Solar Powered Airplane Flies All Day and Night

Yesterday I happened to look up into a particularly clear blue sky to see the graceful gliding of a few seagulls. Whenever I see birds just floating and sliding around the sky like that, with their wings essentially motionless, I can’t help but wish I could know what that feels … Continue reading

Have you Watered Your Clock Lately?

Feeling like something a little lighter today? Something fun? How about another essentially ‘free to power’ gadget? Not solar this time, but water. No dam or massive flow of water needed for this one however. Just less than a glass of the stuff and these clever little clocks can run … Continue reading

Buy or Make Your Own Solar Oven

Did you ever try that goofy idea that seems to just float about, the one where you cook an egg on the hot pavement? Well, I confess I have, tried that is, without much success. Maybe got just a little of the edges almost to turn opaque. But it was … Continue reading

That’s No Shrub, That’s a Car (Electric Vehicle)

Now I’ve seen everything. Or at least something I never would have even thought of, let alone imagined would actually exist. A solar-powered EV (electric vehicle) that looks like a bush, an ordinary manicured shrub. The Terrestrial Shrub Rover was designed and built by New York-based artist Justin Shull, “whose … Continue reading

Bye Bye Watch Batteries

Citizen Men's Solar WatchWith all the massive ills that accompany our ever-increasing quest for energy, I’d like to concentrate for a moment on something on a much smaller scale. My little dead watch battery. It occurs to me that there are actually ways to get a free energy supply. Solar power is nothing new, but mainstream, widespread use remains elusive. Continue reading

Dream Cube at the World Expo 2010

Building better cities for the future is part of the theme of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. Integral to this is the idea of transformation. One building in particular caught my attention. Designed by ESI Design, the 40,000 square-foot Shanghai Corporate Pavilion opens tomorrow May 1st 2010, and is … Continue reading

Eco-Friendly Power Gadgets

So we have our stuff, and some of it requires power. How about some environmentally friendly power stuff to go with it? Thanks to supply and demand, and all that talking we can do to manufacturers with our wallets, more and more enviro options continue to emerge. I do believe … Continue reading