Desolenator machine purifies water using only solar energy

The Desolenator uses energy and heat from the sun to turn dirty or salt water into distilled drinking water. It is entirely self-contained and can provide water stressed towns and villages with a cheap, reliable and convenient source of hydration. … Continued


What is RAM?

Random access memory (RAM) is a type of physical data storage that can be used to read and write data to so it can be accessed by a computer’s CPU (central processing unit). RAM is considerably faster than the hard … Continued

fusion reactor

Top 5 Facts: Fusion power

1) Star power Fusion is the process that powers the Sun and all other stars, and involves fusing together the nuclei of hydrogen atoms, to produce heavier helium atoms and energy. 2) Extreme heat To replicate this on Earth, temperatures … Continued

SmartMat yoga

SmartMat interactive yoga mat helps you perfect your pose

Yoga can be difficult to learn without guidance from a trained instructor, but now you can practice your downward facing dog and lotus pose at home on your own with the new SmartMat. This intelligent yoga mat uses pressure sensors to determine your balance … Continued

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What are the top 3 iPhone health apps?

Everywhere you look, people seem to be glued to their smartphones. In a world where everything is accessible through the touch of a button, it’s easy to get distracted from what your body needs. Luckily, the very same pieces of … Continued

Alberta Innovates Smart-E-Pants

Smart-e-Pants: The electrical underwear that prevents bedsores

Bedsores, or pressure ulcers as they are officially known, are a big problem for people who are bed-ridden or confined to wheelchairs. What’s worse is that they often cause serious infections, which can sometimes even be life-threatening. To combat this … Continued

Google Project Ara Spiral 2 prototype

Google Project Ara modular smartphone to launch this year

Google has unveiled the latest prototype for its Project Ara modular smartphone, with plans to launch the innovative handset in Puerto Rico this year. The phone consists of an endoskeleton, or ‘endo’, and a series of modules that can be added … Continued

3D printed tracheal splint that saved the life of a baby

How 3D printing helped save a baby’s life

3D printing isn’t just for making toys or parts for cars, it also has huge medical benefits too. April and Bryan Gionfriddo’s son Kaiba was born with severe tracheobronchomalacia, a condition that occurs when the airway walls are weak and collapse, … Continued

NORAD Santa Tracker

NORAD track Santa on Christmas Eve: Live updates here

Santa Claus has a long journey ahead of him every Christmas Eve, travelling around the world delivering presents. If you want to keep track of his travels throughout the day, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) provide live updates … Continued


How the internet has changed our lives in the past 25 years

It has been 25 years since the launch of the first-ever commercial internet service provider (ISP) in November 1989, and technology has changed quite a lot since. For example, 25 years ago there were just 159,000 hosts or websites worldwide, now there are … Continued

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