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A proposal for an algae-powered city has won the design competition for Liberland, the world's newest sovereign nation in Europe. A 2.7 square mile patch of land located in a floodplain on the Danube River between Croatia and Serbia, Liberland presents a unique challenge for architects and urbanists tasked with designing a self-governing micro-nation that guarantees its citizens economic and personal freedom. RAW-NYC tackled the challenge with a deep green mixed-use city design that stacks horizontal layers vertically to accommodate population expansion.

by Tom-Link
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Do you ever feel like you spend your whole day worrying about battery life? Between a camera, laptop, smart watch, fitness tracker and mobile phone, the average technology enthusiast has to charge at least five devices on a regular basis - often more.

What's worst is when something runs out of battery and you've got a fully-charged device sat right next to it, with no way of transferring that power from one to the other. But researchers at the College of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have come up with a solution to this oh-so-first-world of problems.

When it comes to the environment, batteries are a big problem. Even rechargeable batterieseventually reach the end of their lifespan, and all too often wind up in landfills rather than designated recycling facilities. In an effort to turn wasted batteries into a thing of the past, one team of researchers has developed a new type of energy storage device that self-destructs when it’s no longer needed.

The Estream portable generator is powered by, arguably, the most reliable natural resource on the planet: running water. A flowing river has the power to charge the device day or night, rain or shine, which can then juice up just about any USB-connected device. Estream, by Enomad, is perfect for camping or any off-the-grid adventure.

Washington D.C, Aug 4 (ANI): A team of researchers has come up with high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices by making sideways swipes.

University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers’ miniature solar panels could power myriad personal devices – wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, even autofocusing contact lenses.

by AnandaAnatoly
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Do you know the difference between prosthetics and bionics? Well for the starters, prosthetics are mere replacements of lost body parts whereas bionics function similarly to the original part or organ and are sometime better than the original. With the ever advancing 3Dprinitng technology the possibilities of bionic technologies are endless and life changing.

according to a paper published in the Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit a research was carried out by students Abolfazl (Sina) Pourghodrat , Sean Hansen and Vedvyas Kamarajugadda, along with faculty members Carl Nelson and Stephen Platt that included a series of experiments to find ways of providing electricity to railway signals in rural areas where there is always scarcity of electric power.

Need a quick charge on your smartphone? Sick of carrying around cables and bulky chargers? Tired of searching out plugs and waiting for your phone to charge? This award-winning cardboard battery concept is disposable, biodegradable and will give you a charge for two, four or six hours.

Currently a high school senior in California, Lewis-Weber has just published a paper in the journal New Space with what he thinks could be the solution to the upcoming energy crisis: putting self-replicating solar panels in space. These solar panels would to build copies of themselves, autonomously, on the surface of the moon. Then they would enter Earth's orbit, collect the sun's energy, and wirelessly beam it to the ground.

The Best Wireless Chargers

This review is aimed to introduce the best models of Qi wireless chargers for smartphones. Some of them are suitable for different smartphones, others fit not fully, while some of them may not suit at all.