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Could this new material make it possible to clean up oil spills with a net?

Could this new material make it possible to clean up oil spills with a net?

This piece of steel mesh doesn’t look like much but it might be one of the only things that can separate oil from water. By allowing water to go through, but oil to float on top, thanks to an

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In Maryland, Tesla’s competition could help them get back in business

In Maryland, Tesla’s competition could help them get back in business

Tesla's been fighting for the right to do business in a number of states recently, but the electric car maker has gained some footing in Maryland, thanks to an unusual ally. The Maryland Automobile

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Cosmic Messenger records your messages and sends them into outer space

Cosmic Messenger records your messages and sends them into outer space

If you find the $250,000 tag price for a Virgin Galactic seat a bit too steep, there are other ways to reach the final frontier. With Nooka's futuristic Cosmic Messenger you can record your own private

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Smog-sucking electric vacuum cleaner could combat Beijing air pollution as soon as 2016

Smog-sucking electric vacuum cleaner could combat Beijing air pollution as soon as 2016

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has developed an "electronic vacuum cleaner" that could potentially suck up urban smog. The new cleaner uses copper coils to create an electrostatic field that pulls smog

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Google is looking for longer lasting batteries, according to WSJ

Google is looking for longer lasting batteries, according to WSJ

The search for better batteries continues. It seems like every tech company from Apple to Tesla and now Google is constantly on the prowl for the key to longer battery life. Now, Google X's research lab

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Never buy toothpaste again with this nanotech toothbrush

Never buy toothpaste again with this nanotech toothbrush

Japanese designer Kosho Ueshima of The Industrial Design Studio created Misoka, the nanotechnological toothbrush that can clean teeth without the use of toothpaste. The designer teamed up with

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This solar-powered e-bike has a top speed of 30 mph

This solar-powered e-bike has a top speed of 30 mph

+ Solar Bike Via Engadget Images © http://solar-bike.weebly.com/the-solarbike.html

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This 3D-printed violin has a classic sound and a look straight from the future

This 3D-printed violin has a classic sound and a look straight from the future

This futuristic-looking violin was made with a 3D printer. The two-string pietroelectric violin will debut at the 3D Print Design Show later this month in New York. Architects Eric Goldemberg and Veronica

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MIT’s flat-pack table is so smart it can assemble itself without your help

MIT’s flat-pack table is so smart it can assemble itself without your help

MIT's Self-Assembly Lab came up with a fantastic design for a table that can transforms without any human or machine help. With the help of material manufacturer Wood-Skin, the team has manufactured a

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The Bolt is the smallest and lightest electric skateboard in the world

The Bolt is the smallest and lightest electric skateboard in the world

When it comes to commuting, bikes can be too bulky, cars are a pain, and walking can be time consuming. So when robotic engineering student Lorenzo Cella wanted to find a way to speed up his commute, so

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8 Water-saving solutions for your home

8 Water-saving solutions for your home

The drought in California is breaking records, and recent data suggests that the state may have just one year of water left. Local agencies have taken on a number of large-scale projects to ensure that

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This next-gen 3D printer spits out fully assembled products

This next-gen 3D printer spits out fully assembled products

The not-especially-modestly titled Industrial Revolution III (IR3) is a nextgen 3D printer that will not only print out your designs, but will assemble them with your non-printable components to create

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Looking for a place to eat local and sustainable foods tonight? There’s an app for that

Looking for a place to eat local and sustainable foods tonight? There’s an app for that

Heading out to eat? Want to find a place that sources local and sustainable foods? Yup. There's an app for that. The Greenease helps you find cafes and groceries that offer local, ethical and sustainable

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Falling price of battery packs may usher in age of affordable electric cars

Falling price of battery packs may usher in age of affordable electric cars

A new study from the Stockholm Environment Institute has found that the price of lithium ion battery packs has been falling far faster than previously reported, with the price per kWh dropping by a

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7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

It's amazing to think that just a few years ago, many people thought of LEDs as nothing more than the tiny red lights in our laser pointers but my, how the times have changed! With more and more people

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Facebook to test its enormous internet-beaming solar drone this summer

Facebook to test its enormous internet-beaming solar drone this summer

As part of their ambitious plan to bring internet connectivity to the estimated 1.1 to 2.8 billion people who are currently unable to access the internet, Facebook plans to conduct tests of a

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Tesla now banned from direct sales in West Virginia

Tesla now banned from direct sales in West Virginia

On Friday, West Virginia became the fifth state to say "no way" to Tesla's direct sales model, banning the company from selling their electric cars within the state. West Virginia, like many other states,

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Zero-Energy Bio Refrigerator Cools Your Food With Future Gel

Zero-Energy Bio Refrigerator Cools Your Food With Future Gel

In a valiant effort to rethink the ubiquitous refrigerator -- which has seen few design changes since the invention of freon refrigerators in the 1930's -- Russian designer Yuriy Dmitriev has unveiled a

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Cellular Morphology Facade uses design to allow buildings to adapt to different climatic conditions

Cellular Morphology Facade uses design to allow buildings to adapt to different climatic conditions

The building's facade retrofitted with a new skin consists of multiple hexagonal components controlled through an algorithm that alters its density and attraction. Six functional zones were used as

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Google’s new Chromebit dongle will transform your TV into a PC

Google’s new Chromebit dongle will transform your TV into a PC

First, the stick—whether it be produced by Amazon, Roku or Google—replaced your cable box by providing online streaming to your TV, and now, Google's latest dinky device offers to replace your home

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Scientists Create World’s First 3D-Printed 3D Printer!

Scientists Create World’s First 3D-Printed 3D Printer!

Researchers at Germany's Doppelbock University just opened the door to the future of rapid prototyping technology by developing the world's first 3D-printed 3D printer! Dubbed the Ecophage, the

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Brick Lamp is an understated lamp that looks like a humble piece of concrete

Brick Lamp is an understated lamp that looks like a humble piece of concrete

HCWD Studio works strike to rediscover the using experience of daily object, and redefine the relationship between human scale, space and landscape. The New York-based design studio just launched their

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This monstrous solar oven in Uzbekistan can melt metal with its laser-like sun beam

This monstrous solar oven in Uzbekistan can melt metal with its laser-like sun beam

As part of the Soviet-run "Sun" research complex in Uzbekistan, a gigantic solar parabola reflects energy from the universe's largest star and focuses it into a light beam that can blast out temperatures

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Pavegen’s kinetic walkway in South African mall will power rural villages

Pavegen’s kinetic walkway in South African mall will power rural villages

Samsung and Pavegen have collaborated to give shoppers in Sandton City shopping mall a positive take on renewable energy, as part of Samsung’s ‘What If I Can’ campaign.

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KP Cykler is building a better bike with built-in theft deterrent

KP Cykler is building a better bike with built-in theft deterrent

A Danish cycling brand KP Cykler is raising funds on Kickstarter. In addition to beautiful aesthetics, their bicycles have incorporated the latest smartphone technologies to make bicycle identification

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This virtual mouse brain could help end animal testing forever

This virtual mouse brain could help end animal testing forever

Animal testing is a much-maligned practice in the development of medicines and cosmetics, but many companies are hanging on to lab mice because they lack an adequate alternative. This virtual mouse could

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6 heartwarming ways that 3D printing has helped animals

6 heartwarming ways that 3D printing has helped animals

The popularity of 3D printing has exploded within the past couple of years, and one of the most revolutionary uses for it has been that of prosthetics. But humans aren’t the only ones benefitting from

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Perth’s Carnegie Wave Energy project produces power AND fresh water from the motion of the ocean

Perth’s Carnegie Wave Energy project produces power AND fresh water from the motion of the ocean

The Carnegie Perth Wave Energy Project is rolling out its multimillion-dollar plans to prove that waves not only have power but can generate it for the electric grid on land. Submerged in the roiling seas

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The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth

The Future of Medicine May Lie in the Fur of the Sloth

As bacteria become increasingly resistant to antibiotics, we're going to have to find a different way to fight the diseases that threaten us. After all, we tend to take for granted that we can tackle a

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James Dyson Wants to Use His Famous Vacuum Technology to Clean Rivers

James Dyson Wants to Use His Famous Vacuum Technology to Clean Rivers

Beneath their spotless surfaces, rivers are often incredibly filthy and not particularly easy to clean up. After all, you can’t just bust out your vacuum and suck up all of the debris lingering there,

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