Yanko Design » The Light Bulb Effect The Light Bulb Effect Let me put on my monocle and tell you a story. You see long ago before Swan or Edison invented the lightbulb, people used candles. When lightbulbs became the norm, the candle went the way of the wind. DUH right? Well I’m feeling a bit nostalgic so I’m keen on The Light Bulb Effect – a wax candle shaped like a bulb. Creative Salt and Pepper Shakers December 21, 2009 by Thomas Hardy Salt & Pepper Cigarettes Source Salt & Pepper Batteries Source
All You Need for Fresh Air: 3 Essential Green Plants by LiveOAK Staff on March 22, 2009 All you need for fresh air. Seventeen years ago Kamal Meattle found out that the air in his home city of Dehli was killing him. He had grown allergic to the pollutants in the air and his lung capacity started declined to 70%. He began researching and found that these three plants can provide a human with all the fresh air they need indoors to be healthy. The three plants are the Areca Palm, the Mother-in-law’s Tongue , and the Money Plant. Next-Gen Electronics Charge Themselves With Energy-Harvesting LCD Screens Engineers at UCLA have developed technology that allows energy gobbling gadgets like smartphones and laptops to convert sunlight, ambient light, and their own backlight into energy. Equipping LCD-enhanced devices with so-called polarizing organic photovoltaics will recoup battery loads of lost power, and enable smartphone users to scour Yelp, scan Twitter, and update their Facebook page without fear of draining the charge before a real communication crisis arises. Liquid crystal displays make up the majority of the display screen market because they render bright and colorful images and are relatively easy to manufacture. As popular as they are, LCDs are by no means efficient — as much as 75% of energy is lost in the traditional polarization process and brightening the display drains the majority of the device’s stored electricity. Photovoltaic polarizers can capture and recycle light that would otherwise be lost in the transmission process. Via TG Daily
List of idioms in the English language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - StumbleUpon This is a list of notable idioms in the English language. An idiom is a common word or phrase with a culturally understood meaning that differs from what its composite words' denotations would suggest. For example, an English speaker would understand the phrase "kick the bucket" to mean "to die" – and also to actually kick a bucket. 10 Cool Modern Gaming Tables Collection of creative modern gaming tables that make games such as ping pong, pool, and table football more exciting. LED Pong Table Designed by Moritz Waldemeyer, this table comes with 2400 LEDs and 2 trackpads that turn it into a modern version of the 1972 Pong game. [link] Barbie Foosball Table
Clever and Creative Tea Packaging Clever tea packaging and creative tea bag designs from all over the world. Cigarette Tea Bags Cigarettea are creative tea bags that look just like real cigarettes. [link] Ineeka Tea Bags Cool tea bags that have paper arms on the sides that fold out in order to make them into a single-use filter. 7 Must See Strangest Gadgets First time here? I hope you'll consider subscribing via RSS or email (it's free). Thanks for visiting!
Meet the zero-energy transparent TV A zero-energy TV you can see through? I know what you’re thinking: “That’s called a pane of glass.” But this transparent screen, which Samsung unveiled at an expo in Germany, isn’t just glass, it’s FUTURE GLASS. For starters, the screen uses so little energy that it can be run by solar panels that feed off the ambient light in the room, like those old-school solar calculators. And while it can play regular TV images, it can also project pictures or data onto an otherwise transparent screen. That means it could be used for all kinds of crazy sci-fi applications — windshields that display Google maps as you drive, for instance, or bay windows that overlay your neighbor’s vinyl siding with a soothing view of Tahiti.
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