Environment

Not Your Everyday Longboard: Boosted Boards Have A Little Extra Under The "Hood"

On first glance, you may see a typical longboard, when you espy any of the Boosted Boards. You may see a very attractive longboard, made of 100% bamboo, with eye-popping orange wheels. What you're missing is the added horsepower under the board. Boosted Boards are powerful, lightweight electric skateboards, that will give you the sensation of riding a wave while you cruise through your city.

Art-Inspired Solar Cells Track The Sun

Unsurprisingly, solar panels that can track the sun as it arcs across the sky show much higher efficiencies than those fixed at a given angle; on the order of 40%. However, for standard home installations, the energy expended to rotate the heavy panels counteracts the potential gains. Scientists this week report that cells based on the Japanese art of kirigami are able to circumvent this problem. Read on to find out how an old art-form is being used for thoroughly modern technology.

EXO Is A Foldable Electric Skateboard

More and more, we're seeing motorized versions of the wheeled "toys" we enjoyed as children, like bikes, scooters and skateboards. The EXO Foldable E-Board is a conceptual motorized version of the skateboard, and it redefines the design of the skateboard.

Thumbs and Bottoms Up: Norway’s Army Gets Eco-Friendly Underwear

Norway's armed forces are about to receive some brand new eco-friendly underwear. Read all about the 50,000 bras, boxer shorts undershirts and pants that will soon be covering  some very important military private parts.

Zippo 4-In-1 Woodsman Is The Only Tool You'll Need On Your Next Camping Trip

Think of all the tools you might need on a camping trip. You'll need a mallet to put tent pegs in the ground and something to pull out the pegs. A saw will come in handy when gathering wood for a fire, as would a hatchet. That's pretty much all you'll need, and you will find all of these tools in one amazing camping tool--the Zippo 4-In-1 Woodsman.

How About This Concept? Ground Wakeboard Is A Hover Board Powered By A Fuel Cell Car

Don't get too excited. This concept hasn't quite manifested physically. However, designer Ken Nagasaka has come up with something unique in the Ground Wakeboard--a concept that would pair a fuel cell car with a hover board to create an "on-land" wakeboarding experience.

Chammock Original Is The Most Compact And Portable Hammock

If you enjoy being outside--playing sports, picnicking, camping, lying in the grass--I'd guess that you've either looked into getting a hammock or already have one. If you're looking into purchasing one, why not go for the portable type. In fact, why not go for Chammock Original, the most portable hammock.

Ninebot One: Cross Between A Unicycle And Electric Scooter

Personal transportation devices are becoming more and more popular. Commuters and people living in urban areas want transportation that is efficient and logistically easy. Ninebot One is one such device that makes commuting and getting around a city easier.

Enjoy Sledding And Save Space With The Folding Sled

As summer is coming to a close, perhaps you're looking forward to some winter sports fun. Sledding is always a fun winter activity. The only downside to sledding is that sleds are bulky and often heavy, and when you reach the bottom of the hill, you'll have to carry the sled back up. With the Folding Sled, you won't have to worry about the bulk or the heft.

Want To Wage War On Those Flies? Get A Bug-A-Salt Rifle

Next to mosquitos, flies are easily the most annoying insect most of us are faced with. You can run around the house armed with a low-tech fly swatter, but that can get old pretty quickly. These days you can arm yourself for a full-scale assault on these pests with Bug-A-Salt 2.0 -- a miniature rifle you load with table salt to take them out and have a little fun working on your aim.

If You Want A Comfortable Convenient Means Of Commuting MOVEO May Be Your Solution

Commuting can be a real pain. There's traffic, one-way streets and parking, just to name a few obstacles. And then there's you in your car, contributing to the greenhouse gas emissions. Want an environmentally friendly solution? Check out the MOVEO Foldable Electric Scooter.

Quantum Dots Will Turn Your Windows Into A Power Supply

Imagine installing an air conditioner that won’t send your summertime power bills skyrocketing. That’s the promise of new quantum dot infused windows. These tiny specks of semiconductor will enable windows to capture solar energy and generate clean power while remaining perfectly transparent. Scientists call them a “game-changer” in the future of sustainable cities.

Going Camping? Bring Along The Etekcity E-Gear Portable Collapsible Stove For Hot Meals

If you like roughing it in the great outdoors, but also enjoy your amenities, like a comfortable bed or a place to cook food, you may want to check out Etekcity's E-gear Portable Collapsible Camping Stove. You can bring this lightweight stove on your next camping trip and enjoy your meals hot.

Hark All Ants: Solar-Powered Backpack Converts Into Picnic Table

Meet the Technopicnic solar-powered backpack made in Spain that converts almost any urban space except  for maybe a highway into a picnic table. Read on for more on this clever and innovative wearable tech design.

The YikeBike Folding Electric Bike Challenges The Traditional Bike Design

The YikeBike looks like a modern, miniature version of the penny-farthing or high wheeler bike (you know, the old school bike with the really big front wheel). But, if you look closer, you'll see some design features that set this bike apart from the crowd of traditional bikes.