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This portable capsule lets you live off the grid anywhere in the world - ScienceAlert

The whole thing is pretty cramped, measuring just 2.55 m x 4.45 m x 2.25 m, but it's designed to be entirely self-sufficient for two adults, and is kitted out with a retractable 750 W wind turbine and 2.6 square-metres of solar panels.

The egg-shaped abode, which has been named the Ecocapsule, also has a 9,744 Watt hours battery to store all that power for a rainy (or cloudy) day. The pod is specially shaped to help collect rainwater and dew and funnel it down into a tank below the pod's floor, filtering it with a clever surface membrane along the way to remove any bacteria.

TESLA PUSHES THE LIMITS OF THE MODEL S WITH 'LUDICROUS MODE'

Next, visionary CEO Elon Musk announced that the Model S P85D—their high-performance, dual-motor, all-wheel-drive version—would get an additional button that would bump up its “Insane Mode” mode to “Ludicrous Mode,” trimming the 0-60 mph time from 3.2 to 2.8 seconds and generating 1.1 Gs of acceleration, which Musk said is “faster than falling.” (Going to have to fact-check that bit.) The feature adds $10,000 to the price of the P85D, as opposed to $5,000 for the simpler Insane Mode.

Yes! Researchers have created glasses-free 3D holograms using graphene - ScienceAlert

Three-dimensional holographic images are a mainstay in sci-fi films, from Princess Leia’s cry for help in Star Wars, to the holographic maps in Avatar. But in real life, we’ve struggled to achieve the same effect without the use of annoying 3D glasses.

Now scientists from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia have used a graphene-based material to create a full-colour, pop-up, 3D floating display - visible from a wide angle with the naked eye.

Holograms work by bending light off the screen in a carefully controlled way so that, instead...

SCALE A GLASS WALL WITH GECKO-INSPIRED ADHESIVE ON YOUR HANDS

A team of scientists from Stanford University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering have now one-upped the gecko, creating a hand-sized adhesive surface that allows humans to vertically scale glass walls.

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