Salt Water Powered Lamp

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In developed parts of the world, lighting is something we take for granted, but there are many who still live without this luxury. Aisa Mijeno, an engineering professor and Greenpeace volunteer recently came up with a simple design for a lamp, which is capable of running for eight hours on a single glass of salt water.

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By |August 10th, 2015|Green Tech|1 Comment

When are We Going to See Greener Hospitals ?

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When considering building and development sustainability, hospitals are a primary candidate. They consume approximately twice as much energy as the traditional office building and produce much more waste. Additionally, promising studies are under way linking improved patient health to more environmentally friendly buildings. (more…)

By |August 5th, 2015|Green Building, Green Tech, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Solar Cell and Battery in One

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In October 2014, a team of scientists from Ohio State University revealed their design for a dye-sensitized solar cell that is able to store its own power. Now, they have reached a new milestone in that they have created a device, which fits a battery and solar cell into one. (more…)

By |August 3rd, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

Vertical Gardens for Everyone

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Pod Plants, as this innovative vertical garden is called, was designed and created by Chris Wilkins from Australia. He spent eight years developing it, working closely with Sydney University, and the concept finally got the recognition it deserves when it won the 2014 Australian Innovation Challenge for its unique solution to indoor vertical gardens and green spaces.

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By |July 3rd, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

New LED Bulb by Dyson Will Last for 37 Years

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The company Dyson has come up with an efficient LED bulb, which they claim can last 37 years. Apparently this innovation comes down to the much better cooling technology that they have developed which greatly extends the lifespan of the bulbs. (more…)

By |June 26th, 2015|Green Tech|1 Comment

Urban Algae Canopy Looks Promising

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The London-based studio ecoLogicStudio has recently showcased a prototype of its so-called urban algae canopy at the “Feeding the Planet” expo in Milan. The urban algae canopy is a bio-digital structure filled with fluid that contains microalgae organisms. These are pumped around the otherwise transparent structure and are capable of producing oxygen, biomass energy and dynamic shade. They also respond to the presence of visitors and can produce very interesting visual effects.

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By |May 20th, 2015|Green Tech|1 Comment