Luuup: The First & Last Litter Box One Might Own

Sometimes the simplest of ideas can be the most innovative ones. Such is the case Luuup, a cat litter box, composed of three identical sifting trays, which is designed to be the first and last litter box a user uses and cutting down the time and effort needed to clean. For pet owners, cat little boxes are unpleasant to deal with but also a necessity. Oftentimes, current models lead to wasted litter or can be complicated and expensive, with fragile parts that need to be cleaned. The Luuup l...
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Adidas created a shoe that is literally made out of Trash.

German apparel giant Adidas has created a prototype for a sustainable new shoe made almost entirely from recycled garbage pulled from the ocean, the company announced on Monday. The upper shoe is made entirely of yarns and filaments reclaimed from illegal deep-sea gillnets and other ocean waste, while the base is made from sustainable cushioning material. To call ocean pollution a big problem is an understatement. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,...
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USF team’s invention turns waste into clean water, energy and fertilizers.

The NEWgenerator converts waste into nutrient fertilizers, renewable energy, and clean water, providing a modular and self-sustaining machine that operates completely off-grid (no water, power or sewer system required). Dr. Daniel Yeh and the creators of the NEWgenerator, will see their device head to India later this month. This invention that got its start in a University of South Florida lab could be a game-changer for developing countries “It’s a resource recovery machine,” said Dr. Danie...
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Miniature human kidney grown in a dish.

Miniature human kidneys have been grown in a Petri dish using stem cells as the starting point, report scientists in Australia. The mini-kidneys, measuring up to 1cm, were the equivalent of the developing organ in a 13-week-old foetus. The team say the findings, published in the journal Nature, could lead to new ways of testing drugs and eventually a way of replacing damaged kidneys. Experts said there was still a long way to go. The scientists were mimicking the process that takes place insi...
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Turn paper into pencils with the P&P office waste paper processor

An innovative device which has been developed by Chinese designers Chengzhu Ruan, Yuanyuan Liu, Xinwei Yuan and Chao Chen is a P&P Office Waste Processor takes in paper in your office basket and produces fully formed pencils out at the press of a button. The designers make the clever connection between an office’s waste stream and supply needs with a satisfying design that produces something truly useful. The literature says you simply feed a sheet of paper into the top and the device ...
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