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03.30.16
ICYMI: A space-based full service stop, bat drone and more
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ICYMI: A space-based full service stop, bat drone and more

DARPA wants to create robotic servicing vehicles to inspect and fix satellites.

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01.18.16
This color-changing polymer warns of tiny damage you can't see
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This color-changing polymer warns of tiny damage you can't see

The material houses microscopic color-changing capsules that turn red for cracks and damage invisible to the human eye.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 -...

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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...

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