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Scientists have developed a way to make wood as strong as steel

February 9th, 2018 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

Scientists have developed a new type of “super wood” that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood – and this innovation could potentially become a natural and inexpensive substitute for steel and other materials.



Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

January 17th, 2018 at 11:49 am » Comments Off

A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater.



Norwegian billionaire funds worlds largest yacht to scoop up plastic

January 6th, 2018 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

The vessel will be able to scoop up around five tons of plastic every day, and then melt it down – all in yet another private effort to help clean up the ocean.



American reams: why a ‘paperless world’ still hasn’t happened

January 5th, 2018 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

In a world seduced by screens, the future of paper might seem uncertain. But many in the industry remain optimistic – after all, you can’t blow your nose on an email.



These solar panels that can pull clean drinking water out of the air just got a big boost

December 5th, 2017 at 2:53 pm » Comments Off

Zero Mass Water makes solar panel arrays that pull clean drinking water from the air. The $4,500 arrays just launched in the United States. Zero Mass arrays could come in handy in areas where water sources are far away or scarce. Some homeowners have purchased arrays as an alternative to plastic water bottles.



The 25 Best Inventions of 2017: Wristbands for babies and more

November 23rd, 2017 at 1:44 pm » Comments Off

Wristbands that help babies get a better start, a porta gaming console, better football helmets and super sustainable crops.



Chainless 4-wheeled hybrid electric bike concept is “self-charging”

November 1st, 2017 at 1:35 pm » Comments Off

The Hybrid Module Mobility concept isn’t pedaled directly, but instead employs a pedal-powered alternator for riders to partially recharge its batteries.



A device that turns currents into electricity could make tidal energy a reality

October 25th, 2017 at 9:51 am » Comments Off

There’s no doubt that tidal power is severely lagging behind other forms of renewable energy like wind and solar power. However, as two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, we’d be crazy not to try and harness energy from water that’s continuously in motion.



Water 3.0 solves problem of microplastics and pharmaceuticals in wastewater

October 15th, 2017 at 12:01 pm » Comments Off

Last week, Lund University reported that microplastics cross the blood-brain barrier to accumulate in the brains of fish, and this build-up may be related to behavioral disorders in fish, including slower eating and less exploration of their environments.



Futuristic airless tire is 3D printed, won’t go flat or need replacement

October 15th, 2017 at 11:51 am » Comments Off

Futuristic airless tire is 3D printed, won’t go flat or need replacement.



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