Technology

January 25, 2021

This Electric Car Battery Can Charge in Just 5 Minutes

Though a future full of electric cars is an exciting premise, it is difficult to get past the long charging time—typically an hour or even more—required between each use. Now, Israeli startup StoreDot may have a solution that will make charging electric vehicles as fast and easy as refueling a traditional car.

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January 12, 2021

This Portable E-Motor Turns Any Bicycle Into an Electric One

Urban commuters who favor bicycles as their mode of transport might agree that cycling from point A to point B can be a bit of a workout. E-bikes with a battery-powered “assist” are great for giving you a boost, but they’re often expensive and stolen often. That’s why a Brooklyn-based startup decided to design CLIP, a portable and detachable e-motor that turns any bike into an electric one.

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December 27, 2020

Scientists Design a Thermochromic Window That Turns Sunlight Into Electricity

You may not have heard of the word thermochromic before, but you have probably seen it in action. Materials that are thermochromic have a reaction to change in temperature. It’s how transition lenses in eyeglasses can become sunglasses when you venture outside. It’s also how mood rings work and how some mugs have cool hidden designs that are revealed when a hot beverage is poured in. Recently, important findings from the U.S.

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December 1, 2020

This Amazing Eco-Friendly Shower Speaker Runs On Hydropower

Looking for some high-quality sound to accompany your daily shower singing? Luckily, tech startup Ampere has got you covered. Their mission is to create innovative products designed to improve everyday life. The company’s most recent offering is a Bluetooth shower speaker, aptly called Shower Power, that operates on hydropower. That’s right, folks; this speaker is powered by the water from your shower!

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