These amazing inventions are contributing to a greener earth and provide great coping mechanisms to handle changes in our ecosystem.
We are now aware of our environment, and the stage it is in. Scientists, researchers, and inventors are all working towards a greener earth.
Here are 10 spectacular inventions that will make a difference in the race to a better environment. If you
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Zero Pollution Motor
Popular Mechanics confirmed that the Tata Motors Company will bring the first air-power cars production to the United States later in 2009 or early 2010. These cars break a 1000-mile-per-fill, and a top speed of 96 mile. The price of this car is estimated at $18,000.
In an effort to block the formation of a carcinogen, the Los Angeles Water Department and Power had dropped 400,000 plastic balls into the Ivanhoe Reservoir to protect the drinking water supply for 600,000 customers.
This invention is designed to shade the water from the sun, since sunlight presents a potential harmful mix with bromide and chlorine in this 102-year-old reservoir.
TV Remote Control
This is a TV remote control that powers by human. Japanese firm SMK Corp has invented an eco-friendly device and contributes a significance change to reduce global warming.
This device can turn the power on/off, channels surfing, and controls volume when the user pulls the trigger on the remote control.
Virtually Waterless Washing Machine
The researchers at University of Leeds have come up with a way to wash clothes that uses less than two percents of water and energy. The washing machine, Xeros, can also remove virtually all types of stains. The clothes come out of this washer are almost dry, thus reduce the need for dryer usage.
Xeros uses as little as one cup of water for each washing cycle!
These two views of the Green Tower are in Siberia, and designed by Foster&Partners. The tower will be made of glass to absorb as much light as possible during the winter months, and constructs with sustainable materials, which uses renewable energy sources.
Meet Earthrace, a state-of-the-art speed-craft that runs on human fat, beside other biodiesel fuels. The Guardian states that Earthrace runs on 100% renewable biodiesel fuels, and has zero carbon foot-print.
Pete Bethune, a New Zealand skipper of Earthrace, underwent liposuction, and donated enough of his body fat to make 100ml of biofuel.
The Asus notebook’s case is covered in bamboo, and all the plastic inside it is recyclable. There is no paint, no spray, or electroplating uses on its components, and lines with cardboard.
These laptops are scheduled to be release at the beginning of next year.
Water Solar Heater
William J. Weber wrote this article in Mother Earth News about his experiences with building his own solar water heater, with detailed on materials, and how much it costs, as well as how to construct it.
Chicago is on a race to make the city a greener place with many projects under way. The eco-bridge in Monroe Harbor will serve as a recreational space for residents and visitors. The bridge is designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture, and offers view of the city, rowing and sailing on calm water. It is two miles long, and connects two opposite ends of the city center, and Grant Park.
Floating Ecopolis for Climate Refugees/Lilypad
Architect Vincent Callebaut called this the Lilypad, but it is also known as the Floating Ecopolis for Climate Refugees since the forecast for the ocean level will rise from 20 to 90 cm. This auto-sufficient amphibious city will become a reality in 2100, and is a future retreat for only 50,000 rich people though.
These fascinating inventions are incredible, and committed to cope with the changes in our environment.