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Filtration technology allows washing machines to reuse 95% of laundry wastewater

Wed, 2015-11-25 17:55
Standard washing machines use a lot of water to get rid of a small amount of dirt. One startup is aiming to close that loop by reusing the wastewater.

Home-sized biogas unit turns organic waste into cooking fuel and fertilizer, for under $900

Tue, 2015-11-24 13:29
A startup from Israel has developed a home-sized biogas unit that can take organic waste and convert it into enough gas for 2-4 hours of cooking, as well as 5 to 8 liters of organic liquid fertilizer, every single day.

New satellite will measure the health of Earth's plants by looking for their glow

Tue, 2015-11-24 10:50
The information it gathers will help us understand how to grow food for an increasing global population without destroying ecosystems.

Battery-free LED bike lights offer pedal-powered illumination

Mon, 2015-11-23 15:40
Reelight's NEO bike lights promise an easy-to-mount friction-free generator for a virtually endless energy source.

Google Glass heads into the operating room

Mon, 2015-11-23 11:07
The optical display device that is often the subject of ridicule has proven itself to be a very valuable asset to surgeons.

This car-sized autonomous farm robot smashes weeds to death

Thu, 2015-11-19 13:48
The Bosch Bonirob agricultural robot uses environment sensors and image recognition algorithms to automatically identify both healthy thriving plants and unwanted weeds.

Facebook now lets you donate to charities with just a couple clicks

Wed, 2015-11-18 10:52
Non-profit organizations can now use the site to run fundraising campaigns and the simplicity could make a big impact.

These Internet of Things devices can earn you cash by reducing your energy use

Tue, 2015-11-17 13:33
By reducing electricity demand during peak hours, OhmConnect and smart home devices can put money back in your pocket.

Microbe-powered robot will clean bodies of water as it rows along the surface

Tue, 2015-11-17 10:44
This robot runs continuously on the water it floats on.

Solar bicycle lane's first year is "a great success"

Tue, 2015-11-17 09:42
The $ 3.7 million dollar bike lane generated $2,000 worth of electricity. Now that's a return on investment!

Harness monitors health and well-being of guide dogs

Mon, 2015-11-16 10:44
The tech helps owners take care of their dogs the way the dogs take care of them.

You can finally buy a fingerprint scanner bike lock

Wed, 2015-11-11 11:00
The Grasp lock can be programmed to recognize multiple fingerprints or only yours.

3D-printed pills could be the future of medicine

Tue, 2015-11-10 10:40
The technology could customize medication to each patient with better results.

App tells you when the food in your fridge is about to go bad and what to do with it

Mon, 2015-11-09 11:08
It keeps track of your groceries and offers recipes using what you have on hand.

The Grove is a smart indoor garden that lets you grow lettuce year round

Wed, 2015-11-04 11:33
The fully automated aquaponics system grows lettuces, herbs and small fruits right in your kitchen.

Google to encircle the globe with internet balloons next year

Tue, 2015-11-03 10:36
The ring of giant Project Loon balloons will bring data service to people living below.

A modular approach to clean energy: Verd2GO's portable energy storage scheme

Mon, 2015-11-02 18:07
This distributed energy system, which bundles electric vehicle range extension with personal energy storage, has some intriguing elements to it, but might still be too early, even for the early adopters.

We use our smartphones twice as much as we think we do

Mon, 2015-11-02 10:54
A new study shows that we're far more dependent on our phones than we think.

Just what we needed dept: A backup battery built into a belt

Fri, 2015-10-30 16:23
Dead battery on your phone? Take your belt to it and give it a jolt.

Smartphones could soon be personal air pollution detectors

Wed, 2015-10-28 09:42
New technology out of Australia is getting us closer to having this tool in our pocket.