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Sonnenbatterie Launches New Solar-Plus Storage Systems

A German group called Sonnenbatterie has announced the introduction of the Solar-Plus Storage System to rival Tesla’s.

New Solar Batteries Store Energy For A Rainy Day

What if you could produce enough of your own energy to completely power your home or business and literally store enough excess for a rainy day? That’s the premise with solar batteries, and they’re about to change our world.

Repellent Paint Splashes 'Pee' Back At Drunken Urinators

City leaders in San Francisco have found a way to combat public urination with a new repellent-type paint that makes public pee-ers think twice. The innovative product has seen success around the world at curbing a very real problem with funny, if not disgusting, results.

Epson EcoTank Printers Drop Ink Cartridges For Ink Tanks

It's really about time: Epson's latest lineup of consumer and business all-in-ones ape the ink systems of large-format printers, snubbing disposable ink cartridges for user-refillable ink tanks. Not only are these much cheaper to refill than your average set of ink cartridges, but they apparently last much longer before you need to top up.

Calling All Garage Inventors! Invent FOR Your Garage

There are plenty of us around; 'garage' inventors, we are called.  Inventing isn't usually our day job and we may not actually invent or create things in our garages, but prototypes of our ideas abound, and we generally make and store them somewhere in our homes, if we're not lucky enough to have an actual garage.  But let's see if we can invent something for a garage... or other storeroom.

Fujitsu Labs' Smart Ring Interprets Your Air Writing

Head-mounted devices like Google Glass may be convenient for some things, but writing stuff down – let alone maneuvering basic UI elements like dialog boxes – isn't one of them. Luckily, Fujitsu are developing a wireless ring that recognizes characters you trace in midair. It's accurate, too... or so the firm claims.

Calling All Inventors! Help Solve A Global Food System Challenge

The world's food supply and distribution methods are being challenged by a growing population, climate change, over-cropped soil, chemical contaminants and other environmental factors. The challenges are many and so are the possible efficient solutions, and you are being invited to develop a solution based on one of nature's ways of solving them. Sponsored by the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) awaits your solution with a $100,000 "Ray of Hope" prize for the winner and access to the tools you need to get your design manufactured and ready to go to work!

GizmoSphere Gizmo 2 SBC Pairs PC-Class Power With Raspberry Pi's Size

Great things have been done with the Raspberry Pi's meager specs. For DIY'ers who just need more, though, the Gizmo 2 single-board computer squeezes an AMD dual-core processor and Radeon graphics into similar dimensions, while keeping the prerequisite array of hobbyist interfaces besides somehow adding many new ones.

Space-Saving Bloom Foldable Helmet Expands In Emergencies

The Bloom Foldable Helmet from Toyo Safety, Japan's leading supplier of industrial safety and health equipment, is designed to protect the wearer in an emergency while saving valuable storage space when not needed.

SecureDrives Autothysis SSD Will Erase Itself On Demand

SecureDrives has here a solid-state drive for the truly paranoid. Two-factor authentication, a cellular GSM module, and complete, permanent data detonation are a few of the security features that dot the lengthy list o' specs.