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MIT Develops Wearable Sensors Sewn into Clothes That Monitor Vital Signs

The future of wearables is a smart one, with many companies and individuals focusing on how to incorporate them into day to day lifestyles to ameliorate our lives. A team of researchers from MIT has developed a small wearable that can be sewn into clothing and monitors the wearer’s vitals…


Two-Sided Solar Panels That Track the Sun Produce a Third More Energy

Double-sided solar panels that tilt based on the sun’s position could boost the amount of energy collected. The two approaches existed independently before, but researchers have now looked at the effects of combining them…


Nokia Touts 30% Base Station Energy Savings With 5G Cooling Tech

In what Nokia’s touted as a world-first, mobile operator Elisa deployed the vendor’s 5G liquid cooling base station technology in Finland to help significantly reduce power consumption and cut CO2 emissions…


Tesla Big Battery Recoups Cost of Construction in Little Over Two Years

It’s taken just a little over two years for the Tesla big battery, officially known as the Hornsdale Power Reserve, to re-coup in revenue the cost of construction of what remains the world’s biggest lithium ion battery…


Someone Built a Distraction-Free Cellphone With a Working Old-School Rotary Dial

The smartphone changed the world, but it wasn’t all for the better. Mobile devices are packed full of endless productivity-killing distractions, and the ability to actually make a phone call almost seems like an afterthought now. A frustrated Justine Haupt came up with an unorthodox solution: she designed and built a mobile phone with a rotary dial that looks like it’s 40 years old…


Germany Will Require All Petrol Stations to Provide Electric Car Charging

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany said it will oblige all petrol stations to offer electric car charging to help remove refuelling concerns and boost consumer demand for the vehicles as part of its 130 billion euro ($146 billion) economic recovery plan…


Robotic Third Arm Can Smash Through Walls

When we’ve written about adding useful robotic bits to people in the past, whether it’s some extra fingers or an additional arm or two, the functionality has generally been limited to slow moving, lightweight tasks. Holding or carrying things. Stabilizing objects or the user. That sort of thing. But that’s not what we want. What we want are wearable robotic arms that turn us into a superhero, like Marvel Comics’ Doc Ock, who I’m just going to go ahead and assume is a good guy because those robotic arms strapped to his torso look awesome…

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