Custom Knitted Sweaters Fit Perfectly, with Zero Waste

With the cooler weather of fall upon us, it sure feels like sweater season. If you’re like many of us, out of all of those sweaters you own, there’s probably only a few that fit just right, and the rest only make the grade because they’re warm. But if you could get a sweater knitted to your exact measurements, you might want to ditch all the others, because let’s face it, we all want our clothes to fit just right.…

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Turn Your Smartphone into a Tricorder with Sensordrone

The current capability of smartphones is simply amazing, with integrated high-def cameras, streaming video, GPS location services, cloud-synced files, and more, plus quick and easy access to all of the social media sites you’d ever want to post to. But if you want to monitor and gather data on other elements in your world, you’re probably going to need a whole bunch of external sensors, only some of which can by easily used or accessed as an extension of your…

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Panasonic’s New Solar LED Lantern to Provide Offgrid Power

For those living off the grid, either by choice or by default, having an affordable way to use the sun’s energy to provide light and power after dark can make a big difference in their lives, and a new solar lantern promises to deliver on both counts. The new solar LED lantern from Panasonic, the BG-BL03, will provide not only light, but also a rechargeable battery for storing solar energy to charge small mobile devices. The new device is designed…

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Sunflower Pumps Water Using Solar Power

Sunflowers, sunbeams, and dry fields. The sun is shining and the fields need watering, what’s a farmer to do? Use his tired old back pumping water? Worse yet, use that smelly diesel fuel or petrol to pump some water? No, there is an alternative! Use the sunshine to pump the water. It just goes hand in hand — sunshine and watering are two parts of the same work day. When the fields need watering, there is plenty of sunshine. Renewable…

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Tesla Files Patent For Falcon-Wing Doors

The Tesla Model X, an electric crossover, was revealed a long time back. Reservations started in February 2012. Nonetheless, we just got word of a patent for which Tesla has filed an application, a patent for the crossover’s falcon-wing doors. Value Walk’s Michelle Jones writes: Spotted by Shane McGlaun of Slash Gear, the patent describes those falcon wing doors as “a dual hinged door assembly.” The assembly features upper and lower portions, with the upper part pivoting “about a primary axis formed by its…

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Elon Musk Says Tesla Will Offer Self-Driving Cars Within 3 Years

Tesla Motors is currently aiming to have a self-driving, autonomous car built within the next three years, according to the famous Tesla CEO Elon Musk. If that goal is met, that means that Tesla will beat its rivals — Mercedes-Benz and Nissan — to the market by at least a couple of years. Self-driving cars, also referred to as “autonomous cars,” have been in the news quite a lot over the past couple of years, but no firm dates have…

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Solar Stove From GoSun Blows Past $40,000 Kickstarter Goal

A lightweight, portable solar oven that can cook you dinner in 20 minutes? Reaches temperatures as high as 550 degrees Fahrenheit? Can be used to bake, boil, or fry? Sounds pretty good, right? Well, the new (yet to be released) GoSun solar stove delivers all of these things and more. The GoSun stove is currently only a couple of weeks into its Kickstarter campaign but has already blown past its $40,000 goal. Nonetheless, if you’re looking to get your hands…

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Social Good And Profitability Are Not Exclusive, They’re Very Compatible

In today’s world where everyone seems to be trying to make a buck, it can be hard to see the bigger picture and accomplish something for the greater good. Times are tough in this economy and if you can come out on top for your business and your own personal gain in any way, it can be seen as a win. In the same vein, in the last few years, something great has been happening in the world of business.…

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Tesla’s Norway Supercharging Gets Sparking

Tesla Motors today introduced its supercharger network of electric car chargers in Norway. Norway has one of the highest electric car ownership rates (relative to its population size) in the world. Constructing charging stations there would help thee early adopters and make prospective electric vehicle buyers more confident that they will be able to recharge whenever necessary. Many of us consider this is critical to the adoption of electric vehicles. Tesla Motors has been promising to place its Supercharger networks within…

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