Recently unveiled at the ongoing 2013 Seoul Motor Show, the E4U is a one-seater that can move easily in any direction. It travels on a rotating front sphere and two rear training-wheel-like supports. Propulsion is controlled by foot pedals, which cause the spherical front to tilt.
In a demo at the car show, the pod moved at about walking speed. The concept car will occupy less space on the road, making it feasible for city driving.
Got a cup of boiling water? You can charge your cellphone!
From inventive Kenya comes a solution that puts pay to waste. That kettle you have just boiled, the campfire heat, the used plastic bottle destined for the landfill, all elements that can be put to good use.
The Bottle Charger works day or night,rain or shine to bring electricity for charging small devices.
Lorna Rutto from Kenya has been named the Cartier Women's Initiative Awards 2011 laureate for sub-Saharan Africa for her creative business idea of making fence posts from plastic waste.
What a great idea, and it would curb the constant theft of fence poles every rural South African has hed to deal with"
A desire to clean up the environment, coupled with a good business idea, is what inspired Rutto to establish EcoPost, which uses 100% recycled plastics to manufacture durable and eco-friendly fencing posts.
Her love for the environment was already evident from an early age when she started collecting discarded plastic to make earrings.
''Though it wasn't really the earrings I was interested in, I just wanted to find a way to get rid of all that plastic!'' she says.
The plastic fencing posts are versatile and suitable for fencing of farms, homes, national parks, game reserves and commercial premises such as cattle ranches and tourist resorts.
They can also be used as support beams for houses, cowsheds and garages.
Unlike wood, plastic fencing posts don't rot; they aren't prone to termite attacks; they are durable; cost-effective; easy to work with; and cannot be stolen for use as firewood.
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In spite of technology and all the gadgets we now have available to be paperless, paper is still a part of every office. In the future we may be able to re-use the printed page by un-printing it.
The technology relies on nano-second bursts of laser energy to remove the toner from the page. And that can be done up to five times. This is more efficient than recycling as the re-use takes place without transport costs.
Read the details at "The Future of Things"
An inquiring young mind turned the traditional layout for solar energy gathering from flat to tree-shaped, with remarkable results.
It took a 13-year old to notice that trees hold a secret to gathering light (energy) that has not yet been applied to how we tap into solar energy. His discoveries are astounding - and patent worthy!