Innovation

Technological breakthroughs and information about big ideas, innovations and the inventors that make progress possible.
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What the Deep Sea Sounds Like
Orca with freighter
August 21st, 2014
At the bottom of the ocean, a network of underwater microphones eavesdrops day in and day out on the squeaky laments of whales, the rumbles of earthquakes and the drone of passing ships.
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Watch a Cyborg Moth Twirl on the Dance Floor (Video)
The cyborg moth
August 20th, 2014
With the goal of one day making tiny living drones, a team of engineers created a cyborg moth and watched it spin inside an "insect disco" full of flashing lights.
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Zombies and Prosthetic Limbs? The Many Uses of 3D Scanners
WWZ 3D scans
August 21st, 2014
Ever wonder why the zombies in the film "World War Z" appear so lifelike? It's not just makeup — some of them were created with the aid of high-tech scanning technology.
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Color-Changing Octopus Skin Inspires New Camouflage Tech
Octopus-inspired camouflage
August 18th, 2014
Octopuses and squid possess the amazing ability to blend in with their surroundings, but now, researchers have created a man-made system that mimics this form of camouflage.
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Bionic Exoskeleton Could Help Paralyzed Patients Walk
HAL Robot Exosuit
August 14th, 2014
A futuristic-looking robot suit that has its own "limbs" may help paralyzed patients walk again. The exosuit was originally developed in Japan, but has now been tested on paralyzed patients in Germany.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week
The robot assembles itself in three stages.
August 10th, 2014
Transformers, hallucinations and fake orgasms are just the start; check out the coolest stories in Science this week.
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Robot 'Army' Can Swarm into 3D Formations
A miniature robot army.
August 14th, 2014
Like an army of miniature robots with a highly effective drill sergeant, 1,024 coin-size machines can race into meticulous formation to create three-dimensional shapes.
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US Troops Beat the Heat with New Personal AC Units
Army Personal Cooling Systems
August 13th, 2014
U.S. Army aircrews may no longer have to choose between staying safe and staying cool thanks to a new personal cooling system, worn underneath body armor.
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