Toshiba unveils the world’s first solar-powered e-book reader

Toshiba, along with KDDI has developed the world’s first solar-powered e-book reader. Called the Biblio Leaf, the device has a solar panel built-in and features a 6-inch E-Ink display. Toshiba promises that the Biblio Leaf will allows you to read 25 books, or 7,500 pages, on just a single charge.


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World’s largest Airship hanger gets converted to a colossal water park

What you see above was the world’s largest airship hanger, located 40 miles south of Berlin, Germany. It was also the world’s largest free-standing building. Now, the same building has been put to a better use. Check out the new Tropical Islands Resort, a colossal water park with an integrated rain forest!


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WWF, the new planet-friendly file format that’s just impossible to print

Love your planet? Well, we all do. So let’s try our best to contribute. First ensure that you don’t need a ‘hard’ copy of the document, then just go ahead and print it in WWF. Once you do that, the electronic document cannot be printed (in paper) anymore. Currently available for Mac OS X, Windows version is coming soon.


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Vintage Zipper Jar and Vase

How many uses do you think discarded zippers have? Honestly, we didn’t know of any until we had come across the collection of recycled zipper jewelry by Amalia Versaci. Once again we have some interesting  products made out of vintage zippers that have been recycled and put to use.


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Smart fabric could generate energy from the environment

Consider having a laptop with a fabric case wherein the case could power up the gadget on its own without the need of any external outlet. It could happen! Scientists from the University of Bolton’s Institute for Materials Research and Innovation (IMRI) have developed interactive fibers that respond to changes in the surrounding. Specifically, these special fibers are capable of generating electricity from wind, rain and even movement.


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