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This UK supermarket gets all of its power from rotting vegetables

The Sainbury's grocery store in Cannock, England, gets 100 percent of it's power by collecting it's food waste, recycling it, and using it to generate biomethane gas.

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Forget drinking, Vapshot lets you literally inhale your booze

Vapshot, maker of the vaporized liquor dispenser of the same name, has just released a miniaturized version of its flagship product designed to be used at home


This robot thinks it’s Spielberg: Watch this machine-filmed ballet

This video of a ballet performance was taken with a robotic camera.


This gum-stick-sized gizmo will tell you if your drink has been drugged

Pd.id is the first battery-powered and fully-reusable device that can detect the presence of Rohypnol, zolpidem, and other benzodiazepines (commonly known as date rape drugs) in your drinks

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of July 20, 2014

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the Web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

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Ice cream could be the next 3D-printed food on the menu

What flavor ice cream would you like? And what shape? Three enterprising students from MIT have been working on a technique to create 3D-printed ice cream shapes in a modified freezer.

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Social media on your wrist: Hicon is a bracelet that makes social networking wearable

The Hicon is a unique bracelet with small, colorful buttons linked to your social media accounts. In other words, it’s wearable social media for your wrist. The goal is to bring social media interactions into the real world.

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Wearable robot adds two fingers to your human hand, gives you a better grip on life

Researchers at MIT have created a wrist-mounted robot that adds two long fingers to your hand so you can perform everyday routines more easily. The implications could be significant for the elderly and people with disabilities.

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No network? No problem. GoTenna lets you message your buddies without cell service

goTenna is basically a low-power radio transceiver that allows you to use your phone like a CB radio and send messages -- even in the absence of a cellular network.

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Kyocera teases the Sapphire Shield, but keeps quiet about when, or if, we can buy one

Kyocera, known for making rugged smartphones, has posted a teaser video for a product called the Sapphire Shield, but is keeping quiet about whether we'll be able to buy one or not.


Honda’s newest Asimo robot can walk faster, hear you better, and knows sign language

Honda's clever Asimo robot showed off its skills at a special event in Belgium this week, giving Europe-based humanoid fans their first up-close look at the latest version.

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Google uses its Street View cars to sniff out gas leaks in US cities

Mindful that Google's Street View cars cover thousands of miles of roads in a methodical and organized way, an environmental agency recently contacted the Web company to suggest fitting the vehicles with sensors to detect potential hazards such as gas leaks.

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From camo to stargazing, here’s what’s in store for the world’s blackest material

UK tech firm Surrey Nanosystems has developed a material so black that your eyes basically can’t see it — you can only see the space around it, and then infer that there must be something occupying that eerie void

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