This oak leaf has a secret. Rather than creating energy via photosynthesis, it can pump out electricity—because it’s actually a battery.
It's shaped like a leaf. It's colored like a leaf. It even sports the vein-like structures typically found in a leaf's spongy mesophyll layer. But this is no leaf.
Well, this is an exciting bit of news for green drivers. Envia Systems has come up with a new battery technology that could give a $20,000 electric car a range of 300 miles to a charge. Yes, please?
Lorenzo Duran is an artist who likes to work with leaves and knows a lot about paper cutting. He combined these two self-taught skills to create some impressive natural art.
Things are getting freaky over at Photokina, where Leaf's showing off their new Aptus-II 12 and Aptus-II12R digital camera backs. The price: $32,000. The pixels: 80 million, the most of any camera back to date. Good stocking stuffers. [PopPhoto]
Interstate 5 crosses Washington state from Oregon to Canada. And later this year, work will begin to make it the first electric highway in the United States. It's good to be a Volt owner in the Pacific Northwest.
These little "Leaf-It" bookmark Post-Its could technically work with any book, but I'm going to start with The Giving Tree. From Apree designer Sangwoo Nam, they've made the jump from concept to product. And they come on branches:
Speaking as a guy who rarely goes outside, this concept would be very much the same as a regular phone, but it is a neat looking flexible device that doubles as a watch when not in use.
The LEAF may be compensating for the lack of a tailpipe with 30 minute "quick charges" and the ability to go for miles and miles on a single charge (100 miles to be exact), but hey, it's eco-friendly.
Medium format wizards Mamiya are continuing their legacy of huge-sensored digicams with the new DL33—33 megapixels spread across a 36mm x 48mm sensor, which is twice the size of a full-frame DSLR's chip.
At first glance, this leaf from Bird Electron doesn't seem like such a bad idea: Provide people with a small, unamplified, discreet speaker that can hook up to pretty much any MP3 player, wrap it in a cute little leafy shell and clip it to a keychain. But then, please, consider the uses. When can't you just give you…
This has been a big month for big-time cameras. First we we first saw the Hasselblad H3DII-50 and its whopping 50-megapixel sensor, which was topped the following week by the Phase One's P65+. The Leaf AFi 10 medium format camera falls in the middle of the war over sensor-size with a 56x36mm TWF sensor that cranks out…
Forget fridge magnet poetry— you know you only used it to make up smutty phrases anyway—stick these fridge leaves on that boring metal door, and you'd have your own indoor forest. Granted it would be much more "lovely" if it was made of real leaves not plastic ones, but I reckon they've got a charm all of their own.…
I am noticing a trend in digital cameras similar to that of razors. Don't get me wrong, my Gillette Mach 14 Enhanced Super Turbo Plus Exclamation Point razor gets the job done, with all 35 blades and seven moisturizing strips, but enough is enough. Two or three blades tops is all you really need in a razor. This…