UberBOAT

Uber Technologies Inc. is an American technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, operating in 570 cities worldwide. It develops, markets and operates the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps. Uber drivers use their own cars, although drivers can rent a car to drive with Uber. UberTAXI, which is available in some markets, allows users to summon a taxi using the Uber software application. Users pay an additional booking fee and can leave a gra...
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China will host the World Economic Forum’s annual June meeting, often called Summer Davos on June 27 – 29 2017

China will host the World Economic Forum's annual June meeting, often called Summer Davos on June 27 - 29 2017. The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the international organization for public-private cooperation. Hundreds of business and research leaders are gathering in the Chinese city of Tianjin for the annual World Economic Forum. Innovation is in the spotlight for the current 'Summer Davos'. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foun...
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G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest $1,000,000 in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world.

G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest $1,000,000 in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world. https://youtu.be/G2M39pySzyo G-Startup is hosted at each GMIC in 2017 including Beijing, Bangalore, Tel Aviv, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Hong Kong & Silicon Valley. The local winners of G-Startup Worldwide at select competitions receive investment. The winner al...
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University of British Columbia has developed system that uses bacteria to turn non-potable water into drinking water

A University of British Columbia-developed system that uses bacteria to turn non-potable water into drinking water will be tested next week in West Vancouver prior to being installed in remote communities in Canada and beyond. The system consists of tanks of fibre membranes that catch and hold contaminants—dirt, organic particles, bacteria and viruses—while letting water filter through. A community of beneficial bacteria, or biofilm, functions as the second line of defence, working in concert...
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‘Airo’ is a self water harvesting bottle from air and a solar charger for your smart phone

Austrian startup Fontus has developed a novel water bottle that harvest water from air. It's a vaporware that literally pull water vapor out of the air to fill itself. Harvesting water from the air via processes like condensation has been practiced in various ways for eons, of course. In recent years, we've seen a James Dyson award go to an Australian irrigation system that works on the same principle, as well as a lightweight bamboo tower that grabs its own water. But the ability to do so ba...
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Innovative Micro-Turbine – Utilizing the power of flowing water, Blue Freedom produces portable energy to charge all your electric devices.

1.6 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity. Blue Freedom - the smallest and lightest hydropower plant in the world - enables people without access to a power grid the freedom to produce energy themselves. Complete with ultramarine rotor blades, the microturbine can be used by anyone with access to flowing water to produce and store electrical energy in an eco-friendly way that preserves biodiversity. Blue Freedom is world's smallest hydropower plant. It can be used by anyone wit...
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Max Planck Institute and the University of Stuttgart have found a way of generating acoustic hologram . Sound can now be structured in three dimensions.

Sound can now be structured in three dimensions. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems and the University of Stuttgart have found a way of generating acoustic holograms, which could improve ultrasound diagnostics and material testing. The holograms can also be used to move and manipulate particles. Shaped with ultrasound: Max Planck researchers from Stuttgart transmit ultrasonic waves through a bath of water © Kai Melde / MPI for Intelligent Systems Pee...
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NASA Aims to Sequence DNA in Space

NASA is conducting a lot of research in space, but interestingly enough, now they’re focusing on sequencing an integral biological molecule: DNA. Ever since the first strands of DNA were sequenced in the 1970s, researchers understood the profound significance of analyzing genetics for a wide range of medical and biological research. DNA sequencing at large can be used to identify forms of life, study organism evolution and relation, pinpoint genetic diseases in individuals and assist in crim...
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Altered: The Innovative Faucet Solution that Uses 98% Less Water

The Altered Company has created a nozzle that uses 2% of your normal water usage. It’s flexible, designed to fit over any tap, customizable, with two modes depending on the needed amount of water, and an environmentally conscious solution to the everyday problem of water waste. Water stress is a global issue that affects one billion people at present, and will impact an estimated 3 billion people in 2020. Furthermore, when one uses a regular tap, much of the water simply bounces off the surfa...
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Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor

Prevent a little water from becoming a disaster with the Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor. By using the water leak sensor with the free Samsung SmartThings app for your mobile device, you can receive immediate alerts if there is unwanted moisture or water in your home, helping you prevent leaks from turning into floods. Use the Samsung SmartThings Water Leak Sensor with other products in the Samsung SmartThings family to customize your smart home for more intelligent living. Monitors Mo...
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Aquaponic – AquaFarm

This 3-gallon fish tank is a closed-loop, self-cleaning ecosystem. Using the science of aquaponics, the fish waste naturally fertilizes the plants above and, in turn, the plants clean the water for the fish. Great for small pet fish and growing fresh, organic herbs. The Water Garden includes: *Fish tank and gravel *Organic seeds and grow stones *Natural fertilizer *Coupon for a Betta fish *Fish food *Silent, submersible water pump Designed and manufactured in the USA. The Self-cleaning...
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‘Kingii’ – Wrist-Worn Inflatable for Water Safety

Kingii is the new wristband for all those who love water! If you need help to stay afloat, pull the lever and an inflation bag will pull you to the surface. Kingii is lightweight and can be worn in and around water. You can reuse Kingii by replacing the CO2 cartridge inside. The Kingii is a simple device; a plastic compartment holds an inflatable plastic bag and a CO2 cartridge. You wear this on your wrist, and if you are in danger in the water, you simply pull on a lever to release and in...
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iSwimband is the first portable and personal drowning detection system for parents and caregivers.

Swimband is a personal water safety system that is designed to prevent accidental drowning for toddlers. iSwimband is a Bluetooth device that connects to a smart phone or tablet to alert parents if a swimmer has been underwater for a long period, or a non-swimmer has entered the water. Swimband is the world's first wearable wireless sensor designed to notify you immediately with audible/visual alerts on your smartphone, tablet and linked speakers if a swimmer has been submerged dan...
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Commercial products that produce water from Air

Atmospheric water solutions manufacture machines that produce purified water from air. These Innovative machines extract humidity from the air which is filtered, condensed, and then processed through an additional multi-step filtration system; producing “purified great tasting water™”, with no chlorine, fluoride, or heavy metals present. Their AquaBoy® Pro II machine makes hot and cold water from air , filters it and stores up to 2 to 5 gallons every day. It’s easy to operate, environm...
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Creative Indoor waterfall

Fusion CI Studios' vfx sup, Mark Stasiuk, created indoor waterfall for the Salesforce lobby in downtown San Francisco! Simm'd & rendered for creative studio, Obscura Digital, (masters of projection installations!). Geek Deets: Simulation with Realflow, lighting with Maxwell. 1100 frames at 8x HD. Around 250 million polys per frame! #exciting Created as 4 overlapping panels of computer-generated waterfall simulation, using RealFlow's Hybrido. Each simulation panel had about 20 million partic...
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Smart Nutrition Bottle revolutionizing personal wellness

LifeFuels is a health technology company devoted to bringing responsive intelligence to nutrition and hydration management. We need to fuel our bodies properly in order to live life well. But nutrition is complicated, and nutritional regimens are difficult to adhere to. The LifeFuels Smart Nutrition Bottle simplifies nutrition and hydration management by dispensing the products that you need to help you live a happier, healthier life while you're on the go. FuelPods are inserted in the top...
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Eliodomestico – Converts saltwater into freshwater for rural areas

Diamanti’s solar powered water filter is designed to provide drinking water for families in developing countries. Eliodomestico is a solar still that operates a bit like an upside-down coffee maker. At the beginning of the day, water is poured into the terracotta chamber. As the day begins the still heats up and eventually gets hot enough to boil the water, creating steam. The steam forced into the expansion nozzle at the top and then condenses against the lid, where it then drips down into the ...
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AquaFresco – Reinventing laundry

AquaFresco provides the state-of-the-art filtration technology which regenerates 95% of laundry wastewater. Three MIT grad students have invented a washing-machine filter that cleans wastewater and reuses it over and over again. “Washing machines are one of the major sources of detergent pollution in rivers,” Huang says. “Current laundry technology is not sustainable. A regular washer discards the water right into the drain after one usage, but less than 1 percent is the actual waste component.”...
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New, inexpensive way to clean water from oil sands production

Researchers have developed a process to remove contaminants from oil sands wastewater using only sunlight and nanoparticles that is more effective and inexpensive than conventional treatment methods. Frank Gu, a professor in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo and Canada Research Chair in Nanotechnology Engineering, is the senior researcher on the team that was the first to find that photocatalysis , a chemical reaction that involves the absorption of light by nanoparticles ...
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Desalination

MIT has developed a new and more efficient way to desalinate water. The process, called shock electrodialysis, filters water through a material made of small glass particles, according to an MIT News report. When an electric current is introduced to the system, the water divides into areas of high or low salt concentration. Once the current reaches a certain point, a shockwave is produced that divides the streams and allows the salty and fresh waters to be separated by a physical barrier. The pr...
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SlingShot: Quest to solve the world’s safe water crisis.

Kamen's SlingShot (so-named after the Biblical David & Goliath story) device is an energy-efficient "vapor compression distiller," and one possible answer to the safe water crisis. The SlingShot is designed to take virtually any unfit source of water, such as contaminated well water or seawater, and turn it into clean water, without requiring a filter (which regularly need to be replaced) or using any chemical additives (which have to be purchased). The device does use combustible fuel to po...
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Egyptian method filters seawater in minutes

Researchers from the University of Alexandria have developed a cheaper, simpler and potentially cleaner way to turn seawater into drinking water than conventional methods. This could have a huge impact on rural areas of the Middle East and North Africa, where access to clean water is a pressing issue if social stability and economic development is to improve. Right now, desalinating seawater is the only viable way to provide water to growing populations, and large desalination plants are now a f...
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Underwater kite-turbine scheme

A £25m tidal energy project which works through moving "kites" underwater is being launched on Anglesey. Swedish firm Minesto wants to harness power under the sea off the coast of Holyhead. It will set up its UK offices there and hopes to become a manufacturing centre, creating more jobs there. The so-called Deep Green technology works on the principle that underwater "kites" can reach speeds 10 times faster than the current. This works in the same way a kite flies faster than the wind, and t...
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The BoomBottle: A Water-Repellent, Bike-Friendly Speaker

The BoomBottle uses a  compact, bike-friendly Bluetooth speaker that repels water. The Scosche BoomBottle made of waterproof housing along with a thermoplastic polyurethane construction can take even the roughest of mountain treks. It is designed to fit in the bottle holder of your bicycle and with its rugged rubberized look claims to be tough as nails. The speaker connects to your phone or iPod via Bluetooth and the battery lasts for up to 10 hours. There are plenty of water-resista...
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Atmospheric Water Generators that Make Water from Air

The WaterMill WM-200 is unlike any other water collection device. It is an  intelligent system that can regulate itself to produce pure water for a healthy family and environment. Johathan Ritchey has invented this novel device, which is essentially an atmospheric water collection device that condenses water vapor and purifies it. Originally designed for areas that do not have clean drinking water, the Watermill is for households that need an eco-friendly, cost effective alternative to bot...
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Portable water purification device for the ultimate traveler

 Inventor Micheal Pritchard has found a solution for safe drinking water with a handheld water purification device that creates fresh water instantly. The LifeSaver bottle provides refreshing, germ free water anywhere. The bottle itself is designed to be uncomplicated and user friendly. This bottle consists of long lasting cartridges which help remove viruses and bacteria from contaminated water. One just needs to pump the products manually a few times and pristine drinking water will start t...
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