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TFOT 2013 Round-Up: Year in Review

TFOT 2013 Round-Up: Year in Review

Although some tech enthusiasts considered 2013 to be a “blah” year for technology, we have found that it was a year that drastically improved existing technologies while laying the groundwork for even better ones to emerge in the future. While ...

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A Teenager Invented a Body Heat Powered Flashlight

A Teenager Invented a Body Heat Powered Flashlight

Makosinski and the flashlight A 15-year-old girl from Victoria, Canada designed a unique flashlight that does not require any battery and is powered solely by the heat of the user’s hand. Ann Makosinski, a Grade 10 student at St. Michaels ...

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Generating Power from Pavement

Researchers at Novotech, Inc. of Acton, Massachusetts and two Massachusetts universities are developing a method to channel heat from asphalt and other paving materials into usable power. In addition to the power directly generated by the asphalt, this process would ...

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Wave Power Harnessed by Giant Rubber Snakes

Researchers at the University of Southampton in England are testing a giant snake-like rubber tube designed to harness the power of waves. Dubbed the “Anaconda” after the South American snake, these simple, inexpensive tubes would produce clean, affordable energy from ...

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