Green idea: Tape-on solar panels

A Los Angeles-based company has  developed an ultra-thin solar panel that you can duct tape to just about any surface, anywhere. Imagine the potential!   Sunflare spent 16 years developing the solar cell made with copper, indium, gallium, and selenide, which they say are superior to traditional solar technologies in terms of weight and efficiency,

Seniors going social: Are you listening?

Did you know that there are currently 39 million people aged 65 and older using Facebook, Twitter, and Skype, making them the fastest growing age demographic on these sites? According to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project, “the 74-plus demographic is the fastest growing demographic among social networks.” But many businesses may

Oragami pots expand with growth

If you’re someone who enjoys healthy growth via indoor plants, you’re well aware of the messy chore to continually re-pot those plants. Here’s an interesting invention: A planter that grows as your houseplants do. This pot, GROWTH, is from Studio Ayaskan, and uses origami-based geometry which will transform to accommodate the growth of the plant