Vertical Walking System to Replace Energy-hungry Elevators

Dutch designers created a unique concept, called Vertical Walking, which can replace energy and maintenance-hungry elevators in high buildings. Internet is flooded with articles that...

Teenager Develops $5 Device to Harness Wind and Solar Power

Thirteen years old Maanasa Mendu developed a $5-wind and solar hybrid system to generate renewable energy. Teenagers often manage to amaze us with their forward...

Wind Tunnel Concept Converts Wind Energy Generated by Subway Trains into Electricity

Metropolitan cities around the world build more and more underground subway systems in order to minimize the number of vehicles on the roads. The industrial designers also though to help city authorities by redesigning the current systems, making them more efficient.

Green Pass: The Award-Winning Turnstile That Powers Itself

What can a hundred thousand Chinese people do when entering the subway? Produce power, of course! A team called "VIVA design", from the Guangdong University of Technology in China, have retrofitted those turnstiles at the subway entrances to produce electricity whenever someone passes through.

Egloo Heats Up Your Room With Just Candles

The Egloo project, which offers candle heating for 10 cents a day, could slim the fat bill that will slip through the mail box...

Idénergie’s River Turbine Generates Energy from Flowing Water

A fresh new project on Kickstarter takes on the ancient idea of water mills and creates a modern river turbine that can provide cheap and...

A Solar Panel on Your Car for an Off-Grid Lifestyle

Building a solar panel on your car and disconnecting completely from the grid is quite a challenge even for the most determined of us. However, doing...

4 Floating Cities that are Becoming A Reality

A few years back, the thought of a floating city would have left you scratching your head in confusion.  With rising sea levels threatening...
'Drumi', a pedal-powered portable washer-dryer

Drumi – The Pedal-Powered Laundry Washer That Doesn’t Need Electricity

Drumi, a pedal-powered portable washer-dryer presented at the 2015 Green Living Show at Toronto, doesn't need electricity, battery, generator or a solar panel. Ever worried about the...

DIY Low-tech Air Conditioning System From Terracotta Tubes and Water

A New Delhi architect has created a low-tech air conditioner using a material that has been around for millennia. Monish Siripurapu, the founder of...