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Solar-powered rubbish bins

Solar-powered bins contain a sensor to detect when they’re full. When litter reaches the sensor, an internal compaction mechanism is activated, crushing the...

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Solar City = Green City

A microgrid is a small scale energy system that uses distributed energy resources (DERs) to balance local needs. It can operate either in conjunction with, or...

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Origins of the nail gun

The tool was fi rst invented in the 1950s by three US construction workers – Marvin Hirsch, John Ollig and Reuben Miller – who are thought to have based their...

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Sleep Number Sleep IQ

Sleep IQ monitors you as you sleep, tracking your heart rate, breathing rate, movements and sleep cycles to calculate the quality of your sleep and help you fi...

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Nest Protect

Combined smoke/carbon monoxide detector gives you a heads up before sounding the full alarm, texts you when its batteries are low, alerts you of hazards...

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Chimneys big and small

Chimneys come in all shapes and sizes. Metal variations are quick to install and have push-fi t joining so are more versatile and adaptable than their brick...

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How panic rooms work

Panic rooms hit the spotlight in 2002 when Jodie Foster and Kristen Stewart starred in a fi lm where they were trapped in one, but what are these modern-day...