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whill model f electric wheelchair

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.
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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 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

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

The smart home can improve the security features it provides to homeowners by including a safe word that contacts authorities.
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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

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
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
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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 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

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

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

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.
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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.
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Samsung’s new display tech makes the Galaxy S21 Ultra even more power efficient

Turns out the Galaxy S21 Ultra has an even better display than we thought. Samsung says the display employs new tech that makes it up to 16% more efficient.
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High temperatures and a diamond anvil could lead to a solar cell breakthrough

There's still more work to be done, but this is an exciting breakthrough in materials science for better solar cells.
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Federal vehicles to go green as President Biden promises electric fleet

America's entire federal vehicle fleet will be replaced by U.S.-made electric models, President Joe Biden announced on Monday.
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Influencers will keep you company as part of Apple’s new Time to Walk program

Apple's new Time to Walk program invites you to walk alongside "influential and interesting people." Laugh, cry, and find inspiration as the miles fly by.
A depiction of the iodine thruster developed by ThrustMe being used to change the orbit of a small satellite.

This iodine satellite propulsion system could help reduce space debris

A new iodine propulsion system for small satellites was recently used for the first time to change the orbit of a satellite.
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Household electrical usage increased in 2020. Here’s how a smart home can help

Due to heatwaves, the pandemic, and wildfires across much of the country, energy usage increased nationwide for an increase of $1.21 billion in costs.
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This artificial heart could help keep people on transplant waiting lists alive

A French company called Carmat has created an artificial heart that could potentially save the lives of people with end-stage biventricular heart failure.
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Elon Musk announces $100M prize for carbon-capture technology contest

With climate change on his mind, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has announced a $100-million prize for a carbon-capture technology contest.
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Clever new A.I. system promises to train your dog while you’re away from home

A prototype device is able to give out canine commands, check to see if they’re being obeyed, and then provide a treat as a reward when they are.
The Apple Watch SE is worn on a wrist with apps showing on the display.

Apple Watch could be used to detect coronavirus infections

A study by researchers at New York's Mount Sinai hospital shows how Apple Watches could spot a coronavirus infection before a diagnosis.
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The Box is an answer to the unstoppable cardboard pile-up in your house

This e-commerce solution could reduce waste, increase security. But will anyone use it?
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Digital Trends Tech For Change CES 2021 Awards

Of all the world-changing technologies and innovative ideas on display at CES 2021, these four impressed us the most.
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This clever attachment gives any powered wheelchair autonomous superpowers

This smart tech can help powered wheelchairs avoid accidents. That's a much bigger problem to solve than you might imagine.
The Toto Wellness Toilet would analyze your diet through your bowel movements.

Got poop? Toto’s Wellness Toilet promises health advice based on poop analysis

In a time when hygiene is the primary focus, Toto's touchless technology in bathrooms reduces the potential for bacteria to spread.