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Posted by Lara Lopes

Scientists Create Explosive-Detecting Laser

American researchers have developed a laser capable of detecting individual chemicals at a distance of 1 kilometer. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The technology allows the identification of chemical threats from a safe distance and has great military potential. Besides being used to map mined areas, the invention can help locate drugs as well. Used from a plane, the laser can scan large areas and determine exactly where the desired compounds are. In an interview with The Verge, the researcher Vladislav Yakovlev said that the breakthrough could even be used in […]

Posted by Allison Blackburn

The Swash brings an innovative new method to laundry

Procter & Gamble know a thing or two about getting clothes clean and they have come up with a novel idea for doing laundry. Their idea doesn’t rely on the use of water or detergent, as the Swash machine doesn’t actually wash your clothes. [Image Courtesy of Proctor&Gamble] The whole idea behind the Swash is that the machine will freshen up your clothes and it does this by removing odours along with wrinkles. The whole process to do this will take just 10 minutes and it is a great way to give your clothes a boost of freshness in-between regular […]

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India Is Planning The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm

The National Hydro Power Corporation, the state-owned power company in India, will build a floating photovoltaic project of 50 megawatts which will be the largest of its kind in continental waters worldwide. The project, which is budgeted between € 46.9 and € 52.8 million, will be installed in lakes and reservoirs in the region of Kerala and pilot operations are scheduled for October of this year. Image by Chesky @Shutterstock “There are large stretches of water bodies in Kerala which NHPC wants to harness for solar power. This floating solar power technology was developed by the Renewable Energy College and […]

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NASA Designs Origami Inspired Solar Panels That Unfolds In Space

With no recharging station in space, most satellites need to make use of solar panels to get the energy it needs to keep operating. But weight and volume are the main concerns of sending anything out into space … and that’s why NASA is now considering the old oriental art of origami to help overcome this problem. Many have already seen what happens when a satellite finally reaches space, they expand their solar panels adopting its final configuration. Normally solar panels are folded into an “accordion” style systems; but now researchers seem to have found a workable solution to the […]

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SharkStopper is a personal shark repelling system for water sport fans

If there’s one thing lovers of water skiing, scuba diving and surfing fear in common it has to be sharing the water with sharks. Thankfully, shark attacks are not all that common, but in some regions of the world the risk is greater than in others and sadly people are attacked and killed by sharks. Enter the SharkStopper shark repellent: a device worn on the ankle which sends out sounds that imitate the orca, otherwise known as the killer whale. Orca vocalizations are known to repel many species of shark, helping you stay safer in the water. [Image Courtesy of SharkStopper] The PSR comes with […]

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First Projection Watch Beams Notifications And The Time Onto The Wearer’s Hand

Technological watches is in a really high tide in the market right now, there’s always something new and trendy coming out and often very appealing to the tech-savvy costumers. One new example is the Ritot, which ranks as the “First Projection Watch” and is a product of an extremely successful crowd-funding campaign. The Ritot watch works in a very curious way, projecting the time on the back of your hands. It comes with a base that besides wirelessly recharging the watch’s battery, also functions as an interface for you to change the color of the projection. You activate the projection […]