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Bend it, twist it, generate electricity with it — these nanogenerators may make energy easy

Mama said don’t jump on the bed -- but what if that bed is made out of shape-adaptive triboelectric nanogenerators? What if our horseplay could power the house? Then could we jump on it?
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Equimetre is an AI-powered wearable that aims to bring horse races into the 21st century

AI algorithms and IoT already help human athletes train safer and more efficiently. The creators of the Equimetre recognized this and got to work developing a smart device that scaled these analytics up for equine.
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Soon, you’ll be able to use BMW i3 batteries to power your house

BMW is launching a home energy storage system using the same batteries as its i3 electric car. The system will use either new batteries or "second-life" batteries recycled from cars.
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Synthia is a massive virtual city where autonomous vehicles can safely learn how to drive

“Our research shows that the gap between virtual and real worlds is getting very small,” German Ros, a research assistant and Deep Learning PhD candidate, who worked on the project, tells Digital Trends.
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Forget RepRap: this self-replicating 3D printer is made almost entirely from 3D printed parts 1:43

“As far as we are aware, Dollo3D is the first scalable self replicating machine,” says Ben Engel, half of the father-son engineering team behind the project. “When you get a Dollo3D, you can print your own upgrade parts…
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Truly autonomous drones unveiled courtesy of Airobotics in Israel

Meet Airobotics, a Tel Aviv-based company that wants to take humans out of the equation altogether when it comes to drones. After all, they're called Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for a reason, right?
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Weaponized drone swarms will meet their match with this 60-kilowatt laser

Drones, whether alone or in groups, are difficult to spot when approaching, tough to follow on radar, and cannot be easily shot down using conventional weapons. To combat this potential threat, Lockheed Martin is developing a…
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With help from this AI assistant, doctors can diagnose breast cancer with near perfect accuracy

Physicians are pretty damn good at detecting breast cancer, but they aren’t perfect. Human pathologists can accurately identify the disease with 96 percent accuracy by reviewing breast biopsy samples, without even coming in contact with…
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After its Micro 3D printer fizzled, M3D promises fireworks from the $500 Pro

Ever since M3D's Micro hit the market, the company has been gathering feedback from users. Today at CE week 2016 in New York City, the company unveiled a new printer -- dubbed the M3D Pro -- that addresses all the flaws and shortcomings of…
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Sphero’s new SPRK+ robotic orb features improved Bluetooth and a more robust shell

Sphero's new education-focused SPRK+ improves on its predecessor in subtle but important ways. It'll hit retail later this year.
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Teach your child how to sleep right with the new Suzy Snooze baby monitor

Suzy Snooze is a baby monitor, sleep trainer and night light all in one, which is designed to give parents more sleep and help children build good sleeping habits which can have a dramatic effect on their future.
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Amazing new solar cell is so thin and flexible that it can wrap around a pencil

Scientists in South Korea have created a new, cutting-edge bendy solar cell that’s both thin and flexible enough to wrap around a pencil. The real question is whether or not it is efficient and cost-friendly enough.