The smart home has a companion: the smart garden. It's now possible to harness the power of the internet to foster better gardening and, at the same time, help conserve energy.
There are many ways to save energy in the home and one of the most efficient is the right use of home automation. Here are the top five ways you can use home automation to turn your house into a smart, energy-saving abode.
Learn what biodiesel can do to a fuel system if not properly treated against gelling.
Changing your motor oil is important to the health of your car. But recycling that used oil in the proper way is crucial to keeping the earth clean. Here are the easy and proper ways to recycle motor oil.
Old homes are often thought of as second-hand or sub-par quality. There are a lot of things you can do to modernize your home, and even make it more energy efficient that many new homes.
New, efficient technology is replacing the old, and it is transforming the way in which we live, and more importantly, our impact on the environment.
10 easy steps to get your home prepared for winter.
We all have the responsibility to do are best to preserve the Earth and the environment in any way we can. Some people take it to the extreme, but that isn't always necessary. There are many ways we can make simple changes in our lifestyles to contribute to saving what's most precious for our children and future generations.
Instituting community-wide, Eco-friendly programs can be a great way to beautify cities, save money, and do your duty to help preserve the planet. It might be difficult, but all it takes is one person to make a difference.
There are many ways we can conserve energy, and be more eco-friendly, especially with the advancements that technology is making every day.
Save money and energy by going green and being smart about your home utilities.
How new technologies, such as home automation are making Earth more eco-friendly.
Trying to sum up a few of the lesson learned while figuring out the best way to incubate and hatch cute chicks.
Announcing our new automatic chicken feeder contest and how some lucky person could win a 10 pack diy kit or 3 premade watering units.
Sensor Plug update along with a report on Sunflowers being used as a cover crop and when to properly harvest onions.
Describing how to look up tax maps, cutting carrots, and deleting problem tomato plants that only produce insipid fruit. The main attraction this week is our Power Plucker review and how awesome this new product is at saving time when plucking.
Building the Cadillac of worm bins, a new barn door, testing the new garlic curing rack, harvesting big potato onions, mulching blueberries, and fabricating a low budget easy to build automatic chicken coop door opener and closer from easy find parts
Summing up the last week of activity by hitting on a few key stories that might prove note worthy to a few of the homesteading folks out there complete with photo montage of golf cart jousting and aquaponic trout.
MAX at its first autocross. Hey, it's a sports car, right?
The Rails-to-Trails Conservancy launches a national campaign aimed at the American Automobile Association.
I hate to say it — because electric cars may be the salvation of transportation someday — but much of the current hype around electric cars is smoke and mirrors.
MAX Puts the “Ex” in X Prize
Perhaps if we had just listened to the deer all along, we never would've ended up in this gas guzzling mess.
Considering deer, it’s time for a roll bar.
In the pursuit of 100 mpg, cardboard is a nice medium for conceptualizing design features, but it has its limitations.
One would think a car wouldn't need a mechanical inspection at 5,000 miles. But when you're building a 100-mpg car from scratch, and the builder is meticulous, it's wise to look for problems even when there are no signs of problems.
MAX needs 25 percent more horsepower to get from zero to 60 mph in less than 18 seconds. Got any suggestions?
Should our tax dollars keep Chrysler and General Motors alive?
MAX is well on its way to 100 mpg, if the lessons from these 100+ mpg motorcyles are any indication.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order to help reduce automobile gas emissions in the United States. This is the first of many steps that the Obama administration plans to make to improve global warming.
Could MAX be the perfect car for driver's ed?
Jack gets a wallop of motivation for a fully enclosed cabin, and looks ahead to a future with inquisitive grandchildren.
MAX turns heads and makes an impression at The EG, aka the Entertainment Gathering.
MAX needs a roof, stat.
It's time to calculate MAX's aerodynamic drag. Enter champagne science on a beer budget!
Detroit automakers ask Congress for $25 billion, but that money could come with some energy efficiency strings.
Brink TV show seeks "low-budget mad scientist." Jack and his MAX project fit the bill!
It's the age-old tug of war between good looks and streamlined, aerodynamic design.
What kind of mpg did MAX get in the race? How did Jack get fuel along the way? How much can you get for a t-shirt and a copy of Mother Earth News? Answers to these exciting questions inside!
MAX debuts by taking the checkered flag of the 800+ mile, no gasoline consumed, Escape from Berkeley race.
MAX wins the Escape from Berkeley race!!
MAX is encountering robust competition at Escape from Berkeley
MAX is hitting 60 mpg. That's better than a Prius, and before we get serious about streamlining.
What does MAX have in common with and old action, adventure, paranoia, social commentary BBC TV series of the '60s?
Make the winning suggestion for the next X PRIZE and win $25,000.
MAX will enter a race, uhhhh we mean event, and will run on veggie oil.
The fine art of automotive design, especially high-mpg design.
MAX version 2.0 is about to start moving. This may come as a surprise, but Jack is going to try it with biodiesel.
MAX version 2.0 is underway.
The X Prize Foundation will be hosting a forum in early September to discuss different ideas regarding renewable energy.
MAX is back from the dead after its infamous wreck. So why is the frame gray?
MAX has a three-wheeled distant cousin that's a diesel-electric hybrid.
Breaking News: MAX Totaled
MAX gets a small favor from high-end luxury sports cars.
Conservation over corn.
Is the glass half empty? Half full? Or is there just too much glass? I'm designing MAX to be just the right amount of "glass" for the vast majority of our driving. Here's to efficiency.
We're at work on a 100-mpg DIY car! Come meet MAX and take a seat for what will be a long, but fun, journey.
Publisher Bryan Welch doesn't make his living on the farm, which he says is a good thing. He writes about his steps and missteps in his first year using an automatic waterer for his cattle, and the first winter test.