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Tentsile goes solo with new UNA tree tent

So far, Tentsile has expanded quickly while going smaller, following its all-season, three-person Stingray up with the two-person Connect, flexible, …

Camping

Making Hydroelectric Turbines - Renewable Energy

Seventeen years ago, Dan New's father started making hydroelectric turbines near Deming, Washington. "He was just fascinated with falling water," …

Zero-Carbon Waterwheel Washing Machine is Completely Powered by Flowing Water

A team of Chinese designers has developed a brilliant Waterwheel washing machine that combines the mechanism of modern spinning washing machines with …

The wind turbine that looks like a tree

Tapping into the small, turbulent currents of air that blow around cities, a new French invention called the wind tree could bring wind power to …

89 Year Old Man Develops Bladeless Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine

• Home<br>• ><br>• Energy<br>• ><br>• 89 Year Old Man Develops Bladeless Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine<p>posted 2 years ago<br>Categories: Energy<p>The potential damage to bird and bat …

Renewable Energy

The Üo Wants to Be Your Next Generation Scooter

Like a Segway but it feels like you're floating.<p>When it comes to personal transportation, the bike reigns supreme. Things like "hoverboards" and Segways have tried to dethrone the two-wheeled wonder, and so far haven't even come close. But German electrical engineer Olaf Winkler wants to where …

Skateboarding

This Brilliantly Weird Design Is the First New Rotary Transmission Since the 1960s

The mesmerizing new design from SRI could have applications in robotics.<p>It's not every day that you can come up with an improvement on a tech that's remained mostly unchanged for the better part of a half a century, but that is what the folks at the research institute SRI International appear to …

Engineering

A look back at Solar Power International 2016

Share:<p>Every year when I return from SPI I constantly get the questions “How was SPI this year? Anything new and interesting?” For those of us that …

Roof-top tent greets changing seasons with changing fabric

The first time I came across a roof-top tent a few years ago, I thought, "What is that amazing, new contraption and where in the world do I get one?" …

Folding turbine makes smartphone charging in the wild a breeze

The idea for the Micro Wind Turbine came about in March this year as a result of Ferber finding that his smartphone would routinely lose charge on …

A History Of Solar Cells: How Technology Has Evolved

Though solar power as we know it is no more than 60 years old, the discoveries that led to the solar cell began nearly 200 years ago. These …

Clean Energy

Turn Your Rotary Tool Into a Tiny Lathe

Build a horizontal stand for your Dremel and start turning miniature model pieces.<p>Mini-lathes are designed to turn bowls, table legs, and posts, but they are much too large for turning very small wood pieces. The YouTuber Scrap Wood City didn't let that stop him, though. He built his own small …

Woodworking

What's Really the Best the Way to Take Down a Drone?

Don't do this. It's almost always illegal. Still…<p>The anti-drone solution du jour is a net-shooting bazooka. The British company OpenWorks Engineering recently unveiled its SkyWall 100, which it claims can blast an unfurling net around a drone 100 meters (328 feet) away.<p>As cool as it looks, you have …

FAA

22 Amazing Renewable Energy Projects That Pave The Way to a Cleaner Future

There’s a growing demand for greener, safer renewable energy sources. Sun, wind, water, biomass, waves and tides, and the heat of the soil, all …

Renewable Energy

Phone-charging hydroelectric plant fits in your backpack

About two years ago, Seoul-based company Enomad made news when it put mobile phone charging stations along the manmade Cheonggyecheon River that runs …

Comparing power generation options

A Canadian study based on life-cycle assessments sheds light on how different power generation options and electricity mixes compare in terms of …

Greenpeace

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Greenpeace

SkySaver offers escape from a burning high-rise

Being trapped on an upper floor of a burning high-rise is the stuff of nightmares, but a product called SkySaver offers a last-resort means of …

Solar Thermal Collection and Delivery

New systems go beyond roof panels<p>Photo: Flickr<p>Unlike photovoltaic systems, which convert the sun’s energy into electricity, active solar thermal …

12 Robots That Are Actually Useful

From bug-like massagers and personal assistants to gutter cleaners, snow blowers and grass mowers

Robotics

Hybrid road sweeper keeps air cleaner, too

Empa, ETH Zürich and Bucher Municipal have developed a hybrid-electric powertrain for road sweepers that's said to consume half the energy of …

What are the Different Types of Renewable Energy?

Renewable energy is becoming an increasingly important issue in today’s world. In addition to the rising cost of fossil fuels and the threat of …

​Why Hammocks Suck

I'm writing this with a sore back and exhausted from not getting enough sleep over the weekend. Hammocks lure you in with the romantic appeal of …

After 3 Years And $64M In Seed Funding, Onshape Launches The Mother Of All Products

Behind every product is a product, almost invariably a computer-aided design (CAD) software package known as Solidworks. If you are a designer and want to draft a belt buckle for a new handbag, you have to use this software to carefully extrude the metal contours so that it is ready for …

Do you have a green business plan?

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What It's Like To Live In The World's Lightest Freestanding Tent

Do you get wet when it rains? Can you feel the weight saving on your back? Are the tiny interior proportions worth a few fewer ounces? And, most …

Cinch! is a solar-powered and spacious pop-up tent that sets up in seconds

The camping tent is one of the most essential pieces of equipment for the great outdoors, but it can also be one of the most aggravating because of …

DIY Hanging Lounge Chair

I know I always get pretty excited about the projects on here but, seriously, this is one of my favorites! I’ve had a hanging chair on my to-make …

Woodworking

Quadrofoil: The First All Electric Hydrofoiling Personal Watercraft

Do you know what hydrofoiling is? It's a term used to describe a boats hull being lifted out of the water after it has gained a significant amount of …

Dust Off That Day Planner For These Compact Solar Charging Panels

The Blackberry struck the first blow, but eventually those multi-page day planners were all but completely replaced by modern smartphones. However, …