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Yogen Eco Chargers [Video]

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Well, CES 2010 was pretty darn big and 3 days of walking didn’t help me but it looks like Shinymedia bloggers got a good demo of Yogen Eco Chargers, good!  I missed their booth because CES was just so freakin’ huge but next year I will be more prepared.

You can get it here for $39.95 at the YoGenStore.com.

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CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) Recycler!

The scientists at Sandia National Laboratories have found a way to recycle CO2 (carbon dioxide) into energy using the sun.  Of course, it’s true that plants and trees have been doing this for thousands of years, turning carbon dioxide into our breathable oxygen.  I think could be definitely worthwhile to keep a watch on.  Who knows, we might have cars in the future that literally run off human breath.  By then, we should also have cars that run purely on solar power so, more the merrier!

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Solar DIY – How to Make a Cheap DIY Solar Water Heater!

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Energy is expensive here in Brazil so I decided to save some money by making a Solar Water Heater. In Brazil water is usually heated instantly with 5000 watts of electricity in the shower head. This is the same amount of electricity as running your microwave for 1 hour to water for you 15 minute shower, or turning on 50 one hundred watt light bulbs at the same time. Needless to say, it really adds up on your electric bill (and is also a little scary).

I wanted to do it cheaply. In Brazil copper is very expensive so I made it with

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Solar DIY – How to Setup Your DIY Solar Panels!

With so many things happening to our world right now including global warming (it’s REAL now…) and our current consumption of earth’s limited resources, it makes complete sense to build yourself DIY solar panels so you can power your consumer electronics or even add to the energy mass.

If you have enough room for solar panels (or even on your roof top), and you have some skills with electricity/making, I highly suggest you to try experimenting with solar power on your own. (but d

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Solar DIY – How to Make a USB Solar Charger Coffee Cup!

For those of you who want to learn about solar electronics and also make a solar charger yourself, here’s a great USB solar charger you can make that also can be applied to a coffee cup or anything for that matter.

Mr. Buzz is a solar powered USB charger in a cup! The lightweight and flexible PowerFilm solar panel charges up the 2400mA battery pack so you can recharge your USB device even without the sun.

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Water Leak Spotter/Detector!

Can you think of how much water the world can save if every energy company such as PG&E here in the U.S. used these water leak spotters powered by a single 3V lithium battery?  Probably gigatons! – via keetsa

Here is something that should be useful for bathrooms in our homes. The toilet is known to be one of the causes for wasted water and the one which escalates our water bill. This could be due to leaks or some defect. But now, all you have to do

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UK Residents now can read their Electricity Usage in Real Time using Google PowerMeter!

Google has just announced that every UK resident can now read their electricity and other energy usage in real-time using Google’s Powermeter.

Since yesterday, every resident in the United Kingdom can now watch how much energy they use on a daily basis using Google’s PowerMeter.

Google (GOOG) has announced the launch of PowerMeter with UK’s only energy supplier

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Kinetic Energy Powered DIY Clothing!

Who said fashion and smart electronics don’t mix well together?

Check out this awesome women’s garment that lights up when some kinetic energy is applied.  Brilliant.

I can see in about 5 to 10 years when all fashion designers in New York start using more cool things like this.  Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves here, we’ll just wait. 🙂

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Water Powered Flashlight!

Back in 2007, we posted a video from MIT showing that water could possibly be used to power batteries.   Well, within months, a Japanese company NoPoPo came up with water-powered batteries that can even use your own pee to power them.

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DIY Pedal-Powered OLPC Laptop in Afghanistan!

Indeed, people of Afghanistan are very resourceful and amazing if they can power laptops with pedals like this. I can see this machine going a long ways here in America, I think it’s a great way to get an exercise and power your laptop. Heck, why don’t they make a kit like this for real bikes? I am sure someone will start making these in the factories soon. Brilliant idea! (via laptop blog)

The people of Afghanistan are pretty resourceful they always have bee

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