The mix of materials that make up your typical running shoe, like polyesters, rubbers, glues and stitching, make it next to impossible to recycle in its entirety. Salomon’s solution was to produce its recyclable running shoe using 100 percent thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU).
Rain-harvesting panels would let people in drought-stricken cities catch their own water.
Designer Shaakira Jassat has created a rain-catcher that is slim enough to fit on the outside of buildings in dense urban environments.
The scooter can reach a top speed of 20 km/h (12.4 mph) and travel 20 km on each charge. Conveniently, it is also designed to mount to Hyundai and Kia vehicles, where it can be charged using electricity produced as the car drives.
Twelve South has released a Bluetooth adapter called the AirFly Pro that can be plugged into old school audio sources with a 3.5 mm headphone jack to stream audio to wireless headphones and earphones.
The idea came in 2008, when Mr. Nash was at a soccer game with his granddaughters and noticed a young mother teaching her baby to walk. He noticed the mother hunched over and he began to think about how uncomfortable it must be. Watching the young mom pulling on the infant’s arms was very dangerous […]
Air travel can be difficult for the mobility-challenged … they either have to procure a wheelchair at the airport, or make sure that their own chair gets stowed in the luggage hold. British engineer Richard Williams has developed an alternative, in the form of a folding wheelchair that doubles as a carry-on bag.
A new brand out of Mexico called Desserto is shaking things up by turning nopal cactus leaves into organic, all-natural, cruelty-free leather. Desserto is the first cactus-based leather on the market, and the material has the potential to make the vegan leather industry much more sustainable.
Unocup uses a well-tested patent pending folding design to create its own lid as an integrated top. The cup is a breeze to fold, hold, drink from, cheaper, and of course, a lot more sustainable.
“The futuristic contact lens won’t simply be a smart phone reconfigured on a lens. New materials, new manufacturing, new ideas will all need to combine to see these novel products become integral to personalized health.”
Breville just introduced a way to upgrade your cooking skills and save kitchen counter space with an intelligent multi-function kitchen appliance. The Breville Combi Wave 3-in-1 is a combines the functions of an air fryer, convection oven, and microwave oven.