A Promising New Way to Clean Our Oceans

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It’s no secret that we don’t take care of our oceans as well as we should. In the past, there have been quite a few projects aimed at cleaning up the trash and other harmful pollutants from the ocean. The so-called Seabin Project is one such undertaking, and even though it is pretty small-scale it is nevertheless very promising. (more…)

By |January 14th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

ThermoWood Clad House

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If I came across this home in the middle of the woods, I’d be a little scared. It definitely doesn’t look like a place where I want to live with its high grey walls. So why feature it? Because it’s clad entirely in so-called ThermoWood which is made it Finland. (more…)

By |January 13th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Green Toilet Turns Waste into Electricity and Clean Water

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Researchers at Cranfield University, UK, have come up with a green toilet, which is cheap, easy to maintain, needs no water to operate, and is capable of turning human excrement into electricity and clean water. (more…)

By |January 12th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

Homes Store Solar Power as Hydrogen for Later Use

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While solar panels are a great source of renewable energy for a home, a lot of it is wasted, since the need for power is not always constant. A battery array is one way to solve this, but a series of homes recently built in Chiang Mai, Thailand, presents a different and cleaner solution. (more…)

By |January 11th, 2016|Green Tech|3 Comments

Omnidirectional Solar Panels are on the Horizon

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The direction in which roof top mounted solar panels face is very important, since it determines the amount of solar energy these devices will be able to convert into power. But this may soon become less of a concern. (more…)

By |January 5th, 2016|Green Tech|1 Comment

Self-Healing Furniture

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Making furniture out of repurposed and salvaged wood is a very eco idea, but it is not without its own set of challenges. One of the biggest is the need to repair these pieces of wood, which are often not in very good shape. (more…)

By |January 4th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments