Cell phones will always die at the most inconvenient time… probably when there is no charger in site. But what if you could power your phone, or other electronic device,..
Photo Credit: Discovery.com There have been some fun innovations in technology, but this one just looks delicious. University of Exetor senior lecturer and materials scientist Liang Hao founded a..
Newer electronics are designed to be less toxic, longer-lasting, more energy efficient, and easier to recycle. This has contributed to major reductions in environmental impact. A green electronics rating system..
Photo Credit: CNet Green Tech People have turned e-waste into fish tanks, shoes, sculptures… but how about something a bit more practical? Chilean designer Rodrigo Alonso designed some interesting table..
In January, we posted about a Greenpeace survey ranking green electronics. The 2011 edition is out and there have been some notable changes. As shown by the graph above, the..
Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons If you’re reading this, you’re probably familiar with computers and know that when used for long periods of time, the machine gets overheated and needs to..
So we’ve all heard about electric cars, but what about electric airplanes? A Pennsylvania team called Pipistrel-USA won $1.35 million from NASA after taking first place in the agency’s CAFE..
As someone who blogs for an electronics recycling company, I love coming across upcycled e-waste. Mashable recently posted ten unique creations made from computer hard drives. This one is my..
Photo Credit: University of Leeds Lithium batteries are out and “jelly” batteries are in. Maybe. Ian Wards, a physics research professor at the University of Leeds in the U.K., has..
We constantly talk about how fast technology is evolving. Televisions may be changing slower than other types of electronics (e.g. cell phones), but they have still changed a lot over..
Photo Credit: Apple Steve Jobs, co-founder and two-time CEO of Apple, announced his resignation today. Jobs has been in poor health since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004...
Image Credit: Treehugger How many pieces of paper do you use each day? If you could erase and reuse each one up to 260 times, would you? Researchers at the..
Would you wear shoes made out of e-waste? Credit: PCBCreations on Etsy We’ve seen some interesting e-waste creations, but this is one of the few practical ones. Or it would..
Credit: BrownSWCD.org Do you want to make your city greener? According to Chris Taylor in a Mashable article, there are three technology-related things you can do to accomplish this. But..
Photo Credit: iTechFreak.com What do you think about digital books in classrooms? Although the move towards digital books has been underway for a couple of years on college campuses, textbook..
Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons There is one truth when it comes to laptops (or electronic devices in general): Your battery will die at the most inconvenient time. We’ve all been..
Did you know that data centers consume a lot of energy? On Tuesday, I expressed concern that Apple’s iCloud will have a negative impact on the environment. Picturing the environmental..
Photo Credit: BitRebels.com Many of us believe that long-lasting products are better for the environment, but is that always the case? Designers Yuexun Chen and Chia-Chen Hsiao don’t think so...
This infographic by the Mother Nature Network (MNN) shows us how each U.S. state shines or suffers in regards to the environment, nature, public health, or social justice. (Click on..
We’ve had several posts about the environmental impact of computing, but we’ve found another great infographic. Credit: WordStream Internet Marketing A portion of this infographic talked about data centers. Did..
As e-readers and e-books gain popularity, our requirement for print books is on the decline. In January, we asked whether e-readers are eco-friendly when compared with print books. The answer?..
Photo Credit: Inhabitat.com At Tokyo’s Security Show today, Panasonic unveiled a solar table designed to wirelessly charge your gadgets. This table utilizes Q1 technology to collect solar energy on the..
On Friday, we asked whether people need a reward to go green. If saving the environment isn’t enough incentive for you, what about saving money? According to the Mother Nature..
Photo: GoodGuide.com We’re always on the lookout to see who is making the greenest electronics. The less toxic materials, the better, right? GoodGuide, a website that ranks consumer products based..
Photo Credit: Apple Three dozen Chinese groups claim that Apple is failing to address worker safety and pollution concerns. A report by the Beijing-based non-profit institute of Public and Environmental..
Earlier this week, we posted about Greenpeace’s survey ranking green electronics. But if your device wasn’t one of those tested, how can you tell if it’s green? In October, Greenpeace..
Last week, Greenpeace released its third Green Electronics Survey. According to Earth 911: “Topping the list was the Asus VW-247H-HF computer monitor, scoring 7.5 out of 10 points. Samsung’s Blue..