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Clothes-drying jumps to a new level with ultrasound
Now, scientists from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, working with colleagues from GE Appliances, are looking at how it can be used to dry them. They've already developed technology that they say could make clothes dryers 70 percent more energy-efficient than they are now, while also...
Helsinki becomes first city to implement driverless bus
Commuters and motorists will have to get used to seeing a pair of driverless mini-buses negotiating traffic in the area as the city tests the robot vehicles through mid-September. "This is an immense deal right now. There's no more than a handful of these kinds of street traffic trials taking...
Underwater floating tunnel planned for Norway 1
Norwegians treasure their beloved fjords, and at 1,190 in total, there are plenty to love, but the giant bodies of water pose serious hurdles to traveling across the country, especially when roads are icy in the winter. The small Nordic country has announced plans to spend a reported $25 billion...
A Bionic Leaf that can be burned as fuel?
A tree's leaf, a blade of grass, a single algal cell: all make fuel from the simple combination of water, sunlight, and carbon dioxide through photosynthesis. Chemist Daniel Nocera of Harvard University and his team joined forces with synthetic biologist Pamela Silver of Harvard Medical School and her team to...
HP Powerup Backpack lets you charge your devices on the go
One of the biggest problems of road warriors, other than a consistent Internet connection everywhere, is the rapidly decreasing meter on their batteries. Mobile devices, especially smartphones, are easier to deal with, but when you need to get work done, a laptop is your Obi-Wan Kenobi. Unassumingly stylish, the HP Powerup...
High-speed underwater travel might soon be available
Hyperloop One, a Los Angeles-based startup developing the technology for the Hyperloop high-speed transportation system, is interested in building a Hyperloop that can travel underwater. Hyperloop One is proposing moving ports 10 miles off the coastline and having ships dock "Like a giant oil platform" to off-load their cargo, Diamandis...
Edward Snowden has designed an iPhone device that warns you if NSA is listening
When Edward Snowden met with reporters in a Hong Kong hotel room to spill the NSA's secrets, he famously asked them to put their phones in the fridge to block any radio signals that might be used to activate the devices' microphones or cameras silently. Now Snowden's attempting to build...
Lab-grown meat might be healthier than the real stuff
Scientists and businesses working full steam to produce lab-created meat claim it will be healthier than conventional meat and more environmentally friendly. Four months ago, the American company Memphis Meats fried the first-ever lab meatball. The Dutch and the Americans claim that within a few years lab-produced meats will start appearing...
World's Largest NERF Gun Built by Former NASA Engineer
You know what our childhood  battles were missing? Accurate separation of duties. Everyone either had a "Machine gun" or pistol and ran around like chickens getting shot in the eyes too often. Where were the siege engines? The catapults? Your friends wouldn't be able to gang up on you if you...
Engineers have created the world's fastest stretchable, wearable integrated circuits
Wearable electronics are growing in popularity every year, and they can do everything from monitoring your internals, keeping track of your overall health and even purify the air you're breathing. All of this can be done wirelessly, and now thanks to a team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison,...

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