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StoreDot invents electric car battery that charges in just 5 minutes!

StoreDot Flashbattery for electric vehicles

StoreDot, the maker of super quick charging technology that charges your smartphone in a matter of seconds is now looking at the bigger segment of electric vehicles. The company has now built a prototype battery using organic materials that can be charged in just 5 minutes which is a huge leap in car battery charging technology. By developing this innovative nanotechnology, StoreDot is looking to reduce EV charging time dramatically, thereby attracting more automotive manufactures to go for electric vehicles in their line-up.
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10 tech innovations to sniff out food spoilage

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When you’re out of home, travelling to a different country or dinning out in some fancy restaurant in your locality; one thing you cannot trust is the safety of the food you’re served. How fresh or safe is that dish you are about to eat? You can never be sure! Spare a thought for some of these existing new gadgets and technologies that can now travel with you to help you know if the food you’re having is just safe? Read More…

Soft keyboard for smartwatch lets you send text from the wrist

Soft keyboard for wearables by Universitat Politècnica de València and University of Stuttgart

What is the most important feature of wearable gadgets like smartwatches or fitness trackers? Their size, the smaller the better. Although wearables like smartwatches have a small screen size area to read notifications and alerts, they lack any input method like sending back an email. This has prompted researchers from Universitat Politècnica de València and University of Stuttgart to design two different soft keyboards that can be used with wearables. The researchers presented their prototype soft keyboards at ACM conference on Human Factors in Computer Systems (CHI 2015) held in Seoul, Korea.
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Nikola Labs launches iPhone 6 case that charges your phone using RF signals

Nikola labs iPhone 6 case

We are in an age where our mobile devices have become our lifeline. In such a setting, it’s important for our devices to remain powered all the time. Sadly, that’s not the case because we still rely on electricity to power our devices. But this could change if the Nikola Labs new iPhone case could see the light of day. This iPhone 6 case converts Radio Frequency (RF) signals such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and LTE, into electricity (DC power) which can be used to extend battery life of the iPhone 6 by almost 30 percent. Read More…

Affordable white shirt repels oil-based liquid for zero maintenance and care

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Clothing manufacturers have always craved for a fabric that is hydrophobic and repels any kind of staining. White is perhaps one of the most susceptible clothing fabric that is rendered useless in case it is stained beyond cleaning. Moreover, sporting a white formal shirt or tee always exudes confidence, but it is also a dirt magnet which deters many from wearing this soothing colored clothes. A Kickstarter campaign that is on course to attaining almost 5 times the funding goal is all set to change that. This is The Unstainable White Shirt which can take any liquid or oily substance, and still manage to be squeaky clean with the wipe of a cleaning cloth.
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Wireless retinal implant and video goggles to help blind see again

impantable wireless chip restores-blindness

There are many retinal implants available in the market, but none really effective. Most of them are bulky, while others have wires, which create an opening around the eye allowing bacteria to enter and infect the eye. As an effective solution, researchers are working on an implantable photovoltaic chip, which is completely wireless, much safer and quite capable of restoring vision in people suffering with retinal degeneration. Read More…

Cerebral palsy patients to have easier life with Mobile Arm Support System

Mobile Arm support system

Life is not that easy for patients suffering from cerebral palsy as muscle weakness and other related symptoms can be really frustrating. Seeing this problem, The North Alabama American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) have invested their time in developing a Mobile Arm Support System (MAS). This fully tested and completely working system aids the patient in moving their arm ergonomically.
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Passive Computer Cooling System that will save billions in electricity bills

Passive Computer Cooling System

The passive computer cooling system, which is undergoing optimization at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, has the capacity to save more than $6.3 billion in electricity per year. Cuong Nguyen, a graduate student of UAH, comes up with this idea as a part of his chemical engineering thesis. He and his professor Dr. James E. Smith, who is also an UAH chemical engineer professor are working together to optimize this cooling system for computers.
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