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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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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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Dissolving Implants Could Monitor the Brain One Day, Rat Study Shows
Brain Activity
January 19th, 2016
Tiny, wireless, electronic implants that melt away in the body could one day help doctors monitor the brain, new research in rats suggests.
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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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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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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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Wear Your Genes: Scarves Turn Your DNA Into Unique Pattern
DNA-Personalized Scarf
December 27th, 2015
You can now buy scarves featuring designs based on your unique DNA sequence, making these items among the most personalized gifts ever made.
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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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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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Magnetic Device Lets Smartphones Test Your Blood
Man Holding Smartphone
January 14th, 2016
Smartphones equipped with portable devices that magnetically levitate cells might one day help diagnose diseases in the home, clinic or lab, researchers say.
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