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Happy 25th birthday, Linux!

Thu, 2016-08-25 15:11
There's a lot for TreeHuggers to love about the little operating system.

2020 Tokyo Olympics medals will be made from metals recovered from e-waste

Wed, 2016-08-24 16:42
By reclaiming precious metals from its 'urban mine' of obsolete electronics, Japan may be able to produce the medals for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics from recycled materials.

Smartphone repair shops are taking over old British phone boxes

Wed, 2016-08-24 10:24
The iconic red phone booths have been getting a variety of makeovers.

To make your smartphone last longer, avoid overnight charging?

Tue, 2016-08-23 11:02
Actually, there's more to it than that.

Fungi can recycle your smartphone battery

Mon, 2016-08-22 11:25
The best way to extract all of those valuable metals in old electronics may be to grow some fungus.

Just what we needed dept: A smart cup that tells us when to drink more water

Fri, 2016-08-19 19:02
In which yet another solution goes searching for a problem...

This tiny black rectangle disinfects water in minutes

Tue, 2016-08-16 10:24
The nanotech device uses solar energy to quickly make water drinkable.

Computer program perfectly replicates your handwriting

Mon, 2016-08-15 10:49
Now you can handwrite letters on your computer.

There is nothing new about virtual bike touring

Mon, 2016-08-15 09:39
Back in 1897 they had it all figured out.

The solar roof exists: SunTegra offers solar shingles and tiles

Fri, 2016-08-12 11:43
You don't need to wait for Elon Musk to make it- you can have a solar roof right now.

12 new uses for old smartphones and tablets

Thu, 2016-08-11 17:33
From a home security system or fire alarm to a picture frame or dual monitor, there are many clever jobs your retired devices would love to have.

Ultrasonic clothes dryers could shorten drying time to 20 minutes, and use 70% less energy

Thu, 2016-08-11 15:54
The next game-changing technology might not be in the form of an electric car with a longer range, or more efficient solar panels, but rather a better way to dry your clothes.

This magic wand kills weeds with high energy light

Wed, 2016-08-10 14:26
NatureZap offers a quick effective nontoxic solution to getting rid of unwanted plants around the home.

Want a robot to clean your house? You'll have to wait a while longer

Wed, 2016-08-10 10:44
Elon Musk and engineers are working on it, but it's going to take some time.

Lucy is a robotic solar daylighting system that directs sunlight where it's needed

Tue, 2016-08-09 13:31
Instead of turning sunlight into electricity, and then using that to power indoor lighting, Lucy redirects the daylight into rooms for effective natural illumination.

Drone detects and disarms landmines 20 times faster than humans

Tue, 2016-08-09 10:43
The inventors of the tumbleweed landmine clearing device have set their sights on drones.

Homemade hydroelectric generator uses plastic bottles as water wheel

Mon, 2016-08-08 17:56
Lost in the woods near a stream, with some empty water bottles, wire, plastic plates, and a stepper motor, *and* you need to charge your smartphone? Try this.

Self-destructing battery dissolves when its job is done

Mon, 2016-08-08 10:33
Sometimes, devices are meant to be temporary. These batteries can power short term devices without becoming e-waste in the end.

Put a farm in your kitchen. A nanofarm, that is.

Thu, 2016-08-04 14:28
Replantable aims to be a hands-off modular indoor growing device for fresh homegrown produce, year-round.

Australia is moving up on the map to keep navigation systems accurate

Wed, 2016-08-03 09:58
Satellite navigation systems have been off by meters in Australia because of old mapping coordinates.