Microsoft underwater datacenter

The underwater datacenter concept splashed onto the scene at Microsoft in 2014 during ThinkWeek, an event that gathers employees to share out-of-the-box ideas. The concept was considered a potential way to provide lightning-quick cloud services to coastal populations and save energy. More than half the world’s population lives within 120 miles of the coast. By putting datacenters underwater near coastal cities, data would have a short distance to travel, leading to fast and smooth web surfin...
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City of Leuven – European Capital of Innovation Award 2020

European Capital of Innovation Award 2020 The award recognises Leuven’s excellence for developing and implementing innovative concepts, processes, and governance models – enabling a framework that makes innovation happen. brings ideas to life. The city aims to become one of Europe’s Labs of the Future through a mission-oriented model that facilitates collaborative innovation. Different groups of stakeholders come together, with the common purpose of innovating around complex challenges fr...
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Saudi Arabia’s new futuristic mega-city 33 times the size of New York City

Saudi Arabia's new futuristic mega-city 33 times the size of New York City, a $500 billion city-state. Neom is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. It is planned to incorporate smart city technologies and also function as a tourist destination. Neom is a planned as a futuristic city with state of the art modern technology buildings, flying taxis, robot ... Saudi Arabia wants the country to become a technological and innovation hub. NEOM wi...
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SmartSaker -Smart Hardware Tools

Saker® Picture Hanging Tool Kit is a picture hanging and leveling tool that comes with all the hardware and fasteners that you need to hang framed photos on your walls. It has two parts. There’s the hanging and leveling tool (black) on top and the parts container on the bottom. The cool part is that the two parts fasten together so that everything is contained in one handy set. ✨Description: Unique Design: Accurately hang saw-tooth or wire picture frames with zer...
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SAFR – AI-powered real-time facial recognition

SAFR for Security is the premier facial recognition solution for live video that’s both highly accurate and tuned for rapid performance. With 99.87 percent accuracy, SAFR for Security can instantly detect and match millions of faces in real time, even under challenging conditions where faces are in motion, at different angles, under poor lighting conditions, or partially obscured – reducing the number of false alarms and simplifying a security professional’s ability to secure an area with confi...
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Polygon – Modular & Touch Sensitive Wall Light

Polygon - Modular & Touch Sensitive Wall Light Modular touch sensitive lighting. Create your own structure with Polygon™ magnetic tiles. Interactive light art. Designed in NYC. Swipe for light. Styles: Black Polygon Lights, White Polygon Lights, Starter Pack, https://youtu.be/ddVg-hSIjec Smart, innovative and creative team whose products are beautiful, functional and creative. polygonlight.com. The hexagon modules can be attached to the wall by either using the sticky ...
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Magnetic Glass Whiteboard for Offices and Hospitals

"Foreverwhite" Glass Whiteboard ® featuring patent pending magnetic glass technology. This is the glass dry-erase board of the future, with new technology and advanced design. The "Foreverwhite" Glass Whiteboard ® will complement any office or board room! Glass whiteboards will last a lifetime and they never wear out and will always excel in performance and style. Writing is smooth and erasing is quick and effortless. No chalk tray needed; magnetic pen and eraser organizer set simply “clic...
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German Center for Research and Innovation event on ‘Smart Cities & Urban Development ‘ in New York on May 2, 2017

German Center for Research and Innovation event on 'Smart Cities & Urban Development ' in New York on May 2, 2017 In order to achieve the goal of sustainable smart cities, strong collaborations in research and technology are critical. For this reason, six German urban research networks are building partnerships in the US to develop innovative solutions and joint projects for resource-efficient and climate-adapted cities of the future. The GCRI is inviting American researchers, urban plann...
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‘Color Muse’ is a small film canister sized gadget with a built-in color scanner capable of perfectly matching paint or flooring colors in minutes.

COLOR MUSE scans virtually any surface — from flat ones like painted walls to textured ones like carpeting — then instantly identifies which namebrand paints, tile, floorcovering and other products match the scanned color. Finding the perfect matching color of paint is the most popular use for COLOR MUSE, but it’s just the beginning of what this incredible little tool can do. It’s also incredibly easy to use with the free COLOR MUSE app (iOS or Android) on your smart device. No bigger than th...
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‘EverBlock’ are like giant lego blocks that are modular and allow you to build around fixed obstacles and construct objects that work within your environment.

  EverBlock Systems offers a modular building system of oversized plastic blocks that facilitates the construction of all types of objects.  It's quick and easy to build nearly anything, by stacking and organizing the universal blocks in nearly any shape, pattern, or size. EverBlock® is designed to be modular, enabling you to create nearly any sized object. It allows you to expand your creations as needed and modify your designs on the fly.  Be as creative as you want to be an alternate c...
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Columbia University Invention will soon make building material (Concrete) better and long lasting

Modern Building Materials The construction industry consumes more natural resources than any other industry. With increasing public awareness of the needs and demands of sustainable development and environmental conservation, no other industry is called on as much as the country's construction and building industry to evolve their practices to satisfy the needs of our current generation, without curtailing the resources of future generations to meet theirs. For example, concrete is by far the m...
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Palazzo Italia building in Milan is a smog-eating machine

The spectacular Palazzo Italia building in Milan is a smog-eating machine. This unusual Palazzo Italia building is clad with biodynamic concrete panels. The Palazzo Italia actually consumes smog and takes pollution out of the air through its incredibly engineered biodynamic skin. The cladding of the white sinuous building is both highly innovative and sustainable. The 9,000-square-meter façade was realized with 900 biodynamic concrete panels developed by Italcementi. Its TX Active technolo...
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SolarSinster 3dPrints Using Solar Energy and Sand

So far, Innovation Essence has featured 3d printed prosthetics, 3d printing pens, and 3d printers that print a house, and even food printing. However, another 3d printing product is also extremely innovative, as all of the former were limited in how much they could print by the amount of filament used. The SolarSinster prints glass, is entirely solarpowered, and runs off of natural resources. All it needs is the sun to be out and sand and it can function, making it ideal for a desert. Factories ...
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NASA Is Testing Next-Generation Fire Shelters

NASA reached an agreement with the US Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service to test prototype fire shelters made from the space agency's next-generation thermal protection systems (TPM) materials—intended, initially, to protect future spacecraft upon re-entry (in fact, a first generation of the material has already been tested on the agency's third Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment vehicle, IRVE-3). Not unlike a spacecraft tearing through the atmosphere, NASA’s hope is that its mater...
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Dubai to build 3D printed office

The United Arab Emirates National Innovation Committee has unveiled plans to build the world's first 3D printed structure with a massive, 20-foot-tall 3D printer. Though many structures have utilized 3D printing, none have been entirely built by using the technology. Everything - the building's structure, interior finishes, and furniture - will be 3D printed in sections and then assembled on site, according to a report by 3DPrint. The 2,000-square-foot building will then be used to house the Mus...
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