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Canadian Company Granted Patent for Space Elevator

Thoth Technology has been granted a US patent for an elevator to take spacecraft and astronauts into space, even if only part of the way. The Thothx Tower, a 12.4 mile-high inflatable space elevator, is not currently in production but if it is ever built experts estimate there could potentially be a 30 percent savings […]

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Edyn Smart Gadget Lets You Communicate With Your Garden

Gardening isn’t always an easy task, especially if you are new to it. The Edyn garden sensor gives your garden the ability to communicate with you. The solar-powered Edyn is placed into garden soil and is able to monitor soil moisture levels, nutrition and temperature. Each garden sensor can monitor an area of up to […]

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The Lexus Hoverboard is Finally Here

Lexus has been teasing us about the their hoverboard for quite some time now. Earlier in June, they released a very short teaser video that left many wondering whether it was real or not. Now, they have released a full-length video featuring the very-real hoverboard and the incredible process behind creating it. But why did […]

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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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