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'Living battery' generates electricity from sewage and wastewater

'Living battery' generates electricity from sewage and wastewater | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A new type of living battery has been created that generates electricity from dissolved organic matter such as that found in wastewater flushed down the toilet or washed off farms and out to sea.
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Dubai Tuner Gives Back Seat Driving a Whole New Meaning

Dubai Tuner Gives Back Seat Driving a Whole New Meaning | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Seen from the outside, the 2008 Nissan Patrol modified by Ali, of Kingdom Customs Garage, in Dubai, looks completely normal, but open the front door and you’ll notice a few details are missing.
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5 Crazy New Man-Made Materials That Will Shape the Future

5 Crazy New Man-Made Materials That Will Shape the Future | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Forget Mother Nature: when it comes to all matters matter, the sheer ingenuity of the human mind can give rise to some of the most insane--and useful--new materials you've ever encountered.
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Robot comedian does a standup routine and reacts to the audience

Robot comedian does a standup routine and reacts to the audience | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
One of the comedians that performed standup at the Barbican Centre earlier this month had a somewhat robotic delivery—for obvious reasons. And RoboThespian doesn't just tell jokes; it also reads the crowd.
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Norah – Probably the World’s Most Dangerous Bicycle

Norah – Probably the World’s Most Dangerous Bicycle | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
“It is as MAD as it looks,” British garage inventor Colin Furze says about his crazy jet-powered bicycle, Norah. Strapping a home-made jet engine to an old bike, the nutty Brit has created what may very well be the most dangerous bicycle ever.
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Clothing in a Can – Designer Mixes Fashion and Science to Create Spray-On Fabric

Clothing in a Can – Designer Mixes Fashion and Science to Create Spray-On Fabric | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Spanish fashion designer Manel Torres is the man behind the world’s first spray-on clothing, which is applied directly on the body and can be washed and worn again just like your regular clothes.
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78,000 People Apply for One-Way Trip to Mars | TIME.com

78,000 People Apply for One-Way Trip to Mars | TIME.com | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The mission aims to send a crew to the Red Planet in 2022. (78,000 people apply for one-way trip to Mars:
An ambitious project to establish a human colony on Mars has at...
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Moth drives a tiny robot to check out smells

Moth drives a tiny robot to check out smells | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Beware of robots driven by small insects. A group of researchers has put a silkmoth in the driver's seat of a small two-wheeled robot to study how the insect tracks down smells.
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Japan’s “Infidelity Phone” Keeps Extramarital Affairs Private

Japan’s “Infidelity Phone” Keeps Extramarital Affairs Private | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
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These days, the world is going crazy over smartphones, but in Japan, people who engage in extramarital relations remain faithful to a seemingly outdated mobile phone which does a great job of keeping their affairs private.
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Go Bionic With These Wearable Arduino Projects

Go Bionic With These Wearable Arduino Projects | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The emerging field of smart textiles, known as "Wearables" or e-textiles, has gained considerable momentum in the past few years as enthusiasts continue to build more and more complex projects with microcontrollers that keep growing in power while...
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This Spooky Google Car Is Driving Itself

This Spooky Google Car Is Driving Itself | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Google's driverless car prototype has been around for a couple of years now—but have you ever spotted one in the wild? We just did, and it's equal parts insane, terrifying, and hugely cool.
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Meet The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Developed A Low-Cost Water Purification System

Meet The 14-Year-Old Girl Who Developed A Low-Cost Water Purification System | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Rest easy, everyone. The next generation of scientists is already hard at work solving our biggest problems. Take Deepika Kurup, a 14-year-old high school student from Nashua, New Hampshire.
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Developers selling ‘dragonfly’ robotic drone for about $100

Developers selling ‘dragonfly’ robotic drone for about $100 | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The Air Force has spent more than $1 million to help develop a small and versatile robot dragonfly. But in a move to raise funds for the Dragonfly, the developers are offering the public the chance to own their own flying robot Dragonfly for $119.
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Arizona Man Builds World’s Smallest Roadworthy Car

Arizona Man Builds World’s Smallest Roadworthy Car | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Growing up, Phoenix-based Austin Coulson was always fascinated by all the cool automotive records he found in the yearly Guinness Book of Records, and dreamed of one day having his name mentioned in the famous publication.
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Incredible Disney Microphone Transmit Sounds Through Your Fingertips

Incredible Disney Microphone Transmit Sounds Through Your Fingertips | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
When it comes to secrets, whispering just got outdated.
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10 Real Technologies That Look Insanely Futuristic

10 Real Technologies That Look Insanely Futuristic | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Why wait for the future when many of today’s technologies look as though they got here in a time machine? Here are 10 real-life technologies that come from the future.
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Chinese DIY Wiz Builds His Very Own Scrap-Part Robot

Chinese DIY Wiz Builds His Very Own Scrap-Part Robot | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Tao Xiangli, a 37-year-old inventor from Beijing, China, has spent over 150,000 yuan ($25,000) and more than 11 months building a functional robot made of scrap parts and wires bought from second-hand markets.
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Tiny New Compound Camera Is Built Like a Bug's Eye | Wired Science | Wired.com

Tiny New Compound Camera Is Built Like a Bug's Eye | Wired Science | Wired.com | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Scientists have built a digital camera inspired by the compound eyes of insects such as bees and flies.
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Human Stem Cells from a 3D Printer?

Human Stem Cells from a 3D Printer? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
It may sound like something from a futuristic Hollywood sci-fi flick but the fact is, reseachers working on a new study from the University of…
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Fireflies bring us brighter LEDs

Fireflies bring us brighter LEDs | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Fireflies have inspired new technology that allows LED bulbs to emit over 50 percent more light.
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Why the Bar Code Will Always Be the Mark of the Beast

Why the Bar Code Will Always Be the Mark of the Beast | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Joe Woodland invented the bar code -- that collection of lines and numbers used to ring up your groceries every time you visit the supermarket -- and after the longtime IBMer passed away earlier this month at the age of 91, the response from...
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Chinese Farmer Builds Wind-Powered Car

Chinese Farmer Builds Wind-Powered Car | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
 A 55-year-old Chinese farmer has come up with a unique invention that might just make him a millionaire.
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How to Install an Escalator on the 101st Floor of America's Tallest Building

How to Install an Escalator on the 101st Floor of America's Tallest Building | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Here we see an escalator being hoisted to the 101st floor of World Trade Center 1. (How did you think they got escalators up that high?) At first glance, the dizzying perspective of this photo will make your brain hurt.
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