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Diving Robot 'Mermaid' Lends a Hand (or 2) to Ocean Exploration
May 2nd, 2016
A 1664 shipwreck's first nonaquatic visitor in centuries wasn't human — it was a robot.
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This 'Smart' Juicer Is Like a Keurig Machine for Juice
Juicero - Cold-Press Juicer
April 20th, 2016
A company has developed a new high-tech juicer that can deliver fresh, organic juice with the simple push of a button.
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Light-Up Device Lets You 'Talk' to Fireflies
April 12th, 2016
A handheld device lets users communicate with fireflies by producing light pulses in patterns that mimic actual firefly signals.
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Ultrathin 'E-Skin' Turns Your Hand into an Electronic Display
Electronic Skin
April 18th, 2016
Your smartphone could one day be replaced by an electronic display laminated to the back of your hand, if the inventors of a new ultrathin "e-skin" have their way.
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'Smart' Spray Cans Could Make Anyone a Mural Artist
April 11th, 2016
A team of researchers has designed a prototype for a robotic, radio-controlled method that reproduces photographs as large-scale paintings.
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Bad Touch: Intimate Robot Interactions Cause Discomfort
Robot Touch
April 5th, 2016
Touching robots in what humans think of as intimate places arouses emotions in people, but they're not what you think — the resulting feelings are mostly ones of discomfort, researchers say.
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New Wearable Device Is Virtual Ski Coach Inside Your Boot
Carv Wearable Ski Tracker
April 25th, 2016
Whether you fear face-planting the moment you get off a chairlift or you're perfectly at home on the slopes but want to better navigate a tricky black-diamond course, a new wearable gadget for skiers is here to help.
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Self-Filling Water Bottle Converts Humid Air into Drinkable H2O
Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottle
April 13th, 2016
When water is scarce, why not pull it out of thin air? An industrial designer in Austria is hoping to do just that (well, sort of).
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Shape-Shifting Drones Could Be Made from Metal-Foam Hybrid
Metal-Foam Hybrid Material
April 8th, 2016
Miniature drones that can morph from flying machines into underwater vehicles by changing the shape of their wings in midair could be a step closer, thanks to a new material that acts as a hybrid between stiff metal and spongy foam.
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