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the highly anticipated yamaha ec-05 electric scooter's battery system uses gogoro’s smart energy ‘go stations’ all around taiwan.

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An exhibition at London's Science Museum explores the future of autonomous mobility, and the designs that are paving the way. Curator Margaret Campbell selects five pieces from the show and reveals the stories behind them.

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The Next Web

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The big problem with plastics is that though they last for a very long time, most are thrown away after only one use. Since plastics were invented in the 1950s, about 8,300m metric tonnes (Mt) have been made, but over half (4,900 Mt) is already in landfill or has been lost to the environment. In 2010 alone, an estimated 4.8 to 12.7 Mt went into the oceans.

Only a small proportion of the hundreds of types of plastics can be recycled by conventional technology. But there are other things we can do to reuse plastics after they’ve served their original purpose. My research, for example, focuses on chemical recycling, and I’ve been looking into how food packaging can be used to create new materials like wires for electricity.

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Wired

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In an Amazon sorting center, a swarm of robots works alongside humans. Here’s what that says about Amazon—and the future of work.

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Some of the most famous scientific discoveries happened by accident. From Teflon and the microwave oven to penicillin, scientists trying to solve a problem sometimes find unexpected things. This is exactly how we created phosphorene nanoribbons – a material made from one of the universe’s basic building blocks, but that has the potential to revolutionize …

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Inhabitat

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Designed by London-based Cyclehoop, the Cycle Hub is an innovative bike storage made out of repurposed shipping containers.

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a brooklyn-based startup has come up with a portable e-motor that can be easily attached to any bicycle, instantly transforming it into an e-bike.

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Borophene, a single-atom layer of the element boron, is super-strong and super-flexible–plus it’s a superconductor.

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the work of contemporary artist felipe pantone arrives in shanghai with his first exhibition in the city: 'distance, speed, time, formula'.

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