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Record-breaking paper water purifier operates at near 100% efficiency

May 19th, 2018 at 10:35 am » Comments Off

Researchers at the University at Buffalo have created a highly efficient device that uses sunlight and black carbon-dipped paper to clean water. The paper is placed in a triangular arrangement, which enables it to vaporize and absorb water with nearly 100 percent efficiency. The simple, inexpensive technology could be deployed in regions where clean drinking […]



Boston Dynamics will start selling its dog-like SpotMini robot in 2019

May 17th, 2018 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

After 26 years, Boston Dynamics is finally getting ready to start selling some robots. Founder Marc Raibert says that the company’s dog-like SpotMini robot is in pre-production and preparing for commercial availability in 2019. The announcement came onstage at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics event today at UC Berkeley. “The SpotMini robot is one that was […]



Snapchat launches Spectacles V2, camera glasses you’ll actually wear

May 11th, 2018 at 10:49 am » Comments Off

Snapchat Spectacles v2 Close Up Photos, not just video. No yellow ring alerting people to the camera. Underwater-capable. Classier colors with lighter lenses. Prescription options. Faster syncing. And a much slimmer frame and charging case. Snapchat fixed the biggest pain points of its Spectacles camera sunglasses with V2, which launch today for $150. The company […]



Don’t call it a dingy: Jet capsule is a luxurious ‘compact yacht ‘ for the rich

April 28th, 2018 at 9:09 am » Comments Off

Well, 2018 is shaping up to be a pretty awesome year on the water. First, we told you about a flying hydro-jetpack. Then, there was the flying Jet Ski and the electric surfboard. Now, it appears we’ll need to make room for yet another aqua toy in The Manual boathouse. The Jet Capsule Compact Yacht […]



FDA approves world’s 1st contact lenses that darken in sunlight

April 24th, 2018 at 10:05 am » Comments Off

Contact lenses that automatically darken when the wearer goes outside are cleared to hit the market after the innovation got a green light from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration this month.



These cheap paper water filters remove lead, arsenic, and bacteria

March 7th, 2018 at 11:53 am » Comments Off

Just pour water through the Mesopaper and it does the rest. On a visit to Bangladesh in 2011–where an estimated 20 million people are exposed to arsenic in local drinking water–scientist Liangjie Dong worked with a team to teach residents how to use a filtration system he designed that could make the water safe. The […]



‘Suddenly it was total mayhem’: Australian inventors celebrate success of revolutionary bee hive

February 11th, 2018 at 1:16 am » Comments Off

Stuart Anderson and his son Cedar have invented a new bee hive which collects honey via taps and without having to disturb the bees. Three years ago, a father and son in Australia finally unveiled a device they had spent a decade inventing: a beehive that releases honey via a tap, without needing to handle […]



Intel made smart glasses that look normal

February 8th, 2018 at 2:00 pm » Comments Off

Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball



The first electric aircraft to enter serial production takes flight

February 2nd, 2018 at 8:28 am » Comments Off

Slovenia-based Pipistrel has announced series production of the Alpha Electro electric aircraft. The first serially-built unit took its first flight earlier this month.



Revolve: The wheel in foldable form

February 2nd, 2018 at 8:01 am » Comments Off

Revolve was invented and designed by Andrea Mocellin with the aim to be the first modular wheel, which in turn will open new frontiers for the present and future of foldable vehicles.



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