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Dutch teen designs giant 'plastic trap' to clean world's oceans

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Dutch student Boyan Slat is only 19 years old but he has already devised a revolutionary plan to scoop thousands of tonnes of damaging plastics from the oceans. Duration: 02:07 Video provided by AFP


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3BL Media (Jan. 3, 2013) — According to http://energystar.gov, as much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. At a minimum, you should change the filter in your furnace every three months it is in use. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm. A clean filter will prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system, saving you energy and money. Visit http://ilenergysaver.org to learn more energy saving tips. Remember to inspect, clean or change your furnace filter once a month, and stop those dirty thieves.
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Man-Sized Jellyfish Robot to Roam Waters

Man-Sized Jellyfish Robot to Roam Waters

Newsy (Mar. 31, 2013) — A research team at Virginia Tech is testing the waters of drones in a new project to find out what might lie in our deepest oceans.
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Designing Smart Clothes to Go With That Smartphone

Designing Smart Clothes to Go With That Smartphone

CBC (May 21, 2013) — Dresses adorned with flowers that slowly open and close or coloured patterns that change spontaneously are some of the futuristic designs by a Montreal researcher who is trying to make clothes "smarter."
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Air Travel by Train Clip Air Brings New Paradigm to Aviation

Air Travel by Train Clip Air Brings New Paradigm to Aviation

Reuters (June 25, 2013) — Swiss researchers have released futuristic designs for attachable modular aircraft that will allow passengers to board a plane at a railway station and disembark at their destination without ever setting foot in an airport. EPFL says its Clip Air project is no flight of fancy.
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