New electric car batteries can charge in five-minutes

New electric car batteries can charge in five-minutes

Israeli company StoreDot has unveiled the first factory produced, five-minute charging battery, which could make electric cars a more viable option for buyers in the near future. Electric cars have taken a while to truly take off with consumers. While big names like Tesla have made them trendy for wealthy...

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NASA launches new satellite to monitor rising sea levels

NASA launches new satellite to monitor rising sea levels

NASA’s new ocean satellite is set to completely revolutionise the way we collect data on sea levels and the impact of climate change. It sounds crazy to say now, but when NASA first began its research on rising sea levels in the 1990s, scientists were unsure whether or not climate change was even a contributing factor. Thankfully, doubts on that front have been well and truly ousted since then. ‘The question...

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Noveto’s ‘sound beaming’ technology emits audio straight to your ears

Noveto’s ‘sound beaming’ technology emits audio straight to your ears

Noveto’s futuristic device is beaming audio media straight to people’s heads without the need for headphones. For some, I’d imagine the second round of Covid-19 lockdowns is akin to a peaceful meditation retreat, but for larger families it’s likely a daily cacophony of noise. As someone firmly in the latter bracket, I’d suggest a snug pair of headphones and perhaps a sturdy door lock as a quick and obvious solution. But...

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Virgin’s Hyperloop to carry passengers in levitating pods at 600mph

Virgin’s Hyperloop to carry passengers in levitating pods at 600mph

Virgin’s Hyperloop may one day have commuters flying through vacuum tubes in levitating pods at over 600mph. It’s safe to say Branson’s dreaming big. Remember the Futurama opening sequence that depicted commuters whizzing around cities inside giant tubes? Well Richard Branson’s vision for the future of human and cargo transportation isn’t all that different. At the forefront of this concept is the Virgin Hyperloop, a bullet shaped pod which aims to...

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The floating trashcan transforming the fight against plastic pollution

The floating trashcan transforming the fight against plastic pollution

A new floating rubbish container called the ‘Seabin’ could help prevent marine and port waste from entering our oceans, making the entire process more affordable. Could floating trashcans become the future of ocean clean-ups? A new Australian start-up called the ‘Seabin Project’ is certainly hoping so. Founded in 2015 by surfer and environmentalist Pete Ceglinski, this small company has created an affordable wastage management solution called the ‘Seabin’ that can...

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