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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.

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 an affordable way to protect medical records

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.

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.

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.

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?
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From 3D-printed cake toppers to camera drones, weddings are becoming high tech

Thinking of integrating more tech than tradition into your wedding? You're not alone, according to a recent interview with The Knot. A third of all weddings are now high tech while nearly 90 percent of couples plan with their smartphone.
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These DARPA-funded cardboard drones are designed to deliver supplies, then disappear

Called ICARUS, this DARPA-funded cardboard drone project is designed for flying those missions there’s no coming back from. The resulting UAV could do everything from delivering vaccines to batteries.
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Brighter sun spots: Researchers can now view solar storms in high definition

An upgrade of the world’s highest-resolution telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory in California makes it possible to watch massive solar storms raging in space. Here is how it works.