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Patrik
 
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Not your normal umbrella, the sensing umbrella will respond to the level of air pollution in the area with a series of LED lights while helping track air quality. The Arduino-equipped sensing umbrella will be able to gather pollution data and upload it to pollution databases, making it possible to generate local pollution indicator maps for smaller regions. The umbrella's LED lights will also provide a more immediate source of information as they will flash and change color...
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Harry
 
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The air purifier bike concept will let riders clean the air as they ride by filtering out pollutants and creating oxygen. The concept bike will be equipped with an air filter between the handle bars that will screen pollutants and dust and an oxygen-producing "photosynthesis system" that will include a water tank, electric motor and a battery. As the bike is being ridden, air will be forced through the filter and cleaned, allowing fresh air to flow onto the cyclist. The...
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JB
 
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A new CO2 scrubbing filter inspired by bird lungs could be applied to both power plants and automobiles. The scrubber will be based on the tiny tubes inside the lungs of birds, called parabronchii. The tubes, with their large surface area, are very efficient at filtering oxygen from the air--a necessary adaptation since birds fly often fly at altitudes where there is very little oxygen. Using the lungs as a model, it will be possible to design filters made of different-sized...
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Jay
 
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Portable air quality sensors could help people suffering from chronic conditions like asthma and COPD breathe a bit easier by allowing them to check the air condition in their immediate with their smartphones. The system will consist of small air quality sensors that could be carried by the individual or deployed around a particular area. The sensors will be able to measure local concentrations of pollutants, such as carbon monoxide and ozone, and transmit the data wirelessly to...
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Curious
 
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The idea is to develop a way to remove valuable metals from wastewater using specially created beads of resin. Wastewater from places such as recycling plants often contains precious metals in bits too small to be efficiently filtered by conventional methods. To gather these tiny particles it I possible to use beads made of a resin based on polystyrene, which bond with the dissolved metals and makes them easier to remove. This not only purifies the water, but also allows the...
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Jared
 
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In an effort to re-use the million of tons of building rubble produced each year, a way to recycle concrete with lightning was found. The lightning bolts of a short duration are more likely to pass through a solid. The idea is to produce lightning bolts and direct them to the concrete. As the lightning follows the path of least resistance, it separates the material into its fundamental components. A concrete recycling plant using the lightning method could be a reality in as...
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Jocker
 
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The Robo-Fish is designed for constant monitoring of marine pollution, detecting sources of contamination and relaying the information back to shore for real-time updates. The 1.5 meter device is based upon the hydro-dynamic shape and motions of an actual fish, which allows it to maneuver quickly and easily, even in weedy areas. It can detect contaminants with an array of micro-sensors, and, since it is constantly monitoring the area, send an alert immediately if it detects...
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Jocker
 
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The new "smog eating" panels will be designed to be attached to the exterior walls of a building, where they will absorb pollutants from the air. The panels will be coated with titanium dioxide, which will break down pollutants into harmless matter when exposed to direct sunlight. The matter will then be washed away at the next rainfall. 10,000 square feet of panels are supposed to clean the same amount of air as about 80 trees.
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Milana
 
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The new bottle is supposed to encourage environmental awareness by allowing the user to keep track of how many plastic bottles they have saved from the landfill. The bottle features a stainless steel canister with an integrated, rubberized dial that lets the user mark off each plastic bottle saved at each refill. It also includes an iPhone app that can translate the saved plastic bottles into oil savings or allow the user to track progress collectively with friends.
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Gabriele
 
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The idea is to use waste bins as mobile power sources, able to power household appliances or party starting speakers and amplifier. The bins will consist of a solar panel, car battery, and inverter. They will be lightweight and mobile, and can be adapted to a variety of uses, and could eventually be used to provide cellular charging stations or sell goods in rural areas.
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