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Kijani Grows Will Bring Small, Internet Connected Aquaponics Gardens to Schools

Kijani Grows Will Bring Small, Internet Connected Aquaponics Gardens to Schools

Aquaponics systems have grown in popularity over the years and they're currently one of the most common urban farming techniques. But while closed loop gardens—including the one you see above —are

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3D Printed Wearable Planter Rings Adorn Your Hands With Tiny Plants

3D Printed Wearable Planter Rings Adorn Your Hands With Tiny Plants

Colleen Jordan has been pleasing fashionista green thumbs with her Wearable Planters for years, and her adorable new Planter Rings will have you saying "I do". Each colorful bauble is 3D printed and holds

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Access:energy Aims to Bring Life-Changing Clean Energy to Kenya’s Slum Island

Access:energy Aims to Bring Life-Changing Clean Energy to Kenya’s Slum Island

Welcome to Kenya's "Slum Island," a place where overcrowded shantytowns fend for themselves on a forgotten island where infrastructure is all but non-existent. A barren pinprick of land on the

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‘Genesis’ 3D Printed Concept Car Can Assemble Itself!

‘Genesis’ 3D Printed Concept Car Can Assemble Itself!

Royal College of Art graduate student Nir Seigel recently unveiled plans for a 3D printed concept car that actually assembles itself! Seigel's Genesis vehicle explores next generation manufacturing

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Researchers Develop Battery-Free Wireless System to Power Mobile Devices

Researchers Develop Battery-Free Wireless System to Power Mobile Devices

Anyone with a mobile device has likely experienced the frustration of having to be reliant on a battery. The charge never lasts long enough, and finding a source of electricity on the run is a hassle.

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Redox Set to Launch Dishwasher-Sized ‘Cube’ Fuel Cells for 90% Less than Current Technologies

Redox Set to Launch Dishwasher-Sized ‘Cube’ Fuel Cells for 90% Less than Current Technologies

Fuel cells could provide a vital source of power for off-grid communities and cities experiencing hurricanes and thunderstorms - but existing units are expensive, massive, and they tend to run extremely

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Self-Healing Solar Cells Mimic Plant Leaves to Repair Themselves

Self-Healing Solar Cells Mimic Plant Leaves to Repair Themselves

Photo via Shutterstock Plant leaves are the ideal model for a lot of solar technology, so it only makes sense that developers of manmade solar panels would look to Mother Nature to improve the

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6 Handy Apps for Preventing Skin Cancer All Year Long

6 Handy Apps for Preventing Skin Cancer All Year Long

Coppertone My UV Alert Not sure whether sunscreen's enough or whether you should go for full coverage--hat, long sleeves, and sunglasses? Just plug in your zip code, and this free app from Coppertone

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MakerBot’s New Digitizer 3d Scanner Set to Hit the Market Next Week

MakerBot’s New Digitizer 3d Scanner Set to Hit the Market Next Week

MakerBot is already a household name in the 3D printing community, and their next invention will make it easier than ever to create 3d printed objects. According to Engadget, the company is planning to

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Scientists Develop Plasma-Treated Nano Filter to Clean Water in the Developing World

Scientists Develop Plasma-Treated Nano Filter to Clean Water in the Developing World

A team of international researchers have found a new way to purify water in the developing world. It’s a filter made of plasma-charged carbon nano-tubes that can easily filter out harmful contaminants

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A 3D Printed Part Will be at the front of Bloodhound’s 1000 MPH Supersonic Car

A 3D Printed Part Will be at the front of Bloodhound’s 1000 MPH Supersonic Car

The team behind the Bloodhound Supersonic Car (SSC) is gearing up to set a 1,000 mile per hour speed record in summer 2015 - and to accomplish the feat they're turning to 3d printing technology to create

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New Aerogel Fuel Cell Boasts 5x the Efficiency of Conventional Fuel Cells

New Aerogel Fuel Cell Boasts 5x the Efficiency of Conventional Fuel Cells

Fuel cells could be one of the our cleanest energy sources; they convert hydrogen into electricity, and their only waste byproduct is water. One of the biggest things holding back the technology, however,

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Ancient Bacteria From Norwegian Fjords Could Be Used to Make the Ultimate Sunscreen

Ancient Bacteria From Norwegian Fjords Could Be Used to Make the Ultimate Sunscreen

Photo via Shutterstock Norwegian researchers recently discovered a microorganism living in Trondheim Fjord that could be a key ingredient in the ultimate sunscreen. The bacteria, named Micrococcus

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6 Of The Coolest, Most Innovative 3D-Printed Designs

6 Of The Coolest, Most Innovative 3D-Printed Designs

3D-Printed Haptic Feedback Shifter A Ford engineer by the name of Zac Nelson recently took the guts from an Xbox 360 controller, stuffed them into a 3D-printed shift knob casing, and used open-source

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IKEA’s Augmented Reality 2014 Catalog Lets You Preview Products in Your Apartment!

IKEA’s Augmented Reality 2014 Catalog Lets You Preview Products in Your Apartment!

Instead of trekking down to the IKEA showroom with your measuring tape, camera, and color swatches, you can now shop comfortably in your own home without the fear of buying something that does not fit

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Solar-Powered Sol Laptop Can Run for 10 Hours on a Single Charge

Solar-Powered Sol Laptop Can Run for 10 Hours on a Single Charge

WeWi Telecommunications Inc. just unveiled a new solar-powered laptop that can run for 10 hours straight on a single charge! The Sol laptop features built-in foldable solar panels, so it can be used in

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Bare Conductive Paint Allows You to Draw an Electrical Circuit Almost Anywhere

Bare Conductive Paint Allows You to Draw an Electrical Circuit Almost Anywhere

In an age where food can be assembled by a printer and bacteria can be engineered to produce gold, surely talking billboards cannot be that far away. A team of students from London's Royal College of Art

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Terrafugia’s Flying Car Completes First Public Flight at Wisconsin Air Show

Terrafugia’s Flying Car Completes First Public Flight at Wisconsin Air Show

It’s official, we’ve finally made it into the future. Childhood dreams of flying cars are a reality at last, thanks to Terrafugia, who have designed and just demonstrated a new car that can actually

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Scientists Develop Robotic Plants To Test Soil in All Environments

Scientists Develop Robotic Plants To Test Soil in All Environments

A group of Italian scientists have taken artificial plants to the next level, creating the world’s first bionic plant. The robotic plants have roots that grow and unwind into soil just like the real

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NREL Uses Corning’s Flexible Willow Glass to Develop Cheap, Efficient Solar Shingles

NREL Uses Corning’s Flexible Willow Glass to Develop Cheap, Efficient Solar Shingles

The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recently announced that it is using Corning's thin, flexible Willow Glass to develop thin-film cadmium telluride photovoltaic

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Researchers Create Pitcher Plant-Inspired “Super Glass” Coating That Repels Everything

Researchers Create Pitcher Plant-Inspired “Super Glass” Coating That Repels Everything

Nature can be an incredible source of inspiration. Just ask the researchers at Harvard's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, who took a look at the beautiful and carnivorous pitcher plant and

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Emerging Objects Plans to 3D-Print Entire Rooms and Buildings

Emerging Objects Plans to 3D-Print Entire Rooms and Buildings

Emerging Objects has already 3D-printed some spectacular objects, ranging from twisting slug-like benches to jewelry, vases and toys, but now they are looking to use the technology to create architectural

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MakerBot 3D Desktop Printers to Be Sold in Microsoft Retail Stores Across the US

MakerBot 3D Desktop Printers to Be Sold in Microsoft Retail Stores Across the US

MakerBot just announced plans to begin selling their Replicator 2 desktop model in Microsoft retail stores across the United States. The move makes Microsoft the first entity to sell the machines on a

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Crossbar’s RRAM Chip Could Make Your Phone Battery Last for Weeks

Crossbar’s RRAM Chip Could Make Your Phone Battery Last for Weeks

A new silicon chip for your smart phone could extend its battery life so that it lasts for weeks! Crossbar, a new tech chip start up, has developed a RAM chip that stores a terabyte of data, which drains

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New ‘Electronic Ink’ Could Lead to Incredibly Cheap Solar Cells and Touchpads

New ‘Electronic Ink’ Could Lead to Incredibly Cheap Solar Cells and Touchpads

Scientists just developed a new type of "electronic ink" that could lead to solar cells as cheap as roof shingles and electronic touchpads that cost under ten dollars. The new material was developed by

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Puri Desalinating Water Bottle Could Save Your Life at Sea

Puri Desalinating Water Bottle Could Save Your Life at Sea

The Puri is unlike any other water bottle out there - it could save your life. Designed by Younsun Kim, Kangkyung Lee, Byungsoo Kim and Minji Kim, the bottle has its own system to remove salt from salt

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Ralf Sander’s World Saving Machine Uses Solar Energy to Create Ice!

Ralf Sander’s World Saving Machine Uses Solar Energy to Create Ice!

The World Saving Machine III is an incredible sculpture that transforms solar energy into ice – literally, as well as (on a larger scale) metaphorically. The project was installed at the Seoul Museum of

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GreenWing International’s eSpyder Electric Airplane is Finally Here and It Costs Just Under $40K

GreenWing International’s eSpyder Electric Airplane is Finally Here and It Costs Just Under $40K

Fans of electric aviation rejoice - GreenWing International's eSpyder plane just hit the market, and it costs just under $40,000. The plane comes as a DIY kit that you have to build like a model airplane

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The 3D Scan-to-Print Web App Turns Any Kinect into a 3D Scanner

The 3D Scan-to-Print Web App Turns Any Kinect into a 3D Scanner

3D printing has been a huge boon to home fabricators that want to create trinkets whenever they want. While all that plastic isn't great for the environment, it's already proven itself as a great enabler

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Study Shows Desktop 3D Printers Can Save Households Up to $2,000 Each Year

Study Shows Desktop 3D Printers Can Save Households Up to $2,000 Each Year

3d printing is commonly viewed as an expensive emerging technology - however a new study by Michigan Technological University (MTU) shows that purchasing a 3d printer may actually make sound financial

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