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Get a haptic feedback touchscreen in your car with Synaptics

At this point, it seems pretty well accepted that multi-tasking while driving often leads to disaster. But new technology from touchscreen maker Synaptics and supplier Valeo is looking to shake things up with a touchscreen that shakes…
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These smart earplugs will change the way you hear the world 2:43

Doppler Labs’ new Here Active Listening system offers a brilliantly simple way to enhance, augment, and silence the world around you in real time, like augmented reality for your ears.
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NASA’s fly-over images of Ceres suggests the dwarf planet may still be active

NASA compiled images from its Dawn spacecraft mission to create a colorful animation that simulates the dwarf planet Ceres flyover and help identify prominent features of the celestial object.
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Scientists unveil new ‘4D-printing’ technique that produces shape-shifting objects 1:06

This week, scientists from Harvard University unveiled a new 4D printing process which manufactures objects capable of changing shape when submerged in water. The process uses a hydrogel composite filled with fibers of cellulose.
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This new soft robotic gripper can gently pick up objects of practically any shape

Robots aren't exactly known for their delicate touch, but soon, the stereotype of the non-gentle machine may change. Scientists say they have managed to develop a robot with "a new soft gripper" that uses electroadhesion.
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New evidence suggests Earth was formed by a huge planetary collision 4.5 billion years ago

The young earth may have suffered a direct impact from another planetary body, which changes how researchers speculate the moon was formed, UCLA researchers say.
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Stanford team proves Cambridge and Colbert wrong: Spider-Man can definitely climb walls

A team of Stanford researchers has proven Cambridge and Stephen Colbert wrong with Gecko Gloves. The demonstration shows a human scaling a vertical wall, proving once and for all that Spider-Man's powers are definitely possible.
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Pro cyclo-cross rides into ‘technological doping’ scandal

Still brushing itself down following its highly damaging doping scandal of recent years, the sport of professional cycling has just ridden straight into another mess that the sport's governing body is describing as "technological doping."
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The Hovervault fire-resistant bag may save your home if your hoverboard explodes

We wondered how long it'd take for a company to respond to the issue of exploding hoverboards. First up is an Australian firm with its "Hovervault" fire-resistant bag designed to prevent flames taking hold should your board suddenly…
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Wales tests a generator that uses ocean tides to power 10,000 homes 5:14

The first tidal generator is being tested off the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales. When fully operational, a system of nine DeltaStream turbines are expected to generate enough energy to power 10,000 Welsh homes.