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Hydrogen-powered drone can fly long distances over land or water

Hydrogen-powered drone can fly long distances over land or water

Drones that can fly for long distances over land and water need to take off and land vertically so they can land on the deck of a ship or in densely populated areas when required. Researchers from TU Delft have partnered with the Royal Netherlands Navy and the Netherlands Coastguard to develop a drone powered by hydrogen that can take off and land vertically yet fly horizontally efficiently for multiple hours like a regular aircraft. Researchers on the project have successfully tested the drone in one of the most difficult scenarios that it will be used in, launching and landing from a ship at sea.

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This phone is $100 and it’ll apparently last at least 4 years

This phone is $100 and it’ll apparently last at least 4 years

Today we're taking a peek at the device called Teracube 2e, the newest in a line of devices made by the Teracube company. This group makes smartphones with long warranty guarantees and prices that... don't seem real. This device is an Android smartphone with a 6.1-inch HD+ IPS LCD display with 64GB internal storage, microSD card slot, headphone jack, and a 4000mAh replaceable(!) battery. How can this be?

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Researchers develop new bioinspired material meant to replace plastics

Researchers develop new bioinspired material meant to replace plastics

Plastics are extremely common today and are widely used in many industries but pose significant environmental challenges. Some types of plastic don't break down in the environment and pose a significant source of pollution. The challenge with replacing plastic is that sustainable materials often have limited mechanical properties and complicated manufacturing processes. Researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China believe they have a replacement that could eliminate petroleum-based plastics.

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NTU Singapore researchers create a liquid window panel

NTU Singapore researchers create a liquid window panel

Researchers from NTU Singapore have announced the development of a liquid window panel that can block the sun, regulating solar transmission, and trapping thermal heat to be released through the day and night. The goal of the new liquid window panel is to help reduce energy consumption in buildings. Researchers developed the smart window using a hydrogel-based liquid within glass panels discovering that the design can reduce up to 45 percent of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning energy consumption in buildings.

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Bentley electric roadmap revealed – Luxury pure EVs only by 2030

Bentley electric roadmap revealed – Luxury pure EVs only by 2030

The new luxury is green, and while the leather and wood may be familiar, Bentley is preparing for some huge electrification changes underneath. Right now, the British automaker may be the world's largest producer of vast, twelve-cylinder engines for cars like the Flying Spur W12, but in less than ten years time they'll all be retired as part of a rapid switch to embrace first hybrids and then pure-electric drivetrains.

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MIT boosts the output of a machine that creates water from the air

MIT boosts the output of a machine that creates water from the air

Researchers at MIT have announced they have significantly boosted the output of a machine they created able to extract drinkable water directly from the air, even in dry regions. The device uses heat from the sun or another source in its process.

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Big rig builder Scania puts solar panels on truck trailers to save fuel

Big rig builder Scania puts solar panels on truck trailers to save fuel

Scania is one of the largest big rig makers in Europe and has announced a research partnership that will develop a trailer covered with solar panels designed to power a plug-in hybrid truck. The automaker says initial tests have found a potential for fuel savings of 5 to 10 percent in Sweden. In areas that receive more sun, such as Spain, the fuel savings could be twice that amount.

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This classic British MGB is paired with a modern electric powertrain

This classic British MGB is paired with a modern electric powertrain

Fans of classic British sports cars will certainly know MG and one of its most iconic vehicles, the MGB Roadster. Many MGBs were built, the tune of more than 500,000, and 9 out of 10 were exported outside Britain. RBW Electric Classic Cars is now making the iconic MGB as a completely electric vehicle known as the RBW Roadster.

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Untitled Goose Game “Lovely Edition” includes Sugar-Based sticker

Untitled Goose Game “Lovely Edition” includes Sugar-Based sticker

The folks behind Untitled Goose Game teamed up with iam8bit to create a physical packaged edition of their game that's just a treasure. It's also a bit backwards since it's aiming to be environmentally friendly when... the game can be purchased digitally, without any packaging at all... but still! Today we're talking about the Untitled Goose Game iam8bit exclusive "Lovely Edition."

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Oceanbird can carry 7000 cars and is powered by the wind

Oceanbird can carry 7000 cars and is powered by the wind

Wallenius Marine is a shipbuilding company out of Sweden, and it has announced a unique sailing vessel called the Oceanbird. The ship is a car and truck carrier with a capacity of 7000 cars. The major difference between Oceanbird and other vehicle carrying ships is that the wind powers Oceanbird.

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Guilt-free fungus leather beats vegan alternatives in eco-friendliness

Guilt-free fungus leather beats vegan alternatives in eco-friendliness

A new development from Imperial College London may usher in an era of leather-alternatives that are better for the environment without compromising on quality. Unlike real leather, which is made from cowhide, and faux 'vegan' leather, which is made from plastics, the newly introduced leather-like material is made from mushrooms -- and it is more realistic than commonly available faux leather options, according to the researchers.

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Asphalt roads are silently hurting the environment and public health

Asphalt roads are silently hurting the environment and public health

A new study from Yale University reveals that asphalt -- the material used to construct roads and parking lots around the world -- is a silent contributor to the air pollution that is harming both the environment and the people who live in it. The effect is at its worst on hot, sunny days, the study found, with the intense heat increasing the number of harmful particles the asphalt emits into the air.

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