Environment

Remote Control LED Light Bulb Offers 7 Shades of White

"Any color you like, as long as it's white!" No, it's not a bizarro version of Henry Ford, just Sharp's new LED light bulb. Using the included remote control one can dial through 7 different shades of white light - without any white heat.

Vibram 5 Finger: Barefoot Shoe Alternative For Sport And Style

You may have gone barefoot as a child, only to be told by your conservative mom and dad that people are meant to wear shoes. Some argue that in fact, feet are not designed to be enclosed after all (aha mom & dad!), but since most places have that annoying "no shirt, no SHOES, no service rule" one sportswear company has come up with something that provides a shoed alternative to going barefoot.


Will Laser Technology Bring Back Energy Efficient Incandescent Light Bulbs?

There is a new project in the works from scientists at the University of Rochester with the ability to make incandescent light bulbs more energy efficient as well as brighter than ever before. All it takes is a few bright UofR scientists, a powerful laser and a few quadrillionths of a second.  

XR3 Diesel Hybrid Now Available Factory Assembled

Back in 2006, the XR3 diesel hybrid went on sale as a kit car. While it was great for the DIY-ers, anyone who wanted the vehicle but didn't have the time to invest in assembly was out of luck.  A problem solved by the recent decision to assemble the XR3 at the factory and ship it to buyers from there.

DIY Solar Charger Wins United States Of Efficiency Contest

Jerome Kelty of Boulder County, CO was so concerned about how much carbon dioxide was being released into the air simply by the charging of iPhones® and iPod Touches®, that he decided to build his own solar charger for them and a range of other devices with USB ports.  He won a new 'green' Mac computer, and you win his DIY instructions for the solar charger!


Kinder, Gentler, Smokier: Japan Tobacco's 'Smoking Manners for Adults' Ads, Part 6

Japan Tobacco's admen likely burned through a lot of the company's main product in conjuring up 73 "Smoking Manners for Adults" ads. Here's part 6; ads 51 through 60.

Fashion Meets Art With Urban Camouflage

Blending into your environment isn't just for hunters anymore, and a variety of artists and individuals have proven no matter what's in your environment, you can blend right on in!


Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) Powered Volkswagen Golf Hits Showfloors

Back in December, the folks at Volkswagen unveiled the new Golf BiFuel mkVI. The VW can run on either traditional petroleum or Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and has just now entered the German Automakers lineup.

Urban Delivery Services Could Be Aided By New CarGo

The recent drive to find a more efficient means of urban delivery has spawned many interesting and sometimes awful concept vehicles. While most are practical and affordable, very few will ever get a shot a production. A recent design, aptly named the CarGo, could be one of these new concepts that will actually see production.

Recycled and Reclaimed Shelves: Decorative and Useful

My husband and I are spring cleaning our home and garage. In doing so we have realized shelves would come in very handy for organizing our stuff. Below is a list of unique storage ideas I came across in my search for making shelves out of recycled material. 

Plan Toys Toaster: Move Over Betty Crocker

If you happen to have a budding Paula Deen or Emeril Lagasse in your family, hold onto your toaster strudel! This little toaster is the best thing since sliced bread!

Two Italian Exotics Planning Hybrid Vehicles in the Near Future

Ferrari and Lamborghini. Together, these two companies have more than 100 years of experience building some of the fastest and most exciting vehicles ever driven on public roads. Now, both of the Italian based performance gurus are planning to offer vehicles that appease both the automotive enthusiast and the environmentalist.

Ford's Bobcat Engine Test Proves Feasibility of Smaller Engines: Could Be Pivotal to Companies Future

Ford's new Ethanol Injected Engine, codenamed "Bobcat," has been in and out of the spotlight throughout the past few months. While how the engine operates is known, just how powerful a moderately sized version of the Bobcat would be was a question that was left unanswered, until now.

Adorable Hugging Sheep: Perfect Companion for Babies

If you're expecting a bundle of joy anytime soon or are looking for a great baby shower gift idea, you're in luck. The Haba Hugging Sheep is not only adorably cute and cuddly, he is eco-friendly too!

 


E1pc Electric Superbike Headed for Zero-Emissions eGrandPrix

As soon as electrically powered cars began entering the professional racing leagues, we knew it was only a matter of time until they started lining up in the 2-wheeled world as well. With the unveiling of the Motoczysz E1pc, it seems as though that time has arrived.