This week on TreeHugger, brilliant hour-glass street lights, inflatable homes, pedal-powered kitchens, disposable e-readers, all the world powered by sand, Russia spending billions on a space trash collector, and so much more.
Instead of chaining up your ride to an object at ground level, imagine if you had a lock that could hoist it high overhead, safely out of reach from would-be robbers.
Countdown counters are pretty common for pedestrians, letting them know how much time they have to cross. Drivers could use them too, and might even save a bit of time and energy if they were ready to roll when the light changed.
John Pavlus at Fast Company calls it "almost genius" and I disagree; it IS Genius.
Need a spare room, but only for a few months? Want to make your outdoor jacuzzi an indoor one for the winter? Thanks to Airclad, by Inflate, now you can.
Normally, EW is placed over glass, but the new breakthrough allows it to be placed over paper. Does that mean one-sheet read-n-toss books?
Are you about to see all your cords disappear entirely?
Sand as the solution to the world's energy woes? Or, more precisely, silica? The Sahara Solar Breeder Project is a plan by universities in Japan and Algeria to provide 50 percent of the world's electricity by 2050.
Energia, Russia's space corporation, is planning to build a "pod" that will knock junk out of orbit and back down to earth.
Learn the story of everything from coal to electronics to just regular old "stuff."
GM's plug-in hybrid is officially rated at 93 MPG-equivalent in electric mode and 37 MPG in gasoline mode, for a composite number of 60 MPG.
TreeHugger's EcoModo column appears every Tuesday on Gizmodo.