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Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

Cradle Turns iPhone into Incredible Biosensor that Detects Pathogens and Environmental Toxins

Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a wedge-shaped cradle that turns any iPhone into a sophisticated biosensor that can detect and analyze bacteria, toxins,

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Patio Furniture Transforms into DIY Bike-Powered Generator

Patio Furniture Transforms into DIY Bike-Powered Generator

When riding a stationary bicycle, it easy to feel as though you aren't getting anywhere or doing much of anything other than managing a quick workout. The cardio is great, but what if you could capture

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Apple Announces Plans to Produce New Line of Macs in Texas

Apple Announces Plans to Produce New Line of Macs in Texas

Photo Via Shutterstock Apple just announced new details regarding its plans to produce its next line of Macs stateside. In a Senate hearing last week, Chief Exec Tim Cook said that Apple has invested

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NASA Backs Star Trek-Style Replicator That Could 3D Print Pizza In Space!

NASA Backs Star Trek-Style Replicator That Could 3D Print Pizza In Space!

In preparation for Star Trek: Into Darkness, we have been rewatching all of the old Next Generation episodes. One of the series' most memorable moments is when a crew member casually walks over to a

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ONDU Wooden Pinhole Cameras Bring Craftsmanship Back to Photography

ONDU Wooden Pinhole Cameras Bring Craftsmanship Back to Photography

Digital cameras have revolutionized the art of photography. Gone are hours in a darkroom, film, and treasured cameras passed down from one shutterbug to another. Slovenian industrial designer and artist

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Eighteen-Year-Old Invents Device That Can Charge Your Cell Phone in 20 Seconds

Eighteen-Year-Old Invents Device That Can Charge Your Cell Phone in 20 Seconds

It's hard enough being tied to your cell phone without having to worry about getting the "Low Battery Icon of Death" right in the middle of an important task - and charging up via wall outlets takes

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Earl: The World’s First Solar-Powered Backcountry Survival Tablet

Earl: The World’s First Solar-Powered Backcountry Survival Tablet

Out in the wilderness, there are few places to charge electronic devices. Those who are looking to slim down their packs and consolidate their GPS, maps, books, and radios into  one rugged machine may

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13 Things We Learned from Some of the World’s Smartest People at Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013

13 Things We Learned from Some of the World’s Smartest People at Fortune Brainstorm Green 2013

For those who think that environmentalism is just for hippies, actor Harrison Ford and Peter Seligman, Chairman and CEO of Conservation International, kicked off the conference with a discussion that

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8 Ways You Can Harness the Power of Technology to Green Your Home

8 Ways You Can Harness the Power of Technology to Green Your Home

Energy Saving Light Bulbs Energy saving light bulbs are small, so it might seem like they can't possibly save you that much money. The reverse is true, however. There are a variety of energy-efficient

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The VOTO Charger Uses Fire to Charge Your Cell Phone

The VOTO Charger Uses Fire to Charge Your Cell Phone

Where there's smoke there's heat, and Point Source Power has figured out a way to harness that heat to charge your cell phone. The company's new VOTO charger converts the heat generated from a fire to

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Myo is a Wearable Computer that Converts Movement into Digital Commands

Myo is a Wearable Computer that Converts Movement into Digital Commands

  From genetically-engineered glowing plants and 3D-printed food, it often seems that our technological reality had finally entered the realm of science fiction. But the way we interact with our

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MorePhone: Paper-Thin, Flexible Smartphone Curls When it Receives a Call

MorePhone: Paper-Thin, Flexible Smartphone Curls When it Receives a Call

If you prefer to keep your phone on silent but end up with a bunch of missed calls and unread messages, you will love this bendable smartphone! Designed by researchers at Queen’s University Human Media

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Morpholio Builds on Their Design App with the Launch of ’7 New Tools for the Creative World’

Morpholio Builds on Their Design App with the Launch of ’7 New Tools for the Creative World’

Just under a year ago, the brains over at the Morpholio Project released Morpholio, a mobile and web-based app that created a new platform for presentation, critique and collaboration. They then followed

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BotObjects Unveils the World’s First Full-Color Desktop 3D Printer

BotObjects Unveils the World’s First Full-Color Desktop 3D Printer

BotObjects just unveiled the world's first full-color desktop 3D printer - the ProDesk3D. Instead of producing monochromatic objects with a single piece of filament, the new ProDesk3D allows designers to

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Verizon Announces $100 Million Green Energy Project to Power 19 US Facilities

Verizon Announces $100 Million Green Energy Project to Power 19 US Facilities

Inhabitat is reporting live from the Fortune Brainstorm Green conference today, where Verizon just announced a massive $100 million solar and fuel cell energy project that will provide power to 19 of its

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Goof Vermeulen Builds Prison Tattoo Machines from Found Objects

Goof Vermeulen Builds Prison Tattoo Machines from Found Objects

Being locked up may take away many personal freedoms, but artistic expression has always found a way to remain present, even when faced with punishment or restriction. Body art has long been a form of

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Siva Cycle’s Atom Generator Charges Your Gadgets While You Ride

Siva Cycle’s Atom Generator Charges Your Gadgets While You Ride

A new bike-powered generator can help cyclists power their lives, “one pedal at a time”. The Siva Cycle Atom clips directly to your bike and harnesses your pedal-pushing energy, storing it in a

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Super Precise Panther 3D Printer is Made from High-Grade CNC Components

Super Precise Panther 3D Printer is Made from High-Grade CNC Components

The Singapore-based team behind the Portabee 3D printer recently launched a new personal Panther 3D printer made from parts of CNC machines. Touted as a “personal 3D printer that takes personal 3D

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i-Limb: Touch Bionics’ Amazing Prosthetic Hand Can Be Controlled Via Smart Phone

i-Limb: Touch Bionics’ Amazing Prosthetic Hand Can Be Controlled Via Smart Phone

UK teenager Patrick Kane just became the first person in the country to be fitted with latest version of Touch Bionics’ i-Limb Ultra- a prosthetic hand so advanced that it can be controlled via a smart

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Carrera Foldable Bike Helmets Conform to Your Noggin and Can be Stashed in Your Bag

Carrera Foldable Bike Helmets Conform to Your Noggin and Can be Stashed in Your Bag

Carrera’s foldable bicycle helmet is a stylish piece of safety gear that neatly folds up to fit in your bag! The innovative helmets are made up of adjustable strips that provide a custom fit, making it

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LG to Begin Selling Curved OLED TVs Later This Year

LG to Begin Selling Curved OLED TVs Later This Year

At this year's International CES, LG debuted its curved OLED TV to much excitement, although there was some initial uncertainty as to whether or not the technology would ever hit the market. LG's Vice

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Designersblock Offers Intriguing Material Solutions at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Designersblock Offers Intriguing Material Solutions at the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair

Students from The Cass London brought some refreshing products this year. Meital Tzabari from Israel has developed an interesting new material using fallen leaves. Re:Connect is a natural leaf composite

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J.C. Karich’s 3D-Printed Headphones Are Music to Our Ears

J.C. Karich’s 3D-Printed Headphones Are Music to Our Ears

If you've always had trouble finding the perfect pair of headphones, this new 3D-printed iteration just might be music to your ears. Made with just a few simple elements, they combine 3D-printed parts

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Take a Virtual Tour Through the 2013 HGTV Smart Home + See How You Can Win It!

Take a Virtual Tour Through the 2013 HGTV Smart Home + See How You Can Win It!

While the Smart Home is aiming for LEED Gold certification, it is arguably not what one might typically expect from a green home, (and HGTV makes this distinction—see more info on this here). The 2,400

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Proceeds from LSTN’s Reclaimed Wood Headphones Go to Help Restore Hearing in Children in Deaf Schools

Proceeds from LSTN’s Reclaimed Wood Headphones Go to Help Restore Hearing in Children in Deaf Schools

In the market for a new pair of headphones? Before you reach for those overpriced Beats by Dr. Dre (which are also made in China), consider wrapping your ears in a pair of LSTN's gorgeous reclaimed wood

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Video: DIY Dynamic Bike Headlight Projects Your Speed in Front of You

Video: DIY Dynamic Bike Headlight Projects Your Speed in Front of You

Ever wonder how hard you are cranking it on your bike? Matt Richardson knows exactly how fast he is going with his Raspberry Pi Dynamic Headlight that projects his speed in front of him. His prototype

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BionicOpter: Remote-Controlled Dragonfly Robot Flies Just Like the Real Thing!

BionicOpter: Remote-Controlled Dragonfly Robot Flies Just Like the Real Thing!

The dragonfly is the aerial stunt of the insect world. It can hover, fly backwards and glide without moving its wings. They align their wind stroke planes to be nearly normal to the direction of the total

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The iBot is Apple’s Latest Move into Home Entertainment

The iBot is Apple’s Latest Move into Home Entertainment

The Apple rumor-mill is buzzing again, this time over plans for a new device that will really have legs. Actually, mostly arms: Apple's iBot is still in early prototype stages, and focus has centered on

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Pollux’NZ City Project Deploys an Open-Source Environmental Monitoring Network

Pollux’NZ City Project Deploys an Open-Source Environmental Monitoring Network

An open-source environmental monitoring network is now being tested in France by CKAB, a French consulting firm and innovation lab focusing on the Internet of Things. According to Hack a Day, the project,

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The AirRam’s High-Tech Cleaning Vacuum Tracks Its Energy Usage and Calories You’ve Burned

The AirRam’s High-Tech Cleaning Vacuum Tracks Its Energy Usage and Calories You’ve Burned

The UK company GTech reimagines cordless vacuuming to create a top marks for low energy consumption and high performance. Using only 100W of power from a 22V Lithium ion rechargeable battery, the AirRam

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