Delft University of Technology is working to reinvent the Toilet by processes water on-site and upgrade urine and feces to energy at an omni-gasification plant.

Delft University of Technology is working to Reinvent the Toilet Upgrading human waste Since 2011 TU Delft has been a participant in the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. We propose a community-based sanitation system that processes water on-site and upgrades urine and feces to energy at an omni-gasification plant. Human waste is dried, converted to syngas and fed into a fuel cell. The gasification process instantly destroys pathogens and ...
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Piaggio, the Italian company that makes Vespa scooters and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, is building a personal delivery device or “cargo robot,” called the Gita(pronounced “jee-ta”).

Piaggio, the Italian company that makes Vespa scooters and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, is building a personal delivery device or “cargo robot,” called the Gita(pronounced “jee-ta”). According to Piaggio, its a 22 inches tall Ball shaped robot that allows you to store items and has an assortment of cameras to help it navigate. Gita also has a small compartment which can be accessed via a hatch on top, and can carry up to 40 pounds. Further, the bot can tell where to go by Wi-Fi-connecting to a ...
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Tokyo Institute of Technology have developed new material with ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism that may lead to better computer memory

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have demonstrated that ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism coexist at room temperature in thin films of bismuth-iron-cobalt oxide. The research could have implications in the next generation of computer memory and sensors. Traditional computer memory, known as DRAM, uses electric fields to store information. In DRAM, the presence or absence of an electric charge is indicated either by number 1 or number 0. Unfortunately, this type of in...
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NASA design auto recycle water space shower developed by Swedish company Mehrdad Mahdjoubi

Swedish industrial designer Mehrdad Mahdjoubi took inspiration from Nasa to create a filtered sustainable-use shower.   The Space Foundation's international Space Certification program has added a new technology. ORBITAL SYSTEMS' "Shower of the Future" shares the same water purification technology that NASA uses in space. As one of many components in a larger closed loop system, ORBITAL SYSTEMS has modified and brought forward a new solution that makes the system commercially suitable...
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George Mason University has developed fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to extinguish fire

Engineering students Seth Robertson and Viet Tran of George Mason University in Virginia have invented a revolutionary device that uses low-frequency sound waves to extinguish fire instead of water, gas or foam. The young engineers used $600 worth of equipment, including a speaker, amps and a collimeter, to starve the flame of oxygen, thus putting it out. The fire extinguisher uses low frequencies between 30 and 60 hertz ranges to blast the fire, separating oxygen from the fuel. New typ...
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Autonomous Tent Cocoon made of steel frames and a fabric shell

legendary architect Harry Gesner has designed a 700-1,000 square foot Autonomous Tent Cocoon made of steel frames and a fabric shell that can handle winds up to 90 miles per hour. Designed to be a permanent structure, the property only takes a few days to raise, requires no foundation or utilities and can be taken down and transported easily. The portable house comes in two sizes — the 700-square-feet cocoon and the 1,000-square-feet tipi. Autonomous Tent Cocoon is designed to be installe...
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‘Color Muse’ is a small film canister sized gadget with a built-in color scanner capable of perfectly matching paint or flooring colors in minutes.

COLOR MUSE scans virtually any surface — from flat ones like painted walls to textured ones like carpeting — then instantly identifies which namebrand paints, tile, floorcovering and other products match the scanned color. Finding the perfect matching color of paint is the most popular use for COLOR MUSE, but it’s just the beginning of what this incredible little tool can do. It’s also incredibly easy to use with the free COLOR MUSE app (iOS or Android) on your smart device. No bigger than th...
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‘Omate Rise’ Smart Watch With Amazon Alexa

Omate Rise is a very unique type of smartwatch that can play Android apps, you can install any of the hundred thousand Android apps from the Google Play Store but not all of them will work properly as they are firstly aimed to to work on Android smartphones and tablets. The Omate Rise is part of a new generation of smartwatches called Smartwatch 3.0 as it can be used as both a Bluetooth companion or as a standalone device via WiFi or 3G. https://youtu.be/Tbr5e43ZtA0 You can use your Ris...
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‘Augury’ is a smart device that can ‘listen’ to your machines and diagnose its condition and suggest predictive maintenance in real-time.

'Augury' listens to the sounds machine makes and is able to diagnose its condition and suggest predictive Maintenance. It's system “listens” to the vitals of a machine and can tell if it is working properly, has a malfunction and even predict future failures. Augury’s diagnostic technology is built around a simple principle. Every mechanical system can be characterized by the sound that it makes - machines "talk" and Augury system understands their language. It uses vibration and ultrason...
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3D-printed permanent magnets outperform conventional versions, conserve rare materials

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated that permanent magnets produced by additive manufacturing can outperform bonded magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical materials. This isotropic, neodymium-iron-boron bonded permanent magnet was 3D-printed at DOE’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Scientists fabricated isotropic, near-net-shape, neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) bonded magnets ...
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Xiaomi Mi Flora Monitor

Original Xiaomi Mi Plant Flowers Tester is a perfect tool to test the soil conditions (moisture / light / pH / humidity / temperature) of fruits, flowers, vegetables, shrubs, etc.. Ideal and necessary monitor for gardeners, vegetable and fruit growers, and all those who plant trees and grass. When connected with Xiaomi Smart Home, you can control the plants conditions on your phone. With high accuracy and easy operation. You can take good care of your plants. Flowers and Plants Monitor is...
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WOOLF is a wearable for bikers to stop you from speeding

WOOLF is a legal and simple device that you put at your wrist to be warned of speed traps, school zones, & red light cameras... You no longer have to worry about checking speed limits and other sensitive points, Woolf will do this for you. Woolf is made of high quality leather that is water resistant and specially designed for bike clothing. It is functional, thin and comfortable to wear even with tight gloves The dedicated app uses the leading world mapping speed limit service and oth...
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Leica Disto D810 Touch is the wireless laser distance meter

Leica Disto D810 Touch is the first laser distance meter with a touch screen for quick and intuitive operation. An integrated camera and advanced capabilities allows you to easily obtain measurements from pictures. Images can be downloaded to a computer through the USB interface. The high functionality is perfectly complemented by the smart free app Leica Disto sketch. Simply Touch it Large Touch Screen for Quick And Intuitive Operation^Measure With A Picture Width, Diameter of Round Item...
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CycleAT – Bluetooth tire sensor for motorcycle (& bicycle)

CycleAT - Bluetooth tire sensor for motorcycle (& bicycle), gives you REAL-TIME tire temp, pressure. The device is designed to help riders get a safer and more efficient ride every time. It comes with 2 sensors to let you know when you are riding with improper tire pressure. It notifies you through audio and visual cues if your bike deviates outside the range of safe values. The companion app lets you create a profile for your bike to suggest optimal tire pressure based on that informa...
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SolarSinster 3dPrints Using Solar Energy and Sand

So far, Innovation Essence has featured 3d printed prosthetics, 3d printing pens, and 3d printers that print a house, and even food printing. However, another 3d printing product is also extremely innovative, as all of the former were limited in how much they could print by the amount of filament used. The SolarSinster prints glass, is entirely solarpowered, and runs off of natural resources. All it needs is the sun to be out and sand and it can function, making it ideal for a desert. Factories ...
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LOOK: a simple device to solve an everyday problem

  A common emergency for many with glasses is losing them. One new technology that could be useful in our everyday life in solving that is LOOK, a clip that attaches to a person’s glasses, and then connects to your phone via Bluetooth to allow you to find them with the app. Simply press the button in the app, and the device will emit a sound. The batteries are small, but easily replaceable, and the LOOK can blend in with your glasses, making it aesthetically not an issue. LOOK is...
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MIT created a temporary tattoo that can control your connected devices

MIT created a temporary tattoo that can control your connected devices In the future, your tattoos could be as functional as they are expressive. MIT, in partnership with Microsoft, created a new touch interface, DuoSkin, that allows temporary tattoos to interact with smartphones or computers, display output based on body temperature changes and even transmit data using NFC. Another conference. “Great.” This one’s different, trust us. Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao, PhD Learner at the MIT Media Lab, exp...
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‘thingCHARGER’ charging station

thingCHARGER provides a simple, elegant new way to charge your devices. Just plug thingCHARGER into any regular upright wall outlet, this device does NOT work with horizontal outlets or GFI outlets, please check that your wall outlet fits these conditions before purchasing this item. The underside of the device hides two USB outlets, just in case you need to plug in. You can easily charge any phone, tablet or reader from any brand. The outlets on the front exactly match the prongs on the back, s...
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NASA – Hydrogen Detection Tape Saves Time, Lives

From the Apollo missions through the Space Shuttle Program, NASA has relied on liquid hydrogen as a fuel source for the upper stages of its rocket launches. The reason is simple: Hydrogen is the most efficient propellant there is. Measure for measure, it provides more thrust than any other fuel source. But harnessing that energy requires a great deal of technological know-how on the Agency’s part. For one, keeping hydrogen in its liquid state means maintaining it at a temperature below -423 º...
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AgIC allows you to draw circuit board

AgIC pushes the boundaries of printed electronics. Embed electronics into everything on the planet with printed electronics technology. AgIC transforms a home printer into a circuit board manufacturing equipment. The fastest and cheapest way to print circuits. The conductive ink, is a set of special paper and circuit draw marker. "For the corresponding paper" This marker is usually not normally conductive expression on paper, you can be used only in the glossy photo paper for special paper...
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Tiny1: The World’s Smallest Astronomy Camera

Tiny1 is the smallest, and arguably one of the smartest and most social astronomy cameras. Created by Grey Tan, Tiny1 allows you to capture the starry night sky and share photos in the palm of your hands.   The device includes an interactive star map to easily locate and shoot celestial objects. Augmented Reality Star Maps guide users to the stars and constellations. The map shows a user stars and constellations in real time and has a search function as well. Capture presets a...
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Ginkgo solar tree for charging smartphone

Ginkgo Solar Tree charging station for the iPhone and iPad is a astonishing solar charger. Ginkgo comes with a extra large 4.000 mAh rechargeable lithium battery to store your clean energy and a perfect addition to your storm kit. This unique design is based on the Japanese Ginkgo tree. This design solar charger is made from eco-friendly plastic and bamboo. On the aluminum base there is a small black grip located to use as phone or tablet standard while charging. A green LED light will pop up wh...
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Lucy, The Robot That Lights Your Home With The Sun

Lucy is a solar-powered robotic mirror that reflects natural light into your home. Lucy is a solar mirror from Italian designers Solencia that wants to harness the sun and shed its light to every corner. Lucy offers a way to redirect sunlight into the dark corners of your home. Essentially a smart, rotating mirror, Lucy works by placing it near a window and aiming its "nose" to cast light to a wall of your choosing. Then, an onboard solar array will track ambient light and power an onboard...
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Sensordrone – iOS and Android Weather and Exposure Sensors

Sensordrone is the World's First Practical Environmental Tricorder! With Just One Sensordrone, You'll Have a: Real Tricorder Temperature Sensor Wireless sensor Light sensor Gas sensor & gas detector Carbon Monoxide sensor & CO detector Humidity sensor color sensor Bluetooth sensor Networked Sensor Environmental sensor Infrared temperature sensor (IR temperature sensor) Personal weather station Alcohol sensor (for fun and professional BAC monitoring) New Sensor Apps to run on your smar...
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BauBax – World’s Smartest WIRELESS CHARGING APPAREL

Smart clothing and accessories that charge your smartphone, smartwatch and bluetooth earphones wirelessly.     Technology used for the charging of our bluetooth earphones is conductive charging. The wireless charging technology used to charge smartphone, smartwatch and battery bank is inductive charging, which works on the principle of electromagnetic induction. We are using the Qi protocol for inductive charging. Most of the smartphones made by Samsung, Googl...
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Bagel a smarttape measure

Bagel is a digital tape measure that helps you measure, organize, and analyze any size measurements in a smart way. It can also save measurements, record voice memos, and send data to its mobile app, where you can easily organize and analyze your measurements. That’s why we call Bagel a smarttape measure. Bagel is easy to use. Select one mode from three different measuring modes, take a measurement, then click the save button to save your data. You can also choose to add a voice...
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NASA’s Inexpensive Cooling Systems for Electronic Devices

NASA - Technology Opportunity: Nanotube-Based Device Cooling System Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are being studied for applications in high strength/low weight composites and other applications. Recent research on thermal dissipation materials for high power electronic devices is generating a lot of interest in various industries. NASA has developed a method for cooling a device, such as an electronic device, that produces extreme heat that must be dissipated. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have attracted ...
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Friendly Robot Walker -high-tech mobility aid

A team of European researchers, supported by the European Commission and Siemens, is developing a smart walker that will bring sensor and tablet technology to bear helping improve mobility in older adults. The "FriWalk" (short for Friendly Robot Walker) includes cameras and sensors for detailed gait analysis, a heart rate sensor, and a tablet interface that can provide activity coaching. FriWalk is a high-tech mobility aid that contains depth sensors and cameras to help support the user and m...
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Blynk – is a new platform that allows you to quickly build interfaces for controlling and monitoring your hardware projects from your iOS and Android device.

Blynk is a Platform with iOS and Android apps to control Arduino, Raspberry Pi and the likes over the Internet. It's a digital dashboard where you can build a graphic interface for your project by simply dragging and dropping widgets. It's really simple to set everything up and you'll start tinkering in less than 5 mins. Blynk is not tied to some specific board or shield. Instead, it's supporting hardware of your choice. Whether your Arduino or Raspberry Pi is linked to the Internet ove...
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Innovative heating accessories

Heated Steering Wheel Cover: It completely encircles a steering wheel and keep hands warm during winter drives. It provides heat for 35 minutes and recharges via the car's own 12-volt adapter. Rechargeable Heated Insole: Just place this rechargeable foot warmer inside your shoes or boots and use the wireless remote control to make it work. It uses high tech wireless thermal technology and comes with no wires or extension cords, etc. Heated Socks: The Best Heated Socks reaches a maximum t...
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