Archive for July, 2007

Blackle.com – Saving energy one search at a time

July 24, 2007

Blackle este un nou motor de cautare powerd by Google. Datorita fontului inchis din backround se consuma mai putina energie decat daca am deschide o alta pagina de culoare deschisa.
How is Blackle saving energy?
Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black. “Image displayed is primarily a function of the user’s color settings and desktop graphics, as well as the color and size of open application windows; a given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen.” Roberson et al, 2002

Sora mea mi-a zis ca, de fapt: blackle e o pagina care foloseste motorul google si daca ai CRT economisesti 5-20% din energie pe timpul in care folosesti google. ceea ce este destul de putin dar ajuta (desi mai bine ai merge cu metroul in loc de masina o data pe saptamana)”


Asa ca setati-va Blackle ca home page. “This way every time you load your Internet browser you will save a little bit of energy. Remember every bit counts!”

Anuntati-va prietenii si cunoscutii despre acest motor de cautare eco- friendly 🙂

http://www.blackle.com/

Sursa: Pay it forward

Airblade – "The fastest, most hygienic hand dryer"

July 19, 2007

“Drying hands in a public restroom invariably poses a minor environmental dilemma. Paper towels equal chopped-down trees, hand dryers use a lot of juice, and wiping hands on pants is just plain antisocial.
Fortunately, new technology has come to the aid of the damp-handed. Engineers at Dyson, the UK company founded by smug vacuum cleaner genius James Dyson, have turned their creative talents from cleaning to drying and come up with the Airblade.

The Airblade is a new type of hand dryer which can use up to 83% less energy thantraditional devices. It’s the fastest hand dryer on the market, taking only 10 seconds to dry a standard size pair of hands (versus as long as 40 seconds for the competition), thanks to a unique motor which propels a 400 mph stream of air through a gap the width of an eyelash.”

de aici


http://www.dysonairblade.co.uk/

"Shoes for a happy planet"

July 19, 2007

Simple shoes este “a nice little shoe company” care produce incaltaminte din materiale organice/reciclabile. Incaltamintea este simpla, comfortabila si arata foarte foarte bine!

eu mi-am gasit modelul pe care il vreau :). din pacate nu stiu daca trimit si in Romania. :-s
AICI gasiti mai multe informatii despre cum folosesc exact aceste materiale.
enjoy!

cate ceva despre descompunerea deseurilor

July 3, 2007

Citeam “The Lonely Planet Guide to France” acum cateva zile si am dat peste cateva informatii interesante si foarte relevante in acest context. Am gasit o lista cu timpii “tipici” de descompunere pentru cateva deseuri:

batista de hartie – 3 luni
punga de plastic -450 ani
cotor de mar – pana la 6 luni
cutie de aluminiu – pana la 500 ani
muc de tigara – 3 pana la 5 ani
sticla de plastic – pana la 1000 ani
guma de mestecat – 5 ani
sticla de sticla – pana la 4000 ani

Iar la altitudini mari procesul de descompunere e si mai incet.