Percussionist Sudha Kheterpal has teamed up with eco-designer Diana Simpson Hernandez to create SPARK – a musical instrument that successfully generates electricity just by playing it.
A team of research students at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia in Spain has recently designed and installed a bio-photovolatic wall at their Valldaura campus to generate some buzz about collecting the natural and continuous untapped energy that constantly flows beneath our feet.
To reduce the aviation industry’s global carbon footprint, industry heavyweight Boeing is working with partners in the Middle East on a new biofuel made from desert plants that are fed with seawater.
Stella McCartney’s Pre-Fall 2014 collection demonstrates that ethical and sustainable fashion doesn’t have to resign to formless, potato-sack dresses. Using gentle organic fabrics and vegetable-oil-based faux-leather, McCartney designs form-fitting, draped and pleated styles with confident choppy patterns that resemble the quality and detail expected from similar big name designers.
A new technology system developed in Mexico now allows electricity to be generated through vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Developed by Mexican entrepreneur Héctor Ricardo Macías Hernández, the innovative electric energy system converts air pressure generated by moving traffic into sustainable electric energy.
Years of over exploitation of non-renewable resources have accelerated the development of ground-breaking technology for renewable energy. Swedish inventor Magnus Landberg at Minesto has designed a novel approach to sustainable energy: underwater kites that harness the power of ocean currents.
Daring to combine function with form, Italian architect Paolo Venturella has designed the twisting and tilting Twilt Tower to challenge its conventionally rigid neighbor, the Eurosky Tower.