These days, ambitious new skyscrapers are blanketed in a cloud of "green" buzzwords. Wind turbines! Hydrogen fuel cells! Insect farms! (Yes, insect farms.) Then there's Phoenix Towers, which has all of the above and more and looks like this. Let's call it what it is: a greenwashed dick-measuring contest.
In case you ever wondered what driving a kite-powered electric car across Australia must be like, it definitely looks sublime. The trip cost only around $13 in electricity and took 18 days to complete, earning the German extreme sportsmen Dirk Gion and Stefan Simmerer three world records in the process. The pair…
This open-topped beauty is the Wind Explorer, a German-made electric car that's just driven across Australia. And it only used around $13 of electricity on its 18-day trip.
Dar Hi, an eco spa opening in the Tunisian village of Nefta, looks kind of like Luke Skywalker's Uncle's place after an extreme home makeover. Which is fitting, because its just a short walk from where George Lucas filmed Tatooine.
Lasers can be a nasty chemical affair, which makes tossing them out ecologically dubious. But Casio's now available GREEN SLIM line of 3,000 lumen projectors uses the first ever mercury-free laser and LED hybrid light to beam your stuff.
It's bad enough worrying about losing your life-enabling smartphone connection due to a battery mismanagement crisis—but what happens when your car goes flat? A new wave of mobile car chargers could stop that nightmare scenario from unfolding.
The supposedly world-saving wind turbine has been singled out as a potential danger by the military, as the rise of wind farms threatens national security—by creating radar "blackout zones".
There's one kinda big problem with SunChips' new 100% compostable bag: It's noisy as Hell. An Air Force pilot says it's louder than the cockpit of his jet, and this video test pegs it at a potentially damaging 95 decibels.
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