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Woman mixing smelting aluminum.

Apple to use zero-emission recycled aluminum in iPhone SE

Apple to use zero-emission recycled aluminum in iPhone SE

The iPhone SE will use aluminum that only produces oxygen in its smelting process. This is thanks to Apple Green Bond investments into new processes.
Marie Curie In Her Laboratory.

10 female inventors who changed the world forever

10 female inventors who changed the world forever

The women on this list have risen above inequality, creating products and services that have truly changed the world.
Victoria Tran, community director at Innersloth, the studio behind Among Us

Victoria Tran has a game-changing idea for changing video games

Victoria Tran has a game-changing idea for changing video games

Victoria Tran, community director of Innersloth, has some big ideas on how video game design can foster kindness, community, and positive relationships
SuperVOOC fast charging active on the Find X5 Pro.

Do fast chargers mean phone makers don’t care about environment?

Do fast chargers mean phone makers don’t care about environment?

Do the fast-charging blocks included with some phones mean the manufacturers don't care about the environment? We asked Oppo, Realme, and Xiaomi to find out.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in the wild temperate rainforest.

Samsung recognized for sustainability with two EPA awards

Samsung recognized for sustainability with two EPA awards

The EPA has awarded Samsung for its innovative sustainability achievements.
Solar panels sit hillside.

Are solar panels recyclable?

Are solar panels recyclable?

Solar panels are great for generating renewable power, but what happens when they reach the end of their life? Find out how solar panel recycling works.
Samsung green initiative.

Samsung’s new Galaxy S22 phones built partly with recycled ocean plastic

Samsung’s new Galaxy S22 phones built partly with recycled ocean plastic

Samsung has revealed that its new high-end Galaxy S phones will for the first time be made from repurposed ocean-bound plastics such as discarded fishing nets.
The Protect3d 3D scanning process.

Fighting football injuries with 3D-printed, hyper-personalized pads

Fighting football injuries with 3D-printed, hyper-personalized pads

Protec3d is on a mission to replace generic, one-size-fits-all football pads with 3D printed, hyper-personalized ones that offer more protection for players
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Step inside a stylish, self-sustaining California villa

Step inside a stylish, self-sustaining California villa

In this episode of Genius Home, our hosts take us on a tour of a home that's not only smart and automated, but also completely self-sustaining
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Digital Trends’ Tech For Change CES 2022 Awards

Digital Trends’ Tech For Change CES 2022 Awards

Of all the world-changing technologies and innovative ideas on display at CES 2022, these four impressed us the most.
Qualcomm 5G logo.

Qualcomm thinks 2022 will be the year 5G finally ties everything together

Qualcomm thinks 2022 will be the year 5G finally ties everything together

At its CES 2022 conference, Qualcomm chief Cristiano Amon described how 5G will serve homes as well as businesses, and pave the way for wireless fiber.
Valencell Blood Pressure monitoring.

How taking your blood pressure is about to be as easy as taking your heart rate

How taking your blood pressure is about to be as easy as taking your heart rate

Biometric sensor experts Valencell talks to us about an innovation that will make monitoring our blood pressure as easy as taking our heart rate.
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New nail-on solar shingles offer an affordable alternative to Tesla’s solar roof

New nail-on solar shingles offer an affordable alternative to Tesla’s solar roof

GAF Energy has developed an innovative new nail-on solar shingle that's allegedly cheaper and easier to install than Tesla's solar roof system.
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Google is making Android devices work better together with expanded Fast Pairing

Google is making Android devices work better together with expanded Fast Pairing

Google has new features designed to bring all the devices in your life into harmony around your Android smartphone of choice.
whill model f electric wheelchair

This ultraportable electric wheelchair can fold up to fit in the trunk of a car

This ultraportable electric wheelchair can fold up to fit in the trunk of a car

Most electric wheelchairs aren't designed with portability in mind, but Whill's new Model F can collapse down for easy transport when not in use.
Google Sustainability Logo.

Google is using A.I. to reduce idling time at traffic intersections

Google is using A.I. to reduce idling time at traffic intersections

A new research project from Google has been able to reduce gas emissions and wait times at intersections by 10% to 20%.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 with Sami Miró watch face and strap.

Samsung’s limited, sustainable Galaxy Watch 4 straps are made from apple peel

Samsung’s limited, sustainable Galaxy Watch 4 straps are made from apple peel

Samsung has teamed up with fashion designer Sami Miró to make a set of sustainably produced watch bands for the Galaxy Watch 4, with two made from apple peel.
An aerial view of the Orbital O2 tidal energy turbine.

World’s most powerful tidal turbine begins generating electricity

World’s most powerful tidal turbine begins generating electricity

A massive tidal turbine that its maker says is the largest in the world has started generating power, converting energy from ocean currents into electricity.
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Smart homes should include a safe word for emergency situations

Smart homes should include a safe word for emergency situations

The smart home can improve the security features it provides to homeowners by including a safe word that contacts authorities.
UC Berkeley search and rescue robot on bricks

This cockroach-inspired rescue bot could save your life one day

This cockroach-inspired rescue bot could save your life one day

Despite being the size of a cockroach, UC Berkeley's clever new rescue robot could help save humans buried in rubble. Here's a look at how it works.
Relativity Space CEO, Tim Ellis, standing next to an enormous 3D printing arm that has produced a rocket component.

Meet the startup aiming to outshine SpaceX with reusable, 3D printable rockets

Meet the startup aiming to outshine SpaceX with reusable, 3D printable rockets

SpaceX has made some huge strides when it comes to launching an recovering reusable rockets, but Relativity Space wants to take the idea a step further
Timo Betz of University of Münster.

This outrageously powerful microscope is made of LEGOs and smartphone lenses

This outrageously powerful microscope is made of LEGOs and smartphone lenses

Designed by a German biophysicist, this powerful Lego-based microscope is meant to be cheap and accessible enough for anyone to build, regardless of budget
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The future of sustainability: A look at the next evolution of environmental tech

The future of sustainability: A look at the next evolution of environmental tech

Sustainable energy tech has come a long way in the past decade, but we've still got a long road ahead if we hope to slow climate change. Here's what's next
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To save the planet, phone makers need to bring back removable batteries

To save the planet, phone makers need to bring back removable batteries

Smartphones have an astonishingly large carbon footprint, and most of it stems from the fact that they don't have swappable batteries anymore.
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The rise of smart speakers shows why it matters to have sustainable packaging

The rise of smart speakers shows why it matters to have sustainable packaging

While the gadgets inside of packages are most important, you'll be astounded by the amount of potential waste from the packaging.
A contact lens from Mojo Vision promises augmented reality

The Future of Vision: Augmented reality contact lenses will make you bionic

The Future of Vision: Augmented reality contact lenses will make you bionic

Smart contact lenses are finally becoming a reality. And the future of this intriguing technology is nothing like what you might expect.  
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Headphones for homeless effort warms ears while diverting e-waste from landfills

Headphones for homeless effort warms ears while diverting e-waste from landfills

Quiet Events is looking for a responsible way to deal with its wireless headphones e-waste. Turning them into earmuffs for the homeless might be the answer.
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Omne Eternal safety-first cycling helmet uses the power of light to charge up

Omne Eternal safety-first cycling helmet uses the power of light to charge up

The Omne Eternal cycling helmet uses special solar cells to keep an LED light charged up, and wear sensors to activate the light when you put the helmet on.
Smart backpack

The human battery: Smart backpack generates power as you walk

The human battery: Smart backpack generates power as you walk

How do you improve on the capabilities of regular backpacks? Researchers in China have found two key ways.
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Google is planning to test drones for fighting fires

Google is planning to test drones for fighting fires

Google is already testing drone delivery services via its Wing unit, but now the company is considering using the same technology for fighting fires.
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No need to estimate: Nanit’s smart sheet precisely measures your baby’s height

No need to estimate: Nanit’s smart sheet precisely measures your baby’s height

The Nanit Smart Sheet and Nanit Pro camera provide parents with information on their child's height and growth that you can provide to the pediatrician.
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Ceramic ink could let doctors 3D print bones directly into a patient’s body

Ceramic ink could let doctors 3D print bones directly into a patient’s body

The future of surgery may include the 3D printing of bones, and it comes courtesy of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Neuro leg experiment

Clever ‘nerve hacking’ prosthetic tricks your brain to make limbs feel lighter

Clever ‘nerve hacking’ prosthetic tricks your brain to make limbs feel lighter

How do you make a prosthesis feel more comfortable for the people who need to use them day in, day out? This tech could help.
aktiia blood pressure monitor automatically tracks your bp

Most promising blood pressure monitoring tech in years isn’t out in the U.S. yet

Most promising blood pressure monitoring tech in years isn’t out in the U.S. yet

Heart disease is the silent killer, but the Aktiia Blood Pressure Monitor gives you a tool in the fight that helps you track your blood pressure at all times.