Power Your Phone With Body Heat Patch Tech

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Today’s breakthrough technology: recycle heat from your body, cars, boats, factories, and convert it to electrical power with glass fabric-based thermoelectric (TE) generators.

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We are not even talking about tomorrow or in ten years.

Byung Jin Chothat’s team of Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) researchers are making and testing extremely light and flexible TE generator wristbands right now!

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What if a Tiny Robotic Doctor Could Live Inside of Your Heart?

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We all know how difficult it is to see inside our own vital organs, but thanks to science that could be about to change.

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Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed and tested a tiny device that is able to swim about inside you and provide real-time, three-dimensional imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and peripheral blood vessels.

Not only will it give surgeons of the future a better idea of what they’re doing when they’re fishing around inside your insides, it could even potentially clear patients’ clogged arteries without any major surgery whatsoever.

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Hoverboards Have Finally Arrived… Or Have They?

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Developers have been taking a stab at hover-technology for countless years now, with results just shy of success. The let down is far more dramatic than the actual unobtainable design, mainly because hoverboards have been so deeply implanted into our brains that it almost feels as though the real deal is upon us. I guess we have Hollywood movies to thank for that.

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But a team of young entrepreneurs have teased us with what it appears to be a levitation device, called HUVr Board. Before we venture any further, I’d rather burst your bubble now than later. The HUVr Board is a hoax.

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Largest Ever Solar Thermal Plant at Ivanpah To Feed Our Gadgets

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California has birthed Silicon Valley, Skynet, and now the world’s single biggest solar operation at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which immediately accounts for nearly 30 percent of all clean, solar energy in the US.

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Can they do that? Apparently, much to the chagrin of the oil companies, they can.

Ivanpah Solar went online on February 13, 2014 providing enough output to feed 140,000 California homes and all of our iPads and other plugin goodies held within with clean, renewable energy.

How does it work?

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This Tankless Underwater Breathing Apparatus Brings Us One Step Closer to Fish-People

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Scuba diving alone is a tricky sport; but if you didn’t need strap on 20 to 30 pounds of equipment, the task might be a little more bearable. South Korean designer Jeabyun Yeon is not buying into the idea of hulling around heavy equipment for his underwater excursions. Instead, he is looking to build a revolutionary device that will have professional and amateur divers camping outside the store.

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Called the Triton, this simple mouthpiece would allow divers to breathe underwater without oxygen tanks. Sounds unbelievable, I know!

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Regenerative Running Shoes Made To Mimic Wearer’s Body Cells

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Move aside Nike, the Free Runs have nothing on Shamees Aden’s new concept trainers, which encompass biological material and self-regenerative abilities. Now, the idea might sound like something ripped out right out of Arthur C. Clarke’s personal collection of sci-fi manuals, but the Protocells project is very much in development. In collaboration with protocell technology professor Dr Martin Hanczyc at the University of Southern Denmark, Aden looks to introduce the world’s first pair of living athletic footwear.

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Protocell would fit like a second skin – which is made possible by 3D-printing. Think of it as a protective glove, but for your feet. When you run, these trainers will react to pressure and movement, increasing in mass to provide extra cushioning where required. But that’s not cool part.

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This Alarm Clock Motivates Like No Other – Good Luck Hitting Snooze

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Some alarm clocks gently rouse you out of a slumber with an ever increasing soft glow of light designed to wake you up naturally and with a smile on your face, which is great if you’re soft like a little coddled fluffy bunny rabbit. But, for the rest of us who know the world is a cold and dangerous place there is ALARMclock, a new way to wake up that will light a fire under your ass and get your heart pumping with a level of anxiety just short of a heart attack so you’ll not only take the day head on but, you’ll also punch it right in the face.

ALARMclock doesn’t jostle you with the sounds of Kenny G or some annoying buzzer, instead it motivates you with the fear of insecurity, bankruptcy, and death. See how that just grabbed your attention? Now imagine waking up to that kind of motivational information every morning!

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Improve and Track Your Health with the W/Me Wristband

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Back in the day, mood rings used to be all the craze. The color of the ring would vary depending on how a person was feeling… allegedly. In reality, the mood ring actually measured a person’s body temperature thanks to a liquid crystal thermometer i.e. the stone that changed color. While a mood ring is little more than a fad, items like the W/Me wristband utilize a similar concept that helps monitor your body’s autonomic nervous system, breathing patterns and heart rate, and lets you know which emotions trigger negative autonomic  reactions.

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Unlike other activity trackers, the W/Me focuses one a specific goal of managing breathing and describing a user’s mental state. It provides users with coaching sessions that come with 5 different levels and 1 programmable level to practice your abdominal breathing. These breathing exercises help to correct negative breathing patterns and improve overall health and mood.

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Geek Time: Star Trek Medical Tricorder Scout Is Real

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Star Trek’s creator Gene Roddenberry would be proud, because the crowd-funded Scanadu Scout has surpassed its goal, by almost $400,000 on Indiegogo, and will become the first non-fiction medical tricorder to ever hit the market.

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I say “non-fiction” because Star Trek invented the idea of the tricorder in the fictional TV show’s device that allows a medical scan to check vitals within a minute of holding it to the body. I can just see Bones now as he grasps the tool and fights with a bruised and scraped up Captain Kirk to let him hold the medical reader up to his forehead for an uninterrupted minute.

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The Re-Timer: You’ll Look Ridiculous, But Well Rested

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Sleep is one of the most fundamental parts of human life. As most mattress salesmen will remind you, we spend over a third of our lives in an unconscious, resting state. And regardless if we have the latest Tempur-Pedic that somehow magically allows us to doze off peacefully while somebody is jumping on the bed with a full glass of wine, we still can’t get the whole sleeping thing right.

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Now, after 25 years of research, Australian scientists have released a device called the Re-Timer, which is a green light device that you wear like a pair of glasses to help reset your body clock. Sorry ladies, not your biological clock, but your inner brain clock that tells you when you are tired and when to get be awake.

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