Alen Corp.’s green AirMD air purifier is certified lead-free, ozone safe and Energy Star qualified by both the EPA and the U.S. Dept. of Energy. “We are offering the first green lead-free air purifier in the United States that is Energy Star qualified,” says Peter Mann, CEO of Alen Corp. “Energy Star rated products — such as the AirMD — can save about a third on energy bills with similar savings of greenhouse gas emissions.” The AirMD weighs 17 lb and stands 2 ft high. It has a power consumption of 55W that runs a four-speed motor and a UV lamp that is designed to last three to five years.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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