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Nano-Diamond Batteries

Imagine an electric vehicle battery that could last for 90 years without recharging. The batteries are reconstructed from nuclear waste (depending on how you view this, it's a blessing that it at least puts the waste to some use. Or…

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Solar Buddy

I love the thinking behind this little device. It's called a Solar Buddy. And what's it for? Well... the intention is to relieve what is called 'energy poverty' in less advantaged countries. The group behind this project intend to gift…

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Next Gen Mask Challenge

I've always loved the work of the X-Prize Foundation. They find benefactors who are prepared to offer a large incentive for developing all-new ideas. Here's one of their latest: A competition for 18- to 25-year-olds to reimagine protective face masks.…

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Defeat By Tweet

Here's a clever US political fund-raiser from a group of Democrats and other organisations. It's called Defeat by Tweet, and it uses President Trump's Twitter habit to raise funds for his opponents. Users can pledge between 1c and 10c for…

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Icon Travel Shirt

Highly visual icons are a language all by themselves. This innovative line of clothing features shirts that display 39 icons. When you (again) travel, they will help you to ask for things such as restrooms, hospitals, bus stops.    

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Air Umbrella

You have to admire someone who takes an age-old invention eg an umbrella, and creates an entirely new operating principle. Welcome to the Air Umbrella. A jet of air rises up from the handle, and creates shelter from the rain.…

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The Virtual Economy

How familiar are you with the Virtual Economy? Think: a character in the online game World Of Warcraft that can sell for thousands of dollars. Think: Over 34 000 parcels of land sold in a single city to buyers globally.…

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