energy efficient

Weekly DIY: Solar Pizza Box Oven

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Are you sick of using cars’ hot engines for cooking food? Are you as poor as me? Well, look no further. I’m here to show you how to make your own solar oven out of a pizza box, paper, and some foil. It requires no gas and no electricity to run, so it won’t cost [...]

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Bamboo LED Lighting, Not Panda Approved

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Sevcan Yardim, graduate of the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, designed this modular bamboo lamp. It is suposed to blend well with natural outdoor environments. The lights are energy-efficient LEDs, but still shine bright enough to light your path. Although I suspect that bamboo is not abundant in the Middle East, it is abundant [...]

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Build Your Own Solar-Powered USB Device Charger, May Save Your Life

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So, I got lost in the mountains this weekend, camping, when suddenly, a mountain lion jumped out of the bushes and attacked me. I finally scared it off with my tentacle arm, but only after the ferocious beast took out my legs. I was lost, immobile, and, worst of all, my cellphone was dead. Lucky [...]

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P-Per Design Concept is Sweet, Shames My iPhone

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We recently informed you of the oh-so-awesome E-Paper Slap Bracelet, but now we also feel obligated to show you the P-Per. Don’t get me wrong, I like my iPhone, plenty, but the P-Per video (below) offers promises of pure awesome. This is a concept mobile device by the people over at Chocolate Design Agency. It [...]

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E-Paper Slap Bracelet is Slap Bracelet Made of E-paper

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Remember 4th Grade? Remember slap bracelets – those little plastic/paper things that were shaped like measuring tape? Well, they’re back, and Chocolate Agency is out to make them cool again. Their new E-Paper series design is a slap bracelet, made with a thin flexible screen, that can tell the time and hold pictures. One may [...]

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