These wirelessly-powered AA batteries pull energy from thin air

January 12, 2018 by  
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Did you know that more than 3 billion batteries are thrown away every year in the United States ? The Cota Forever Battery is the world’s first wirelessly-powered AA battery – and it offers a more sustainable, convenient alternative to traditional disposable batteries. Designed by Ossia the battery enables any device that requires AA batteries to be recharged from a distance through the air. Ossia’s Cota products are based on a wireless technology that broadcasts a precise, powerful RF signal to any device which contains a Cota RF antenna. The RF receivers then convert that signal into effective power. The Forever Battery takes this a step further, inserting the RF receivers into a AA battery – a familiar household item that could ease the transition towards wirelessly-powered devices. Related: New ‘thermal battery’ soaks up heat energy like a sponge As exciting as the technology sounds, it will likely be years before homes are outfitted with smart AA batteries. The first adopters of Cota’s technology are likely to be large commercial operations, like factories and stores. Even before wide release, Ossia’s Cota products are already making news. Cota was awarded a 2016 CES Innovation Award in the “Tech for a Better World” product category, and Cota Tile, a wireless transmitter designed to mimic a ceiling tile, was the winner of the 2017 CES Best of Innovation Award. Via Gizmodo and PR Newswire Images via Ossia

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LA’s new street lamps will keep cell service running after an earthquake

November 9, 2015 by  
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Los Angeles just announced plans to roll out a new generation of high-tech street lamps that can keep citizens connected even when cell networks are down after a debilitating natural disaster. Philips ’ SmartPole streetlights are equipped with energy-efficient LED bulbs and 4G LTE wireless technology by Ericsson . City officials are eager to celebrate the adoption of 100 SmartPoles, which will keep both businesses and citizens connected in densely populated areas. Read the rest of LA’s new street lamps will keep cell service running after an earthquake

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Libelium pours its smart tech into wine production

December 5, 2013 by  
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The Spanish startup's wireless technology is being used by winemakers for improved agricultural production. 

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The HOT Smart Watch Transforms Your Hand into a Mobile Phone Receiver

August 22, 2013 by  
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If you make calls on a Bluetooth headset, you may have noticed that every once in a while passersby may throw you a quizzical look before realizing you are talking to another human being instead of yourself. The HOT Smart Watch from PH Technical Labs kicks the eccentricity factor up a notch by turning your hand into a phone receiver . By holding your cupped hand up to your ear, you can clearly hear the person at the end of the line without having to fish your cell phone out of a bag or pocket. To hang up, the user simply waves their hand “goodbye”. Read the rest of The HOT Smart Watch Transforms Your Hand into a Mobile Phone Receiver Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Android , bluetooth headset , cell phone , fast company , hot watch , ios , kickstarter campaign , led light , mark tepper , mobile applications , mobile device , pedometer , ph technical labs , phone receiver , physical gestures , touch-screen , wireless technology        

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Delaware High School Students Complete World’s Tallest LEGO Tower

August 22, 2013 by  
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A group of high school students in Wilmington, Delaware just completed a 112-foot  Lego tower constructed from over 500,000 bricks that sets a new Guinness World Record for the world’s tallest free-standing LEGO tower. On Monday evening the team fitted the final piece, a fitting miniature Lego house, in front of the Guinness World Record Book representatives. The Wilmington tower eclipses the previous record holder, a Czech-built 106-foot,  bricked rendition of the Prague tower . Read the rest of Delaware High School Students Complete World’s Tallest LEGO Tower Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , czech , DIY , Guinness World Record , John Dickinson High School , lego , Prague , Red Clay Consolidated School District , students , tower fest        

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Students Design a Buckminster Fuller-Inspired Pavilion for Baltimore’s Artscape Festival

August 22, 2013 by  
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Nosh on Your Own Farm-Raised Crickets with Third Millennium Farming

August 22, 2013 by  
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Photo via  Shutterstock If Third Millennium Farming has its way, Americans will soon be noshing on crickets and cricket-based food as a regular part of their diets, as a viable protein alternative to meat. Founder Jakub Dzamba has been frightening his wife for the past few months, developing an at-home cricket farm for the commercial market.  But the McGill University Ph.D. student feels that raising crickets could be the sustainable farming answer for nourishing our growing population. Read the rest of Nosh on Your Own Farm-Raised Crickets with Third Millennium Farming Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cricket eating , cricket farm , eco design , green design , insect eating , Jakub Dzamba , McGill University , sustainable design , Third Millennium Farming        

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