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Optimal Battery

Biological scientists are developing new materials inspired by leaf veins. These materials are making ‘energy transfer’ extremely efficient. The concept is now being translated to improve rechargeable battery performance allowing them to last much longer and charged more rapidly. (a)…

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Qube – Like

Oakley sunglasses outlet Check out this exciting new modular tent! Collectively known as ‘Qube’ tents, they are able to be connected to each other at their corners allowing campers to switch from a ‘solo’ camping experience to a joyful and…

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e-waste

Most people who have been living through the digital age by now have an electronic graveyard! Think of all the new and/or updated phones, TVs, desktop and laptop computers, game systems, CD players, printers and portable drives to mention but…

Gone in 60 seconds

The GeoOrbital bike wheel offers a new take on bicycles! With this item, one can cleverly swap ‘only’ the front wheel of a bicycle for it to become electric. The wheel itself is battery-powered allowing your bike to become electric…

ULTRALIGHT / ULTRASTRONG

MIT researchers have discovered how to make one of our existing materials stronger than ever before! Recently discovered ‘Graphene’ (isolated from graphite in 2004 by two Manchester University researchers Prof. Andre Geim and Prof. Kostya Novoselov) is a form of…

Tesla battery production

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has initiated the mass production of lithium-ion battery cells at his Gigafactory in Nevada. The entrepreneur expects to produce 150 GWh of lithium-ion battery cells each year to support 1.5 million electric vehicles. The factory also…

First Passenger Drone

The world’s first passenger-carrying drone has been revealed by Chinese manufacturer Ehang. It has been designed to transport individuals through the air without a pilot. Measuring approximately 1.4 metres high, with eight propellers held in position on four arms, the…

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Copenhagen Energy Duck

The ‘Solar-energy Duck’ could soon be generating renewable power for the people of Copenhagen. The ‘duck’ was part of the Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition and powerful response (visual as well as electric) to Copenhagen’s desire to become a…

EXTEND – EXTEND – EXTEND

A new ‘smart battery case’ has been designed by Apple. It effortlessly slides onto the back of the iPhone 6 and 6s extending the life of the phone. Constructed of silicone, the device extends battery life for an additional 25…

StoreDot Charging Electric Cars

StoreDot, the company with ’30 second smartphone charging’ is now turning its attention to electric vehicles. They claim that 7000 StoreDot cells could allow an electric car to be charged in only five minutes (and then go-on to achieve 300…