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This Windwheel Floats on Water and Features a Giant Coaster

This Dutch Windwheel is much more than just a sustainable way to gather wind energy. The proposed 571-foot Windwheel is set to be built in the city of Rotterdamn, Netherlands and on top of converting wind energy, it will also house apartments, a hotel and even a coaster ride. The reason why this Windwheel is […]

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Giant Fans Can Suck Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air

Canadian company, Carbon Engineering, is planning to use giant fans to suck carbon dioxide out of the air. Now this is usually the job of our trees right? Well due to the large amount of deforestation, there are some areas in the world where regrowing trees is just not possible and, not to mention, takes […]

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There is a New Electric Car Company in Town

Faraday Future, or as they would like to be known as “FF,” is a California-based electric vehicle company started in 2014 that is planning on delivering a slightly different kind of electric car. As they like to put it, they are designing and manufacturing “clean, connected, smart mobility for all.” Not only are they planning […]

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Smart Clothing Has the Ability to Keep You Cool or Warm

Instead of turning on the air conditioner or the heater, you could just wear clothing that will keep your body at the most comfortable temperature – even in extreme heat, you could cool off without touching any water. Engineers at the University of California, San Diego have created “smart clothes” that plan to do just […]

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The World’s First 3D Printed Building Set to Open in Dubai

Standing next to Dubai’s Museum of the Future will soon be a fully functional 2,000 square foot 3D-printed office building, which will serve as the temporary headquarters for staff members until the museum opens in 2017. 3D printing company WinSun Global and architecture and engineering firms Gensler, Thornton Tomasetti, and Syska Hennessy are coming together […]

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wo new 3D printers are already crossing the price barrier, dropping to prices comparable to consumer-grade printers. One, the M3D Micro, is tagged at $349, and the other, the MOD-t, at $149. A Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign ...
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Argon Employs Computational Fluid Dynamics in Developing Argon 18 Triathlon Bikes

Canada’s Argon 18 delivered one of the most unexpected but clearest category winners with their entry-level E-80 last year. Their new E-118 produces similarly standout performance at the premium end of the scale. Strik...
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Production Jobs Return to the U.S.

WHITEWATER, Wis. — In 2001, Generac Power Systems joined the wave of American companies shifting production to China. The move wiped out 400 jobs in southeast Wisconsin, but few could argue with management’s logic: ...
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Student-designed bicycle device designed to save lives

Many people are afraid of riding their bicycles on busy roads full of motorized vehicles, and it’s easy to understand why. Not only are bikes slower and offer less protection than cars, but they can also be more difficult...
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Blurry photo? Lytro Illum allows you to refocus after shooting

Three years after Lytro introduced the first light-field technology camera that allows users to refocus a photo after it is taken, the company is back with a bigger, bolder offer – the Lytro Illum. Unlike the eponymous fi...
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TellSpec hand-held scanner identifies what’s in your food

Figuring out whether the fries on your plate contain traces of trans-fat, or if those celery sticks are truly pesticide-free can be tricky, if not impossible. That’s why Isabel Hoffmann along with mathematician Stephen Wa...
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