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New robotic fingers upgrade the human hand
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Researchers at MIT have developed a prototype that will benefit people with disabilities or limited arm strength. 
Discarded water bottles become cheap solar lights
Monday, 21 July 2014
Designers are working on a low-cost, sustainable light source that gives a second life to plastic water and soft drink bottles.
This giant duck could provide solar and hydro power
Monday, 21 July 2014
Once built, this floating sculpture covered with solar cells will produce clean energy for Denmark’s capital city.
World's largest wind-solar array has been installed
Sunday, 20 July 2014
Recently built in Jamaica, this hybrid array provides the highest renewable energy density of any technology on the market. 
Watch robots build and design two pavilions
Friday, 18 July 2014
Using design algorithms and robots, a group of researchers have built two fascinating structures with improbable nature-inspired shapes. 
New material can lead to “squishy robots”
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Researchers have developed a material that may lead to robots that can squeeze their way through almost anything. 
A new transparent touchscreen that works on both sides
Tuesday, 15 July 2014
Developed by Korean scientists, TransWall is a new transparent touchscreen display that can generate vibrotactile feedback on either side.
Sand-based batteries could soon power your mobile phone
Monday, 14 July 2014
Researchers have developed batteries that substitute graphite with silicon extracted from sand and last three times longer than current products.
This new material is not black, it’s super black… and you can’t see it
Monday, 14 July 2014
Using nanotubes, researchers have created Vantablack, a new material that is so, so dark that your eyes can’t sense it. 
Clean energy home ends 12-month trial with surplus
Thursday, 10 July 2014
A prototype home in the US has generated enough energy to sustain a family of four for a year, with enough spare to power an electric car for 2,317 km.

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