Category Archives: Green Tech

More Children Using High Tech Devices

Do your kids use high tech devices? According to Common Sense Media, 40 percent of two to four year olds and 50 percent of five to eight year olds have used smartphones, video iPods, iPads, or similar devices. Televisions and … Continue reading

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Evolution of the Cell Phone

Remember those huge car phones? It’s tough to believe that over the years, cell phones have evolved to the bulky car phone to the sleek iPhone. But the cell phone has rapidly evolved and many of these changes have happened … Continue reading

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Disneyland Paris Will Turn Heat from Computers into Energy

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 be cooled down by a fan. The computers in a large-scale data center operate … Continue reading

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Electric Airplane Flies 200 Miles in 2 Hours

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 Green Flight Challenge with an electricity-powered plane called the Taurus … Continue reading

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Coffee-Powered Car Breaks World Record

I always knew that coffee has amazing powers. It wakes you up and allows you to be semi-coherent in the morning. It may also power your car one day… A group of people in Durham, England found a way to … Continue reading

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Unique Hard Drive Creations

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 favorite: What interesting ways have you seen hard drives reused? … Continue reading

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“Jelly” Batteries Could Supply Cheap Power to Small Electronics

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 created a polymer gel that can be used to create a new type of battery … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the Television (Infographic)

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 the past decade. I recently came across an infographic that … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of 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. He will not be leaving the company altogether—in fact, he has been named … Continue reading

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Erasable E-Paper Can Be Printed On Over 250 Times

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 Industrial Technology Research Institute came up with a new e-paper that can be … Continue reading

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