Apple at their 21st March event showed off their promise to the environment. Aiming for a 100% renewable power capability Apple reached 93% of its goal. Where 93% of all Apple facilities are run on renewable energy. Whereas, 100 % of their data centres are run on renewable sources of energy.
Apple has also worked on a new Robot which lets the company take apart each and every component of any Apple device like an iPhone into components and send individual items back to the manufacturing line.
Apple also said that almost 99% of all packaging used in their products comes from recycled paper or sustainable sources of [...]
Researchers at Berkeley Labs have now coated electrodes with modified M13 bacteriophage, a harmless bacteria-eating virus, to create the first ever organic piezoelectric material which can convert force to electricity.
The researchers also said that the option is a lot environment friendly as the material is non-toxic, organizes naturally into thin layers and self-regenerates, giving it a possible advantage over chemical options.
By attaching thin layers to, for example, shoes one would be able to charge devices on the go, by sending cables up to pockets. Lets hope there isn’t [...]
Apple has filed for a new Patent that would allow for new MacBooks to go on for days and weeks without requiring a charge. This new technology would also allow for Cupertino’s new laptops to be slimmer and lighter. Apple has filed for a patent indicating that hydrogen fuel cells would be used to send and receive power from a battery to power a laptop computer. Apple also admits in this patent that the company is developing a product which is small enough and cheap enough to be placed in one of their laptops will be a challenge.
Not only do you find Google everywhere when it comes to computing, mobility and softwares. Google also invests in the future, including several ECO investments from the multi Billion dollar company. Google has pumped US $ 94 Million into their California Solar Energy project, totaling their investment to over $915 million. Google along with Equity from Sacramento based Power company KKR will build a 88MW photovoltaic power plant that will power 1300 US homes via clean Solar energy. Google has already laid out further investment plans, ensuring that they cross the US$ 1 Billion mark sometime early next year.
The Wind Cube is a modular green energy power system that has been designed by Chen Liao Hsun for urban household use. “The concept,”he says, “is to use three-dimensional wind fields to make up for the insufficiency of two-dimensional ones.” Each individual unit can produce around 100 W of electricity which translates into an estimated 21.6 KWh a month. For an average family of 4 members, a total of 15 Wind Cube units would be enough to take them off the grid.
This concept provides [...]
The Sanya Skypump is a wind powered charging station for electric vehicles and it has been developed by Urban Green Energy in collaboration with General Electric. While still in the conceptual stages, the Skypump combines a GE Wattstation with a urban green wind turbine which can capture up to 4KW of wind energy.
The turbine is 13m high and can easily be installed in parking lots, rest stops and other areas. As it is attached to the grid, once the station is fully charged and a vehicle is not plugged in, the Skypump will keep pumping electricity [...]
Displays have come a long way since the old CRT monitors and TVs. Advancements in display technology have made many modern devices possible such as mobile phones, mobile gaming platforms like the Sony PSP, thinner Televisions and Monitors. We use them everyday, for a variety of tasks but do we really know how they work? What is an LCD? What is a TFT Screen? How do they display so many millions of colours? This article will answer these questions and many more.What is an LCD?
The term LCD stands for Liquid Crystal Display. But what exactly are [...]
Before we begin to talk about this next piece of hardware, let me tell you that we want one! The Samsung ambient light based transparent LCD shows what technology has achieved today. What we saw in movies and SCI-FI flick is becoming real day by day.
What you see here is a prototype 46-inch display with 1920 x 1080 resolution and ten-finger touchscreen capability. The device generates is power from surrounding light, much like our calculators.
Whats impressive is the fact that Samsung has been able to make a working prototype of a Huge touchscreen [...]
This brilliant looking water Faucet – meant for home as well as commercial applications is an earth saver. The faucet has a 1 lit tank as seen above, the water after being let out takes 30 sec to refill, discouraging the waste of water.
Consider this, on an average in a commercial application a standard faucet uses/lets out water at the rate of 10 lit per minute. This will bring it down to 1 lit per minute. A 90% saving of the most useful resource on the planet. This would be a grace in India where people like to leave the water running. Although, in our country, impatience is as common as mobile phones.
This new design of of Soda Can , called the “Tin Can” is actually made up of PLA (poly-lactic acid), a sort of corn starch that can retain some plastic properties. The only thing is that the cans cost about 4 times the cost of a Coke Can here in India, for 2 $28 [Hao Shi via Yanko Design]