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'Pee power' urinal: toilet to be tested at students' union bar and will power refugee camps

A toilet that turns urine into power is being tested in a students' union bar — and, if successful, it could bring much-needed power to refugee camps.

Thu 5 Mar 15 from The Independent

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Researchers create artificial methane hydrates and open an innovative pathway for the use of new fuels

The Laboratory of Advanced Materials at the University of Alicante's Department of Inorganic Chemistry has developed a technology that allows the preparation of artificial methane hydrates. ...

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Researchers explore longer life cycle for batteries

Lithium-ion batteries are common in consumer electronics. They are one of the most popular types of rechargeable batteries for portable electronics, with a high energy density, no memory effect ...

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Self-driving cars might generate hundreds of billions in revenue

Some people waste hours each day driving their car, time they could have otherwise spent better. You'll still be trapped on the road in a self-driven car, but the added benefit is that you'll ...

22 hours ago from ZME Science

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Big box stores could ditch the grid, use natural gas fuel cells instead

Large facilities like big box stores or hospitals could keep the lights on by using a fuel cell that runs off the natural gas that already flows in pipelines below most city streets.

Wed 4 Mar 15 from

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The global energy challenge: One billion people have no access to electricity

More than one billion people world-wide have no access to electricity to cook food or light their homes, despite the technology being in place. A study on options for getting more electrical ...

2 hours ago from ScienceDaily

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Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance Auctions Preview

One of a handful of motoring events that attracts one of the most commercially-desirable audiences of high net worth individuals in the world, Gizmag looks at what to expect at the Amelia Island ...

6 hours ago from Gizmag

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Volkswagen's 118 mpg, 155 mph Sport Coupé Concept GTE plug-in hybrid

Volkswagen just hit the automotive world with a hell of a one-two punch this week in Geneva. Long wanting to get into the sporty coupe game, VW has been on again, off again with various show ...

12 hours ago from Gizmag

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Goodyear's heat-gathering concept tire aims to charge electric cars as they drive

Mobile World Congress and the Game Developers Conference aren’t the only major trade shows in March that have the tech world watching. Over at the Geneva International Motor Show, Goodyear ...

Wed 4 Mar 15 from Techspot

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Tesla: Customer hacking, custom rims could ruin company's reputation

Why does Tesla's risk statement call out would-be hackers and modders who might make changes to its car? It's a nod to the potential risks of hacking a two-ton mobile computing platform.

Thu 5 Mar 15 from Extremetech

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