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This may sting: Google's new patent describes a smart lens injected right into your eyeball

Smart lenses may be making headlines, but Google wants to take things a step further. The company just filed a patent for a lens that is injected in your eyeball. The device would mostly be used for vision improvement.
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One small animal is apparently all it takes to shut down the Large Hadron Collider

It's a $7 billion dollar piece of machinery, but even the Large Hadron Collider is no match for a small mammal. The accelerator shut down overnight Friday as the result of a chewed-through electrical cable.
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Cyrano is an air freshener that wants to give your videos smell-o-vision

Vapo Communications launched a scented speaker called the Cyrano that emits different scents, according to the mood you choose. You use the oNotes app to pick a variety of fragrances to smell, so your nose doesn't get bored.
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How to register your drone with the FAA

Before you take to the skies with your new drone, you need to make sure it has been properly registered with the U.S. government. Check our guide for registration requirements and easy, step-by-step instructions on how to complete your…
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Double whammy: These odd new beads could be used in both contraceptives and infertility treatments

Using peptide-coated beads as a decoy, this experimental technique lures sperm away from fertilizable eggs to provide a long-term contraceptive option. Amazingly, the same beads that catch sperm before implantation can take place can also…
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Daimler's yet-unnamed home battery unit looks to spoil Tesla's Powerwall party

Looking to take a bite out of the home battery pie, Mercedes parent company Daimler is readying its own energy storage unit to take on Tesla's Powerwall. Currently, the unit is only available to those living in Germany.
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Chemists create a DNA thermometer 20,000 times smaller than a human hair

Did you know the DNA molecules unfold when heated? Scientists at the University of Montreal do, and they used that knowledge to design a thermometer made of DNA. It's totally invisible to the naked eye.
Wearables

Could these electronic glasses change a blind person’s life?

12 year old Christopher Ward Jr. was born with optic nerve hypoplasia, so his view of the world ended about five inches from his nose. Luckily his mother learned about eSight glasses, and took him to Washington, DC to try them out.
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Fat Battery would add more juice to iPhone, but it requires third-party installation 3:33

Fat Battery is a Kickstarter project that aims to double the size of your iPhone 6S, in exchange for four times the battery capacity. The problem is, you'll probably have to take it to an iPhone technician to install it.
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Sony developing smart contact lens that does more than let you see

A Sony patent application describes a contact lens straight from the pages of Mission Impossible. The proposed lens embeds sensors, a camera, and more.
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Trends with Benefits: Snacks via drone, Tazer robots, Caleb’s space colony

The DT crew discusses the Hover selfie Drone, delivery drones on the golf course, SpaceX going to Mars, China’s new Tazer bot, and Caleb’s poorly considered name for a space colony.
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Mad scientist Colin Furze built a hoverbike and (somehow) didn’t lose his limbs

Backyard inventor and Yotuber Colin Furze made a hoverbike in his garage, flew it around the British countryside, and somehow didn't die loose his limbs.