Micro-architecture Sci-Fi Society Is Here In Multimedia Ovei Pod

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With eight billion people on the increasingly laden earth, many futuristic stories have placed their less than wealthy citizens in meager living spaces, but the McCormack-designed Multimedia Ovei Pod brings in a ton of gadgetry and perks to cozy the harbors.

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Lush, comfortable, private. This is the portable living room chair filled with goodies, like room for your big screen TV, your tablet, your iPhone and iMac.

And let us not forget the recline-to-sleep option.

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GoPlug Charging Bag Is An Airport-Dweller’s Dream Come True

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We’ve all been there – stuck in a boring airport, trying to entertain ourselves with laptops, phones and tablets, but fearful of the their ever dwindling battery lives. And what about the modern business-person, their head in their hands, a dead battery standing between them and their phone calls and emails? GoPlug to the rescue!

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GoPlug is a range of travels bags containing a lithium ion polymer battery, standard and USB charging ports, and an extension cable. It’s a simple idea, but surprisingly the incorporation of these charging technologies into a bag is a first, claims GoPlug’s creator Josh Cross.

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Shove That Green Solar Energy Up Your . . . Roads?

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Solar Roadways is currently on Indiegogo touting a modest goal of powering entire countries, and reducing greenhouse gases by 75%, with their impact resistant solar panel road hexagons.

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Pave every road on earth with these solar panels already!

Skepticism over functionality, the trendy hipster-lovin’ solar/green thing, and battery life should come to a crashing halt with Solar Roadways’s amazing . . . well . . . solar roadways.

So do they work?

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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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