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Graphene film makes dirty water drinkable in a single step

Every year, millions of people around the world die from drinking unclean water. Now, researchers have developed a process that can purify water, no matter how dirty it is, in a single step. Scientists from Australian research organization CSIRO have created a filtration technique using a graphene …

Graphene

New desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium

Seawater is a complex cocktail of useful minerals, but it's hard to separate out the specific ones we need. Now, a team of scientists from Australia …

Wastewater

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Chief Scientist At 1-Page Reveals How To Get Started In Machine Learning

<i>What would be your advice to a software engineer who wants to learn machine learning? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Alex Smola, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University and Chief Scientist,</b> …

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This lightweight two-person dome tent comes with built-in LED lighting.<p>Shaving tent weight usually means jacking the price or shrinking the …

The world's 12 best natural swimming pools | CNN Travel

How A Couple Of 'Frugal Weirdos' Are Saving 71% Of Their Income So They Can Retire At Age 33

What do you do when you’re fed up with your job and always living for the weekend?<p>If you’re this young Boston couple, you decide to save more than two thirds of your income so you can retire to a homestead in the woods of Vermont before your 35th birthdays.<p>Meet Mr. and Mrs. Frugalwoods, a software …

Personal Finance

Can We Build A Better Breast Pump, Already?

The electric home breast pump was invented in 1991. Many women think it’s time for an update. Here’s how companies are innovating.<p>When Ayyana Chakravartula discovered she was pregnant for the first time, she borrowed a breast pump from a cousin of hers. Chakravartula, who has a PhD in mechanical …

Kids Imagination Furniture lets children build their own cardboard desk and chair

The Cardboard Guys are three graduates of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Their range of cardboard furniture was born from an ambition to reduce the …

SaddleBaby Child Shoulder Carrier

Your greatest joy, your little boy, is resting on your shoulders, with you holding him by the ankles. Cute stuff. And yet, you <i>really</i> need your hands …

Portland’s New Pipes Harvest Power From Drinking Water

Turn on the tap and you’re getting water and energy for the price of one.<p>If you live in Portland, your lights may now be partly powered by your drinking water. An ingenious new system captures energy as water flows through the city’s pipes, creating hydropower without the negative environmental …

How Did We Ever Take Care of Babies Without Robotics? (And Mechatronics!)

Celebrities love 4moms mechanized baby products, and so does your back. Does your wallet?<p>When it comes to buying baby gear, parents generally get what they pay for. Shelling out $700 for a luxury stroller buys you smooth operation and beautiful design, whether it’s a chassis pop-up Peg Perego, …

Guests refuse to leave Airbnb host's house | CNN Travel

These Islands Are Sucking Up Pollution From The Water They're Floating In

Floating islands that double as water treatment plants keep water clean without sullying nice views.<p>Wetlands are known for their ability to clean water: their thick vegetation traps excess nutrients (which cause algae blooms) and heavy pollutants, and help keep waterways free and clear. But, of …

This Project Traps Plastic Junk Before It Reaches The Ocean And Turns It Into Floating Parks

In the Netherlands, architects are launching an ambitious plan to stop plastic pollution from clogging up the North Sea.<p>One of the challenges of cleaning up the billions of pieces of plastic in the world’s oceans is that the fragments are so small. Water bottles and plastic bags eventually break …

Prepare Yourself for Anything with a Bug Out Kindle

It's good to have a solid set of survival skills, but you can't be expected to remember everything. So, The Art of Manliness put together a …

20-Foot-Long Mat Lets You Sit However You Please

Finnish designer Kirsi Enkovaara wants people to reevaluate how they sit. Because most chairs just don’t let you get creative with your sitting. They limit you to some variation of the obedient straight-backed posture; the casual, spine-killing slump; and the DGAF legs-on-desk pose.<p>For Enkovaara’s …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Kids

Excalibur 2900ECB 9-Tray Food Dehydrator with Adjustable Thermostat for Temperature Control Patented Technology for Faster and Efficient Drying 15 Square Feet Drying Space Made in USA, 9-Tray, Black

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>9-trays and 15 square feet of drying space provides extra-large capacity<p>Trays do not need to be moved or …

Air-Conditioned Vest Keeps Factory Workers Cool

Businessman Wang Yan designed a vest that circulates cold air through small tubes.<p>Because of the heatwave in Southern China, air-conditioned vests …

Eye-Scanning App Turns Smartphones Into Opticians

The Peek app is an eye exam tool that uses the camera of a smartphone to scan and illuminate the eye.<p>According to the World Health Organization, …