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Magnetic 'MoonWalker' Shoes Help You Defy Gravity
MoonWalker Shoes
February 6th, 2016
Have you ever fantasized about walking on the moon, but you don't want to put on a spacesuit and blast more than 200,000 miles (322,000 kilometers) through space? A New York-based startup plans to turn this lunar fantasy into a reality.
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Smartphones Could Generate Own Power with New Coating
Touch Screen
February 2nd, 2016
A transparent material that can be attached to a smartphone's touch screen could help the device generate electricity whenever anyone taps it, researchers in China say.
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New Foldable Battery Takes Cue from Chinese Calligraphy
Calligraphy-Inspired Foldable Battery
January 26th, 2016
Scientists in China have developed a flexible, rollable, foldable battery inspired by traditional Chinese calligraphy involving ink on paper.
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Watch a Robot Salamander Swim and Walk (Video)
spinal cord
February 5th, 2016
A new robot salamander has been designed by mimicking nature, and it can both swim, walk and turn.
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Gadget That 'Eavesdrops' on Water Warns You of Waste
Droppler Water Gadget
January 30th, 2016
A sleek, white gadget that looks more like a trendy speaker than a tool for water conservation could stop people from wasting precious H2O, said one Silicon Valley startup.
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'4D-Printed' Objects Change Shape After They're Made
4D-Printed Orchid
January 25th, 2016
By mimicking the way orchids, calla lilies and other plants bend and twist, scientists have created shape-shifting "4D-printed" structures that they say could one day help heal wounds and be used in robotic surgical tools.
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Self-Filling Water Bottle Converts Humid Air into Drinkable H2O
Fontus Self-Filling Water Bottle
January 16th, 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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Fine-Tune the World with 'Augmented Reality' Earbuds
Here Active Listening Earbuds
February 4th, 2016
New earbuds from the Here Active Listening can now instantly transform sounds from your surroundings. These wearable devices seek to "augment reality" — in this case, your soundscape.
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Meet 'Squishy Fingers': Flexible Robot Advances Undersea Research
Squishy Fingers robot collects coral.
January 30th, 2016
There's a new soft and squishy robot in town, and it's ready for some serious underwater business.
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Color-Morphing Clams Could Inspire New Smartphone & TV Screens
Giant Clam Iridescence
January 23rd, 2016
Iridescent cells in the flesh of giant clams could one day help scientists design more efficient solar panels, and television and smartphone screens that are easier on the eyes, researchers say.
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