Design Hara’s Green Computer
March 16, 2010, 8:29 pm
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via Design Milk


Sustainable, Hand Made Wooden Radio

via Autonomatic news

Lunchbox Laboratory by Future Farmers
March 22, 2009, 12:51 am
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Lunchbox Laboratory is a collaboration between Futurefarmers + the Biological Sciences Team, National Renewable Energy Lab. Currently scientists are using algae to produce hydrogen and have discovered that it is a viable renewable energy form, in that,algae is everywhere and it could also be used to produce biodiesel. One of the main hurdles for the research is to find the most productive strains of algae. Since there are potentially millions of strains, this task is monumental.

Lunchbox Laboratory is a prototype for a potentially distributed research tool that would be sent to schools such that young scientists can do primary screening of a collection of algae strains. This will serve as a preliminary screening such that non productive strains will be ruled out and only productive strains will reach labs. This project enables students to participate in big science as well as network with other students nationwide to compare notes.


Collect algae and look good doing it.

Removable Kitchen Sink by Hughie

via likecool
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Paper Pulp Lamp by David Gardener
September 26, 2008, 5:16 pm
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If you haven’t figured it out yet, the packaging is the lamp, leaving zero waste.

via TreeHugger

Schwinn Debuts Bike Made From Flax
September 17, 2008, 11:14 am
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The Schwinn Earth is a frame made from 90% flax fibre, harvested from Northern France and 10% glass fibre. I really love the concept, but I have a problem with mixing in composites in sustainable design. I know the 10% glass fibre is neccessary for strength, rigidity and waterproofing, but adding that 10% glass results in the frame becoming harder to biodegrade, which is exactly opposite of what the bike is trying to achieve.

via Bike Hugger


related: Bamboo Bicycle from Calfee

Sustainable Furniture from Ecosystems: Bamboo!
August 30, 2008, 9:36 am
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EcoSystems creates sustainable furniture using recycleable materials: Bamboo plywood, 100% aluminum hardware and fasteners, talalay latex, and Designtex biodegradable fabric. Also, it gets bonus points for snapping together without tools, and ships in flat in one solid piece of plywood.