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A Californian company called NDB has developed a nano-diamond battery, which acts like a mini nuclear generator using nuclear waste. They claim this battery could last between decades and 28 000 years, and is almost indestructible, and cheaper than lithium-ion batteries.
A team of researchers from China, Saudi Arabia, and the United States have developed a new plastic that keep it's qualities after being recycled. This new plastic is made from a bio-based acid, and has all the properties that normal plastic has.
Cart Safe is the first ever, recyclable shopping cart liner created by a mom that wanted to do everything she could to keep her and her family safe during the coronavirus pandemic. The patented shopping cart liner covers the outside of the cart, the inside of the cart, the handle and even the Childs seat. Now everyone can protect themselves from unseen germs and bacteria with Cart Safe!
SEG is an electric generator that produce clean and renewable electricity di novo by stealing electrons. This prototype (proof of concept) it's the first of its class worldwide as far as I know and SEG is not like solar panels or eolic turbines that transform energy. Therefore, SEG can work anytime of the day as required. SEG detects empty batteries and activate itself and begging to charge the battery. After the battery is charged it turn off itself. SEG will be one alternative to provide a-car, drones and robots full autonomy. SEG can be deployed any place around the world and give a solution to the UN SDG-7 and make feasible the HOME-OFF-THE-GRID concept. Finale, if I succeed to miniaturize it, home appliance self-energyzed can be produce.
A team of researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology have developed a very efficient, highly-porous, sturdy mat to contain damage caused by oil spills. After the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, it was crucial to developed methods to control the damage done by oil spills.
A team of researchers have developed a new material that is non-cuttable. They called this new material Proteus,and has a 15% steel density. This materials is made of ceramic spheres, organized in a cellular aluminum structure, inspired by the skin of grapefruits. This structure allows it to withstand angle grinders, drills, and other brute-force tools.
A team of researchers from Tulane University have developed a hybrid device that generates electricity and steam using the Sun's energy. In order to capture the Sun's energy, you can use solar panels, or solar concentrators that captures the Sun's heat instead of it's light. Typically, the two options are used separately, but this new device uses both process at the same time, in a more cost-efficient way.
Researchers from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a new solid-state carbon fiber composite, whose shape can be modified using electronic impulses. Additionally, this new composite isn't affected by the issues most other composite face, such as weight and mechanical stiffness.
A team of researchers from the University of Arkansas have conceived a nano-drug that attacks breast cancer cells directly. Additionally, this drug only targets the cancerous cells, unlike chemotherapy, one of the most common method to treat cancer, that attacks every cell.
A colorful chart strictly based on phonics representing all the sounds the alphabet make both single and combination with a picture of each sound represented. BBIRM allows the participants to look at the material that they are reading. The phonics based device has all the sounds of the alphabet with pictures to represent each sound. The chart has an opening in the center which allows the participants to place this device over any material they want to read. The insert allows the participants to focus on the letter or letter combination as they sound out a word by locating the exact letter or letter combination on the chart using the familiar picture’s sound. BBIRM allows the participants to see what the alphabet are saying.
When placed in a DARK attic or crawl space, and the space has been inhabited by wildlife, the Evictor Strobe Light is so powerful, the wildlife leave the space permanently, taking their babies with them. It has been tested effective against gray squirrels, flying squirrels, Roof Rats, Norway Rats, possums, skunks, bobcats, and raccoons. ( Not effective with bats )
Dutchinno is excited to announce the launch of The Alert, a social distancing device that will signal if a person comes within the CDC recommended range of six feet from the surface it is placed upon. Thus providing protection for any individual situated behind a desk or counter.
Laundry is arguably one of the most tedious tasks at home, especially for large families. Just like during the industrial revolution, it can be a mind-numbing task for the anyone who does it. Thankfully, the multinational innovation monster Samsung came to lend us a hand.
We're living in a historic period of time. Fending off COVID-19 can sometimes prove difficult when your most useful items (keys, wallet, phone) are also the most germ ridden. This 2-in-1 gadget could be the solution to, well, a non-zero portion of your problems.