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The Key to Longer-Lasting Smartwatches Might Be Stupidly Simple

Smartwatches are not endowed with the greatest battery life, thanks to the limited space available. But for the increasingly large number of circular smartwatches on the market, there's one ...

5 hours ago from Gizmodo

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New nanogenerator might set energy-generating car wheels in motion

Cars are one of mankind's most revolutionary creations. But just like with the iPhone, space travel or Wi-Fi, there's always room for improvement. In the eyes of a team of University ...

13 hours ago from Gizmag

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Start of test with solar energy generating noise barriers alongside highway

Alongside the A2 highway near Den Bosch, The Netherlands, two test noise barriers are installed that generate solar energy. The aim of this practical test, that was officially launched 18 June ...

19 hours ago from Phys.org

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Lego Wants to Stop Producing Oil-Based Bricks

Since 1963, Lego toys off all shapes and sizes have been moulded from ABS plastic, a material with a long list of pros; but thanks to the reliance on petroleum to make ABS, sustainability isn't ...

6 hours ago from Gizmodo

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Formula E Ends First Season Wheel-to-Wheel

Energy efficiency and battery management dominate the series

15 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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The flying car has arrived and it looks scary as hell

Carry packages by drone? Yawn! Thorstin Crijns aims to transport people by multicopter, flying car style, and he actually built a brilliant/insane working prototype. A typical quadcopter won't ...

Fri 26 Jun 15 from Engadget

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Supreme Court Decision Unlikely to Stall the Shift Away from Coal Plants

As market forces chip away at the coal industry, many plants are being repurposed as data centers, museums, and mixed-use neighborhoods.Despite the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision today to invalidate ...

14 hours ago from MIT Technology Review

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Alfa Romeo begins brand relaunch with new Giulia

Alfa Romeo has spent a long time out of America, but is throwing everything it has at cracking back into the market as part of plans to revive the brand there and elsewhere. The Italian ...

Mon 29 Jun 15 from Gizmag

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Empa? Sharc25 Project Aims to Achieve 25% Efficiency with CIGS Thin-Film Solar Cells

The project is quite ambitious; it aims at an energy conversion efficiency in thin-film solar cells made out of copper indium gallium (di)selenide, or CIGS for short, of up to 25%, topping the...

Mon 29 Jun 15 from AZoNano

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Blade supercar has bi-fuel engine, signifies 3D-print platform

Divergent Microfactories made a name for itself this week with a twin announcement of its supercar prototype and the business platform underlying the car. It's all about 3D printing and the ...

Thu 25 Jun 15 from Phys.org

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