Capture Your Body Heat, Charge Your iPhone with Power Felt

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A big part of going green has to do with capturing what would otherwise be wasted. That’s why they say coffee grounds can make good fertilizer, or even green lego blocks, and that’s where the idea for regenerative braking in hybrid electric cars came into the picture. But what about you as a human being? What wasted energy could be recaptured from you?

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Charge your iPad on the go with Element5 Mini L Solarbag

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You’re out on the road, doing your thing, and then you whip out your portable device only to discover that it’s out of juice. If you’ve got an iPad, Element5 has you covered. The Mini L Solarbag is exactly what you think it is; it’s a bag with a solar panel on it. The carrying bag is clearly designed with the Apple iPad in mind, but the dock connector on the inside will work with any variety of iOS devices.

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French Designers Develop Air-Powered Saline Bird Motorcycle

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Think about what it means to be a green vehicle. These days, it’s typical to think of a biodiesel, a hybrid, or an electric car. Maybe you’re thinking of hydrogen fuel cells. However, none of those are likely as green as a bike that runs on, get this, compressed air.

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Prototype reactor uses the sun to generate storable hydrogen fuel

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Ready for another green energy alternative? You may already be familiar with solar panels and may have just equipped your home with geothermal heating, but what can you do to convert the sun’s rays into energy that is easily stored and transported?

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iFan case for iPhone really blows (in a good way)

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One of the unfortunate byproducts of our addiction to gadgetry is that it may not always be so good for the environment. In order to treat mother nature a little better, Tjeerd Veenhoven fashioned together a special iPhone case that he dubs the iFan. Yeah, it’s a case with a giant fan at the top of it.

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Environmentally friendly concept car breathes CO2 like a tree

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In order for humans to survive, we inhale oxygen and expel carbon dioxide. On the flip side, the plants and trees in your neighborhood “inhale” carbon dioxide and “exhale” oxygen for us. Well, this newest concept car from GM and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation has more in common with trees than with us.

What you see here is their YeZ Concept, a vehicle that will photosynthesize, just like that big maple tree in your backyard. It’ll absorb carbon dioxide from the air around it and emit oxygen back into the atmosphere.

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