The Eolic is a wind-powered foldable generator. Designed by Marcos Madia, Sergio Ohashi and Juan Manuel Pantano. This concept is designed to create an easily foldable power generator to be used in the construction at places where there is no electric service. The generator can also be used to replace the electric service in small housing. All the equipment can be stored together in one package in order to provide an easy operation. It is made of the ultra light materials like aluminum and carbon fiber.
Rambler Socket by Meysam Movahedi is a very solid electrical outlet concept that completely eliminates the need for extension cords. The Rambler Socket might just be the solution we’re all are looking for. As it comes with an extension cord built into the power outlet, you just pinch its sides to pull it out and tug it to semi-automatically wind it back in.
Yves Behar’s Fuseproject is currently working on the XO-3, a project for an affordable next-gen tablet pc for kids.
The third generation OLPC is made completely from plastic and is semi-flexible to make it more durable for children’s rough & tumble lives. Yves Behar hopes to have these devices ready to ship by 2012 for the incredibly affordable price of $75 each.
Siemens installed the World’s Biggest Revolving Christmas Star called Siemens Superstar in Munich. The Siemens Superstar is a windmill that carries 9,000 light-emitting diodes (LEDs) from Osram, a Siemens subsidiary.
The Christmas season lasts until Epiphany. And the star is now going to be lit up throughout the entire period. Originally, the work of art on the A9 highway leading into Munich was to be visible only until New Year’s Eve.
As bright as around 20,000 Christmas candles, the entire installation uses only as much electricity as a hair dryer or two electric water kettles.
A joint project between the National Geographic Channel and Channel 4, the series used advanced high definition cameras to capture animals and embryos during pregnancy and birth. $Techniques included infrared and 4-D scanning techniques, as well as a host of realistic computer-generated models. Now you can see fetal dog, elephants, penguins, and dolphins still inside the womb.
The Water Powered Clock to use energy from water to keep the clock alive and ticking.
All you have to do to keep the clock ticking is change the water every six months. It uses “the latest electrochemical technology” to power the digital display with water and there are no emissions or waste. Shaped like cans, the clocks are available in four colors.
SDWorks, a commercial platform attached to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s School of Design now started to produce the Mirror Watch – a combination mirror/ LED watch by student designer Cheuk Kee Lai.
Cheuk Kee Lai focused on dual functionality: the mirrored surface reveals a LED digital watch only when needed, and for the rest of the time the watch becomes an elegant reflective piece.
The clock appears when viewed in different browsers and operating systems.
Pentax has recently introduced the new upper entry level DSLR camera Pentax K-x. Breaking away from the conventional black coloured body for a DSLR, the new K-x will come in a whole new range of colours. “Pentax K-x 100 colours 100 styles” provide the consumers with 20 coloured bodies and 5 coloured grips to mix and match around with.
Kooho Jung and Hayeon Kelly Choi have come up with an innovative idea, a conceptual double-layered wall system that collects, filters and distributes rainwater and wastewater within the construction site. Water is collected between the two layers, which also contribute in absorbing heat and noise around the site.
Howeler + Yoon Boston based architects and Squared Design Lab from Los Angeles have designed a conceptual structure for Boston, where an unfinished building would be covered in modular pods growing algae for biofuel.
The pods would be continuously rearranged by robotic arms (powered by the micro-algae produced) to ensure the optimum growing conditions for alage in each pod. The designers intend to use the structure, called Eco-pods, to inform the public about the potential of micro-algae, a bio-fuel that can be grown vertically. The pods could also house research projects.
The program called Shadow Art is an amazing new computer model that allows designers to create objects based on the multiple and highly specific shadows that those objects will cast when lit from different angles.
Three currency symbols combined in a sculpture built from Lego.
Designed by the Japanese brand Nendo, Music Cage is a wireless speaker that allows you to listen to music from a computer or Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. Music Cage can be plugged into a wall socket or mounted on the ceiling.
This concept bathroom design designed by Michal Mitek intended to make the most of a space by hiding several features in each aspect of its design. From the LCDs that can either give a beautiful panoramic view or double as computer monitors to the rising floor that covers the tub to turn the area into a fitness floor, everything is smoothly integrated.
Philips has introduced its latest portable speakers for the Korean market – the SBA1700. The speakers show-off an elegant silver finish. They are plug and play and connect to an audio source via a 3.5mm stereo connector. Weighing only 0.3 kg, the SBA1700 offers around 20 hours of battery life with 1.5V three AAA batteries.
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Presented at the Seoul Design competition, the “Savior Bud” is inspired by the “Giving Tree,” latches on to trees and uses it’s natural recycling processes to obtain water. In a simple process which basically involves collecting the moisture from the leaves and emptying it out into containers, the Savior Bud takes one more step toward acceptable living conditions in Africa.
i.Tech Dynamic has launched on the market a solar charger for mobile devices. SolarCharger 906 is about the size of a deck of cards and lets on-the-go users charge their mobile devices such as cellphone, PDA, GPS, PMP with solar energy. This device features monocrystalline solar panel and does efficient solar conversion. Other than sunlight, the portable charger can also get power from a PC via USB port.
i.Tech Dynamic’s $59.99 SolarCharger 906 comes with 10 adapter plugs for use with a variety of mobile phones and entertainment devices, including iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry and other name-brand products.
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