Green business, green careers and job training
Solutions that build smart communities with green careers and sustainable businesses!

Save on Career Education through Lorman Education

Our readers are offered a discount on Lorman seminars and courses. Check out their business, management and legal offers at this link to qualify for our discounts. They also offer green business training opportunities. Please visit for a complete listing of courses. Register online or call Lorman at 866-352-9539.
Home > Green News > SOLUTIONS MAGAZINE > Special Reports > Special Reports and Featured Products about Green Best Practices > Vision!

Tech Trends for 2008 - From Popular Mechanics

High tech trends for 2008

Find green business solutions
Humor in the workplace Yesterday I explored lifestyle trends for next year. Today I found the heavy industrial view of what's changing. You might find the trends as fascinating as I do...

Bendable Concrete

Engineered Cementitious Composites (ECC) make bendable concrete with coated microscopic polymer fibers that slide past each other instead of snapping under stress, so ECC bends without breaking. The material has been used to create stretchable expansion joints in bridges, etc.

PRAM (Phase-Change Random Access Memory)

Flash memory, with no moving parts to break or wear down, is the data storage technology of choice for devices such as iPods and digital cameras. But phase-change RAM is set to overtake flash entirely—it uses a chemical found in rewritable discs, which is alternately heated and cooled to store data. The result is memory that's 30 times faster than flash, with more than 10 times the life span. Watch Samsung.

Printed Solar Panels

California-based (and Google-funded) Nanosolar is building a solar plant that will use a nanostructured "ink" to form semiconductors, which would be printed on flexible sheets. Nanosolar is building a plant that will print 430 megawatts' worth of solar cells annually—more than triple the current solar output of the entire country.

Passport Hacking

Starting 2007, all new U.S. passports include a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip that stores a digital photo of the owner, as well as biographic data (name, date of birth and so on). The goal is to prevent passport counterfeiting, but hackers already have flexed their devious deeds...

Vehicle Infrastructure Integration

Your car may have GPS navigation and radar blind-spot monitoring, but it still doesn’t stand a chance against traffic. DOT’s Vehicle Infrastructure Integration program, involves installing a 5.9-GHz short-range wireless link in your car that can talk with other cars, as well as with control units at intersections and along the side of the road. You get a map of traffic and weather conditions, so that drivers can be directed away from trouble spots.

Body Area Network

he cellphone in your pocket sends a tiny electrical current—a fraction of an amp—along your skin, so your car door springs open at your touch and your PC logs in when you grab the mouse. That’s what German startup ImCoSys says its new smartphone will be capable of, thanks to body area network (BAN) technology.

Read the rest of the story...with predictions about how likely these innovations are to hit the market at

Edited by Carolyn Allen, owner/editor of California Green Solutions
Green Solution Providers
Green companies directory
your green solutions - business, nonprofit, government program.
It's free.
| trends | technology |

Share in Social Media

Sign Up For News & Information
Subscribe to our free solutions newsletter
"Ten+ Tips for Greening Your Office"

Read prior issues: California GreenLines

Search For Green Solutions

Custom Search
Green Career Center
Green Job Wizard
Career Certifications Directory

green job training certifications
Green Biz Center
Solutions For Green
Directory of Green Companies

Solutions for Alternative Energy

rose in natural systems
Green Living Center
Solutions for Green: Consumers

Solutions for Remodeling

Backyard Nature Center


"Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do." Goethe

Related Articles

OpenPeak device provides energy management + entertainment

US, Americas, Asia and Europe Talent Outlooks Beyond 2010 - Strategy Shift!

Critical Skills Investment For YOUR Career

Related Green Resources

Marcom Tips
Interactive & Video Tips

Career Resources

We encourage lifelong learning to support sustainable communities and provide these select resources to help you pursue green and sustainable self-development:

Lorman Business Training Directory of On-line Business and Compliance Classes

Green Job Wizard Job and Career Certifications Directory

Job & Career Resources

Sales & Marketing
Human Resources

Green Economy

Business Sectors
Natural Resources

Solutions For Green

About Us ~ Privacy Policy
Contact Us ~ Home

Text Link Ads

AD: Place your link here


We help you green your career, workplace and community by connecting you to quality green, sustainable and high performance resources. California Green Solutions focuses attention on effective solutions that sustain our natural systems. You can support our editorial work by supporting our advertisers and spreading the word about best practices and green solutions.
California Green Solutions is a publication of Carolyn Allen ~ Copyright ©2006-2030 Carolyn Allen

B2B | Job Certifications | Alternative Energy | Events | Green Directory | LED Lights | Remodeling |
CONSUMERS | Backyard Nature | Senior Health | MultiMedia Marketing | Marketing | Networking Events | Japan |