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The Stealth Toilet Uses Only 0.8 Gallons Per Flush

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In the U.S., toilets account for 30% of indoor water use, but this is mostly due to their inefficient designs. So I was pleased to find the Stealth Ultra-High-Efficiency Toilet toilet by Niagara. This is probably the most water efficient flush toilet available for residential use. The Stealth (great name by the way) uses only 0.8 gallons […]

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Hybrid Gets 150 Miles Per Gallon Using Ultracapacitors

It’s a prototype hybrid car that gets 150MPG, and goes 40 miles on electricity alone, drawing its power from a combination of lithium-ion batteries and ultracapacitors. The ultracapacitors provide a burst of energy to the engine, when needed. They are then recharged by the lithium-ion batteries. This avoids the problem of emptying the batteries too […]

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Centrifugal Clothes Dryer: Spin-X

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Drying clothes with centrifugal force is efficient and quick. The centrifugal dryer Spin-X rotates at 3300 RPM (revolutions per minute) — using 1420 G forces. Most washing machines only spin at 500 RPM. The dryer removes a quart of water from clothes using the same amount of energy a regular clothes dryer uses in the […]

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Recycled, Biodegradeable Footwear: Solemates

Made from recycled newsprint, these remarkable and disposable slippers cost less than 50 cents each. The color is natural and no bleaching agents/chemicals have been used — even the cord and the support tube are made from twisted unbleached paper.

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