Using Urine to Grow Plants

by Justin Thomas •

This book, Liquid Gold: The Lore and Logic of Using Urine to Grow Plants, by Carol Steinfeld explains how urine can be utilized as a resource! Urine contains most of the nutrients in domestic wastewater and usually carries no disease risk. Starting with a short history of urine use — from ritual to medicinal to even culinary — Liquid Gold …


DiscHub: CD & DVD Holder

by Justin Thomas •

The DiscHub is useful for storing CDs and DVDs that you just don’t have time to put away back in their cases. The DiscHub has 11 storage slots protected with a soft neoprene membrane. Adjacent slots are offset from each other, so that you easily roll any disc out of its slot. No recycled materials in this product yet, but …


Lead-Free Garden Hoses

by Justin Thomas •

Some garden hoses leach lead and other chemicals into the water. The problem is that they are made of PVC, which uses lead as a stabilizer. Consumer Reports tested 16 brands of garden hose sold at national chains and on the internet. In some hoses they measured 10 to 100 times more lead than the EPA considers safe coming out …

Wi-Fi HotSpotter

by Justin Thomas •

A new WIFI dectector has been released that not only spots Wi-Fi networks and details their signal strength, but reveals the name of each available network. The Digital Hotspotter from Canary Wireless is also the first detector to reveal the most important piece of information of all: whether a network is encrypted. It is priced at $50. Available from: Canary …