Green gadgets to replace items that are damaging to our environment will be flooding into the market in upcoming years. Some of these green gadgets will make it, some won't; some are pretty much useless, and some have the potential to have a major social impact. Whether you are someone who is environmentally conscious or not, it's hard to0 say that some of these ideas are not fascinating:
Rocco the Energy Pal
When you think of green gadgets, a rocking horse probably doesn't come to mind. Meet Rocco, a rocking horse that uses the kinetic energy of being rocked back and forth to charge his handles which double as nightlights or flashlights.
Rocco is manufactured from recycled plastic, another green plus. An energy magnet slides up and down each rocker through a copper coil conductor to produce a voltage which is used to charge a battery in the flashlight/nightlight handle. All those kids who are scared of the dark will now have to work for their night light! Rocco is only a concept for now. If it becomes a reality it would make a great gift for a toddler.
Cola Powered Cell Phone
We all should know that drinking cola is not healthy by now. Thankfully Nokia may have come up with an alternate use for our favorite corn-syrup caffeine beverages. A cell phone that runs on cola could be on the horizon. It would get its energy from carbohydrates using enzymes for the catalyst. This sort of energy would drastically reduce chemical battery pollution if it were to catch on.
We all have a solar powered calculator that sits around collecting dust until tax time. If we can power a calculator with indoor light, why not cell phone and other devices? The Illumicharger will charge devices through a USB port using available indoor light. This would include MP3 players, cell phones, and digital cameras. This means a lot when one considers that 6 billion USB portable devices were purchased in 2009. Coupled with the use of LED lighting in the home, the green advantages pile up.
A Cancer Killing Machine
Arnold is not the cancer killing machine, although it would make a great movie title. A cancer killing machine may well be one of the most intriguing and important inventions coming down the pipe. John Kanzius invented the machine in his home garage in Sanibel, Florida. John has a heavy background in radio and physics. He was inspired to do this work while fighting cancer himself and seeing children and adults go through the grueling treatments of present day medicine.
The science involves using nano-particles to attach to cancer cells. These nano-particles act as antennae to receive the potent radio waves to destroy the cancer cells they are attached to. The neighboring cells are left unaffected. Thus far, rabbits with liver tumors have been treated with this technology resulting in the removal of the tumors. What has this to do with green technology? This machine can also make salt burn and could possibly lead to saltwater as a fuel for internal combustion engines.