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Spill-proof Magicup lets you safely savor your morning coffee

By - August 24, 2015 2 Pictures

The morning coffee is a ritual that fuels workers the world over. But what happens when, in a moment of pre-caffeine incoordination, you knock over your piping-hot cup of joe? Not only have you wasted your precious brew, but also possibly scalded yourself or inflicted irreparable damage to a keyboard or other device. The Magicup is a spill-proof cup designed to make such scenarios a thing of the past.

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Cleaner-burning cookstove creates its own flame-fanning electricity

By - August 18, 2015 2 Pictures

While many of us may enjoy grilling food over an open fire, the fact is that cooking fires are a major source of health problems for millions of people in developing nations, who use them on a daily basis. The main problem is the smoke, which causes respiratory problems – not to mention air pollution. In an effort to address the problem, research group RTI International has developed a cook stove that burns cleaner … and that powers gadgets.

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The Drinkable Book has water-purifying pages

By - August 17, 2015 2 Pictures

For people in developing nations or rural locations, getting clean water may soon be as simple as opening a book … and ripping a page out. That’s the idea behind The Drinkable Book, developed by Carnegie Mellon University postdoc Theresa Dankovich. Each of its pages is made from a thick sheet of paper impregnated with silver and copper nanoparticles, that kill 99.9 percent of microbes in tainted water that’s filtered through it.

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Density sensor lets you avoid the rush at your favorite haunts

By - August 4, 2015 7 Pictures

If you've ever been on your sofa and wondered how long you might have to queue for a bike at the gym or how long the wait is for a table at your favorite restaurant, then the Density sensor could provide the answer. Designed to be attached to the entrance of a premises, the sensor captures people's comings and goings to provide real-time and historical data about the volume of traffic passing through.

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