From Ritalin to Ridicule
Nature as Ritalin
A small-but-growing body of research shows that exposure to nature can reduce the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. For calming your crazed kids, “outside” is the new TV.
Photo: FINE Mobile GmbH.
Is it a small car? A motorcycle? A bike? We don’t care, we just heart this little two-seater commute-mobile. Good luck getting one — but if you can, you’ll be the talk of your town … at least until you’re run over by a Hummer.
Rollin’ with sol
Photo: Stefano Paltera/North American Solar Challenge.
Congratulations to the University of Michigan team (go Blue!), which designed, built, and raced the winning solar-powered car in the 2,500-mile, 11-day, cross-country North American Solar Challenge. But with no need for gas stations, how did they time their pee breaks?
Photo: Kyocera Corporation.
We got no love for parking lots, but if you have one, you might as well cover it with huge solar-power modules that shade cars while producing power. That’s what Kyocera did with oddly tranquil-sounding “Solar Grove.”
Energy bill bashing
Photo: White House/Eric Draper.