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The solar-powered watercraft will not only cost much less than the traditional water craft--it will also help save a life. The solar-powered watercraft will be a design combination of a ski, surfboard and catamaran. Realizing how difficult it is to tow a body in the water, I suggest creating the solar, electric motor-powered paddleboard as way to speed water rescues. The watercraft central platform will make it easy to slide a body on board, and the V-shaped catamaran hull will...
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JB
 
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Air travel may soon be a bit less traumatic with the development of laser based system able to detect clear-air turbulence. Not only can clear-air turbulence occur when no clouds are visible, studies indicate that the phenomenon may become even more common due to climate change. To help decrease the dangers of a plane entering an area of clear-air turbulence, I suggest using a laser-based measuring device to detect it. The device will emit short-wave ultraviolet radiation in the...
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Harry
 
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The new motorcycle helmet will feature a helmet-mounted display, eliminating the need for riders to look down at their phones or GPS devices. Made of carbon fiber and weighing in at just 2.2 pounds, the helmet will be controlled by voice commands. The full-color, translucent image containing the desired information will be projected directly onto the visor, and a light sensor will adjust the image brightness to meet different lighting conditions. The helmet's maps will be powered...
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Harry
 
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A new biofuel will not only be less expensive than gasoline but will also be carbon negative. The chemically identical to gasoline biofuel will be based on miscanthus, a hardy grass native to African and Asia, but can also be made from other woody biomass, including agricultural waste. Miscanthus can be air-dried in the field, which will lower manufacturing costs and energy use, and the refining process will use very little heat or pressure.
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Curious
 
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The digital signpost will be designed to give visitors information about specific events or locations, and will base its data off Twitter feeds and other social networks. The sign will feature three, arrow-shaped, LED-equipped screens that will pivot around the post. Users will be able to select the information they need, such as "Food" or "Transit" from an interface at eye-level, and the signs will move to point in the direction of the desired location. Since the data is digital,...
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Jared
 
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A personal mister will help cyclists keep cool while biking during the hot days of summer. The device will attach to the bike's handlebars and feature a user-controlled spray mechanism. Triggering the spray will draw water from the 100-ml reservoir and send a fine mist over the cyclist with each click. Three or four clicks per minute will be enough to completely moisten the torso and create a cooling effect. The device will be removed from the handlebars with a quick release, and...
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Harry
 
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The projector will make night biking safer by illuminating potholes and textures in the road ahead. The projector will improve bike safety during night riding by projecting an array of square grids onto the ground just in front of the bike. The grid design will deform on the rough surface of the road, making it easier for the rider to pick out obstacles ahead, such as sudden potholes and bumps. In contrast, a traditional bike lamp will often cast shadows on the concave and convex...
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Jared
 
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A pedal-powered generator with a removable battery will be designed to power smartphones or other USB devices. The generator will be lightweight, low-profile and easy to install on most standard bicycle frames. Its magnetic rotors will harness the kinetic energy of the moving bike, sending the charge either directly to a USB device or storing it in the detachable battery pack. The 500mA charge rate generated by the generator will be the same as the USB 2.0 output from a computer,...
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Mr X
 
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Travelling with a wheelchair can be difficult. The idea is to develop a foldable wheelchair wheel. Folding the wheel will reduce the amount of storage space required from 0.7 cubic feet to 0.4 cubic feet, allowing the wheels to be stored in overhead bins, car trunks and under airplane seats. The wheel will fit any standard wheelchair and will support up to 300 pounds, and the fail-safe mechanism will prevent the wheels from folding accidentally.
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Jay
 
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The device will increase the odds of recovering a stolen bike by sending location information to a smartphone or computer. Discreetly designed to blend with the water bottle carrier, the device will include a GPS, built-in antenna and on-board accelerometer. Once the device has been activated, it will send an alert to the user if the bike is taken beyond the user-specified boundary, increasing the chances of tracking it down. The device's three-axis accelerometer will also detect a...
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