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Inspirations

Robot Exoskeleton Arm

A robot exoskeleton arm is intended as an assistive device for those whose arm strength is compromised by stroke or injury. However, we can’t help...

3D Food Printer

Check out the 3D food printer. Who hasn’t longed for one of these, ever since Star Trek debuted the Enterprise’s food replicator?

Flashlight powered by body heat

A Victoria, BC teenager develops a hollow LED flashlight powered solely by body heat.  It’s not only environmentally friendly, but potentially...

Plant-based Plastics

You say tomato, Ford says tom-auto. Get ready for car parts made from tomato skins. Complicating the argument of whether tomatoes are really fruits...

Sustainable Solutions to Global Hunger

Rob Rhinehart, a 25 year old former engineering student, has devised a formula for ‘Soylent’, a balanced food replacement that he hopes might one...

Wave Power in Australia

Wave power in Australia mimics Mother Nature, via compressed air and turbines.. A five hundred ton floating wave generator that is possibly ten times...

Jan 9, 2014
Parabolic Mirrors Power 200,000 Homes

In sunny Sanlucar la Mayor in Spain, parabolic mirrors create enough concentrated solar energy to power 200,000 homes in nearby Seville. It is the world’s largest solar power tower and can concentrate the energy of the sun up to five hundred times. Can the sun solve the world’s energy...

Giant Mirrors Reflect Sunshine Into Dark Norway Town Of Rjukan

100 years ago, a Norwegian industrialist dreamed up an interesting way to bounce much needed sunlight to the small town of Stavanger, which is located...

Pee Power – Don’t let waste go to waste!

Scientists have been working to develop a method of generating electricity from urine using microbial fuel cell technology. While the research is not...

Human Powered Helicopter

The Sikorsky prize has been won! Canadian engineers Aerovelo Atlas answered a 33 year standing challenge to create a human-powered helicopter. The...