Research shows that companies (collectively) waste at least $2.8 billion a year on electricity charges. That’s a huge waste, which needs immediate attention from all of us. Now Microsoft Research is coming up with a new app that will help slash power wastage. Termed as the “sleep proxy system”, this application will allow access to all computers in an enterprise network, while staying switched “off” or in a “stand by” mode.
Again we bring before you some lamps which definitely are different from what we have already seen. The cassette tape lamps not only added glow and glitter to a room but defined how discarded or obsolete things could be reused properly[ saving the earth from being the plastic holder]. Similarly these lamps in the pictures show how recycled plastic PET bottles can be utilized and re-purposed to create such gorgeous lamps.
Gigantic showy flowers are being placed at different cities in United States by Toyota as a part of the marketing campaign of its 2010 Toyota Prius. These temporary installations which emphasize the message “Harmony Between Man, Nature and Machine” were placed in Boston’s Prudential Plaza and will be seen in cities like New York, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
Tired of parking and driving in the peak office hours. Life couldn’t be more miserable during those times. Right? Not to worry, most of us are such victims of urbanization. Still there is hope, like the Speedway Traffic system. It consists of magnetically controlled super compact cars, that have enhanced speeds by putting in a linear motor into the highways.
Engineers are coming up with all the options to generate power from solar energy for a long time. This is another example. Check out the super portable cell phone charger from Green-House Japan named GH-SC350. The charger will be able to recharge your cellphone in just 30-40 minutes (max.).
MIT has always been the most pioneering place for breakthroughs in technology. Innovation there never ends. Now they have come up with a technology that can fully recharge your electric car in just 10 minutes! This is not a concept, as the technology is actually going to be implemented in the 2010 Mercury Milan shown above.
This cute green Robot, named DustCart, specializes in collection of garbage when summoned by any household within its service area. This robot has been designed for places where large garbage trucks cannot enter. It goes to the particular caller, asks for the ID, collects and then carries the trash to the waste disposal area. The picture shows the robot in Peccioli, Italy being tested.
GE has always been a pioneer in energy and utility innovation. Recently it introduced the idea of Net-Zero Energy home. As the name suggests, the house will be extremely energy efficient. Although GE targets to commercialize the idea by 2015, the initial architecture is already planned.
Recycling water and reducing water wastage has always been a point of importance. There have several recent developments in recycling water, and one such exacmple is the “Phyto-Purification Bathroom” from designer Jun Yasumoto. The idea is to use a simple and natural filtering principle which is called phyto-purification for recycling the waste water.