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The Airport Jacket lets you wear your luggage to beat excess baggage fees

Fed up with paying excess baggage fees every time you fly? Then the Airport Jacket may be just the ticket. The unique design features 14 big pockets and can even transform into a handy bag (for when you board the plane).
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Watch this UPS truck launch a drone on a delivery run

UPS knows that strict flight regulations mean drone deliveries in urban areas are still a ways off. So it's converted one of its trucks into a drone launch vehicle that it hopes to one day use in rural areas.
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Crazy new color-changing hair dye responds to shifts in temperature

How cool would it be to have hair that can change color from black to red to blue to blonde depending on the temperature? Thanks to a U.K.-based chemist, such a hair dye now exists.
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This sea snake bot looks like it escaped from a sci-fi nightmare, but it’s actually here to help

Eelume is a snake-like robot designed to live underwater and repair undersea infrastructure, such as pipelines and oil rigs. Check out this video of its first dip in a Norwegian fjord.

This camera that sees in real time could mean safer driverless cars and drones

Driverless cars can only react as quickly as the camera sees potential collisions. The Celex "sees" in real time by only analyzing the differences from the last frame on a pixel level.
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Sound science: Ecologists use drones to document songbirds in tough terrain

Cutting-edge ecologists at Pennsylvania's Gettysburg College have demonstrated how drones can be used as bio-acoustic recording devices for helping survey changing songbird populations.
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Stryker is using Microsoft’s HoloLens to design operating rooms of the future

Microsoft's HoloLens AR solution is perhaps the most advanced in terms of becoming a part of the real world. Stryker, which is using HoloLens to redesign the operating room, provides a clear example of the potential of AR in this…

Samsung's C-Lab readies breakthrough VR apps for debut at MWC

Samsung has announced it is preparing four exhibitions for next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, from its Creative Lab department, specializing in new and inventive uses for virtual and augmented reality.

This solar-powered smart wallet features RFID-blocking technology, too

You take it everywhere you go, so it better not weigh you down. We're talking, of course, about your wallet. Here to ensure that you have one that is not only slim but also secure is Ekster.
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Microchipped bumblebees show that worker bees act a lot like humans

Bumblebees fitted with microchip backpacks have offered researchers a unique glimpse into the hidden world of colonies. As it turns out, when it comes to carrying the workload, bees behave a lot like human beings.
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Space buffs drool as NASA announces a major 'discovery beyond our solar system'

NASA will host a news conference on Wednesday to discuss recent discoveries of planets beyond our solar system. The even will begin at 1 p.m. ET. The public are invited to ask questions via Twitter with the hashtag #askNASA.
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First step to future vaccines? Mice that glow like fireflies

Scientists at Stanford University have come up with a way to make mice glow in the dark by engineering them to produce firefly proteins. And it could just turn out to be a major advance in the development of future vaccines.