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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, 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 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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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 27, 2014) — The TuNur project aims to generate clean energy from a giant solar plant in the Tunisian Sahara from where it will be connected to the European electricity grid via a dedicated undersea cable. TuNur say their initiative will produce roughly twice as much energy as any current nuclear power plant and can even produce energy when the sun is down. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Sony Patenting 'Smart Wig'

Sony Patenting 'Smart Wig'

Buzz60 (Nov. 22, 2013) — Sony is attempting to patent designs for a 'smart wig.' The patent reveals the wig would work in conjunction with a smartphone or tablet and would feature GPS, a laser and an actuator to detect nearby objects. Patrick Jones has the rest.
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