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Top 5 sustainable technology trends of 2015..

A cheap water filter and an energy-producing home are some of the promising technologies for cutting carbon footprint and cleaning up contaminated air and rivers From a smog-scrubbing tower to an affordable water purifier we have seen bold ideas in … Continue reading

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10 big ideas for 2016.. 

Instant concrete. Replacement penis surgery. Dogs that can smell cancer. some remarkable innovations designed to make the world a better place. Silent bike Electric cars are rolling off assembly lines. The next wave could see more electric motor-bikes take to … Continue reading

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A Big List of 875 Free Courses From Top Universities: 27,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures.. 

In recent months – we’ve enhanced what’s now a list of 875  Free Online Courses from top universities. Here’s the lowdown: Our big list of free courses lets you download audio & video lectures from schools like Stanford – Yale – MIT – Oxford … Continue reading

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‘Oxford’s online Bodleian archive: illumination for all’.. 

Oxford’s Bodleian library is putting its rarely seen archive of treasures online for all to enjoy. It’s a brilliant democratic move. One way libraries are opening their secret worlds to everyone is by putting some of their most curious or … Continue reading

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‘Vector launches Tesla battery giveaway’.. 

More than 100 solar power and battery systems are being offered free by power giant Vector to individuals – community groups and schools in the Auckland region. A competition titled Future of Energy which launches today will give free use … Continue reading

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‘Tiny studio transforms into one-bed flat with the touch of a button’.. 

A smart apartment with all the amenities of a two-bedroom house proves that a small space can have big potential. English entrepreneur Simon Woodroffe has designed a compact living space that elegantly reconfigures to meet a resident’s needs. Yo!Home comes with a master bed that can be lowered over … Continue reading

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‘How Groningen invented a cycling template for cities all over the world’..

Motorists woke up one mid-70s morning to find new one-way streets made direct crosstown journeys impossible by car. Forty years later Groningen boasts two-thirds of all trips made by bike … and the cleanest air of any big Dutch city. … Continue reading

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