Science & Technology

105,000 Smart Meters Removed After Multiple Fires Were Caused by The Device

105,000 Smart Meters Removed After Multiple Fires Were Caused by The Device

In Canada recently, nearly a dozen house fires have been started by newly installed smart meters, causing a massive recall of over 105,000 devices.  The meters are Sensus Generation 3.3 smart meters, which were installed by SaskPower, the local government utility monopoly. According to the Ontario Fire Marshal, smart meters have been linked to 23 […]

Teenager Invents Water Purifier That Creates Electricity With No External Power Source

Teenager Invents Water Purifier That Creates Electricity With No External Power Source

Last week, True Activist published a story about a 15 year old who invented a shoe insole that creates electricity while you walk.  His device was a submission for this year’s “Google Science Fair” which features a number of brilliant inventions, many of which were created by teenagers and young children. Another finalist in this […]

15 Year Old Invents Device That Generates Electricity While You Walk

15 Year Old Invents Device That Generates Electricity While You Walk

By John Vibes, True Activist. 15-year-old Angelo Casimiro, from the Philippines, has recently made international news with a new invention that generates electricity in a very new and interesting way.  The invention is a shoe insole that harnesses electricity every time that the person wearing the shoe takes a step.  Angelo constructed his device using piezoelectric […]

Open Source ‘Solar Pocket Factory’ Can 3D Print A Solar Panel Every 15 Seconds

Open Source ‘Solar Pocket Factory’ Can 3D Print A Solar Panel Every 15 Seconds

Shawn Frayne and Alex Hornstein, two young inventors based in the Philippines, are taking their passion for clean free energy and developing a way to make it accessible and cheap for everyone. These guys are working tirelessly to provide a product that could be used by practically anyone to make homemade solar panels. The factory is small […]

This New Device Will Clean 23 Metric Tons of Trash From The Ocean Every Day

This New Device Will Clean 23 Metric Tons of Trash From The Ocean Every Day

By John Vibes True Activist. Pollution in the world’s waterways is one of the most serious challenges that our species is facing, and creative solutions are going to be needed in order to solve this problem.  People from all over the world have recognized this issue and have been working hard to come up with […]

EFF Releases New Online Tool That Promises to Prevent Online Spying

EFF Releases New Online Tool That Promises to Prevent Online Spying

By John Vibes, True Activist. Internet freedom activists from the Electronic Frontier Foundation have crated a new online tool, which they say will protect your privacy while browsing the web.  Recently, the group announced the release of Privacy Badger, a browser extension for Firefox and Chrome that detects and blocks online advertising and other embedded content […]

3D-Printed Innovations That Can Heal, Improve or Save Lives.

3D-Printed Innovations That Can Heal, Improve or Save Lives.

This technology is going to revolutionize our lives, bringing industrial power to our homes.  3D printing has been put to use by printing anything from houses to guitars but more importantly to save lives. However this technology has some exciting medical applications as well, including the possibility of someday creating functional human organs. Below are some 3D printed […]