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Science October 27, 2016 posted by

Recycling Light – a new way to bring back old lightbulbs

LED light bulbs have taken over as the more common type of bulb in most homes and offices but these bulbs aren’t exactly everyone’s favorite. If you are a fan of the classic bulb type, then good news! New research has found a way to “recycle light” and make the classic bulbs more energy efficient than the LED ones.


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Recycling Light – a new way to bring back old lightbulbs
Science October 10, 2016 posted by

Kite Patch – make yourself invisible to tiny blood suckers with this sticker

Mosquitos are the worst. Really, aside from their very needed place in the food chain, they pretty much suck, literally. You can’t just bomb them all from existence (see previous food chain comment) but soon we may be able to keep them from landing on us altogether. The Kite Patch is a sticker that makes you invisible to mosquitos.


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Kite Patch – make yourself invisible to tiny blood suckers with this sticker
Science October 5, 2016 posted by

RoboBees – the mechanical solution to the honeybee dilemma

You’ve probably seen reports of the honeybee possibly being declared an endangered species recently. This is very bad news because those fuzzy little guys are responsible for pollinating a good deal of our food. We’re still working on how to keep them from dying but technology has another solution, RoboBees, mechanical honeybees.


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RoboBees – the mechanical solution to the honeybee dilemma
Science September 19, 2016 posted by

Six Degrees of Separation – check out this Facebook algorithm that shows you how connected you are

Ever played Six Degrees from Kevin Bacon? Probably but in case you haven’t, basically it works on the theory that we are no more than six connections away from any other person on the planet. The point of the game is to find your personal line to Kevin Bacon (the prolific actor). Facebook has discovered in the modern world the steps needed to get to anyone else is actually closer to half that.


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Six Degrees of Separation – check out this Facebook algorithm that shows you how connected you are
future tech September 7, 2016 posted by

ConFlexPave – making better concrete by letting it bend?

Concrete is generally considered to be a strong material, we make sidewalks and buildings out of it but you’ve probably noticed that the older it is, the more cracks you see. This is because it’s actually pretty brittle, A new type of concrete called ConFlexPave gives you all the strength of concrete with better durability by making it flexible.


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ConFlexPave – making better concrete by letting it bend?
Cool Web Apps & Sites August 10, 2016 posted by

iNaturalist – the social network for nature lovers

The world is a vast place filled to the brim with different types of lifeforms. So many that trained scientists can only capture so much. Good thing there are plenty of people armed with only curiosity out there to help out. iNaturalist is the social network designed to connect people interested in biodiversity and help further our understanding of the natural world.


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iNaturalist – the social network for nature lovers
Awesome July 25, 2016 posted by

MycoTechnology – don’t add sugar, block bitter instead

Too much sugar is a bad thing but everyone is pretty well in agreement that sugar makes food taste better. Which is why it’s such a bummer to have to cut it out. We try to make do with artificial sweeteners but there’s no substitute for the real thing. MycoTechnology realized that and took a different approach. Instead of trying to copy sweet, they decided to block bitter.


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MycoTechnology – don’t add sugar, block bitter instead
Gadgets July 13, 2016 posted by

Elde Fire Extinguishing Ball – fire can’t dodge this ball

Fire is great at keeping us warm but it’s the perfect example of when too much of a good thing can be really, really bad. In fact, any amount of fire outside of a designated area is pretty much a bad thing. But you can put it out quick with the Elde Fire Extinguishing Ball, the ball that stops fire in its tracks.


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Elde Fire Extinguishing Ball – fire can’t dodge this ball
future tech July 4, 2016 posted by

Manufactured Leather – new innovations in biotechnology mean that soon that purse can be cruelty free

Leather is one of the more common textile materials we use. It can be found as coats, purses, jewelry, furniture etc, because it’s so versatile but unfortunately, it’s not really the most animal friendly option for material. Modern Meadow is creating a new type of leather without the need for an actual animal.


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Manufactured Leather – new innovations in biotechnology mean that soon that purse can be cruelty free
future tech July 1, 2016 posted by

Piper – the machine that wants to put end to food poisoning

If you’re stateside, over the last few months you’ve probably noticed a rise in food recalls due to nasty things like “possible listeria contamination”. It’s 2016 and we still haven’t gotten a handle on making sure our food won’t make us violently ill. Ancera Inc is working on a new innovation titled Piper that will hopefully cut down on these occurrences.


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Piper – the machine that wants to put end to food poisoning
Eco Friendly March 14, 2014 posted by

Ocearch – amazing open source great white shark tracking for conservation research…v cool

The tracks you see above come from two mature great white sharks, Lydia and Mary Lee, which were tagged as part of an on-going global research project called Ocearch, which is monitoring these majestic creatures for education and to provide valuable data to help conserve the species.


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Ocearch – amazing open source great white shark tracking for conservation research…v cool