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These kicks produce charge, smartphone battery life may soon be a worry of the past

These kicks produce charge, smartphone battery life may soon be a worry of the past

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Footwear that produces power, by harvesting the kinetic energy of walking. Many have tried and produced little to show for it, until now. A breakthrough has created shoes that can produce high-energy simply from walking. Scientists at the University of... >>

This gadget needs no battery, it's powered by Wi-Fi

This gadget needs no battery, it's powered by Wi-Fi

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Imagine a future where battery life isn't about how fast a gadget charges or how long it lasts, as everything runs without batteries. While that's still a long way off, one gadget has been developed that runs off radio waves for power. A temperature sensor... >>

Back To The Future's Mr Fusion variant could be built for space travel

Back To The Future's Mr Fusion variant could be built for space travel

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Back To The Future gave us the idea of Mr Fusion, a generator of energy that runs on junk. Now Chinese engineers from Tsinghua University in Beijing have come up with a real version of this ultimate recycling powerhouse. Unlike the fictional Mr Fusion... >>

Nanosubs developed to swim in your bloodstream

Nanosubs developed to swim in your bloodstream

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The age of fusing man and machine could be closer than we thought as nanosubs are developed capable of swimming in the human body. Scientists at Rice University have developed the nano "submarines". These are 244 atoms in size and have motors that are... >>

Autonomous drone can dodge obstacles at 30mph

Autonomous drone can dodge obstacles at 30mph

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Scientists at MIT have developed a new drone that can fly autonomously up to 30mph, while dodging obstacles like trees. Sensors like lidar can detect objects, as is the case car mapping tech, but they're expensive and heavy – not ideal for drones. This... >>

Real tractor beam shown off moving objects through the air

Real tractor beam shown off moving objects through the air

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The days of using Star Trek images to depict tractor beams are over, the real thing is here. Scientists in Spain have shown off a real, working tractor beam moving objects through the air. The Public University of Navarre has created a sonic tractor beam... >>

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

Hyundai and Kia tease the wacky and wonderful future of vehicles

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Every year Hyundai and Kia hold their R&D Idea Festival. This is where engineers have the opportunity to create what they see as the future of vehicles. This year ten entries made it to the final presentation stage after just six months of development... >>

This is the lightest metal ever made, 100 times lighter than Styrofoam

This is the lightest metal ever made, 100 times lighter than Styrofoam

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Boeing, in search of lighter materials for its planes, has come up with the world's lightest metal. The Microlattice is not only the lightest metal ever made but has also broken records for strength. The idea is to one-day use this material in planes... >>

Cloaking devices are real, here are the best science has created

Cloaking devices are real, here are the best science has created

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Science fiction was once the only place cloaking devices existed, on a Klingon ship in Star Trek or as a literal cloak in Harry Potter. Now science has managed to make them a reality. While we can't yet don an item of clothing that will make us entirely... >>

Invisibility cloak created to hide micro objects, could make larger objects invisible

Invisibility cloak created to hide micro objects, could make larger objects invisible

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The Holy Grail of covert ops and pranks alike, invisibility, is still yet to be cracked. But scientists have been making discoveries more and more of late. The most recent discovering is able to hide micro object and, scientist say, could be scaled up.... >>