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Author: Melissa Castellanos

These ‘Shipping Containers’ Transform Into An Off-Grid and Eco-Sustainable Home or Business

These are custom-made “container homes” that can also be used as a business or a pop-up shop. With an emphasis on off-grid and eco-sustainability in its construction, these containers also have opulent interior and exterior offerings. They are designed, built, customized, and installed by Australia’s leading Container Build Group.

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This Device Uses Your Phone to Play Fitness Games and Your Body as The Controller

This is the Stealth Core Trainer by Stealth Body Fitness, a fitness device that transforms the boring plank position into an intense core workout that is actually fun and effective. Plus, it holds your smartphone (available for both Android and iOS) so you can play games and use your body as the game controller!

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This Electronic Stethoscope Enables Doctors to Listen to Lungs, Heartbeat from Afar Amid COVID-19

This is the ThinkLabs One Digital Stethoscope by Colorado-based ThinkLabs Medical LLC. It’s a tiny yet powerful stethoscope that enables doctors to listen to the heart and the lungs from another room – either via headphones/earbuds or a speaker. ThinkLabs One has been crucial for medical staff amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

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This Eco-Friendly Cleaner Inspired by a Tornado’s Force ‘Vacuum Blasts’ Graffiti and Grime

This is an eco-friendly and minimally-abrasive cleaning technology called Tornado ACS that uses an innovative “vacuum blast method” without using high pressure, water, or chemicals.  Made in Germany by Systeco, it’s a perfect alternative to pressure washers and sand-blasting and dry ice-blasting. It can easily remove graffiti, de-varnish, and remove lacquer from surfaces.

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Dutch Eatery Hires Robotic Waiters That Save on Costs, Won’t Get Sick and Can Work 24/7

The Royal Palace restaurant in the Dutch beachside town of Renesse in the Netherlands has “hired” robots to serve as waiters and to safely cater to patrons in a post-pandemic era. Pre-COVID-19, owner Hu Shaosong invested in two white-and-red robots that will be serving Chinese and Indonesian specialties.

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Global CO2 Emissions Plunged to Its Lowest in Nearly 15 Years Amid COVID-19 Lockdowns

Coronavirus has impacted not only humanity and the economy, but Mother Nature as well. During the peak of COVID-19 and lockdowns worldwide, carbon dioxide emissions fell to their lowest level since 2006, according to a new study. This change occurred at the beginning of April when regions responsible for 89% of global emissions were under some form of a lockdown or restrictive measures.

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This Autonomous Garbage-Collecting Robot with Bacteria-Killing Lights Could be Hitting the Suburbs

As part of a master’s project for the Renault Design Academy Russia, a student named Renat Yakupov designed a robotic vehicle for the future of Russian autonomous mobility – and it’s a self-driving garbage-collecting robot. The concept of the robotic CLAIR LCV was intended for separate garbage collection in the suburbs and in the countryside.

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This 18-in-1 Car Tool is Perfect for Emergencies and Could Save Your Life

This is the CarAIDE Multi-Tool 3S, a Swiss-style all-in-one gadget that can save your life in an emergency situation. It can jump-start your car without the need for jumper cables or a second car. It can also cut a safety belt, break a car window if you’re submerged in water, scare away an attacker and charge your phone and laptop.

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This Company Recycles Plastic Toys and Turns Them into Furniture for Children

Belgium-based brand, ecoBirdy has created a colorful kids’ furniture collection made from old, discarded and unused plastic toys in an effort to raise “awareness for sustainability.” Clean, pure, and 100 percent safe, each piece is entirely made of recycled plastic from European waste.

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This Chair Lowers Mechanics To Work Under Vehicles With No Risk of Injury

This is the Human Hoist Chair developed by Human Hoist LLC, an ergonomic personal positioning technology designer, and manufacturing company. It effortlessly lifts and supports the body to help auto, aviation mechanics and car enthusiasts reduce stretching, straining, and reaching that can lead to back, neck, knee pain, and injury.

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