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Bacteria may be the key to future 3D-printed bespoke materials

Scientists at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have developed a new process that enables them to 3D print a range of materials -- such as a form of graphene -- using bacteria.
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Studying brain waves while watching trailers can help predict a film’s success

Scientists have used brain wave-reading technology to monitor people's interest level when watching movie trailers. It turns out to accurately predict movie box-office performance.
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Lexus floats a new brand idea, the high-performance Lexus Sports Yacht

Toyota isn't new to the boat business, but the recently introduced 42-foot Lexus Sports Yacht is the first to use a corporate brand name. Two Lexus V8 racing engines can move the Sports Yacht at speeds up to 49 miles per hour.
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Smart gym bag promises to clean itself and everything inside it

Ever had the experience of opening your gym bag to be greeted by the smell of sweaty workout clothes? The folks behind new Kickstarter Paqsule think they’ve come up with a solution: a bag which cleans itself.
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Innovative prosthetic leg propels wearers through water as if it were their real limb

A new project funded by Northwell Health created the first fully functional swimming leg. Unlike other prosthetics, this leg actually propels wearers through water as if it were their original leg.
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Pink Trombone is a DIY mouth you can manipulate to form sounds

This intriguing web app, created by a researcher at the Institute of Mathematics of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, shows how mouths are manipulated to form the different sounds that they make.
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Facial-recognition tech takes on Beijing’s toilet paper thieves

What do you do if you run a popular tourist site and locals keep stealing the toilet paper from the restrooms? Build a toilet-paper dispenser with facial recognition technology to stop them taking it all, that's what.
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Scientists use big data to develop a ‘promising’ blood test for autism disorder

Scientists at New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed an algorithm that can accurately predict whether a child has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). It's based on a blood sample.
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Innovative startup turns old fishing nets into new 3D-printer materials

Whether you’re looking to save the planet or just need new 3D-printing materials, you'll find something to like about this U.K. startup, which is turning old fishing nets into 3D-printer filaments.
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Meet Samantha: a smart sex robot that you need to seduce before you get busy

Are you interested in forming a relationship with a sex robot that can show off emotions and even spout a bit of philosophy? If so -- and you have $5,374 to spend -- Samantha could be the doll for you.
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Scientists re-create a devastating tornado using a supercomputer simulation

Scientists used a supercomputer to re-create a supercell storm in an effort to understand its structure and mechanisms. Most importantly, they wanted to know why certain storms create such intense tornadoes.