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    Prototype: ENV Hydrogen Fuelcell Motorbike

    March 18, 8:27 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Intelligent Energy, a British hydrogen energy technology developer, unveiled their new ENV (Emissions neutral vehicle) motorcycle this week. The super-futuristic looking crotch rocket runs on compressed hydrogen gas, run through a fuel cell to power

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    Prototype: Hand-Powered Ipod Shuffle

    March 16, 8:38 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    The way we see it two things are wrong with the world: People don't get nearly enough exercise. Personal electronics are generating larger and larger energy needs every year. There must be a way to solve these... Well, fret not crew. Philip

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    Solar Path Lights

    March 16, 8:37 AM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    These little lights are growing increasingly popular so we thought we’d write about them while they’re still sorta new. If you’re neighbors still have the bright, electric outside lights lining their driveway (or is it a runway?) that burn through the

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    Eclipse Solar Flare Messenger Bag

    March 14, 8:04 AM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    Summer’s a-comin’. At least it’s supposed to be. If you don’t want to be caught on the beach with a dead cell phone battery, get prepared now. Eclipse Solar Gear’s Reactor backpack (pictured in the extended post) offers similar functionality to the

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    TreeHugger Review: The Solio Solar Charger

    March 9, 5:25 AM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    Many products promise much and deliver considerably less. Back in early November 04 we profiled the Solio solar charger for mobile phones, PDAs and iPods. It sounded great in theory but only became available to real folk in 2005. So does the rhetoric

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    Bendy batteries: the MIT Slimcell

    March 7, 12:53 PM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    Power-weight ratio is a catchphrase of all motor enthusiasts from Formula 1 to dragster racing. Expressed in Watts per kilogram it is everything in the complex world of batteries. Enter the bendy battery, as thin as a crisp packet but packing a real

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    Prototype: Flower Energy Monitoring Lamp

    March 3, 10:43 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Getting feedback on your behavior is a great way to optimize it. Runners wear heart monitors, weight-lifters hire personal trainers, and even weblog writers have editors. So it's only natural for designers to apply these same ideas to help people cut

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    Australia's New Solar Tower Could Generate 200 Megawatts

    February 28, 11:38 AM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    Melbourne-based EnviroMission Limited recently invested in a 25,000-acre sheep farm in the Australian outback in order to make a power plant. But the alternative energy project isn't driven by manure. Instead it'll use a kilometer-high thermal power

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    Wind-Powered Cell Phones?

    February 25, 10:13 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Students at the Department of Industrial Design at Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, India have attached a pocket-size wind turbine to a mobile phone. The electricity generated by the turbine when could charge a cell phone when no other power

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    Under My Umbrella

    February 24, 7:04 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    This is the story of a product not yet made: a solar collecting, electricity storing and sharing, urban-café-dwelling, deck umbrella. I herald its arrival in the present tense because the components are mostly off-the-shelf. Good design and green

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    Dockable Dwelling by Matias Creimer

    February 23, 10:18 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Though this Matias Creimer Studio project isn’t spankin’ new, it has enjoyed a fairly recent revival in the press and it’s damn cool looking, so we’re bringing it back, too. Using kits of parts, sets of cards, puzzles, machines, and mechanical processes

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    StarTrek Communicator = Cellphone

    February 17, 4:02 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    TreeHugger loves DIYers. And recycling/repairing. And StarTrek. Ok, maybe not StarTrek so much. Check it: Boy Genius takes StarTrek Communicator and hacks it so that it uses Bluetooth to connect to the mobile in your pocket. This is your ticket to fame

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    PSS: Cohousing

    February 16, 10:02 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Cohousing is the specific name of a type of collaborative in which people eschew the alienation of typical subdivisions in favor of true community lifestyles. In some ways, they hark back to the ideas of a kibbutz, a co-op, or commune, but in a more

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    Afterlife for 100,000,000 Disposed European Mobiles per Year?

    February 16, 9:12 AM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    Consumer appetite for the latest mobile phone technology seems inexhaustible judging by the popularity of specialist high street chains, such as Carphone Warehouse, in the UK(see earlier O2 post). Despite this ebullient market the mobile phone

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    No Petroleum for Pooch

    February 14, 7:04 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Back in the dark ages, when your faithful mutt begged for a bone, there were plenty lying around from dinner. Now, since we can get chicken breasts and tofu at the store, there aren't many bones for Fido. As substitutes, we use PVC squeaky toys and

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    Lightbulb 2.0: Double the Life, Halve the Materials

    February 13, 5:44 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    In Design Boom's RE-think RE-cycle competition, Mahendra Chauhan and Sanjay Rajput from India propose a novel, extremely TreeHugger way to double the life of the common lightbulb.Their concept: a typical lightbulb is 35 grams, 0.5 grams of which is the

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    Do Your Doodie

    February 11, 3:38 PM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Biodegradable polymers have been dangled in every treehugger's face for so long, offering the perfect blend of bendy plasticness and biodegradability. Sadly, we've seen precious few real products that take advantage of them. But that may be changing,

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    Honda's Cute Seated Electric Scooter

    February 11, 7:20 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    If you are looking for a seated electric scooter, then you are going to love this!


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