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Living in the Future: 3D Printing, the next stage

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Living in the Future: Relax and Recharge

solar powered rockerIntroducing the SOFT Rocker: The solar powered rocker that recharges your electronics.

Article here.

Upgrading everyday objects to produce power is hardly a new idea.

Edison famously had a turnstile installed at his summer estate that all guests were guided through.  When they wondered why so much effort was required to move the turnstile, Edison replied that each rotation of the turnstile pumped eight gallons of water into a tank on his roof (although more conservative estimates put it closer to three).

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Living in the Future: Making Fuel out of Thin Air (sort of)

Photo: Andrew McFadyen/Al Jazeera

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/01/2013110111039373166.html

Yes, it’s an article from Aljazeera about a CO2 harvester in Aberdeen, Scotland.   Gotta love the Internet.

(photo credit: Andrew McFadyen/Al Jazeera)

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Living in the Future: Introducing the Filabot 3D Printer

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Star Trek replicator anyone?  Now all we need is a time-travelling Delorian that runs on garbage…

 

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