Green tech finds (6/25/09)
Elephant poop, chicken feathers, and iPhone apps… that’s the stuff of good green tech stories!
- Smart water: You’ve heard all about smart electrical grids… now Rotterdam, in partnership with IBM, is working on a smart water management system. (via Fast Company)
- Transformers 3 — The Solar Edition? No greenlights on the movie yet, but these cool 6-toys-in-1 solar-powered robots can introduce your kids to the wonders of solar power (via The Fun Times Guide to Living Green and Inhabitots).
- A roof for your roof? Sometimes low tech is the best tech — architect Lloyd Russell‘s solution to roof cooling in a warming world is another roof. (via Green Building Elements)
- Self-healing concrete: Why demolish and replace concrete when you can just make it fix itself? (via EcoGeek)
- Want to get your kids outdoors? Get ‘em an iPhone! Application developer Bulpadok has combined geocaching with adventure gaming in its iPhone app The Hidden Park. (via Triplepundit)
- Synthetic reforestation? Professor Klaus Lackner at Columbia University has spent the last eleven years working on synthetic tress for carbon capture… at ten times the rate of the real thing. (via CNET Green Tech)
- Chicken feathers to the rescue: It turns out that carbonized chicken feathers may make a better material for hydrogen storage tanks than carbon nanotubes or metal hydrides… and at a significantly lower price. (via Cleantechnica)
- Fungus and elephant poop: could these be the feedstocks for next-generation biofuels? (via Treehugger)
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Image credit: The Hidden Park