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cool tech July 20, 2015 posted by

New bladeless wind turbine will cut bird deaths

Renewable energy use is rapidly growing across the globe. But as with every innovation, there’s always a downside which in the case of wind turbines is high bird mortality. Somewhere between 140,000 and 328,000 birds die each year from collisions with wind turbines. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqcNc9bKlNY But hope is on the horizon. Vortex Bladeless is a wind ‘turbine’ without blades that was developed by a group of inventors at a Spanish tech startup. With no whirling blades and no moving parts, this…


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New bladeless wind turbine will cut bird deaths
cool tech July 18, 2015 posted by

VW Robot Car Charger – robot valet refuels your car while you shop [Video]

In the future we may well drop our car off at the entrance to the shopping mall car park, and leave it to drive itself to a refueling point and then automatically park up to wait for our return. Sounds incredible? Not if German motor group VW has its way. But you will need an electric vehicle to take advantage of this kind of ‘shop & charge’ valet service.


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VW Robot Car Charger – robot valet refuels your car while you shop [Video]
cool tech July 4, 2015 posted by

RadiaShield Men’s Boxer Briefs – reduce the radiation to those precious private parts

There’s no doubt that we live in a massively irradiated world. We swim in a sea of WiFi, mobile phone, broadcast TV, microwave and other electromagnetic stuff every single day, and it’s getting worse not better. Which could be rather worrying if some studies are to be believed. “Semen exposed to RF electromagnetic waves emitted from cell phones had higher levels of damaging free radicals, lower sperm motility (the ability of sperm to move and swim), lower sperm viability (the…


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RadiaShield Men’s Boxer Briefs – reduce the radiation to those precious private parts
cool tech June 27, 2015 posted by

BeOn – these cool light bulbs are also a home security system

The convergence of smart light bulbs and home security had to happen eventually. So no surprises to hear that an enterprising US company has come up with an elegant product which combines the best of sensor and LED tech to produce the BeOn light bulb. The device goes way beyond most ‘smart‘ bulbs to offer a really valuable set of tools to protect your home.


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BeOn – these cool light bulbs are also a home security system
cool tech May 20, 2015 posted by

Magstim – can a magnet really cure depression?

Major depressive disorder (also known as clinical depression) is a mental disorder which is currently believed to affect over 298 million people across the world. Typically treated with anti-depressant drugs, there has been an ongoing hunt to find an alternative method of treatment with fewer potential side effects. Now there appears to be hope of a new treatment which involves nothing more than the use of resonating magnets.


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Magstim – can a magnet really cure depression?
cool tech May 18, 2015 posted by

ParcelHome – the smart letterbox you control with your phone

All this online shopping is all well and good, but it can definitely make life more of a hassle. We’re talking about arranging things so you’re there to accept the delivery, and avoiding having to reschedule deliveries because the couriers can’t get the delivery time right. Now there’s a clever new solution which uses your phone to keep control of deliveries. And returns.


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ParcelHome – the smart letterbox you control with your phone
Awesome March 17, 2015 posted by

CoeLux Lighting – this artificial skylight is so real it can transform a dungeon into a palace

An enterprising Italian company has come up with a product that could transform the way we live, by opening up dark gloomy spaces in an amazing way. The trick lies in making artificial sunlight seem incredibly real using some very clever technology and materials. Suddenly your dreary basement den can be as beautifully welcoming as a rooftop dormer loft conversion, and all year round too.


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CoeLux Lighting – this artificial skylight is so real it can transform a dungeon into a palace
cool tech March 14, 2015 posted by

Noocity Growbed – self-sufficient urban gardening system

Many more people are nowadays trying to grow their own food in whatever way they can, spurred on by a growing distrust in the quality of the mass produced food available in most shops. However it can be hard work, especially if you live in a city, as anyone who’s ever tried growing any edibles on their balcony will tell you. Now a new system designed in Portugal may provide an easier solution.


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Noocity Growbed – self-sufficient urban gardening system
Awesome March 12, 2015 posted by

Filamet – soon you’ll probably be able to print out a full working electric motor from your old plastic pop bottles

Everyone knows that 3D printing is still at an extremely early stage of development, just baby steps really. But it’s clear that eventually the process of printing things on demand will change the world beyond all recognition. It will make the mobile phone revolution look like nothing. Think we’re joking?


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Filamet – soon you’ll probably be able to print out a full working electric motor from your old plastic pop bottles
cool tech March 6, 2015 posted by

Airlander – world’s largest aircraft is quiet, slow, very eco friendly and can haul 50 tons

Don’t look now, but airships are about to make a comeback. Big time. The idea of using lighter than air craft kind of went away with the flaming disasters of the 1930s, but now a new generation of technologies offers safer, more efficient options for these giants, And now one British company thinks it has come up with the perfect product to attract buyers to the market once more.


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Airlander – world’s largest aircraft is quiet, slow, very eco friendly and can haul 50 tons
cool tech March 2, 2015 posted by

Kibble Control – stop one cat bullying the others at feeding time

Anyone who has more than one cat will recognize the problems with ensuring that one feline doesn’t bully the others when it comes to feeding time. Unless you stand over them watching them eat, it’s likely that the bully will end up eating the food from the other cat’s plate, which is not good for either animal.


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Kibble Control – stop one cat bullying the others at feeding time