All-Natural Bananas Are Filled With Chemicals

The next time you're peeling a fresh, organic, "all-natural" banana just remember: it's filled with tons of chemicals! But don't worry, so is everything else. » 1/19/14 4:15pm 1/19/14 4:15pm

Organic Food Might Not Actually Be Better For You

There's a chance we've been deluded by the marketing of organic food; a new study by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have found that it might not actually be better for you. » 9/05/12 9:50am 9/05/12 9:50am

Would You Spend Two Bills to Monitor Your Personal Environment for…

Radiation, Nitrates, and Humidity; oh my! The Lapka Personal Environmental Monitor will be hitting store shelves late this year with a $230 price tag. It will measure the amount of radiation and number of EMF fields penetrating your personal space, while tracking the amount of nitrates (residue from industrial… » 8/08/12 5:40pm 8/08/12 5:40pm

Organic Bottled Water Is a Scam

The next time you visit your local health food store, you may be confronted with some lovely looking organic bottled water. Take my advice, save your money and grab some water from the tap. You're better off. » 7/20/11 12:55am 7/20/11 12:55am

Hide Ugly Cables Inside Fake Green Vines

Hate cables that run across your wall and look ridiculously ugly? If you are into the organic look, you should check out these Florafil cable covers from Tania da Cruz. » 7/04/11 6:30pm 7/04/11 6:30pm

Would You Eat This Human Cheese Made from Human Breast Milk?

There is such thing as human cheese. How is it human? Well, er, it's made from the breast milk of women. Human women. That's not gross, right? It's breast milk, it's natural. Uh no, still gross. Would you eat it, though? » 1/22/11 4:00pm 1/22/11 4:00pm

Counterfeiters Will Be Out Of a Job if Banknotes Go Electronic

Nevermind that banknotes are less than a millimeter thick, they're soon going to be stamped with electronic circuits for yet another anti-counterfeit measure. The notes will be traceable thanks to the semiconducting organic molecules, potentially putting a stop to bank-heists. » 12/22/10 11:40am 12/22/10 11:40am

Organic Chlorophyll Battery Can Charge Up Using Any Liquid

A Taiwanese professor by the name of Chungpin Hovering Liao has created what he believes is the world's first chlorophyll organic battery. Precisely how the battery works is a mystery, but the inventor claims that it can use any liquid ( even urine » 11/03/08 1:40pm 11/03/08 1:40pm) to generate a charge within 10 seconds. He also claims that the…

Sony's Bendy Organic Screen Means Video Clothes, Animated Cereal Boxes…

OLEDs are pretty much awesome, but the coolest application, the bendy one, is still tricky, because flexible plastic is more porous than stiff glass, and OLEDs get really upset when they come in contact with oxygen. Apparently, though, Sony and Germany's Max Planck Institute have cooked up a flexible and transparent… » 10/03/08 7:23pm 10/03/08 7:23pm

The Natural Radio Takes UIs to Strange and Stupid New Places

Imagine, if you will, stripping a radio of all its buttons and dials and replacing them with a set of scales. Now imagine changing the station or frequency on this radio by placing rocks on specific areas of the scale. The more rocks you place, the higher the volume and so on. Yeah...its never gonna happen. The idea… » 3/14/08 4:30pm 3/14/08 4:30pm

Self-Healing Organic Transistors, Wolverine Electronics

Organic transistors are appealing for their cheap manufacture and flexible materials. But often when cooling, misaligned molecules trap electrons that destroy the chips' bandwidth. A new breakthrough in organic, pentacene transistors has found that when these chips are left to sit in a vacuum, the material "self… » 12/02/07 11:30am 12/02/07 11:30am

Yoga Mat Cleaner

With all the sweating, farting, and exertion of a regular yoga session, you'll probably want to pick up some sulfuric acid rather than this Jo-Sha wipe stuff. However, if you want to be a hippie, go ahead and buy these biodegradable wipes in flavors like peppermint, lavender, and tangerine. » 4/14/06 6:04pm 4/14/06 6:04pm

Bacterial Glue

Indiana University researchers have found some sort of bacteria, C. crescentus, that secretes glue. Here's the story: This gross thing requires 70 newtons per square millimeter to remove from a glass pipette. That's equivalent to "five tons per square inch." It takes a mere 18-28 newtons per square millimeter to crack… » 4/14/06 4:58pm 4/14/06 4:58pm

Bakery Makes East Village Green

No, it's not painted green and it doesn't sell green muffins. This old-school bakery in NYC's East Village is green because of the way it's been overhauled, as completely safe for the environment. Now being dubbed the "Birdbath" Bakery, it was recently re-opened with only organic materials inside (including the food… » 2/01/06 5:35pm 2/01/06 5:35pm