Solar Panels that Look Like Houseplants

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A Japanese group has designed an artificial houseplant where the leaves are actually solar panels. This “power plant” (rimshot please!) looks relatively like a regular houseplant. It certainly looks better than my own plants with their brown droopy leaves, hunched over like an old man, crying in pain for some water. The aim ...

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Furniture Made from Old Jet Airplane Parts

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If you heard that a company was taking old airplane parts and making them into furniture, you would probably assume that it’s the type of piece that would be appropriate in a pilot’s beach house or maybe a kid’s room and that’s it. In this case you’d be wrong. MotoArt is making ...

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Solar Powered Pedicab Rickshaw

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Here’s a practical solution to help make pedal powered vehicles more prevalent in big cities. It’s a standard pedicab rickshaw cart but it has a big solar panel covering the top of the cab. This allows the cart to draw 80% of it’s power from the sun with the other 20% coming from ...

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Garbage Chair- Uhmm No Thanks

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The XS Chair by Nick DeMarco takes sustainability to gross new levels. Made of recycled construction plastic and recycled bottles, cans, and garbage, it might be comfortable but it’s certainly not the most visually appealing chair ever made. Or even close. In fact, it’s downright ugly. Maybe even approaching fugly. And it’s ...

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Solar Powered Liquor Storing Lingerie

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Japanese lingerie manufacture Triumph has just introduced solar powered lingerie. Now you might ask yourself, why do I need electric power in my bra? To power the mini electric sign on the front, natch. And since you’d probably have to be a little wasted out of your gourd tipsy to wear a messaging ...

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Soil Lamp Runs on Mud

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The Soil Lamp by Marieke Staps runs on mud. The lamp has copper and zinc strips coming out from the bottom of it and uses the soil as an electrolyte to power the LED light (just like a potato battery you created in grade school). The soil does need occasional waterings to keep ...

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Standard AA Battery with Built in USB Charger

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Here’s an ingenious alternative to regular rechargeable batteries- a battery with a flip top that opens to reveal a USB plug for charging with your computer. The USB CELL is an ideal solution for travelers who don’t want to be burdened with the bulky battery chargers. It is also great for your ...

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Crazy Viper Made from Recycled Keyboard Parts

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Check out this awesome viper made from recycled keyboard parts. It was created by Korean artist Choi Jung Hyun to raise environmental awareness. I’m aware now! The mice surrounding it is a nice touch. Cool. via

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