Ovie’s ‘Smarterware’ smart food storage aims to help reduce food waste

May 22, 2018 by  
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Around 40 percent of food goes to waste in America yearly, which costs the average family of four about $2,000 a year. Luckily, Chicago startup Ovie has an answer to this problem: Smarterware. Ovie’s Smart Tags, which keep track of food items’ freshness, can be clipped on food, placed on six-cup containers, or attached to bottles or take-out boxes. According to the company, their system essentially transforms any regular refrigerator into a smart fridge, but without the steep price tag — and they’re crowdfunding on Kickstarter right now. Ovie’s Smarterware aims to change how people eat by helping them keep track of their food’s freshness level. Rings around their Smart Tags light up as green, yellow or red to let people know if food is safe, about to spoil, or has gone bad. Using the technology is simple: you just press the button on a Smart Tag, and your food is tagged via Amazon Echo or an app. Related: New refrigerator camera takes aim at food waste The app aims to help users really take advantage of what’s in their fridge, letting them see items they’ve tagged or even search for recipes that will use the tagged ingredients. The app notifies users when the light ring hits yellow and offers recipe suggestions. Ovie also plans to send a personalized recap every month to let users know how they’ve been doing and provide tips based on their consumption trends. Ovie CEO and co-founder Ty Thompson said in a statement, “People don’t want to waste all of this food — it just happens. We’re busy, we invest time and resources to make a great meal, and then we end up throwing away a large amount of food simply because we forget about it. We wanted to help solve this problem by creating a product that would be simple to use and bring a more mindful approach to food storage .” You can snag early bird discounts on Ovie’s Kickstarter , which ends June 21. The company plans to start shipping in early 2019. + Ovie + Ovie Smarterware Kickstarter Images courtesy of Ovie

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AEye reveals new, energy-efficient data type to help self-driving cars see

May 22, 2018 by  
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AEye , a San Francisco Bay Area-based company that develops hardware, software and algorithms that serve as the “eyes and visual cortex” of autonomous vehicles, has announced a new data type that will help self-driving cars see better and, as a result, reduce energy costs. The data type combines pixels from digital 2D cameras with voxels from 3D LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors. By joining these into a unified high-resolution sensor data type known as Dynamic Vixels, AEye has created a format through which autonomous cars can more effectively evaluate a situation based on 2D visual algorithms. In addition, the new data type allows the cars to use 3D and even 4D information on an object’s location, intensity, and velocity. This efficient format has yielded a visual system that is faster and more accurate while using eight to ten times less energy in the process. AEye believes that integration of data types is essential for improving the capacity of autonomous vehicles while reducing energy costs through more efficient computing. “There is an ongoing argument about whether camera -based vision systems or LiDAR-based sensor systems are better,” said AEye Founder and CEO Luis Dussan. “Our answer is that both are required – they complement each other and provide a more complete sensor array for artificial perception systems. We know from experience that when you fuse a camera and LiDAR mechanically at the sensor , the integration delivers data faster, more efficiently and more accurately than trying to register and align pixels and voxels in post-processing. The difference is magnitude better performance.” Related: Lyft launches self-driving cars on the Las Vegas strip AEye’s iDAR (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) perception system is modeled on human visual perception, using biomimicry to better equip autonomous vehicles for the safest ride possible. For example, iDAR is able to assess a child’s facial direction and determine the probability of whether this child will walk into the street, preparing the vehicle to stop in case the child does. “There are three best practices we have adopted at AEye,” said AEye Chief of Staff Blair LaCorte. “First: never miss anything; second: not all objects are equal; and third: speed matters. Dynamic Vixels enables iDAR to acquire a target faster, assess a target more accurately and completely, and track a target more efficiently – at ranges of greater than 230m with 10% reflectivity.” AEye plans to release the AE100 artificial perception system, its first iDAR-based project, this summer. It will be available to Tier 1 and Original Equipment Manufacturer companies that have autonomous vehicle initiatives. + AEye Images via AEye

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Super 73 is the perfect bike-motorcycle hybrid for your urban commute

June 20, 2016 by  
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Super 73 is a clever ebike that fills the gap between the bike and the motorcycle. The best selling motor vehicle ever is the is a 49cc motorcycle, called the Honda Super Cub. It has out sold any car, and is used as the primary form of transportation to this day in many developing countries throughout the world. Super 73 fits in that same niche, but with a bunch of super handy details that make it the perfect way to get around your own town . The bike has 1000 watts of power packed into a stylish Californian design that includes a cup holder, bottle opener, USB charging port, removable lithium battery and illuminated rear and headlights. It can go over 25 mph, has powerful disc brakes, wide tires to let it tackle any terrain and can charge fully in just 4 hours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzEKG9SK9ys + Super 73 on Kickstarter

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This hooded coat can be turned into a shelter for Syrian refugees

February 1, 2016 by  
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A group of students from London’s Royal College of Art  wanted to help make a difference in the Syrian crisis, so they created these ingenious hooded jackets that can be turned into sleeping bags or tents large enough to house an adult and a child. But in order to bring the idea to reality, the students are looking for help. You can make a difference in the lives of those who are suffering. Read on to find out how. READ MORE >

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BEEcosystem: the world’s first observation beehive to ship with an established colony

August 26, 2015 by  
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World’s first mega-robot duel pits Team USA against Team Japan

August 26, 2015 by  
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Bill Nye launches crowdfunding campaign to back Carl Sagan’s dream LightSail

May 15, 2015 by  
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You can become a backer of one of the coolest space programs in this universe. Bill Nye—yep, The Science Guy —has launched a Kickstarter campaign  to fuel The Planetary Society , which will help make Carl Sagan’s space dreams come true. We recently reported on the project to build Sagan’s solar-powered lightsail spaceship , and the launch of this crowdfunding effort means that average, ordinary science-loving citizens can contribute to the next great wave of space exploration. Nye is looking to raise at least $200,000 and a maximum of $1 million to help fund the LightSail , which we imagine is a pretty expensive venture. Contributor levels start at just $1, so it’s time to skip that second cuppa and fork over some spare change—for science. Larger donations will get you honors like autographs of the engineering team, a LightSail team flight jacket, and sending your name into space. How cool is that? + Bill Nye’s Kickstarter campaign Via Mashable  Image via The Planetary Society Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bill nye , carl sagan , citizen science , kickstarter campaigns , lightsail , solar powered lightsail , solar-powered spacecraft , the planetary society

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This solar power system converts twice as much of the sun’s energy as existing technology

May 15, 2015 by  
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When it comes to solar electricity , efficiency is the key to success. And a new solar electric project in South Africa’s Kalahari Desert may just be the most efficient system that exists in the world today. Swedish energy company, Ripasso , is taking advantage of the intense South African Sun to test its small-scale solar concentrator system that combines military technology with an idea from a 19 th  century Scottish engineer and clergyman. The results? The system converts a whopping 34 percent of the sun energy into electricity that goes straight into the grid. That’s about twice as much as traditional solar systems. Read the rest of This solar power system converts twice as much of the sun’s energy as existing technology Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: africa solar power most efficient , most efficient solar concentrator , ripasso efficient solar power system , world’s most efficient solar power system

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Wyoming outlaws citizen science, bans photos of Yellowstone

May 15, 2015 by  
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Imagine: you’re in Yellowstone National Park  and it’s the trip of a lifetime. And you’ve taken the picture (or two) of a lifetime. Perhaps it’s one of the geysers, or a magnificent sunset or a black bear playing in the trees. What if you submitted that photo to the National Weather Service for them to publish on their Facebook page or to a contest sponsored by the Forest Service? According to a new law in Wyoming , that could land you in jail. Read the rest of Wyoming outlaws citizen science, bans photos of Yellowstone Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean water act , justin pidot , sharing data law , sharing data with federal government , unconstitutional law , wyoming law , wyoming law against constitution , yellowstone national park

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Tom’s Hut is a tiny prefab timber cabin in the Austrian wilderness

May 15, 2015 by  
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