Green tech finds (4/8/10)
Ink-saving fonts, energy-producing homes, and pedal-powered prison television… here are your green tech finds.
- No package? No pick up…: Sounds like a lead-up to dating advice, but it’s actually the concept behind UPS’ new Smart Pickup service for small and medium-sized businesses. Customers use a tracking service so that drivers only stop to pick up packages when there are some… (via SmartPlanet)
- The font’s the thing…: Want to save printer ink? Change your font.
- Recycle your phone: Did you know it was National Cell Phone Recycling Week? No worries… MNN has a run-down on ways you can dispose of that old phone responsibly.
- Morocco going solar: The Northern African nation plans to harness some of its ample sunlight to supply 40% of the country’s electricity. (via Cleantechnica)
- Waste gas recycling for concrete plants: Making concrete is an energy-intensive process; a new device harvests waste gases from plants to pre-heat water coming in “to help improve the energy efficiency of bulk-thermal tanks used in concrete productions.” The video above explains…
- America’s Toughest Sheriff goes green: Want to watch TV at Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City Jail in Phoenix? You’ll have to pedal to power the television set…
- Solar-powered plane up in the air: Prototype plane The Solar Impulse made its first successful test flight on Wednesday in Switzerland.
- The blandly suburban energy-producing home: An Earthship just a little too Star Wars-looking for you? Wisconsin’s Neumann Developments has designed a home that produces all of its own energy while not standing out one bit… (via Green Upgrader)
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