Keep Your Bike Safe with Stowaway Storage System

Stowaway bicycle storage system keeps your bike away from the street and from your corridor, making storing safer, easier and more convenient than ever. When...

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.

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.

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...

MythBusters’ Bubble Bike Reduces Emissions and Boosts Fuel Efficiency

We've got to love the MythBusters on The Discovery Channel. These guys have the incredible ability to break all, OK maybe not all, but...

Novel coating to keep buildings cool without air-conditioning

Air-conditioning can account for more than 40% of the domestic energy consumption, and contributes to greenhouse emissions by making use of chemical refrigerants such...

Novel bio-inspired materials to substitute plastics

Researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) developed a novel approach to manufacture biodegradable substitutes for plastic. The team make use of...

How to Keep Food Cool Without Electricity

Evaporative cooling was used as early as the Old Kingdom of Egypt, around 2500 B.C. As you can imagine, a clay pot cooler does...

Urban farming: growing vegetables on the rooftop of a car park

Singapore is a small country in South-East Asia--practically a city state, where the urban centre dominates most of the island. Land is a scarce...

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...