Green tech finds (7/6/09)
If fireworks and gas grills didn’t feed your techie jones last weekend, here are some of the latest stories in the green tech world.
- Drive time: Danielle Brigada, social media guru at the National Wildlife Federation, just loves the ’10 Ford Fusion hybrid.
- Wearable lighting?: That’s one potential use envisioned by art students for GE’s planned “flexible, paper-thin lighting panels” featuring organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). (via OLED-info.com)
- The magnet-powered car: Designer Harsha Vardhan’s concept of a city vehicle powered by electrically-generated magnetic fields justifies referring to your car as your “wheels.” (via Treehugger)
- Thinking about buying a Wii? Might want to rethink after checking out the most recent edition of Greenpeace’s Guide to Greener Electronics.
- Where will you see the next big solar power installation? Check out the Bureau of Land Management’s new maps of areas most suitable for solar. (via CNET Green Tech)
- Ready, aim, fire: That phrase may become a fixture in electronics recycling, as Panasonic has discovered it can speed up recycling of older cathode-ray televisions with lasers. (via EcoGeek)
- An iPhone app that gives back: Mobile app developer 3rdWhale has become the first company of its kind to join 1% for the Planet. It’s also released a paid version of its app for finding green businesses.
- It cleans your water! It makes catfish taste better!: Yep, sounds like a pitch the late Billy Mays might have delivered, but ultrasound may do these things and more.
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