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Microsoft: New Munich IoT Lab to Help Manufacturers

Posted by Clayton Luz on Apr 18, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Microsoft is opening its third global laboratory in Munich for customers investing in sensors and software to grab a slice of the booming Internet of Things (IoT) technology pie. The trend follows two other openings, one in Shenzhen, China and the other in the software giant's headquarters in Redmond, Washington.

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Topics: Information Technology

Potential to Create Electricity from Waste Heat Warms Up

Posted by Clayton Luz on Apr 17, 2017 12:15:00 PM

Thermoelectric technology offers great potential as an alternative and environmentally friendly technology for harvesting and recovering heat, which is then converted into electrical energy using thermoelectric generators. 

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Topics: Energy and Resources

Walk a Mile in These Plant-Sourced Shoes

Posted by Clayton Luz on Apr 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

These plant-based shoes never need watering. The top of the shoe is made from organic cotton, the sole from industrially grown corn. After you've worn them out, you can compost them.

"We're 'growing shoes' here at Reebok," says Bill McInnis, vice-president of the company' Future Team, which developed the environmentally friendly shoe. "Ultimately, our goal is to create a broad selection of bio-based footwear that can be composted after use. We'll then use that compost as part of the soil to grow the materials for the next range of shoes. We want to take the entire cycle into account; to go from dust to dust."
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Topics: Energy and Resources

A Golden Discovery for Wearable Technology

Posted by Clayton Luz on Apr 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

In the not so-distant-future you could be wearing your smart phone around your wrist. And, if you're into gold jewelry, you'll be able to accessorize it with whatever other gold baubles complement your bling.

Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a technique that allows wearable device to be completely bendable using silicon and gold.
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Topics: Plastics