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Author: Adam Danyal

This Escape Chute Could Save The Lives Of People Trapped In High-Rise Buildings

Created by Escape Consult Mobiltex (S) Pte Ltd, it’s quick and efficient for emergencies like a high-rise fire, terror attack or an active shooter. It can protect evacuees of all ages and abilities as they push their hands against the chute wall to slide down.

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This Self-Sustainable Smart Micro-Home Lets You Live Off-The-Grid, Anywhere

Meet Ecocapsule, a smart, self-sustainable micro-home designed in Slovakia, that’s powered solely by solar and wind energy. It enables you to live off-the-grid in remote places out of reach of infrastructure in an accommodation that feels like a luxury hotel room.

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This Energy Kite Produces Electricity By Harnessing Wind Energy

Makani is developing energy kites that use a wing tethered to a ground station to efficiently harness energy from the wind, generating electricity at utility-scale. As the kite flies autonomously in loops, rotors on the wing spin as the wind moves through them, generating electricity that is sent down the tether to the grid.

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