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Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries

Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries | Innovatory | Scoop.it
A recently discovered form of carbon graphite – the material in pencil lead – has turned out to have a completely unexpected property which could revolutionise the development of green energy and electric cars.
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Wonder if this break through warrants Silicon Valley review #Google
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Beyond step counting: How Apple HealthKit could bring a cultural shift around health

Beyond step counting: How Apple HealthKit could bring a cultural shift around health | Innovatory | Scoop.it
Some believe that Apple regards health as the next frontier, after music, phones, and tablets.
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No one is talking Data Security in Apple's foray into health care and wellness. Who will app makers sell the data too? How will that impact heath insurance.?
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INTERVIEW: James Dyson On Using His Famous Vacuum Technology to Suck Garbage From Rivers

INTERVIEW: James Dyson On Using His Famous Vacuum Technology to Suck Garbage From Rivers | Innovatory | Scoop.it
Recyclone Barge, could rid our rivers of waste. Think of it as a Dyson Vacuum.
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New Recyclable Plastic

New Recyclable Plastic | Innovatory | Scoop.it
IBM discovered a whole new class of plastics.
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Imagine no oceans to clean up!
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Solar jet fuel has been created for the first time

Solar jet fuel has been created for the first time | Innovatory | Scoop.it
Maybe we won't suck up all of Earth's resources and destroy our planet just yet. Scientists say that they have created solar jet fuel using just sunlight, water and carbon dioxide for the very first time. That's basically creating fuel from thin air.
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CO2 as an asset, now that would be innovative!

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A behind-the-scenes look at how GE is using design to change how people use its machines

A behind-the-scenes look at how GE is using design to change how people use its machines | Innovatory | Scoop.it
Designers are the new rockstars at GE.
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Learning how we inteact with machines, makes for more suedull machines. 

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Molecules Can Store Solar Energy Indefinitely

Molecules Can Store Solar Energy Indefinitely | Innovatory | Scoop.it
Todd Woody, Atlantic The next big thing in solar energy could be microscopic. Scientists at MIT and Harvard University have devised a way to store solar energy in molecules that can then be tapped to heat homes, water or used for cooking.
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Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone

Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone | Innovatory | Scoop.it
In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison...
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Imagining a different way to build  a popular gadget  requires building a host of new boxes. In this case the  parts may be just as valuable as their sum.

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Mesh Networks,mini,time sensitive systems,which live outside the internet and enable communications,i where there is not net.

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Enabling net sytle communications where they don't exist,  with minimal or no cost, is not  a boon to communications' companies profit leger. If  the technology delivers on its promise, community properity gets a boost.

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The Computing Trend that Will Change Everything | MIT Technology Review

The Computing Trend that Will Change Everything | MIT Technology Review | Innovatory | Scoop.it
Computing isn’t just getting cheaper. It’s becoming more energy efficient. That means a world populated by ubiquitous sensors and streams of nanodata.
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Understanding how we can use energgy more effectively is a key to using less.

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Local Motors’ Latest Crowdsourced Project: The Cruiser E-Bike

Local Motors’ Latest Crowdsourced Project: The Cruiser E-Bike | Innovatory | Scoop.it
We've covered a number of Kickstarter hopefuls looking to launch their company through crowdsourcing the funding they need to produce their vision for the next craze in women's cycling underwear or to introduce a dirt bike aesthetic to urban moped...
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If propjections of bigger cities are correct, might this disrupt current personal transportation options?

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BMW planning plug-in hybrid versions of core models

BMW planning plug-in hybrid versions of core models | Innovatory | Scoop.it
BMW will release a series of plug-in hybrids based on its so-called "core-brand" models, starting first with the 3 Series before expanding to the X5 eDrive.
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The House That Actually Makes the Internet of Things Easy

The House That Actually Makes the Internet of Things Easy | Innovatory | Scoop.it
What happens when a technologist reads Harry Potter.
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Internet of things charts 'why' we use the stuff we use. @simonsinek would be impressed
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New Formula Could Cut Pollution from Concrete

New Formula Could Cut Pollution from Concrete | Innovatory | Scoop.it
The new concrete would contribute less to global warming and be stronger
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Could add 'green' to Hydro's renewable benefit.
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One9: Nine-Story Prefab Apartment Tower was Installed in Just Five Days

One9: Nine-Story Prefab Apartment Tower was Installed in Just Five Days | Innovatory | Scoop.it
Hickory Group completed One9, a nine-story apartment tower that was installed in just five days.
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Prefab assembly is disrupting construction processes making them more efficient.
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How an Under-Appreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World | Cult of Mac

How an Under-Appreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World | Cult of Mac | Innovatory | Scoop.it
A curious download hit Apple’s app store this week: a messaging app called FireChat. It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable unti
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Text and chat without using the in private, might be just the tech needed.
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Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity

Toyota designs a combustion engine that generates electricity | Innovatory | Scoop.it
Kinetic energy of the piston's back-and-forth movement is used to generate power -- ideal as a generator for range-extended electric vehicles.
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Efficient vehicles are what we need. We need to use then efficiently, too!
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6 Futuristic Construction Materials That Will Change The Way We Build Stuff

6 Futuristic Construction Materials That Will Change The Way We Build Stuff | Innovatory | Scoop.it
Lighter and stronger.
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Materials that we are not Likely to be aware of, may make the things we use more efficient.
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Smart Grid Savings Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated | yellōblu

Smart Grid Savings Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated | yellōblu | Innovatory | Scoop.it

Simplicity is always a good thing, when expaining the benefits of a complicated energy system. 

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The smart grid requires collaboration and a substantial change in attitude and behaviour towards energy use. Its  implementation  is  more about people cooperating, than technology.  

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Energy Storage Requires Imagintion

Energy Storage Requires Imagintion | Innovatory | Scoop.it
Storage is more than a container, or containment. It's a process to mange and re distribute energy,as it flows.
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EV's might be the best laboratory to learn to create real time storage systems.
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This Newly Invented Off-Grid Solar Grill Can Store Energy To Cook At Night Without Electricity!

This Newly Invented Off-Grid Solar Grill Can Store Energy To Cook At Night Without Electricity! | Innovatory | Scoop.it
The Wilson Solar Grill can not only cook your food when the sun is out during the day, but it can store that heat energy and so you can cook your food at night. How you ask? The solar grill uses a fresnel lens to heat Lithium Nitrate. (Lithium nitrate “is the lithium salt of nitric acid. It is m
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This applicance when commercialized  will change  many lives!

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Why auto dealers are terrified of electric vehicles : Renew Economy

Why auto dealers are terrified of electric vehicles : Renew Economy | Innovatory | Scoop.it
Auto dealers are only interested in selling what is easy, and needs a service. That's why they feel threatened by electric vehicles.
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Disrupting business models is good for us. Current models are not producing commujity propserity. New approaches worth exploring.

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Green Car Congress: Israeli company reports successful stage 1 testing of solar CO2-to-fuels technology

Green Car Congress: Israeli company reports successful stage 1 testing of solar CO2-to-fuels technology | Innovatory | Scoop.it

Isreali company developing a process to "disassociate' CO2 into CO and O, syngas, using solar power. Ultimate purpose less carbon, and more cleaner energy.

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