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A drone may one day save your life

You've just wrecked your car in a remote area. You need medical attention STAT as the doctors would say. Moments later, a disaster drone comes zooming in to offer assistance. It's on the horizon.

Amazon Echo continues AI domination into 2017

Amazon's Echo is dominating the AI space, with its integration into the massive Amazon inventory a key component to its success. As 2017 unfolds, Echo faces increased competition from companies like Google.

Redecorating the secret lair? Bodyfriend Aventar massage chair will fit right in

The Bodyfriend Aventar massage chair is smart enough to scan your body for health stats but also works as a gaming chair. It can react to VR videos or games, vibrating along to add an extra dimension.

USDOT forms wide-ranging blue-ribbon federal automation advisory panel

The U.S. Department of Transportation formed an automation advisory committee whose members include private and public sector leaders from major companies, universities, cities, and advocacy groups.
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Swiss clockwork pacemaker gives your heart the Rolex treatment

Researchers in Switzerland are working on a clockwork pacemaker with all the mechanical ingenuity of a high-end Swiss watch. Here's how it works, and why it may be vastly superior to other options.

Weekly rewind: Nintendo Switch incoming, incredible space photos, Vegas' self-driving buses

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…
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Paper centrifuge can spin at an astonishing 125,000 revolutions per minute

Manu Prakash, professor of bioengineering at Stanford University, has built a low-cost paper centrifuge based on a classic children’s toy, the whirligig. Here's how it works -- and why it's so awesome.
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Need a new ear, nose, or patella? This new 3D printer can create bones and soft tissue

Bioprinting company Cellink has announced the launch of its new BIO X printer, which it hopes will bring 3D bioprinting to a whole new audience. Could this be the most user-friendly bioprinter yet?
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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.

Look out, London — Nissan's self-driving cars will begin tests there next month

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…