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New heat storage system uses chemical reaction to bottle up the summer sun

Swiss researchers have come up with a smart process that allows people to store heat in the warmer months of the summer for use during the colder parts of the year. Here's how it works.

Nissan selects London as first European test site for its self-driving cars

The race to the autonomous future has taken to the streets -- this time, in London. On Friday, Nissan announced it would begin its first trials of self-driving cars in the British capital of London.

Your friends may have to (wood) chip in for Lynx’s expensive new smart smoker

Interested in learning more about your meat? The Lynx Sonoma Smoker is Wi-Fi-enabled and can show you its temperature -- as well as the smoker's temperature -- as your brisket cooks for 14 hours.

New York’s ‘Citi Bikes’ are getting their own laser projection lights 0:35

NYC's bike-share scheme already enjoys an impressive safety record, and its operator is keen to ensure it stays that way. That's why it's planning to equip hundreds of its Citi Bikes with the Laserlight, which projects an image…
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Furrion wants humans to race inside robots that can jump over cars, hit up to 20 mph 10:02

Furrion's founder Matt Fidler spoke at this year's CES about the 20-foot, human-piloted exo-bionic suit the company built in hopes that people will race against each other in a new league. Fidler says the league could debut at…
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Scientists genetically modified salmonella to eat cancerous tumors

A new research project carried out by biomedical engineers at Duke University shows how salmonella food poisoning can be modified to become a cancer-seeking missile. Here's how it works.
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‘Morphing wing’ drone capable of landing just like a bird

Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol and BMT Defence Services have trained a drone to fly and land just like a bird. The secret? Deep learning machine learning algorithms.
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Smart guitar accessory Fret Zeppelin uses LEDs to unleash your inner rock god

Fret Zeppelin is a state-of-the-art LED accessory for your guitar, which fits just above the frets and shows you exactly where to put your fingers to play any song you want. Overly snug rock star leather pants are not included.
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ElliQ is like an Amazon Echo robot designed to keep seniors company

Intuition Robotics' ElliQ robot is a bit like specially tailored Amazon Echo, designed to act as a loyal companion to senior citizens. While it's not a replacement for human company, it could do a lot of good.
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Wearable device lets visually impaired people sense their surroundings

Using millimeter wave radar sensors, Guidesense can detect obstacles in the environment -- including thin branches and bushes -- and relay that information back to the wearer via haptic and audio feedback.

Despite 60,000 pre-orders, the Lily flying camera is permanently grounded

After multiple delays, Lily the flying camera now won't ever ship, as the company announced its closure. It will be issuing a refund to over 60,000 pre-order customers after it couldn't fund the product's manufacturing.

Google Classroom is hoping the new year will be the best one yet for teachers and students

In 2017, the classroom is embracing technology like never before. And now, Google Classroom has rolled out a number of updates to better the experience for students, teachers, and administrators.