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Soft robot sleeve will help hearts to beat when they’re failing

An innovative soft robotic sleeve will keep a failing heart beating by wrapping around it and mimicking its natural rhythms through a combination of twisting and compressing movements.
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BAE Systems wants to use lasers to create energy-scattering deflector shields

BAE Systems' Laser Developed Atmospheric Lens (LDAL) project plans to temporarily and reversibly alter the Earth’s atmosphere to turn it into a range of different optic tools. Energy deflector shields, here we come!
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A 19-year-old Stanford student has created a 'Fake News Detector AI'

Stanford student Karan Singhal, 19, developed a neural network which he hopes will help busy internet users quickly identify fake news online using the latest artificial intelligence tools.
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Could our cells one day be connected to our smartphone? Research suggests yes

Researchers have conducted new research that suggests that our cells could one day be used to track our health on a much deeper level -- and even one day connect to our smartphone.
Mobile

The smartphone-powered YO Sperm Kit lets you test in the comfort of your home

Male fertility tests aren't always the most comfortable affairs, but the FDA-approved, smartphone-powered YO Sperm Test kit makes it a little less awkward than it otherwise might be.
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Heartbeat passwords could be used to keep your medical records safe

Researchers at Binghamton University in New York think the best way to protect a patient's personal electronic health records could be using their own unique, distinctive heartbeat.
Mobile

Scientists transform a Nokia 1020 into a microscope to save lives

Scientists have transformed a Nokia 1020 into a DNA-sequencing microscope using a breakthrough, inexpensive 3D-printed apparatus. The same idea could work with other smartphones in the future. The idea is to make the etch cheap and easy to…
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A crew of six enter a geodesic dome to find out what it's like to live on Mars

An international crew of six enter a geodesic dome atop Hawaii’s Mauna Loa on Thursday to begin an eight-month experiment on isolation, during which the crew will only breathe recycled air and eat space food.
Outdoors

Fortress Clothing keeps you warm even after diving into icy waters

Fortress Clothing is designed to keep you warm even when wet. No matter how soaked the material gets, moisture is pushed away from the body to keep the wearer dry and warm in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Photography

How in the world did SpaceX snap this stunning rocket-landing photo?

Everything came right for SpaceX on Saturday when it successfully landed another of its rockets on a floating platform after a four-month break. Heck, it even managed to snap a stunning photo just moments before the rocket touched down.
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GoTube promises to be the world’s most portable electric scooter

It may look like you're on your way to yoga, but inside that bag is something far more mobile than a mat. Meet the GoTube, heralded as the world's most portable electric scooter, which has already raised more than $120,000.
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Bagpipe-playing 3D-printed robotic hands are the most ridiculous thing you’ll see all week

Okay, so it’s kind of a gloomy thought, but would there be a more Cool Tech way to close out your eventual funeral (years in the future) than by having a 3D-printed robot play the bagpipes?