eSolar Gets $130 Million From Google and Others

eSolar employees put the final touches on the mirrors used to focus sunlight. eSolar is a startup company which is in the process of building solar thermal power plants. It was one of the first startups to earn financial support from Google. This morning it received $130 millions dollars in funding from Google.Org, Bill Gross’ […]

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MetaEfficient: Hemp Socks

Hemp is the most efficient material for socks: it’s durable, it breathes better than all other plant fibers and it’s more resistant to bacteria than cotton. It’s also grown a environmentally sound manner without pesticides. All of these factors give it the edge in terms of sock efficiency. Usually, the hemp fiber is blended with […]

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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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Best No-Frills DVD Player: Panasonic S47K

Reviewers say this Panasonic is the best entry-level DVD Player, with intuitive menus, easy setup, and excellent progressive-scan picture quality. It has a 4:3 shrink function that zooms in on letterboxed movies to fit your non-widescreen TV. It also has built-in Dolby and DTS decoders, along with support for 5.1-channel surround sound. This is the […]

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