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Could holograms help bring the end of malaria? Experts build new tool

Experts are in short supply, particularly in impoverished regions where malaria hits hardest, so a team of engineers from Duke University devised an innovative technique that replaces the expert with an algorithm.
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Shortcut is a 3D-printed smart mouse substitute for hand amputees

Shortcut is a 3D-printed smart wristband, which works in conjunction with hand prostheses as a mouse substitute for amputees without the use of their hands.
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Optical defibrillator shows promise as a less shocking way to reset your heart

Correcting the irregular heartbeat of an arrhythmia with a defibrillator can be a shocking experience, but it doesn't have to be that way. Researchers from John Hopkins have developed a kinder and gentler process that uses light…
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Listening to you speak could help reveal stress, depression, and even heart conditions

Can the same technology which analyzes emotion in voices also be used to identify health-related issues, ranging from stress to heart conditions? A team of researchers certainly thinks it can.
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Music made with Alan Turing’s massive computer restored after more than 50 years

Alan Turing is celebrated for many things — as the father of computer science, legendary Nazi code breaker, and mind behind the Turing test. But few people view his as a pioneer of electronic music. Until now.
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You may soon be able to fly farther, faster, and cheaper thanks to new Airbus planes

Hawaiian Holdings and JetBlue Airways are celebrating the release of the Airbus A321neo and the upcoming Airbus A321LR, both of which boast impressive ranges that could take passengers of these two companies farther than ever before.
Health & Fitness

New research center is dedicated to engineering cells into living machines

Based at the University of California, San Fransisco, the $24 million Center for Cellular Construction will be used to study and promote cellular engineering, a young discipline that aims to create living machines by manipulating nature.
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A Dutch bike maker came up with this ingenious idea to reduce shipping damage

Dutch bike company VanMoof makes a lot of its sales online, which means it relies on shipping firms to deliver its two-wheelers. Trouble is, some of the bikes were getting damaged en route to the customer ... until an employee came up with…
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Watch this robot lawnmower take on a moose, and lose

Who do you think would emerge the victor in a showdown between a robot lawn mower and a moose? Someone in Norway recently found out when they sent their grass-cutting machine into battle after catching the animal stealing apples…
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Elon Musk will soon tell the world how he plans to colonize Mars

Elon Musk is over Earth and onto Mars. That, at least, appears to be the thesis of his planned talk at the upcoming 67th International Astronautical Congress, which will take place on September 27 in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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Monitor your home appliances with Sense's affordable load monitoring system

By installing the Sense monitor in your electrical panel and downloading the Sense app, you’ll be able to watch all of our home’s appliances in action and track what is using the most electricity.
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Danish students take to the seas in floating shipping container apartments

By making use of modular shipping container homes in Copenhagen's urban harbors, Urban Rigger and architecture firm Bjarke Ingels have reinvented student housing and offer units for just $600 per month.