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    Scott Solar SeV Jacket

    January 1, 6:59 PM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    If the number of electronic gizmos you carry makes you feel like Inspector Gadget, the SeV jacket's "Personal Area Network" will finally give you somewhere to store everything: concealed pockets (30 of 'em!) and channels let you keep all your

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    Mobile Pentium M Saves Power in Desktops, Too

    December 28, 1:11 PM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    Intel Centrino’s energy-saving tactics were designed to keep battery life long in notebook computers. But just because your desktop computer is permanently tethered to the home office doesn’t mean it shouldn't be a high-energy appliance. That’s why AOpen

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    SolarPC Computers and Accessories

    December 23, 11:04 AM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    Here’s an interesting stat: According to SolarPC, if their computers were the standard in the U.S., each year we would save more than 138 million barrels of imported oil, prevent 25 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions, and landfills would see a

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    521 Design Furniture

    December 22, 9:45 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Using aluminum, bent-ply, and walnut veneer, Chris Ferebee of 521 Design created the Hive, seen here, an Eamesian tribute to storage and shelving. (Though it isn't totally "market-ready" yet, the designer is offering a few prototypes for sale.)

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    Photovoltaic Carport Shades in San Diego

    December 21, 1:12 PM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    There isn’t much that’s more renewable than solar energy, and we give the TreeHugger thumbs-up to anyone who uses it. But somebody working for the San Diego Environmental Services Department is a real smarty-pants: the photovoltaic panels in the parking

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    Sun Run Web from AISO

    December 18, 1:02 AM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    We recently had a tip from Chris, saying that Treehugger readers might be interested in a link he'd seen to Hellacious Riders, a site for motorcycle enthusiasts, for a great deal. A ginormous 1TB of free email storage, with a maximum attachment size of

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    UNSW Rockpool - waterless dishwasher

    December 15, 12:23 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    This year’s winners of the international Electrolux Design Laboratory, squeezed out entries from nine other universities around the globe, to take home the trophy for a dishwasher concept that uses no water or chemicals. Three students from University of

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    Kunstfabrik Art — a Product Service System

    December 2, 10:24 PM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    An Arts and Corporate Sustainability Forum will be held in Sydney, Australia next week, so it seems timely that we make note of these guys. Let's say that you run a corporate office, a health clinic, government department, or similar, that has a public

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    Motorola mobile phone becomes sunflower

    December 1, 11:22 PM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    Motorola have developed a novel approach to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR.) They might soon be saying "you can take your mobile phone and shove it!" Shove it in the garden, that is. And then watch it metamorph, butterfly like, into a

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    Siemens ExtraRent - a Product Service System PSS

    November 30, 12:12 AM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    If you live outside the teutonic states you might only know Siemens for their cellular mobile phones. But they do other stuff. As you might, if you employed over 400,000 people in 190 countries and put €5 billion in R&D.; One of those other things is

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    Hoojum Cubit Computers

    November 24, 8:00 PM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    Those of us yet to convert to Mac are finally getting our reward. The Cubit5 is sexy, fully-featured, and eco-friendly – what more could we ask? It’s available from December (just in time to put it on your Christmas list!), but Hoojum’s been making

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    Toy Libraries - a Product Service System (PSS)

    November 24, 6:46 PM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Kids not your thing. But you're furrowing your brow, trying to select an environmentally responsible toy for someone who has 'em? Just don't buy one. Simple, huh? Instead give the gift of membership to a Toy Library. Rather than books, they lend out

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    Go Play Outside Inc.: A Product Service System (PSS)

    November 21, 12:15 PM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    He who has the most toys wins! So goes the bumper sticker. But we'd all be winners if we didn't own so much stuff. We'd have more room, less insurance, more savings and a planet that would breathe a sigh of relief. There is a concept doing the rounds

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    Biodegradable Gadgets: Good Idea Poorly Executed?

    November 16, 5:05 PM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    Japanese electronics company Pioneer has apparently developed a biodegradable DVD, which is a cool idea, because, let’s face it, now that you want to slit to your wrists for buying that last Terminator movie, it would be safer for everybody if you

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    Muji Cardboard Desktop Speakers

    November 11, 10:53 PM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    You guys already know how we really dig Muji, and here's a cool new product from them: desktop speakers made from cardoard. They pack flat for shipping, are easy to assemble, and can be plugged into your portable CD player, MP3 player, or iPod.

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    Enlux LED Floodlight with standard fittings

    November 11, 11:03 AM by TreeHugger in Gadgets

    The standard bulb is 95% heat and only 5% light. This is one of the little know facts about Mr Edison's incandescent bulb. (Another is, that out of some 6,000 attempts, one his best successes in finding a long-life filament happened to be bamboo.)

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    TreeHugger's Top 5 Zelfo Papier-Machesque Protos

    November 9, 8:01 PM by TreeHugger in Clean Technology

    Probably in your distant childhood you got your fingers all gooey making paper maché. But odds are you didn't conceive of crafting a musical instrument or furniture from the stuff. Not so these Austrian guys. They've taken that revered kindergarten

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    Solio Portable Solar Charger

    November 4, 11:20 PM by TreeHugger in Solar Technology

    Finally. A way to make your iPod greener (without buying some lint magnetised latex cover!). This pocket-sized gizmo folds out to reveal 3 solar panels. Point them at that big yellow orb in the sky. 8 or so hours later you're rock'n'rolling (or

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