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Food-gnashing compost container tops Grommet awards

In a battle of product pitches, between biodegrable cat boxes, sensory toys, toothy compost bins, and other gizmos, two products emerge victorious.

By March 21, 2014


An incubator for breeding your own edible fly larvae

An Austrian design graduate has created a tabletop breeding farm for flies — that you can harvest for food.

By July 25, 2013


Compostable swimsuits make a splash in Miami

Bikini models and gardeners can agree that Linda Loudermilk's new Luxury Eco compostable swimsuits are both fashionable and practical. The plant starch bikinis break down underground in 180 days.

By July 26, 2011


Shipping container is your new disaster-zone home

The EDV-01 quickly converts to a two-story structure that can shelter two people comfortably for a month.

By August 1, 2012


Compostable food packaging on its way to Europe

U.S.-based Cereplast signs multimillion-dollar deal to supply a leading food-packaging manufacturer in Europe with its patented bioresin.

By September 15, 2010


Mushroom kit has roots in used coffee grounds (video)

As UC Berkeley students, the co-founders of "Back to the Roots" discovered they could grow mushrooms using recycled coffee grounds. Now their mushroom kit sells at grocery stores across the country.

By February 13, 2012


Augmented reality could transform Web browsing (video)

What will Web browsing look like in the future? SmartPlanet's Sumi Das explains how augmented reality will help museum paintings turn into talking art teachers and ordinary billboards play movie trailers.

By February 6, 2012


Gift cards, like most things, are going mobile (video)

Could mobile gift cards one day replace physical gift cards? SmartPlanet's Sumi Das finds out how mobile gift cards work and what the caveats are.

By December 13, 2011


In-counter composting

We all love the idea of sustainability, but we don't want to have to make any extra effort. Companies hear our dilemma and create solutions, like this in-counter composting system.

By April 30, 2010


Tech Awards: Water-cleaning device, solar in a suitcase

Winners of the annual Tech Awards, sponsored by San Jose's Tech Museum, are honored for their projects, which are improving people's lives around the world.

By October 21, 2011