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Removing Salt To Relieve The World’s Thirst

97 percent of water on Earth is salt water. What if we could drink it?<p>The Challenge<p>Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is liquid—yet water scarcity affects more than a billion people each year. Since the 1970s, the gold standard for desalination has been reverse osmosis, in which big pumps push …

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New medical gel grows bone tissue exactly where you need it

Repairing seriously damaged bones is normally a delicate art; while you want to regrow bones quickly, you also have to carefully manage that growth to produce the right shape. Thankfully, Rice University has created a gel that makes it easier to produce only the bone tissue a patient needs. The …

Robot hand and arm gets official approval

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1075000/1075945_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534414575_38280e37a312c435777c6bd63fd6b357<p><b>A robot arm capable of picking up delicate objects has been approved for use by US medical authorities.</b><p>The Deka Arm has fingers that can move …

Invention Awards 2014: 360-Degree Infrared Vision

A thermal radar system with a panoramic view<p>Michael Dortch was building video surveillance trailers for industrial parks in Colorado when his clients started asking for near-omniscient views of their properties. They wanted to see intruders in the dark from all angles, but such coverage required up …

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Can Artificial Meat Save The World?

Traditional chicken, beef, and pork production devours resources and creates waste. Meat-free meat might be the solution.<p>On an ordinary spring morning in Columbia, Missouri, Ethan Brown stands in the middle of an ordinary kitchen tearing apart a chicken fajita strip. “Look at this,” he says. “It’s …