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PhotonGrill is a portable, inflatable solar grill that fits in a backpack

No propane, no lighter fluid, no ridiculous charcoal chimneys -- just you, some mirrors, and that big ball of burning gas at the center of our solar system. PhotonGrill lets you cook with the power of the sun, all in a package that can fit…
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Chromecast just became the TV streaming device to beat

The Chromecast was already one of the best media streaming devices, and now it's gotten a whole lot better. Google has given it a complete makeover and added new features that will likely make it one of the hottest streaming devices…
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Check out this 4-gram robot that walks like an inchworm and jumps like a flea

Inspired by nature, the four-gram Tribot origami robot has the ability to crawl like an inchworm, jump like a flea, and then crawl again all without requiring a complete reset of its system.
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India just launched its first high-definition telescope into orbit

India this week successfully launched its first space observatory as part of the country's growing space program.
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Prototype ‘smart glove’ can read hand motions, translate sign language in real time

One woman is doing what she can to ease the language barrier between signed and spoken language with her invention of the SignLanguageGlove, a smart glove translates sign language into text or speech.
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VetiGel, the magical goop that can stop bleeding in seconds, ships to vets next month

A new gel made from algae may revolutionize the way we heal by halting blood flow from an open wound in seconds. The new product enhances the body's own clotting fibers, creating a mesh and stopping bleeding. It works equally well for both…

Watch the mess disappear with Jisiwei S+, a robot vacuum with a camera

Vacuuming your house is the least of what the Jisiwei S+ can do. The robot also functions as a security system, thanks to its motion detector, camera, and app that allows you to monitor your home from a distance.
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NASA says a simple greenhouse will allow astronauts to grow food on Mars 2:58

After announcing it found the strongest signs of water on Mars to date, NASA acknowledged astronauts could cultivate plant life on the planet by constructing small, inflatable greenhouses.

Make your own internet of things with this modular phone kit

Watch phones are played out like polka dots. Why not a necklace phone? Or keychain phone? RePhone is a series of phone kits made up of modules, the software to control them and enclosures to hold them. It's up on Kickstarter right…
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Super Bat drones keep animals safe and put poachers on notice from 15,000 feet

African poachers may find it difficult to hide in the near future as drone technology joins the fight against this illegal hunting practice.
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Google brings VR field trips to classrooms around the world

While schools would no doubt love to take all their students to fascinating, faraway destinations, logistics and costs can get in the way. That's why Google has come up with Expeditions, a kit that enables virtual field trips to some…
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New medical makerspace lets hospital staff literally invent their own high-tech tools 2:34

Texas' John Sealy Hospital opened the doors to its new MakerNurse lab, the first dedicated makerspace in a U.S. hospital for health care providers which could change the landscape of healthcare services.