Tag: Electricity

Why Smart Power Grids Will Come At A Hefty Price

Why Smart Power Grids Will Come At A Hefty Price

The world’s power grids are considered by some to be one of, if not the, largest contiguous man-made systems on the planet. Similar in immensity to th ...
Paper Generators By Disney Research Harvest Electricity From A Touch

Paper Generators By Disney Research Harvest Electricity From A Touch

When I think about companies that are on the cutting-edge of touch technology, I immediately think of Disney Research. Their team seems to come up wit ...
Imagine A World With Sustainable Energy & Access For All [Infographic]

Imagine A World With Sustainable Energy & Access For All [Infographic]

"Sustainable Energy For All" is a collaboration between the United Nations and 70 countries who share three goals - making sure the entire world had a ...
Pebble Smartstick Is Your Marker-Sized Emergency Charger

Pebble Smartstick Is Your Marker-Sized Emergency Charger

As far as battery life on your mobile device goes, there is no getting around the fact that it will eventually run out. Until some clever innovator co ...
High Tech Picnic Table Umbrella Uses Sunshine To Charge Mobile Devices

High Tech Picnic Table Umbrella Uses Sunshine To Charge Mobile Devices

I wrote an article yesterday about how we want our devices to work all the time with no exceptions. We have no patience when our smartphones run low o ...
Thermoelectric Wristwatch Converts Body Heat Into Electricity

Thermoelectric Wristwatch Converts Body Heat Into Electricity

Thermoelectric generating devices are more common than you may realize. It's a device that converts heat directly into electrical energy. Right now, t ...
Electricity Tracking Device & iPhone App Keep Your Bills Down

Electricity Tracking Device & iPhone App Keep Your Bills Down

The one thing that could quickly send your personal economy into a depression is the unpredictable electricity bill that keeps surprising you from tim ...
Electrocuted Flowers: Unusual Flower Pics Created Without A Camera

Electrocuted Flowers: Unusual Flower Pics Created Without A Camera

Not only were these unusual flower images created without a camera, there is no digital manipulation going on here either. These incredible shots were ...
Hand-Crank Phone Charger (For When You’re Without Electricity)

Hand-Crank Phone Charger (For When You’re Without Electricity)

Living without electricity is a big deal, and if you are blessed enough not to know what that feels like, try doing it for one day. It will be torture ...
Roominate Dollhouse Lets Her Be A Little Engineer & Architect

Roominate Dollhouse Lets Her Be A Little Engineer & Architect

When I was a kid, my sister put her foot through my dollhouse. It cracked down the middle. Needless to say, my soul still bears the scars of that mome ...
Learn Something New Today: The Exact Size Of A Nanosecond

Learn Something New Today: The Exact Size Of A Nanosecond

They always say that a great teacher can make even the most boring topics interesting. Learning about electricity and nanoseconds isn't boring at all ...
USB Wall Outlet: No More Searching For The Power Adapter

USB Wall Outlet: No More Searching For The Power Adapter

Have you ever needed to charge your cell phone only to realize that you left the USB power adapter at home on your desk? How many times can you stop b ...
Disaster Survival Nerd Robo Shelter

Disaster Survival Nerd Robo Shelter

While the world is utterly upside down, and we have disasters going on pretty much everywhere and seemingly all the time,  maybe it is time we start t ...
Emergency Toilet Design Created For People In Japan

Emergency Toilet Design Created For People In Japan

As of today, it's been three months since the devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan. We don't see as many bloggers writing about it anymore, an ...
The Geek’s Dream Multi-Outlet Socket System

The Geek’s Dream Multi-Outlet Socket System

No wonder this little concept design has taken the Internet by storm over the past few days. It's colorful, it rotates, and best of all, it snaps tog ...
Ambient Wallpaper: This Is The Next Generation Wallpaper

Ambient Wallpaper: This Is The Next Generation Wallpaper

Believe it or not, designers and entrepreneurs actually have a life. To come home to a nice and relaxing home is what makes the whole thing worth it. ...
Jump-Start CARD: Borrow Power From Another Cell Phone Or Device

Jump-Start CARD: Borrow Power From Another Cell Phone Or Device

Being out in the field and constantly working on your cell phone, or any other mobile device, certainly has its positive and negative sides. You get ...
The Granny Panty Chandelier

The Granny Panty Chandelier

What is it about chandeliers? In the past, we've featured chandeliers made out of prescription pill bottles, globes, bicycle chains and gummy bears, ...
Digital Paper Alarm Clock: The Edge Of 100% Recyclability!

Digital Paper Alarm Clock: The Edge Of 100% Recyclability!

Have you ever looked at a carton of eggs and wondered exactly how environmentally friendly that box is? Me neither really, but it resonates in my min ...
Total Plug Safety: Keeps Geeks and Children Safe

Total Plug Safety: Keeps Geeks and Children Safe

This little invention makes me giggle because I think it's perfect for geeks and the children of geeks. If you are like me, you know what it's like t ...
The New Light Bulb Needs No Electricity To Light Up

The New Light Bulb Needs No Electricity To Light Up

It's been a while since I have visited this realm of electricity and how we can potentially make an environmental difference, so I thought I would dig ...
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