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Student invents low-tech bicycle-powered blood centrifuge

Wed, 2014-10-29 15:15
The fight against one of the most common nutritional blood disorders in the world may be getting an effective low-tech tool that could be used for better diagnosis in the developing world.

Teenager invents way to videochat with your pet, give it treats

Wed, 2014-10-29 07:00
The device uses a tablet or smartphone to connect you with your pet during the day, give it treats and make sure it's not tearing up the furniture.

Crowdsourced platform helps parents make informed decisions about kids' apps & games

Tue, 2014-10-28 15:03
This app allows parents to easily discover constructive media appropriate to their age, and that fits their family values.

New software could get rid of EV range anxiety by making better estimates of range

Mon, 2014-10-27 08:06
The new software takes more factors into consideration to make far more accurate estimates of how much farther you can drive before recharging.

DIY 2.0: Fountain app is like having a home & garden expert in your pocket

Fri, 2014-10-24 09:00
Quickly get connected via video chat to a home & garden expert to get help with your projects through Fountain. We've got beta invites for you to check it out yourself.

This Halloween, banish these bloodsucking vampires from your home

Thu, 2014-10-23 14:10
Sink your teeth into these vampire slaying tips to cut electricity use at home, which can save you money and increase your overall energy efficiency.

Solar battery pack allows you be a Freeloader with your gadgets (Review)

Wed, 2014-10-22 17:31
The iSIS Freeloader battery pack and Supercharger solar panel, when combined with the CamCaddy camera battery charger, make up a solid globetrotting gadget-charging bundle.

Scientists use drones to monitor killer whales

Wed, 2014-10-22 07:00
NOAA researchers are observing and taking photographs of endangered killer whale species with the technology.

Make a shake flashlight out of a cardboard tube

Tue, 2014-10-21 07:00
This quick project makes a useful emergency flashlight while recycling your leftover cardboard.

Stanley Jevons goes skiing and the rebound effect gets gnarly

Mon, 2014-10-20 08:53
Another example of how LEDs may well lead to more energy consumption, not less.

It's sixty years since the first portable transistor radio went on the market and started a revolutlon

Mon, 2014-10-20 08:07
On October 18, 1954 the Regency TR-1 put music in your pocket for the first time.

Solar battery is powered by light and air

Mon, 2014-10-20 07:00
Is it a solar cell? A rechargeable battery? It's both!

World's first digital vacuum cleaner cleans the dust from your personal cloud

Wed, 2014-10-15 14:00
One of the world's largest appliance companies has been cleaning our homes for over 100 years. Now it wants to help clean your second home with the World Wide Vac.

Solar 3D printers take manufacturing off the grid

Wed, 2014-10-15 07:00
Groups working in developing regions could use solar-powered 3D printers to make tools, lab supplies and more on the go.

WakaWaka Power gets a big brother with the new solar-powered 'first aid kit'

Tue, 2014-10-14 11:52
Almost every home has a first aid kit for health emergencies, but shouldn't we also have a power and light first aid kit to help keep the lights on?

Robots reveal the secrets behind how sidewinder snakes move

Mon, 2014-10-13 08:22
The snakes have the ability to conquer steep hills of sand, a feat that robots have yet to conquer, until now.

The latest in rocket mass heaters: Permaculture pundit Paul Wheaton on sustainable heating

Wed, 2014-10-08 17:53
The so-called 'bad boy of permaculture' advocates for rocket mass heaters as the most sustainable and cleanest method of heating our homes.

Soccer field lights powered by kids' pounding feet

Wed, 2014-10-08 07:00
A community soccer field in Rio de Janeiro stays well lit at night thanks to energy harvesting tiles laid under the turf.

Blue LED inventors win Nobel Prize for "energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly light source"

Tue, 2014-10-07 12:10
The three men's invention will save humanity a gigantic amount of energy and make it easier to switch to renewables.

Make LED turn signal gloves for biking at night

Tue, 2014-10-07 07:00
These easy-to-make gloves will help keep you safe on your night rides.