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Just wind and water to power an island

Just wind and water to power an island

El Hierro, the smallest of Canary Islands, is set to become the world’s first islands to be powered entirely by wind and water. A wind farm from June is now on course to use the island’s steep cliffs and mountains to harvest gusts of wind off the Atlantic coast of Africa. Five turbines installed at […]

Chinese man builds scooter with suitcase

A man in China has built a a battery-powered scooter with a suitcase which not only helps in the transportation of his belongings but also himself, a media report said Thursday. He Liangcai, a resident of Central China’s Hunan province, demonstrated his invention at the Changsha train station, from where he rode to his home […]

Smart 3D glasses let you watch different scenes of same movie

Smart 3D glasses let you watch different scenes of same movie

Imagine watching a movie with a friend on the same screen where you have the villain’s perspective and they have the hero’s point of view! A Canada based company has designed smart 3D glasses that can enable the user to select from multiple versions of an image stream on the same screen. The glasses named […]

Dinosaurs ‘survived Jurassic era’

Dinosaurs ‘survived Jurassic era’

Dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia provide the first evidence long-necked diplodocid sauropods survived beyond the Jurassic period, when they were thought to have gone extinct. Argentine paleontologist Pablo Gallina, a researcher at Buenos Aires’ Maimonides University, described the find as the first definitive evidence that diplodocids reached South America, and the most recent geologic record […]

44 Indians, shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars

44 Indians, shortlisted for one-way trip to Mars

Forty-four Indians, including 17 women, are among 705 aspirants shortlisted for an ambitious private mission to send four people on a planned one-way trip to Mars in 2024 to colonize the red planet. The Netherlands-based non-profit organisation Mars One announced that 353 hopefuls from around the world have been eliminated from the selection programme to […]

Soon, robot that does household

Soon, robot that does household

The creator of the Roomba, which has been cleaning apartment floors for years now, sees a future where the popular household robot carries out far more useful chores. iRobot CTO Paolo Pirjanian in an interview with MIT Technology Review said that consumer research says that laundry is the number one household task that people spend […]

Device that texts you if your bike gets stolen

Device that texts you if your bike gets stolen

All of us have heard or seen trackers that would nail car or SUV thieves down but here comes a system that texts you if someone steals, or even touches, your motorbike in the parking! The new Scorpio Ride ‘Core’ system from Massachusetts-based Scorpio Sounds uses an Apple or Android app to keep track of […]

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