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5 cool inventions that could save the planet – CNN

1. A high-tech sieve that makes the ocean drinkable Yes, you can already turn the ocean into drinkable water through existing, industrial-scale desalination plants. But these plants are often costly and can damage the environment: They use large amounts of energy, produce greenhouse gases and can harm marine life.

The barmy inventions that time forgot – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk The barmy inventions that time forgotTelegraph.co.uk“I had an immense advantage over many others,” wrote the Victorian inventor and steelmaker Henry Bessemer in his autobiography, “inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer …and more » inventions – read more