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Apple Patents Smart Shoes That Feature Embedded Sensors, And Alarms For When You Need New Ones

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Apple has been dabbling in wearable tech, at least when it comes to the U.S. Patent Office, and a new application uncovered Thursday by AppleInsider adds to that growing category. Apple has filed for a patent covering so-called “smart shoe” systems which feature sensors that can track wear and usage...
Apple Patents Smart Shoes That Feature Embedded Sensors, And Alarms For When You Need New Ones

Yahoo Paid $30 Million in Cash for 18 Months of Young Summly Entrepreneur's Time

allthingsd.com
Earlier today, Yahoo said it had acquired the trendy and decidedly stylish news reading app Summly, along with its telegenic and very young entrepreneur Nick D’Aloisio. Yahoo said it plans to close down the actual app and use the algorithmic summation technology that the 17-year-old D’Aloisio built with a...
Yahoo Paid $30 Million in Cash for 18 Months of Young Summly Entrepreneur's Time

Apple's wind turbine technology uses heat, not kinetic energy to generate electricity

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In a rare non-computing related patent filing discovered on Thursday, Apple proposes a wind turbine that generates electricity from converting heat energy rather than kinetic energy created by the rotation of the unit's blades....
Apple's wind turbine technology uses heat, not kinetic energy to generate electricity

Apple patent application describes a flexible screen with a slap bracelet for, you know, your wrist

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Apples and oranges watches. Today's bumper pack of patent applications from Cupertino included this nugget, outlining a small flexible screen that's paired with a "bi-stable spring." In normal lexicon, we're talking about one of those slap bracelets that go from completely straight to wrap-around in an instant. Interestingly enough,...
Apple patent application describes a flexible screen with a slap bracelet for, you know, your wrist
Taking wind power to the (extreme) limit
The Soccket Is An Electricity-Generating Soccer Ball For The Developing World

Engineers Solve 80-Year Old Puzzle to Make Computer Modeling 100,000 Times Faster [Science]

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A quantum physics breakthrough that can predict the kinetic energy of electrons in simple metals—and semiconductors—will enable computers to simulate the behavior of new materials up to 100,000 times faster than they currently can. That's huge. Princeton engineer Emily Carter led the project, which took an equation by Llewellyn Hilleth...
Engineers Solve 80-Year Old Puzzle to Make Computer Modeling 100,000 Times Faster [Science]
This New Apple Patent Could Be The Design For A Radical iWatch With A Wraparound Display

Take Zap! Tech Geeks, Starved for More Battery Power, Give Themselves a Charge.

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Any geek can tell you that battery life hasn’t kept up with gadget innovations. But not to worry: Inventors are figuring out how to turn geeks into batteries. While most gadget lovers hunt for empty wall sockets to charge their devices, Kevin Bartholomew just plugs his cellphone into his hip....
Take Zap! Tech Geeks, Starved for More Battery Power, Give Themselves a Charge.

Apple patent application describes iWatch... slap bracelets?

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Slap bracelets activate Hey Paul Studios Remember slap bracelets? Remember how they could become deadly flesh-slicing machines if you removed the outer layer? Apple may be planning for the so-called "iWatch" to sport similar properties—hopefully without the flesh-slicing. A recently published patent application, discovered by AppleInsider and Patently Apple,...
Apple patent application describes iWatch... slap bracelets?

Perpetual motion: A piezoelectric pacemaker that is powered by your heartbeat

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It sounds like the theoretical impossibility of perpetual motion, but engineers at the University of Michigan have created a pacemaker that is powered by the beating of your heart — no batteries required.The technology behind this new infinite-duration pacemaker is one that we’ve discussed before at length on ExtremeTech: piezoelectricity....
Perpetual motion: A piezoelectric pacemaker that is powered by your heartbeat
Bloomberg: Apple to release its iWatch within 9 months

Now on Kickstarter: a new kind of spinning energy storage device

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Will Kickstarter prove to be a good source for some of the geekier next-gen energy technologies? Well, crowd-funding has certainly emerged as an interesting new opportunity for solar roofs. On Monday entrepreneur Bill Gray launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for his energy storage technology startup Velkess. At Velkess,...
Now on Kickstarter: a new kind of spinning energy storage device
Lockheed Martin's new ADAM laser ready to unleash HEL on the battlefield (literally)
LA Metro will power its trains on recycled kinetic energy
Is Apple's iWatch a slap wrist band with a flexible display?
Teens create business plan for floor boards that convert footsteps into electricity

The human battery: Inventions for 2013 and beyond

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 A futurist sees signs everywhere but anyone can connect the dots and glimpse what may come. When I signed up for my first cell phone in the late 90s (a Motorola StarTAC), I didn’t need Faith Popcorn, Ray Kurzweil or Alvin Toffler to tell me the smartphone would become a...
The human battery: Inventions for 2013 and beyond

Inhabitat's Week in Green: underwater Discus Hotel, mold-detecting bowl and a terrarium for edible insects

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. By now "reinventing the wheel" has become a tired euphemism -- but that's exactly what skateboarder David Patrick did when he created the SharkWheel, a...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: underwater Discus Hotel, mold-detecting bowl and a terrarium for edible insects

E3 2012: Batman Arkham City: Armoured Edition revealed

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Warner Bros unveils a new version of its hit Batman game for the Wii U console, complete with unique GamePad featuresBatman is coming to Wii U. At Nintendo's E3 press event on Tuesday morning, Warner Bros announced a new version of Batman: Arkham City for the forthcoming console, sub-titled 'Armoured...
E3 2012: Batman Arkham City: Armoured Edition revealed

Inhabitat's Week in Green: algae-powered building, ionic wind thrusters and 3D-textured solar cells

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This week, Inhabitat reported that the world's first algae-powered building officially opened its doors in Hamburg. It's called the BIQ House and it features...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: algae-powered building, ionic wind thrusters and 3D-textured solar cells
How To Power Through The Next Sandy
Apple's iWatch Concept Is Real - And Here's How It Might Work
Pedal-powered generator lets you charge your phone while you ride

Ferrari's new 'mild hybrid' LaFerrari supercar produces 963 hp

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The better to blow by Priuses: LeFerrari unveiled at Geneva auto show is Ferrari's first passenger car with kinetic energy recovery system (KERS)...
Ferrari's new 'mild hybrid' LaFerrari supercar produces 963 hp

Nokia wants patent on self-regenerating phone batteries, piezoelectrics and much magic involved

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In Nokia's own words, what we're looking at is a "piezoelectric kinetic energy harvester." Working along the same principles as kinetic wristwatches have done for a long, long time already, Nokia's idea is to capture the energy generated by the phone's movements and to harness it into beautiful, clean-as-a-whistle...
Nokia wants patent on self-regenerating phone batteries, piezoelectrics and much magic involved
How Leaders At Companies From Box To Gore Innovate In Chaos

Energized: New Batteries Could Triple Drone Airtime

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With the drone market projected to double to $1.2 billion by 2020, two recent innovations to extend battery life could significantly propel the drone ecosystem forward. Thanks to a Congressional bill passed earlier this year and a pair of innovations significantly extending battery life, drones are moving from the battlefields...
Energized: New Batteries Could Triple Drone Airtime

Geek Toys : Swinging Sticks Kinetic Energy Sculpture

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Geek Toys : Swinging Sticks Kinetic Energy Sculpture

Laser cooling of semiconductors by annihilating excitations

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We're not at the point where we can cool chips with lasers yet, but we may be a step closer. MIT The process of cooling materials to cryogenic temperatures is often expensive and messy. One successful method is laser cooling, where photons interact with the atoms in some way...
Laser cooling of semiconductors by annihilating excitations
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