Posts tagged: Universal Serial Bus

Solar-powered trees are planted in Israel

All trees convert sunlight into chemical energy, but now there are trees that convert sunlight into power to charge devices, cool water, offer free Wi-Fi and more for the benefit of their surrounding communities. Thanks to an imaginative idea from an Israeli company called Sologic, solar-powered trees are taking root to raise environmental awareness while […]

Boston Is Getting Solar-Powered Smart Benches in Its Parks

By: Jamie Condliffe The next park bench you sit on may be smarter than you think. Boston is rolling out new smart benches to parks around the city, which will use solar power to allow anyone to charge their phone on the go and record data about their surroundings at the same time. The benches, […]

The Beast solar-powered e-bike built for off-road adventure

By Nick Lavars   Since the release of its groundbreaking wireless Shadow Ebike in 2011, Canadian electric vehicle company Daymak has been toiling away looking to take its eco-friendly bike tech beyond the asphalt. The Beast is a product of around two years of development and, fitted with 8-inch thick tires and solar power battery […]

US Marines Test Solar Power Vest That Talks To Itself

DAHLGREN, Va. — Marines are testing prototypes of the new Marine Austere Patrolling System (MAPS) at an End User Evaluation from July 17-24 in Camp Pendleton, Calif. The Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division (NSWCDD) developed MAPS as an individual, wearable power management and distribution system, enabling Marines to patrol longer without resupply. “One of […]

Genius DX-ECO: battery-free wireless mouse

Genius DX-ECOWhile wireless mice are a useful and great for getting rid of wire clutter on your desk, they do have some pitfalls. The fact that the mice run on batteries means they’re usually heavier and you’ll need to deal with changing its batteries every now and then. Well the folks over at Genius have […]