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Becoming stardust : The future cemetery

April 2nd, 2019 at 11:50 am » Comments Off

Imagine strolling through a cemetery at night, the wooded path softly illuminated by a canopy of glowing pods filled with human remains suspended overhead and transforming decomposition into electricity until the body is finally gone. The cycle of life complete, the light then dims to dark, the pod taken down and replaced by a bright […]



Scientists just found a new way to make fuel from seawater

March 27th, 2019 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

Could this help reignite hydrogen as a renewable fuel? Though hydrogen fuel eliminates tailpipe pollution, most hydrogen fuel is made from natural gas, a fossil fuel. It is possible to make it from a cleaner source: water. With electrodes in water, electricity can split the hydrogen from oxygen, giving you pure hydrogen. But until now, […]



Solar-powered moisture harvester collects and cleans water from air

March 22nd, 2019 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Access to clean water remains one of the biggest challenges facing humankind. A breakthrough by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin may offer a new solution through solar-powered technology that absorbs moisture from the air and returns it as clean, usable water. The breakthrough, described in a recent issue of the journal Advanced […]



Refrigerants not required: Flexible metal cooling prototype demonstrates extreme efficiency

March 20th, 2019 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

The prototype heating/cooling system uses the remarkable properties of shape-memory nitinol metals for environmentally friendly cooling and heating A German research team has prototyped an extraordinary heating/cooling system that stresses and unloads nickel-titanium “muscle wires” to create heated and cooled air at twice the efficiency of a heat pump or three times the efficiency of […]



OGarden Smart grows fresh veggies year-round in your house

March 5th, 2019 at 12:06 pm » Comments Off

This curious rotating garden boasts automatic watering and space for up to 90 plants at any given time. If you like the idea of growing your own vegetables indoors all year round, then you should check out the new and improved OGarden Smart. It’s a rotating Ferris wheel of sorts that can hold up to […]



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