Light And Charging Device Pays It Forward

There are now more charging gizmos for mobile devices on the market than you can shake a stick at, but one of them is actually paying it forward when you purchase it.

Mollusc Tent Opens And Closes In A Snap

If you've ever been camping then you know how lovely a starry night sky is. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to lie in your tent and just pop off the roof and gaze at the stars? With Mollusc tent, you can pretty much do this. Mollusc tent opens and closes in just seconds.

Caseboard: Electric Skateboard That Folds Into A Case

If you're looking for an efficient and green mode of transportation, you'll want to check out some of the newest electric bikes, boards and scooters. If you want to take efficiency a step further and get something that's easy to carry around, you'll want to check out the Caseboard--a foldable, electric skateboard.

Rainy Days and Self-Drying Jackets Never Get You Down

Meet a Back-To-The-Future inspired self-drying jacket  that promises smiles instead of frowns on rainy days. Falyon's special jacket is new to the wearable tech scene, but is likely to be a memorable addition.


Sani Sticks Use Natural Enzymes To Keep Drains Clear

Tired of pooling water and odor from slow moving drains? There are biodegradable products out now called Sani Sticks that claim to use natural enzymes in order to keep your drains doing just that, draining smoothly.

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.