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Save Power with Online Energy Conservation Game '#denkimeter'

Imagine being able to harness the collective power of the world's electronic gaming community to enact positive social change and effect energy conservation. Something like that is happening in Japan, where a game called “#denkimeter” has 'Net denizens tweeting their home electric meter readings and competing to see who can save the most power.

Rotten Meat Gets Wrapped Up Thanks To New Warning System

A new detector film technology from Fraunhofer may soon make its way to your local grocery store, where it will be able to tell you if you really should buy that jumbo pack of chicken.

You Are Where You Eat - The Food Freedom Movement Gains Traction

Three towns in Maine have passed Food Freedom legislation that overrides federal government interference in local food production.

A Winning Design Tor The Primorksiy Zoological Park In St. Petersburg

Two architects from Beckmann N'Thépé and two designers from TN Plus have teamed up to create a winning design for Russia's new Primorskiy Zoological Park in Saint Petersburg.  The layout of the zoo is reminiscent of a Paleolithic Pangea, wherin each continent is represented throughout the zoo.

Philanthropy To Go - Philanthroper Makes Giving Easy

Giving has never been as easy or as painless as it is with Philanthroper.

Water Blade Comes Whistling Out Of Its Minimalist Sheath In The Kitchen

Washing your dishes may just be getting both cooler and more environmentally friendly with the KineticEfficient Water Appliance (KEWA).

Lobster Shells Used To Make Biodegradable Golf Balls

A group of researchers have discovered a way of making golf balls from lobster shells.

Fluidi Cab Concept Scoots Toward The Future Of Urban Commuting

From a trio of designers comes the Fluidi electric cab concept, a new way to get people moving and hopefully keep them that way, even through traffic jams.

New In A Light - A Coating That Heals In Light

Scientists have developed a new polymer that heals itself when exposed to light.

Fukushima Farmers' Online Sales Booming Thanks to Public Support

Though wholesale prices of fruits, vegetables and other agricultural products grown in Japan's Fukushima Prefecture are heavily discounted, online sales are so strong farmers can barely cope with the demand.

Dell Reconnect Breaks An Ecycling Record

And now, for something completely different from my usual fare. It's always nice to see people making an effort to reduce our ecological footprint- and through a partnership with Goodwill Industries, that's just what Dell's been doing.

Talking TED - Spread Your Own Ideas Through TED

TED wants to know if you have ideas worth spreading.

How Sweet It Is - The Benefits of Growing Sugarcane For Biofuels

Scientists have discovered that growing sugarcane reduces the temperature.

Uniqlo 'UV Cut' Hooded Shirts Say 'Hands Off' to Ultraviolet Rays

Uniqlo's "UV Cut" line of casual summer clothing is designed to filter 90% of the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays but the Japanese clothing giant has gone one step further: hooded shirts and cardigans styled with extended sleeves that protect the backs of the wearer's hands.

Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun - A Probe That Flies Into The Sun

The Solar Probe Plus has one ultimate goal: crash into the Sun.

Plan It - Chart The World With StatPlanet

StatPlanet lets you interact easily with a wealth of World Bank data.

21 Drops Trios Modernize and Simplify Aromatherapy

For many aromatherapy-curious people the practice seems a little too complicated.  21 Drops aims to take the frustration and guesswork out of aromatherapy.  They have created easy to use and tote rollerball vials of pre-blended oils to treat a wide range of issues. 

Interactive Art Gallery and Bar: Revision Lounge In NYC Brings New Life To Discarded Items

A new bar in the East Village of NYC called "ReVision Lounge" is not only a high-end place to enjoy a few drinks but it also serves as a chic art gallery--repurposed art, that is.  From bar stools made of old skis and couches made of coffins, everything at Revision is living its second life.

Ralph Lauren Goes Green—With His Solar-Paneled Backpack

The RLX backpack looks just like an ordinary backpack, except for the fact that, well, it's not. That's because it has a solar panel to charge your gadgets. That's right: you will literally be a walking, talking charging machine. Er.. That didn't come out right.

Self-Healing Plastics A Positive And Attractive Advancement

Hard at work on making the impossible happen, scientists at Fraunhofer in Germany are developing a viable way for plastics to heal themselves over time.