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05.15.14
How a water bottle gave birth to a whole new world of self-healing products
05.15.14

How a water bottle gave birth to a whole new world of self-healing products

IBM's had a breakthrough in accelerated materials science and it's owed, in part, to a Dasani wate...

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04.25.14
The world's smallest magazine cover is 2,000 times smaller than a grain of salt
04.25.14

The world's smallest magazine cover is 2,000 times smaller than a grain of salt

No, National Geographic Kids didn't forget to buy colored ink -- that's a blown-up view of the sma...

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12.05.13
DARPA tests ground-based prototype of its folding space telescope (video)
12.05.13

DARPA tests ground-based prototype of its folding space telescope (video)

Researchers want higher-resolution images of the Earth from space, but glass-based telescopes won'...

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07.21.13
Plastic skin lights up on contact, may lead to touchscreens everywhere (video)
07.21.13

Plastic skin lights up on contact, may lead to touchscreens everywhere (video)

Flexible circuitry is frequently a one-way affair -- we've seen bendy displays and touch layers, b...

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04.30.13
Canada puts its robot arms on $5 bills, leads the space currency race
04.30.13

Canada puts its robot arms on $5 bills, leads the space currency race

Americans like to tease Canadians about their colorful (and often animal-themed) money, but we thi...

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02.01.13
Fujifilm's flexible Beat speaker diaphragm lets us roll up the rhythm
02.01.13

Fujifilm's flexible Beat speaker diaphragm lets us roll up the rhythm

While there's been no shortage of rollable displays, rollable speakers are rare -- the softness ne...

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01.21.13
Cotton-polymer material absorbs or repels moisture depending how hot it is
01.21.13

Cotton-polymer material absorbs or repels moisture depending how hot it is

Aside from the sweltering daytime heat and the freezing night-time temperatures, the biggest proble...

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11.25.12
Hybrid 3D printer could fast-track cartilage implants
11.25.12

Hybrid 3D printer could fast-track cartilage implants

Most of the attention surrounding 3D printers in medicine has focused on patching up our outsides,...

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11.16.12
Athens university prints polymer circuits with lasers, speeds us towards low-cost electronics
11.16.12

Athens university prints polymer circuits with lasers, speeds us towards low-cost electronics

The dream of ubiquitous technology revolves around cheaper materials, and polymer circuits could h...

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