Every now and then you come across a product that makes you want to kick back in your chair and say, “finally!”. The Logitech wireless solar keyboard (with both Mac and PC versions) is just such a device. Comfortable, affordable, and with the ability to charge from any light source (including a lamp), this keyboard should be on your desk.
The idea of increasing online voting, or e-voting, has been touted by some as a way to make elections more environmentally friendly. However, rather than being a simple case of energy efficiency, this debate is a complex one that goes right to the heart of the internet’s environmental credentials. So with presidential elections just a [...]
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By saving energy in your home, you could be essentially saving the world. As humans, we tend to abuse resources and fail to act efficiently by nature. By looking at the amount of carbon dioxide we produce, you can see just how this impacts the Earth’s health. China is the top CO2 producer in the [...]
Electricity is often seen as a relatively harmless resource to use. Well, harmless to everything except your wallet, anyway. Heavy users of electricity often don’t think of our use as being particularly damaging to the environment. The truth is, of course, that the electricity we all use comes from somewhere, and that somewhere is almost [...]
Energy costs can take some huge bites out of your checkbook, and even if you shut off every light after use and unplug all devices that are not being utilized, you might still be surprised when your power bill arrives in your mailbox. Fortunately, there are some additional things you can do that will make [...]
Living greener is great, but do you have to buy a bunch of eco-friendly gadgets, gizmos and appliances, or is simply cultivating greener habits just as beneficial — if not even more so? Either step is a great one, but the answer to the question of which (acting greener vs buying greener) saves more energy, [...]
What if you could charge your cell phone (or power your home) by dancing? Well, you actually can. A London-based company called Pavegen has created a tile that creates and stores energy by simply walking (or dancing) on it. The tiles will actually be deployed in a mall near the 2012 Summer Olympics to power over half the lights in the structure.
When Nikola Tesla invented Tesla coils, he probably didn’t imagine an epic dueling banjo battle being played out on his high current electrical transimtters, but that hasn’t stopped it from happening. The thing that really is cool about this is that the arcs coming from the Tesla coils are NOT simply responding to the music, [...]