Using sound waves to charge small devices like cell phones is not a brand new idea. We reported on researchers from Texas A&M; and University of Houston working on just such a concept back in 2008. However, there is
The Queens University Human Media Lab has come up with a phone that not only provides a new way of interacting with your smart phone, but also what could be the most durable device yet. Using electronic paper, you simply bend
For those of us who subscribe to the "If you can't open it, you don't own it" mantra of the repair and DIY community, this list from Wired might be one of the most interesting things you read all week. The article goes through seven of the most
This is probably one of the most beautiful and awesome ads I have ever come across, thanks to Frame and Form. Watch the Xylophone of the Forest, and before you shrug it off because trees might have been killed for the making of this clip, hear me
Technology is an essential part of daily life, from cell phones to televisions, music players to laptops. Yet our reliance on electronics also has a significant impact on the environment. But don't despair!
This doesn't seem a victory so much as common sense, but these days those aren't mutually exclusive. The Democratic Republic of Congo's Environment Minister Jose Endundo has rejected a bid by UK oil firm Soco International to
AT&T; announced today that because of 4,200 energy efficiency projects installed at company facilities during 2010, it saved $44 million in annual energy costs. The projects included things like installing desktop power management software on 169,000
It's been awhile since we've heard about solar powered cell phones. Perhaps the short days of winter were enough to keep manufacturers from announcing new solar gadgets, but now that the days are getting longer, it seems we are
Funeral services were held yesterday for three park rangers and five soldiers who were killed by a rocket-propelled grenade while trying to secure a safe public passage in the Congolese side of Virunga National Park, where the
UL Environment is working to develop a new set of standards for mobile devices that will green up the industry worldwide. UL is an independent evaluator of products, ensuring they meet certain standards,
We've known about Samsung's green(er) Blue Earth cell phone for awhile now, but there are two lesser known models the company has created with a lighter footprint -- the Evergreen and the Rant 2. They are shown off here at CES, with a
Here's a challenge for the new year: Help co-design solutions for mobile phones to improve sustainability. Imagine a phone that does not need to be charged, one that measures the drinking water quality in remote areas,
Phone book litter has been banned in Seattle, Washington. That means no more bulky yellow books in plastic bags on people's doorsteps, unless they want the directories delivered. The ban was passed by the Seattle City Council.