Easy Baking Without the 100-Watt Light Bulb Burns Isn't Easy Baking

Next year, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 will go into effect, starting with the ban of 100-watt incandescent light bulbs. With them go the Easy-Bake Ovens that have burned your mini treats a 100-watts at a time since 1963. While Hasbro has insisted they will recreate the toy to embrace modern… » 2/23/11 3:29pm 2/23/11 3:29pm

A Soccer Ball To Light Up Developing Nations

Just in time for the World Cup, the sOccket 2.0 offers an ingenious solution for illuminating developing nations. Kicking the induction coil-equipped ball around for ten minutes provides 3 hours of LED light. » 6/12/10 6:12pm 6/12/10 6:12pm

The InfoLadies of Bangladesh, Armed With Bicycle and Netbook

Many people living in Bangladesh's impoverished villages haven't yet been reached by technology. But a determined band of InfoLadies—young women equipped with netbooks, phones, and medical equipment—are delivering technology's benefits to those people, one village at a time. » 5/22/10 10:30am 5/22/10 10:30am

Miniature LED Lamp Powered By Fruit (Or Is It Vegetable?)

The tastiest design at this year's Milan Furniture Fair isn't furniture at all—it's this tiny, tomato-powered LED lamp by Israeli group d-VISION. You say tomato, I say incisive commentary on energy production and consumer culture. [MocoLoco and Inhabitat] » 4/17/10 4:14pm 4/17/10 4:14pm

Thought-Controlled Computing Will Light Up Vancouver Olympics

Figure skating? Please. The main attraction for many visitors to the Winter Olympics will be an installation letting them control the lights at Niagara Falls with their minds. That's right: we're all telekinetics now. » 2/02/10 4:40pm 2/02/10 4:40pm

Lunar-Resonant Streetlights Only Shine When the Moon Doesn't

Streetlights aren't really necessary when there's a full moon out, what with it bouncing all that sunlight down at us and everything. But your average streetlight isn't smart enough to know when it isn't needed, so it sits there, dumbly shining away for no real reason. That's not the case with the Lunar-Resonant… » 8/10/07 4:00pm 8/10/07 4:00pm