Yearly Archives: 2012

  1. Lapka-A Personal Environment Monitor for the iPhone

    A new and exciting accessory and App for the iPhone is estimated to be hitting the stores in December- The Personal Environment Monitor: Lapka. The Lapka comes in 4 blocks to test your food and general environment such as the”Organicity” of your food, EMFs, and humidity. It even even has a Geiger counter to detect…

  2. A maintenance free eco-friendly lawn? This is as close as it gets!

    Jackson Madnick of Massachusets seems to have created the most maintenance-free lawn, named Pearl Premium, on the market. Requiring little water, once a month mowing, and some organic fertilizer, this is a one of a kind mixture that can leave your wallet, free time, and outdoor environment¬†breathing a little easier. The mixture is so hardy…

  3. Is there arsenic in your water?

    Water has a lot of people talking these days, but did you know that the EPA regulated levels of arsenic in drinking water may be making you sick? The maximum “safe” level of arsenic in water is 10 parts per billion, but by no means does that mean healthy water. Arsenic naturally occurs in rock…

  4. Radioactive Granite in Your Kitchen

    Granite is increasingly a “must have” for the kitchen, but did you know that most granite is slightly radioactive? Some granite slabs may make for much HOTTER kitchen countertops than you imagined. “Health physicists and radiation experts agree that most granite countertops emit radiation and radon at extremely low levels,” but the decision to remove…

  5. Tired of mowing your lawn?

    Dislike mow and blow services? Take back your weekends with Lawnbott, a tireless, nearly silent lawn mowing robot.¬† If lawn mowing can be made sexy and fun…count on the Italians to do it. ¬†Lawnbott is a sleek, Italian-designed electric robot lawn mower that will tirelessly keep your grass trimmed to your specification automatically while you…

  6. Avoiding Disaster: A/C in the Attic

    Many homes have furnace/air conditioners that are installed in attics. Utilizing space in the unused attic area to house this equipment is a great idea, but requires planning and proper installation methods to avoid costly disasters. The first consideration for attic mounted units is access. Maintenance of the equipment is required at least a couple…