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Virginia Earthquake’s Seismic Waves march across the US!

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About 12 hours after Virginia’s earthquake hit, I “felt” an earthquake right here in California, which I am 100% certain caused by seismic waves that traveled across the U.S. and caused a 3.6 magnitude earthquake in Oakland, California.

Well, I thought that was just my guess, today I found this video on YouTube animating that’s what actually happened!

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Langlee Wave Energy to Power Converter!

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Back in 2009, we did go over the Oyster Wave Energy Converter, here’s another good candidate for converting ocean waves into energy.

Imagine this, earth is made up mostly of water and even if we utilized a small number of the raw power from waves, we could essentially power the whole earth! The only problem? The cost to make these wave energy converters. At first, it’s going to be billions of dollars but in the long run wave energy could be powering everything at cost of almost

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What You Could Do with 65,000 AOL CDs!

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Everyone probably remembers that AOL sent every household in America at least 3 AOL CDs each back in the 90s and it’s no doubt one of the secrets AOL became so big. And indeed it’s ironic that AOL stopped growing once CD spam became outlawed.

Now, what if you could turn many of those AOL CDs into something useful, like an art exhibit that shows how wasteful CDs are (when used in the wrong way), and this is exactly what architect Clémence Eliard and artist Elise Morin did.

I always thought those pile of CDs would one day prove usefu

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How to Make a Solar Charged Kobo eReader!

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Do you have an eReader such as a Kobo or a Kindle that you read often under the sunlight, perhaps at the beach on your smoke breaks?

If so, you might be interested in turning some of that UV rays into charging your eReader as one user did with his Kobo eReader, attaching a 80mA output solar cells to the back of the unit.

Although most eReaders do have good battery life but this could be a good application to refer if you have similar projects.

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DIY Speaker System Made from Recycled Tires!

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Here’s a really neat DIY speaker system made from recycled tires by designer Wang Jinsheng.

Pretty neat stuff.

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How to Build a Salt-Water Powered LED Light!

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You probably well know of the focus that the world has been giving to alternative energy.  And I am sure schools are now pushing more ways to power our electronics than ever.

Which brings us to this awesome DIY that shows you how to build a salt-water powered LED light. You can also substitute lime juice for the salt-water.

Also see:

Beer Powered Batteries!

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How to Build a DIY Portable Solar Charging System!

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5 years ago, it was a lot harder to build your own solar-charging systems but now there are so much more resources plus price of solar systems have dropped quite a bit.  If you own a home and you have some space in your backyard (or roof) for solar panels, there’s absolutely no reason why you aren’t powering some of your home electronics via the power of the sun (unless you live in Alaska and it’s no-sun season).

Here’s a great example of a DIY portable solar

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DIY Felt Mouse!

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Do you want a mouse that’s truly eco-friendly and made from wood felt, teak, and aluminum?

Well, designer Joey Roth has created this DIY felt mouse that’s exactly that.

I was inspired by the mouse’s intimate contact with the human skin, which is unique among peripherals. Although it’s more similar to a glove or shoe than a printer, mice are typically made from the same thermoplastics. For such a tactile and purposeful object, this is wrong.

I was inspired by the mouse’s intimate co

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Top 10 Eco-Friendly and Green Gadgets of 2011! #EarthDay

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Well, today is that day folks, it’s called Earth Day and you know what?

It’s time for the most eco-friendly and green gadgets of 2011!

Solar LED Desk Lamp – I work right by a big window that gets a lot of sunlight.  This Solar LED Desk Lamp will definitely cut your desktop electric bill to near zero because it can be fully-recharged and provides 5 hours of light.

Best of all, it comes with a 12

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Portable USB Solar Panel Charger/Battery Pack Review!

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I’ve been meaning to get a USB solar charger/battery pack but luckily, MiniInTheBox.com sent me one for a review couple weeks back.  Anyways, this thing is pretty awesome, it basically re-charges itself when there’s even any hint of light.

How powerful is it? It’s rated at 2600mAh, meaning you can probably re-charge your iPhone/Android smartphone/Blackberry twice fully.

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