Tag: technology

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Magnifying Wind

Yuji Ohya, an engineering professor from Japan’s Kyushu University, thinks that concentrating the power of the wind before harnessing it could greatly improve the wind’s energy output. Ohya’s revealed his ideas at a previous Yokohama Renewable Energy International Exhibition. In…

The Student 30 Second Battery Charger

At this year’s Intel Engineering Fair High School Awards, the 18-year-old runner up Eesha Khare seems to be causing more of a stir than the winner! She was awarded the Young Scientist prize and a $50,000 scholarship for a tiny…

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BRIGHT IDEA ICON

More energy and cost-efficient than ever before, the LED tower bulb by CREE lasts up to 25 times longer than regular light bulbs while using 84% less energy. CREE bulbs subtly emit the same homely glow you get from your…

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Aqua4

Many people don’t realize that water is a fuel – a human fuel. We often talk of fossil-fuels disappearing but so is water. Enter the Aqua4™. This system is an “engineered aquifer” that produces freshwater. At the heart of Aqua4…

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A Cool & Clean Ride

In a collaborative project between Ford (San Jose), SunPower Corp (California) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta), the Ford motor company has developed the C-MAX Solar Energi Concept. This is a first-of-its-kind sun-powered vehicle, independent from the electric grid…

Doctor/Patient Wearable Tech

Healthcare is clearly being revolutionized through technology. The future is heading towards wearable technologies says Duncan Fitzsimons of design studio Vitamins. They are developing wearable health-monitoring devices with the healthcare company Qardio As we all continue to work harder and for…

FUTURE TRANSPORT – Boeing

Boeing has released avante-garde designs for a next-generation space capsule. The designs are a projection of future ‘Commercial Space travel’. Alongside its astronauts in space, Boeing is now aiming to place 1% of civilians. Therefore, space-cabins are now being designed…

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The Solar-Powered SKYLOCK

Two ex-Boeing engineers have developed Skylock, the first intelligently connected ‘bicycle lock’ that combines crash alerts, a bike-sharing platform, a solar-powered rechargeable battery and keyless entry. The mechanism is based on a ‘dual-locking’ design (twice as safe as a traditional…

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The BugPlug!

This eco-gadget helps save electricity. Once all your appliances are connected, the BugPlug’s built-in motion sensors can sense the presence of people within a room. When you’re home, the BugPlug will keep all devices on. If you decide to leave,…