The ‘magic’ hi-tech window

Researcher have revealed the ultimate window one that can block out sound, but let fresh air in. It could be the answer to any city dweller's dreams. The double glazed windows have holes designed to let air in but block the most annoying frequencies. That tends to be the range of artificial sounds, leaving the natural sounds in the 0-500 Hz range largely undisturbed. After sending sound waves of 80 decibels, which is louder than a vacuum cleaner, through both windows, the pair discovered that th...
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Using jeans to purify the air.

There are more jeans in the world than people. That sparked an idea in the mind of University of Sheffield chemist Tony Ryan. Why not use people’s penchant for wearing denim to help purify the air? With thoughts of reducing pollutants such as the nitrogen oxides and volatile organic compounds emitted by vehicles, power plants, residential heating, cooking and various consumer products, Ryan, in partnership with former fashion designer Helen Storey, came up with the concept of “Catalytic Clothing...
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Using Holography to better understand clouds.

Scientists have just made a breakthrough in understanding how clouds interact with the surrounding air by studying clouds in unprecedented detail. Raymond Shaw, a professor of physics at Michigan Tech, looks at the smallest part of clouds, droplets. To understand groups of droplets, Shaw and the NCAR team flew airplanes through fluffy, cottonball cumulus clouds in Wyoming and Colorado. Aboard the plane, the team took detailed 3-D images with an instrument called the Holographic Detector for Clou...
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New crystal captures carbon from humid gas

A new material with micropores might be a way to fight climate change. Scientists have created crystals that capture carbon dioxide much more efficiently than previously known materials, even in the presence of water. The research was recently published in a report in the scientific journal Science. One way to mitigate climate change could be to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air. So far this has been difficult, since the presence of water prevents the adsorption of CO2. Complete dehyd...
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Robo Washer: The All-In-One Sink, Faucet, Soap Dispenser and Hand Dryer

Amazing self-cleaning invention that replaces sink, faucet, soap dispenser and hand dryer all in one, has been just launched on Kickstarter. This gadget may fix one of the worst things about using public bathrooms. In addition to waiting on long lines, one of the worst things about public bathrooms is having to use the same sink faucets and hand dryers that dozens before you have touched. Robo-Washer Revolution cleans and dries hands, then recycles its water after each use. The Robo-Washer is...
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CubeSensors monitor your sleeping environment

CubeSensors is a startup that makes small, pretty stylish, connected devices that monitor rooms, feeding back information about air quality, temperature, and other things. They are little boxes containing a few environmental sensors. These let you know how much nasty stuff was in your air and has systems of measuring temperature and humidity. Sense is a sleep tracking device measures temperature, humidity and ambient light. The Cubes that use the new Sleep feature glow gently to remind you wh...
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Flyte lightbulb levitates and rotates in the air.

Flyte is a levitating light which hovers by magnetic levitation and is powered through the air. The amazing flyte hovering light uses magnetic levitation and wireless technology to rotate continuously with almost no friction. It is described as a new way to experience light, one that is free from the constraints of gravity and enhances wireless technology to receive power. Combing tesla laws of induction with the signature bulb, it is powered through the air making it safe and harmless as it nee...
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Breathe fresh clean air in a SmartVent home.

SmartVent Evolve is an intelligent tablet based system that lets you control your home’s internal climate. This new system quietly ventilates your home with fresher, drier air, removing condensation and moisture and creating a healthier, more comfortable living environment. It is set to change home ventilation forever. Evolve’s sensor technology can monitor both temperature and humidity to effectively control condensation. This air is passed through a high efficiency filter and introduced int...
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Cloaking device protects soldiers from shock waves

The amazing concept of a sci-fi cloaking device which is a shield of ionized air that damps the force of a shock wave and bends it, could protect soldiers protect soldiers from intense shock waves generated by explosions. The US Army has experienced much collateral damage due to shock waves from explosions and this new device will help in reducing the damage to the vehicle and the injuries to the soldiers onboard. An armored vehicle is equipped to handle debris from an explosion but is not...
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Researchers discover the key to staying dry underwater

Imagine staying dry underwater for months. The latest research from Northwestern University engineers identified a wide variety of surfaces that can do just that. Through a combination of analysis of “air-retaining insect surfaces” used by aquatic insects, aging and degassing experiments on material surfaces, and molecular simulations, these engineers believe they understand what keeps certain surfaces dry underwater. Saturation of air within “valleys” on surfaces (less than 1µm wide) defl...
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Atmospheric Water Generators that Make Water from Air

The WaterMill WM-200 is unlike any other water collection device. It is an  intelligent system that can regulate itself to produce pure water for a healthy family and environment. Johathan Ritchey has invented this novel device, which is essentially an atmospheric water collection device that condenses water vapor and purifies it. Originally designed for areas that do not have clean drinking water, the Watermill is for households that need an eco-friendly, cost effective alternative to bot...
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Unique 3D Pen that Draws In The Air

3Doodler is the world’s first 3D printing pen. The pen, created by science inventors Max Bogue and Peter Dilworth is called the 3Doodler, and allows the user to draw in the air. It does not require any software but simply needs to be plugged into an electrical outlet for use. This pen has been fed into with colorful plastic thread. The thread is then extruded as heated plastic that cools and solidifies instantly as it exits the tip. This allows solid 3D structures to be drawn on any surfac...
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