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UNSW students break a longstanding world record with solar car
Friday, 25 July 2014
The team of students behind the Sunswift eVe has broken a 26-year-old speed record.
New vision-correcting display to replace glasses
Friday, 25 July 2014
Ditch your glasses and contacts for this new display technology that automatically addresses your vision problems.
How to turn food waste into plastic - sustainably
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Not only does this new technology use less energy, it allows the bioplastics to take on the antibacterial and antioxidant properties of the plants they're made from.
This water wheel is the most promising solution to ocean plastic
Wednesday, 23 July 2014
The city of Baltimore has installed a solar-powered water wheel that can process 23 metric tonnes of floating garbage every day.
New robotic fingers upgrade the human hand
Tuesday, 22 July 2014
Researchers at MIT have developed a prototype that will benefit people with disabilities or limited arm strength. 
Discarded water bottles become cheap solar lights
Monday, 21 July 2014
Designers are working on a low-cost, sustainable light source that gives a second life to plastic water and soft drink bottles.
This giant duck could provide solar and hydro power
Monday, 21 July 2014
Once built, this floating sculpture covered with solar cells will produce clean energy for Denmark’s capital city.
World's largest wind-solar array has been installed
Sunday, 20 July 2014
Recently built in Jamaica, this hybrid array provides the highest renewable energy density of any technology on the market. 
Watch robots build and design two pavilions
Friday, 18 July 2014
Using design algorithms and robots, a group of researchers have built two fascinating structures with improbable nature-inspired shapes. 
New material can lead to “squishy robots”
Wednesday, 16 July 2014
Researchers have developed a material that may lead to robots that can squeeze their way through almost anything. 

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