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Jay
 
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09/30/2014
The smart mug will be equipped with a technology to prevent the mug from tipping over if accidentally bumped. The Mug will feature the base which will create a powerful airlock when the mug is placed on a smooth, flat surface. The mug will hold securely without a suction cup, magnet or levers, yet will lift naturally when you're ready to take a drink.
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Harry
 
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The system will be able to detect indoor positioning using echolocation, which could help to cut energy costs in large buildings by identifying unoccupied rooms. Previously, using echolocation in this manner required specialized equipment that could still be confounded by background noise. The new system, however, will be able to ignore the noise by processing the signal in a particular way--allowing the data to be gathered using a standard laptop. The system will be used to...
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Curious
 
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The idea is to have a lighting system that will mimic the sun's movement and the temperature of sunlight to provide some sun-drenched relief to office workers and apartment dwellers. The surface of the system will be enhanced by nano-technology to replicate the same light-scattering process as the atmosphere (which creates our blue sky). When LED lights are placed behind these panels, the result will be a realistic 'skylight' that can add natural light to hard-to-reach interior...
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Max
 
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04/14/2014
The body dryer will be designed to replace germy and environmentally unfriendly bathroom towels with a more environmentally sound solution--compressed ionized air. The body dryer will be equipped with angled vents that will be adjusted according to the needs, or size, of the user. The arrangement of the vents will send a cylindrical tunnel of compressed air up from the footplate to dry the individual in about 30 seconds, with no towel required. The air temperature will be adjusted to...
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Max
 
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The dry erase notebooks will combine the flexibility and convenience of paper with the green-friendly, reusability of whiteboards into one portable bundle. The notebook line will covers a range of sizes, from the small 3"x 5" to the large 11"x 17". Each notebook will contain 25 sheets of white paper that will be coated using a UV gloss spray technique to create an exceptionally smooth writing surface, which will be the key to an enjoyable writing experience. The notebooks can be used...
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Harry
 
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The idea is to use carbon nanotubes to create battery-free 'smart curtains' able to automatically respond to changes in light. The curtains will be developed by laying carbon nanotubes on the surface of a plastic polycarbonate membrane. When the nanotubes absorb light, they will quickly convert it to heat that will then be transferred to the surface of the membrane. This heat will cause the plastic to expand while the nanotube layer will remain unchanged, in turn causing the material...
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Gabriele
 
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Digital light bulbs will do more than illuminate your room--they will also help enhance your moods. The LED bulbs will fit standard sockets and will be available in two types: one to help enhance alertness and one to ease a person into sleep. The Awake and Alert light will produce extra blue light, which is said to increase energy, while the Good Night bulb will emit less blue light (Blue light is believed to interfere with melatonin production).
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Julia
 
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The idea is to design smart light switch functioning as a sensor to dial in the optimal light levels in the room. The switch will go beyond color-changing, app-enabled bulbs to provide an intuitive lighting-environment. The device's sensor will detect movements, noise, the time of day and the room's ambient light levels, and then automatically adjust the lighting to suit the needs of the moment. Bedtime will trigger the lights to slowly dim, setting a relaxing mood, while...
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Julia
 
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The bottle will turn regular tap water into a safe and effective hard-surface sanitizer. The handheld sprayer will transform water into a sanitizing solution by turning the water into ozone. This will be accomplished by using a diamond electrolysis cell. As a cleaner, the ozone is as powerful as chlorine, and is able to kill bacteria and viruses such as E. coli and salmonella while still remaining safe for use on fruits and vegetables.
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Alice
 
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The water-recycling shower will purify water while you wash, cutting water use by up to 90 percent. The shower will feature a closed-loop system that will filter the soapy, used water, purify it and then send it directly back into the flow. The water will retain most of its heat during the process as well, and the filtration process will leave the water even cleaner than typical tap water.