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    Dell To Produce Low-Lead PC

    February 3, 4:44 PM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    This isn’t what you’d call a particularly sexy item, but it is pretty green, and that’s sexy enough for us. Dell, manufacturer of many, many computers, announced earlier this week that it has developed a new PC that reduces energy consumption (passive

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    COOL BUT UGLY: ECO-Nomad Combined Mechanical Utility Container

    February 3, 8:45 AM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    Reuses a shipping container—cool. Portable—great. Provides utilities to off-grid housing—fabulous. The ECO-Nomad offers water, heat, and electricity, plus has a biological water treatment facility built in (we figure it probably sings and dances, too).

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    Powerfilm and ICP Mobile Solar Panels

    January 31, 2:04 PM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    After our recent post on Brunton mobile solar panels, reader Yogi wrote in to tell us about something he likes better. "Brunton's really somewhat on the expensive side financially and a bit feeble power-wise," he says. Here's what we found out

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    AeroCarbon Car

    January 31, 7:33 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Costing over £2 million in research funds this wee beastie can reach speeds of 90mph (144kph) while getting by on the proverbial "smell of an oily rag" (just 100 mpg or 2.8 litres/100km). So what radical new engine and fuel system does this four

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    Sondre Frost Urstad's Cupkin, a Recycling Unit for Fast Food Chains

    January 28, 12:01 PM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Sondre Frost Urstad developed Cupkin (cup + napkin) as a prototype, and received a Young Talent Award from the Norwegian Design Council in 2003, but since he brought it to our attention, we think it deserves a mention still today. What it is, is a

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    Aurora Solar Car Sets Another Record

    January 28, 8:42 AM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    Establishing world records, like that of the longest solar car journey (13,054 km or 8,111 miles) - around Australia in 24 days - is all in the game for the Aurora Solar Car team. So, we can belately advise you they have another first under their belt.

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    The Last Mile personal transport

    January 27, 7:34 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Jeremy Faludi may be one of those guys who squeezes 27 hours out of 24. Check his CV. When not writing for the always thought-provoking WorldChanging, he seems to be developing innovative, mould-breaking designs like this one. He describes The Last

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    Fujitsu Develop Corn Computer (and other IT news)

    January 25, 4:12 AM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    We begin with Greenbiz who have a news story about Fujitisu developing a notebook computer, which is made from 50% corn starch. The new plastic is called a ‘polymer alloy’ blending, as it does, polylactic acid (PLA see Ingeo) and a non-crystalline

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    Wind-Up Charger

    January 24, 1:47 AM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    Disposable batteries bad. Rechargeable batteries good. Human-powered recharging of batteries excellent. Weighing only 90g (3oz) this wind-up charger, comes with adaptors to fit many models of mobile cell phones including Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola,

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    EcoTip: Product Service Systems (PPS)

    January 20, 8:24 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    "Buy more stuff" exhorts the TV, radio, press and billboard advertising. It's a powerful force. Yet it can be countered with an alternative approach, that actually has definite self interest and gain. Want to save a truckload of money (and the

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    Delicious Library - a Product Service System (PSS)

    January 20, 4:42 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    "Why would people buy when they could borrow?" * So asked massive online retailer, Amazon.com, when Delicious Monster asked if they would partner on a software program, with their recommendation engine. The application, called Delicious Library,

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    Brunton Solar Power for Personal Use

    January 18, 11:32 AM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    Whther you need to power up in the backcountry, or you’re an apartment dweller looking for alternative energy sources despite the inability to make permanent changes to your residence, the reliable outdoor gear gods at Brunton have appliances that can

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    McGill University Electric Snowmobile

    January 18, 11:04 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Snow is that most secretive of the types of precipitation—silently falling through the trees and onto the ground where it dampens the noises made by tramping boots, swooshing skis, and tiny paws alike. Until the snowmobiles arrive, that is, tearing

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    Baby Capsules - A Product Service System (PSS)

    January 15, 5:10 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Recently I visited a friend, with a one month old daughter, and was reminded of yet another Product Service System (PSS). Australia probably has the most stringent child restraint safety standards in the world (not surprising, considering it was the

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    North America & Australia announce computer recycling programs

    January 7, 4:05 PM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    Following on from our earlier piece on electronic junk comes news that home and business users, from either side of the Pacific, now have more options for their old computers than just sending them to landfill. Down Under, Dell will take back desktops,

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    Win 25k Worth of Solar Panels--This Weekend Only!

    January 7, 1:50 PM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    Calling all cool Northern Cali cats: The South Bay Spring Home & Garden Show taking place this weekend (Jan. 7-9) sounds like the hot spot to be. That's mostly because the door-prize giveaway is a $25,000 dollar solar package— a complete turnkey

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    Scott Solar SeV Jacket

    January 1, 6:59 PM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    If the number of electronic gizmos you carry makes you feel like Inspector Gadget, the SeV jacket's "Personal Area Network" will finally give you somewhere to store everything: concealed pockets (30 of 'em!) and channels let you keep all your

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    Mobile Pentium M Saves Power in Desktops, Too

    December 28, 1:11 PM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    Intel Centrino’s energy-saving tactics were designed to keep battery life long in notebook computers. But just because your desktop computer is permanently tethered to the home office doesn’t mean it shouldn't be a high-energy appliance. That’s why AOpen


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