Posts tagged "environment"

Animal of The Week: Black and Red Broadbill

Animal of The Week: Black and Red Broadbill
A bird is a sharp turn from our usual lineup of weird animals that you would only see in science fiction, but the Black and Red Broadbill is extraordinary despite being a member of the bird family. Its bill is exceptionally large for its size and is a characteristic turquoise on top and pale yellow... Read more »

Animal of The Week: Insulamon Palawanense Purple Crab

Animal of The Week: Insulamon Palawanense Purple Crab
We have another animal of the week for you folks, and this one’s a killer.  No, it’s not dangerous, but it is a purple crab that looks like it smeared lipstick on its claws and wants to give you big kisses rip off your nose and run away like your mom used to do.  That... Read more »

Plant of The Week: Monkey Orchid

Plant of The Week: Monkey Orchid
Generally, I find plants to be rather dull.  Sure, I grow venus fly traps in my kitchen (true story), but animals are always so much more exciting to watch! This week I decided to switch things up with the Monkey Orchid.  This flower is extremely rare, and only a few lucky collectors have been able... Read more »
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Belkin Conserve Insight Energy Use Monitor Will Let You Know If Electricity is Burning Your Money

Hopefully Chicagoans Have The Insight To Conserve – And To Find A Belkin. The Belkin Conserve Insight is a great gadget for Chicagoans looking to save money and help the earth!  This gizmo provides extremely helpful information about your energy consumption that can be obtained in just a few seconds!  The device itself, which costs... Read more »

Plug In and Recharge Anywhere: USBCell NiMH AA Battery

Plug In and Recharge Anywhere: USBCell NiMH AA Battery
Somebody Has Finally Docked The Dock! Moixa Energy has launched a cool modification to rechargeable batteries, which generally require a dock or wall charger. The USBCell Rechargeable Battery charges straight from your computer!  Just flip open the top of the battery to reveal a USB plug-in.  No cords or external charging docks necessary – just plug... Read more »