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Welcome to the Smart Stuff environment and ecology section with some of the world's smartest gadgets, inventions and ideas for environment, ecology and green living.



Dynamo flashlight

Dynamo battery free flashlight.
Everybody and every home should have an emergency flashlight in case of at power outage or other unforeseen event where a little illumination would be helpful. The best flashlights, in this respect at least, are in our humble opinion the dynamo driven ones, i.e the ones that do not need batteries. We think other people are like us, and keep forgetting the batteries. This flashlight comes from Swedish Homeshop, where it's SEK 98:50 (approx. USD 13:-), but there are plenty of other lights out there.

11 June 2005



Vienna trams used as trucks

Trams to provide eco friendly transports in Vienna.
In Vienna they have, (according to Boing Boing and The Yorkshire Ranter a while back) come up with a smart idea to get rid of some truck traffic in the city. They use trams and the extensive network of tram lines to transport goods and supplies. The Wiener Linien has started out by trying to meet the tram traffic's own need for spares and supplies. It it works out, they want to try to do transports for local businesses, garbage disposal and mail this way. It would be truly fantastic if we could be rid of some diesel fumes by shipping other stuff than people on the trams instead of on trucks. But, we forget. The people in charge in our home town scrapped almost all of our trams when we switched to driving on the right hand side of the road...

28 May 2005




Java-Log - firewood made from used coffee grinds
Eco friendly firelog.
This is the Java-Log, the firewood made from... no, it is not rain-forest but something much more mundane – it is used coffee-grinds. It is not only pretty smart, it is environmentally clever, too. And as far as we know the only product of it's kind, at least so far. The Java-log was invented in 1998 by Canadian Rod Sprules, tinkering with dried coffee-grinds and candle-wax in his fireplace (don't we all?) The mixture proved volatile enough to encourage him to make a bigger batch and make his friends try it out at their homes. Now Java-log has patents for their ecological "firewood" approved both in North America and Europe. According to Java-log, coffee has some 25 percent better energy content than wood, gives more light and is supposed to produce less soot and 14 percent less CO2 than wood

16 May 2005




The Tweel flat proof tire from Michelin The Tweel flat proof tire from Michelin

Flat proof tyre.
At the international auto exhibition in Detroit this January, Michelin presented a concept for a new and revolutionary tyre technology – The Tweel. Why we have not read anything about this anywhere before we found the story at Gizmag the other week we do not know. But better late than never. We think the idea looks very interesting. The concept is an integrated wheel and airless, flat-proof tyre. The Michelin people says the technology developed for Tweel makes possible performance impossible to achieve with conventional pneumatic tyres. For starters Michelin says they will develop tyres for low-speed vehicles such as the Segway and others.

7 May 2005



Carina Ahlburg's collection box for old newspapers
Newspaper collection box.
Most of us with at least a minimal sense of environmental protection will most likely have a pile of old newspapers in the kitchen or by the door. This is neither practical nor does it improve the look of your home sweet home. Now there is a somewhat stylish way to correct this, by Swedish designer Carina Ahlburg. Her cardboard container (above) is perfectly sized to take a normal Swedish paper grocery bag. In this bag you place your old newspapers when you are through reading them. When the bag is full, you take it to your neighborhood recycling center and replace it with another. No more ugly pile of newspapers. Just a stylish container. Eureka! Available at Swedish design store Designtorget.

3 April 2005



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