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Smart Tactile Paving – stop lights for pedestrian smartphone users

We’ve all done it, walked down the street while staring at our smartphones. Maybe we were playing a game, maybe we were reading emails, it doesn’t matter, with our noses stuck to the screens, our chances of getting into an accident goes up by like a lot. Smart Tactile Paving is a simple solution that can help keep everyone safer since simply not walking and while using smartphones is totally out of the question.


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Solid Energy – building a better, smaller battery

When you’re shopping for a new gadget, you probably make sure you check the battery life on it. If the battery doesn’t give you at least a couple of hours of usage, you’re probably going to pass on it. The problem is, the smaller the battery, the less use it will get before dying. What if there was a way to keep the battery small but increase the life of it? That’s Solid Energy’s goal.


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TippyTalk – this innovative app uses pictures to give people a voice

There are many disabilities that cause people to have some issues with communicating verbally. Autism can be one of these but also traumatic head injuries, stroke, and other disabilities can sometimes keep people from being able to speak with the people who care for them. TippyTalk is an app that wants to help people communicate.


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Coffiest – get all you need from your morning cup of joe

Do you struggle to find time in your life to eat actual food? I get it, we’re all busy but you need more nutrients than a cup of coffee can give you, unless it’s this cup of coffee. Coffiest is the Soylent infused breakfast drink that will start your day off right.


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Pavegen – sustainable energy through walking

As we become more energy dependent, there is a need to create more energy for our use. Although we’ve relied on nonrenewable resources in the past to create our energy, in today’s world the focus is on sustainable. To that end, Pavegen wants to turn our footsteps into power.


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Nanobubbles – cute name for a powerful anti-pollution innovation

Non-biological pollutants are a huge problem for our planet’s waterways but sometimes these manmade pollutants cause a rise in harmful bacteria and viruses that further make a natural space uninhabitable. Which is to say, there may not be much in the way of trash that are is killing a waterway, the issue could be smaller than our human eyes can see. One scientist used nanotechnology to clean up and recover an entire wetland, saving it from utter destruction.


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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
Awesome July 25, 2016 posted by

ZType – learn to type, save the universe

Typing is an important skill to have. Even if you don’t sit behind a desk, knowing how to type well will open up doors of effortless communication for you. Most “learn to type” programs are boring or geared towards children. ZType is not either of those things. This Space Invaders typing game will make you obsessed with increasing your speed.


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ZType – learn to type, save the universe
Awesome July 15, 2016 posted by

Sensilize – see if land is good for planting without stepping foot on it

We have been using drones and the like to learn more about the world we live in by letting us capture aerial views of places that we would otherwise miss out on and this is great! But we can do more with the technology. Sensilize uses drones to help farmers learn more about their crops for better production.


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Sensilize – see if land is good for planting without stepping foot on it
Awesome June 29, 2016 posted by

Solar E Cycle – the sun powered bikes looking to help make life better for those who live off grid

There are a lot of places in the world that don’t have great electrical grids but just about everywhere in the world gets at least a touch of sunlight. The Solar-E-Cycle is an electric bike that runs on solar power with the goal of helping people who live in areas that would be considered “off grid”.


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Solar E Cycle – the sun powered bikes looking to help make life better for those who live off grid
Awesome June 25, 2016 posted by

Watley – the computer that cleans water, creates electricity and delivers the web

Most of us take having the internet, electricity and clean water for granted. Yet in many parts of the world, war, climate change, poverty or lack of resources can make all three scarce, costly or difficult to get. The clean technology start-up Watley is working to provide all these things to those who need them. The Watley Machine is a solar-powered computer that can purify up to 1,320 gallons (5,000 liters) of water a day and generate enough electricity with…


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Watley – the computer that cleans water, creates electricity and delivers the web
Awesome June 22, 2016 posted by

Eco-Cooler – check out this electricity free air conditioner and learn how to make your own!

It’s really hot out there and in some countries, it’s deathly hot and not everyone has access to air conditioning. One of the places dealing with this particular issue right now is Bangladesh, India. In order to help keep people cooler, two companies teamed up to create the Eco-Cooler, an air conditioner that doesn’t use any electricity.


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Eco-Cooler – check out this electricity free air conditioner and learn how to make your own!
Awesome May 24, 2016 posted by

Sea Hero Quest – the mobile game that is fighting back against the monster of dementia

As we get older, we sometimes start to lose parts of ourselves. Our minds start to just sort of go. It is sad and tragic for everyone involved but science is trying to fight the deterioration of dementia and we can all help! Download Sea Hero Quest, the mobile game that is crowdsourcing research for dementia.


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Sea Hero Quest – the mobile game that is fighting back against the monster of dementia