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New treeless, inkless paper could save entire forests of trees

New treeless, inkless paper could save entire forests of trees

In research funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, a team at the University of California developed a multi-use option for one of our most ancient mediums: a reusable "paper" that has been created

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Desolenator uses sunlight to purify water for less than the cost of a big screen TV

Desolenator uses sunlight to purify water for less than the cost of a big screen TV

Imagine a device the size of large, flat-screen TV that uses sunlight to produce fresh drinking water. Then imagine what you could do with that device. Would you reduce your own dependence on the grid?

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Egloo heats your room without electricity for 10 cents a day

Egloo heats your room without electricity for 10 cents a day

Can you heat your room for just 10 cents a day? Egloo can. Egloo is a clever little heater that harnesses candle power to heat a room without wasting electricity. Egloo works by concentrating the heat

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The Hemingwrite digital typewriter lets you write your masterpiece – distraction free

The Hemingwrite digital typewriter lets you write your masterpiece – distraction free

Ever wanted to write like Hemingway but find there’s just too much distraction in the digital world? A new Kickstarter project could provide the answer to your literary prayers. Hemingwrite is a

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16 Tech-tastic Green Gifts for Gadget Geeks

16 Tech-tastic Green Gifts for Gadget Geeks

With the ubiquity of smartphone technology and tablets, there's really a little bit of gadget geek in every person on your holiday gift shopping list. Whether your loved ones' wider interests lie in

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Stephen Hawking says AI could spell the end of the human race

Stephen Hawking says AI could spell the end of the human race

Professor Stephen Hawking has revealed in an interview with the BBC that he believes, "The development of full artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race." Since Professor Hawking is in

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New Pulsar Machine Detects Horse Meat in a Matter of Minutes

New Pulsar Machine Detects Horse Meat in a Matter of Minutes

Remember the horse meat scandal that rocked the UK last year? Well, it might never happen again thanks to a new device designed by UK-based Oxford Instruments The new Pulsar device can distinguish between

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Pocket-Sized Lantern Connects You to the World Even When There’s No Internet Service

Pocket-Sized Lantern Connects You to the World Even When There’s No Internet Service

An estimated 4.3 billion people around the world don't have internet access. In times of natural disasters, internet and phone connections also frequently fail. Lantern is a pocket-sized device designed

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Skateboard Legend Tony Hawk Rides the World’s First Hoverboard (VIDEO)

Skateboard Legend Tony Hawk Rides the World’s First Hoverboard (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2me8E1GZeg Last month we reported on the breakthrough technology behind Hendo Hoverboards. Since then, the company has almost doubled its Kickstarter goal aimed

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Merve Kahraman’s Revitalizer Wax Lamp Melts and Re-creates Itself Over Time

Merve Kahraman’s Revitalizer Wax Lamp Melts and Re-creates Itself Over Time

The Revitalizer Wax Lamp is not your typical light fixture. Created by London-based designer Merve Kahraman, the lamp features a wax shade that goes through a cycle of melting and reshaping. The lamp

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Brilliant Device Turns Waste Paper Into Pencils

Brilliant Device Turns Waste Paper Into Pencils

If you often find yourself searching for a pencil, then this clever little device called the P&P Office Waste Processor will keep well stocked by quickly producing them from simple office waste

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Low-Cost Lapdeck is a Recycled Cardboard Laptop Desk You Can Take Anywhere

Low-Cost Lapdeck is a Recycled Cardboard Laptop Desk You Can Take Anywhere

Despite all the buzz about standing desks, there are still times when you want to sit down somewhere comfortable, like in bed or on the couch, and work on your laptop. Of course, laptop desks have been

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6 Futuristic Bicycle Designs

6 Futuristic Bicycle Designs

The Denny The “Denny” bicycle, by Sizemore Bicycles, was especially designed for Seattle’s rainy weather and urban environment. Denny sports clever design features like auto-shifting and electric

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This Mushroom Drone Will Biodegrade if it Crash Lands

This Mushroom Drone Will Biodegrade if it Crash Lands

What happens to a drone when it crash lands? Besides polluting or damaging a potentially sensitive environment, it could also mean, at least for the military, that people you are spying on will know,

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Pedal-Powered Centrifuge Allows Off-Grid Blood Testing in Rural Areas

Pedal-Powered Centrifuge Allows Off-Grid Blood Testing in Rural Areas

Designer Jack Albert Trew’s Spokefuge harnesses the power of the pedal to help doctors in remote areas test blood without electric medical equipment. Trew’s simple design uses a bike wheel to power a

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VIDEO: Olafur Eliasson’s Solar “Little Sun” LED Lamp Lights Up Lives Around the World

VIDEO: Olafur Eliasson’s Solar “Little Sun” LED Lamp Lights Up Lives Around the World

Artist Olafur Eliasson explores the importance of turning artistic potential into environmental action in this inspiring video created by VICE for The Creators Project. Eliasson discusses his Little Sun -

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Ambulance Drone Could Provide Life-Saving First Aid in Just One Minute

Ambulance Drone Could Provide Life-Saving First Aid in Just One Minute

When you have an emergency, the time it takes for help to arrive can be the difference between life and death. An ambulance takes an average of 10 minutes to get to the scene of an accident - too late to

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Meet Dorothy – An App and Device Combo that Can Call for Help with a Click of Your Heels

Meet Dorothy – An App and Device Combo that Can Call for Help with a Click of Your Heels

Whether you're on a bad date and silently wishing your phone would ring, or you find yourself in a more sinister setting, a new device and app pairing called Dorothy can help extract you from a sticky

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Get Ready to Flip Out Over the reCAP Flip Cap Mason Jar Lids, Now on Kickstarter

Get Ready to Flip Out Over the reCAP Flip Cap Mason Jar Lids, Now on Kickstarter

Who doesn't love Mason jars? Not only are they great for canning tomatoes and other preserves at home, they're also ideal for storing everything from bulk food to craft supplies. The problem with the

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Let Your Dog Take a Bite Out of Boredom With This Eco-Friendly Puzzle Toy

Let Your Dog Take a Bite Out of Boredom With This Eco-Friendly Puzzle Toy

Elegance and a balance of form and function aren't normally the attributes one would normally associate with a dog toy, but this little gem isn't your average ball. The Odin, named after the inventor's

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This Creepy Camera is Made from a 150-Year-Old Human Skull

This Creepy Camera is Made from a 150-Year-Old Human Skull

As Halloween fast approaches, we were inspired to bring you some of the darkest and most bizarre items we've come across. Hands down, this pinhole camera crafted by sculptor Wayne Martin Belger is the

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Biome is a Smart Living Flora Terrarium You Nurture With Your iPad

Biome is a Smart Living Flora Terrarium You Nurture With Your iPad

25 The flora terrarium is encased in a high tech capsule that works a little like a live Tamagotchi. Low energy lighting is integrated into the capsule to replicate sunlight, while sensors provide real

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Air Umbrella Could Be a Reality by 2015 – But is That a Good Thing?

Air Umbrella Could Be a Reality by 2015 – But is That a Good Thing?

In the history of pointless devices, the air umbrella has to be among one of the foremost - and it could soon be a reality. According to Core77, the invisible umbrella concept - which uses forced air to

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6 Green Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spookify Your Home This Season

6 Green Outdoor Halloween Decorations to Spookify Your Home This Season

Sure, Halloween is still a few weeks away, but if you're planning to put up any outdoor decorations, it's a good idea to start thinking about your options. Waiting until the last minute to dress up your

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Futuristic Mab Sphere Spits out Flying Robots to Clean Your House!

Futuristic Mab Sphere Spits out Flying Robots to Clean Your House!

The ball-shaped shuttle acts as a base for hundreds of mini-robots that fly out to reach the farthest corners of the house, scan the entire space and start cleaning in a choreographed swarm-like play that

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World’s First Solar-Powered Snowboard Charges Gadgets on the Slopes!

World’s First Solar-Powered Snowboard Charges Gadgets on the Slopes!

Next time you hit the slopes on a sunny day there is no need to worry about your gadgets running out of juice. Snowboard manufacturer Signal -- the company that recently created the world's first 3D

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Made in Space Just Launched the World’s First Zero-Gravity Printer

Made in Space Just Launched the World’s First Zero-Gravity Printer

When something breaks down in space, it is not always easy to replace. There’s no home supply store around the corner and the unique nature of space work makes finding parts a challenge. But what if

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The 4MM Jetpack Could Give You the Boost You Need to Run a Four-Minute Mile

The 4MM Jetpack Could Give You the Boost You Need to Run a Four-Minute Mile

A four-minute mile is just a dream for most people, but not if the US Military has anything to do with it. DARPA (the Military’s research arm) is in the process of designing a jetpack that could help

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EnGo Public Charging Station is Powered by Kinetic Tiles and Solar Panels in Missouri

EnGo Public Charging Station is Powered by Kinetic Tiles and Solar Panels in Missouri

NYC-based tech startup Volta Group has just installed its first EnGo public charging station that powers mobile devices with a clean energy combo of kinetic tiles and solar panels. Students at Webster

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Coniferous Clock Shows the Passing of Time With Browning Cedar Leaves

Coniferous Clock Shows the Passing of Time With Browning Cedar Leaves

Japanese collective Bril has created a clock without ticking hands or numbers - instead, it marks the passage of time through browning of cedar leaves. Inspired by cedar boughs used in sake production,

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