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Articles from December 2012
As we face the new year many people will set their minds on losing weight, particularly if they have over indulged during the holiday period - but wait (or weight) ...
It is clear that energy efficient lighting can provide substantial energy savings and leading many of those savings are LED lights, but for many switching to LED lighting means a ...
We have posted previously about mobile speakers, low and high tech, solar powered or rechargeable - but todays offering is also a flashlight, power supply and speaker phone. The Braven625s Bluetooth ...
When you think of solar panels many tend to think of large, reasonably heavy units on roofs or even arrayed across fields in solar farms, but here at the ESA ...
Rechargeable batteries are at the center of our lives. Cell phones, tablets, power drills, hand-mixers and so much more all use rechargeable power packs and at their heart are rechargeable ...
Earlier this week we posted about the Waka Waka Light, apart from being a solar powered energy saving device it has huge social potential for all those who live off-grid ...
Cool roofs have become an ever popular method of improving the energy efficiency of a building and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Princeton Plasma Physics Lab (PPPL) set out to ...
It is a well known fact that having your tyres correctly inflated is not only safe but it also saves fuel. It is also accepted that the majority of us ...
We feature solar lights and chargers often in our postings, but today we look at a solar charger that has at it’s foundation a far greater social aim - the ...
When we use our computer printers we use ink, paper and power - all impacting on the environment, but even if we are careful to print only when we need ...
Wireless keyboards are great, until suddenly the battery dies. You hammer away at the keys but nothing appears on the screen. If you touch type it’s not so bad, instantly you ...
Electric cars are no doubt the future, but as we have mentioned previously there are still big drawbacks to owning and running an electrically powered vehicle. You need to charge the ...
Researchers in Toronto, Canada, are testing a construction design change which is simple but could produce significant energy savings - which is good news as we start to get concerned ...
It is well known that sunlight is good when you are trying to film the kids on the beach, skiing or at any other family occasion - but the sun ...
Television can often produce deep sleep, depending on the quality of the program, but the TV is then often left running while you snore - but how about your TV ...
A wave powered robot has just travelled from San Francisco to Australia, gathering important scientific and environmental data as it went! ‘Papa Mau’, designed by Liquid Robotics, completed the 9,000 nautical ...
We posted last week about a solar powered ‘tree’ sited in public areas, where you can sit and charge your phone for 15 minutes - today we look at a ...
You get up in the morning and as you dash around grabbing breakfast, making the bed, sorting out the kids and gathering your clothes together you have left the shower ...
As it gets colder we naturally wish to stay warm, but we may not have the luxury of a centrally heated home or we may just need to heat a ...