EcoCapsule’s bubble-shaped off-grid living spaces contain a small bedroom, work area, kitchen, storage, and bathroom. Solar panels on the roof and an external windmill supply electricity, and its shape is designed to maximize rainwater capture. (Thanks Linda!)
Tesla Motors’ latest ad is a real-world demonstration of the Model S’ optional Autopilot technology. When you’re on the highway you can activate cruise control, automatic steering and automatic lane changing. The car can also park on its own.
When you’re outdoors, you always want plenty of water. But carrying around a huge pack can be a pain. Fontus is developing water bottles that can capture condensation at a rate up to 0.8L per hour. The Airo goes anywhere, while the Ryde grabs water while you ride your bike.
While taking up Environmental Studies, Lauren Singer realized she was being a hypocrite by producing lots of trash in her daily life. Through judicious reusing, composting, purchasing bulk products, and DIY, she’s accumulated only one jarful of trash in the past two years.
The Yamaha PES2 is an electric motorcycle concept that has two electric motors – one under the tank and another one inside the front wheel – for two-wheel drive. It also has a crazy augmented reality helmet that overlays data from the bike’s cameras and other sensors.
The Beast electric bicycle’s off road variant has twice the power and top speed – up to 31mph – of the base model, thanks to a second 500W motor. The solar panel built into the battery pack provides supplemental charging when parked in the sun.
The Tesla Model X is finally in production. The base model 90D has a total output of 518hp, while the P90D has 752hp at its disposal. It has a top speed of 155mph and rockets from 0 to 60mph in 3.2s with an optional upgrade.
Yolk claims its Solar Paper is the world’s thinnest and lightest solar panel. Each panel generates 2.5W of power, but you can connect up to four of them using their built-in magnets. Note that the final product will have only 1 USB port.
Thor ter Kulve and Rob McIntyre’s CanopyStair is a set of modular steps that form a spiral staircase around a tree, complete with a handrail. It can be attached without any tools and without damaging or marking the tree.
Loll Designs’ Racer Rocker is a flat-pack outdoor rocking chair. It’s made of 100% recycled HDPE plastic, and each one is the equivalent of 288 milk jugs. It also has a storage trunk at the back. Available in seven colors.
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