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08.19.14
Octopus-like camouflage can hide you in plain sight
08.19.14

Octopus-like camouflage can hide you in plain sight

Octopuses and other cephalopods are masters of disguise -- their prey often doesn't realize the da...

By J. Fingas,   08.19.14
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07.02.14
Biobots made from tissue could one day be implanted in humans
07.02.14

Biobots made from tissue could one day be implanted in humans

It turns out that robots don't need to be BigDog-sized to be freaky. Scientists at the University...

By S. Dent,   07.02.14
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01.23.14
Tiny power plant can charge a pacemaker through heartbeats
01.23.14

Tiny power plant can charge a pacemaker through heartbeats

Pacemakers and other electronic implants are a pain to keep running -- patients need surgery to re...

By J. Fingas,   01.23.14
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06.07.13
Scientists build soft, transparent contact lens displays with nanomaterials
06.07.13

Scientists build soft, transparent contact lens displays with nanomaterials

Of the contact lens display prototypes that we've seen so far, few if any are focused on comfort -...

By J. Fingas,   06.07.13
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05.02.13
Camera inspired by insect eyes can see 180 degrees, has almost infinite depth of field
05.02.13

Camera inspired by insect eyes can see 180 degrees, has almost infinite depth of field

Technologists have been drawing inspiration from the insect world for a long time. And folks worki...

By T. O'Brien,   05.02.13
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04.18.13
Universities inject neuron-sized LEDs to stimulate brains without a burden (video)
04.18.13

Universities inject neuron-sized LEDs to stimulate brains without a burden (video)

Existing methods for controlling brain activity tend to skew the results by their very nature -- i...

By J. Fingas,   04.18.13
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04.17.13
Tiny lithium-ion battery recharges 1000x faster than rival tech, could shrink mobile devices
04.17.13

Tiny lithium-ion battery recharges 1000x faster than rival tech, could shrink mobile devices

Supercapacitors are often hailed as the holy grail of power supplies, but a group of researchers a...

By A. Santos,   04.17.13
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03.29.13
University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock
03.29.13

University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock

Things got a tad hairy for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Blue Waters supercompu...

By A. Santos,   03.29.13
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03.11.13
Researchers print biometric sensors directly on skin, make wearable health monitors more durable
03.11.13

Researchers print biometric sensors directly on skin, make wearable health monitors more durable

MC10 might be best known for its wearable electronics aimed at athletes, but the company also makes...

By M. Gorman,   03.11.13
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