Yonder Biology’s Dino Pet Teaches Children About Bioluminescence
Aug22

Yonder Biology’s Dino Pet Teaches Children About Bioluminescence

Bioluminescence has recently given way to many new and exciting lighting designs. There are many reasons why it has recently emerged into the lighting market, including the its mystical glow and ‘green ‘ components. There is something quiet magical about using components already here on earth to establish something that most believe is only possible via electricity. Taking it one step farther, the San Diego design crew Yonder Biology...

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Studio Roosegaarde’s Glow-in-the-Dark Road
Jul29

Studio Roosegaarde’s Glow-in-the-Dark Road

Studio Roosegaarde’s Smart Highway project’s primary goal is to make roads more sustainable and interactive. With the use of light, energy and road signs, the Smart Highway project aims to create roads that can automatically adapt to everyday traffic situations. In hopes of redesigning the future of the infamous Route 66, the designers Daan Roosegaarde and Heijmans Infrastructure are working towards developing new designs and...

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The Lunar Cubit: Combining Art & Solar Energy Production
Jun23

The Lunar Cubit: Combining Art & Solar Energy Production

Upon driving south on California’s 405 Freeway, a new solar array has popped up over the last years or so. Large in size and definitely noticeable, and even though it may be creating energy what about its overall appearance? What if this large solar display was both nice to look at and a source for clean energy? The award winning designers of ‘Lunar Cubit’ have merged a sustainable design with a creative display. This solar plan will...

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Soccket: The Soccer Ball Lamp
May25

Soccket: The Soccer Ball Lamp

30 minutes of play with this soccer ball can create up to 3 hours of light, but how? It’s just a soccer ball. The creators of Soccket have figured out how to harness the kinetic energy created within the soccer ball as is it kicked around. Five Harvard graduates invented the initial patent with prototypes of the first Soccekt ball appearing in the media in early 2010. Uncharted Play, Inc. is the enterprise now in charge of the...

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Glowing Plant Kickstarter Project: Can plants replace street lighting?
May07

Glowing Plant Kickstarter Project: Can plants replace street lighting?

Street lighting is like a silent energy drain that no one pays attention to except when they are not lit. Street lighting costs the United States and other countries billions a year in maintenance, replacement of old bulbs costs and the energy to run them through the night. Without them our streets could become unfriendly and a place where accidents triumph. In effort to rethink the street lighting situation, and go past traditional...

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