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Stem cell fillings could regrow teeth, not just patch them

The expensive and unpleasant root canal may be a thing of the past thanks to the award-winning work of a team of scientists from the University of Nottingham and Harvard University, who have developed a method of regrowing damaged teeth.
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A Brooklyn-based startup wants to grow your next leather jacket in a lab

While cultured meats emerge as a viable food source and potential solution to battling climate change, a Brooklyn-based startup has raised $53.5 million to commercialize lab-grown leather.
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The Netatmo smart security camera recognizes who’s in your house and when

Security cameras are great, but they're not that smart yet. Netatmo wants to change that, and has come up with a smart security camera with facial recognition, so it's able to tell who's home, and when they're home.
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Odyssey Toys’ Pocket Drone more than lives up to its name

Digital Trends spoke to Odyssey Toys' VP on the floor at GetGeeked at CE Week 2016 to learn about the Pocket Drone, an iPhone-sized camera drone that lives up to its name.
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Save water, energy, and money with the Swon connected shower tracker

If you live in California or simply want to save water and money, the Swon connected shower head can track how much water you use during a shower. The device simply attaches to your shower head, and only costs $30.
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Spector makes discovering fonts and colors in print easy

It may be getting much easier for designers to capture fonts and colors from print thanks to a new device called Spector, which can automatically identify and change fonts in InDesign to match a printed document.
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What is Oculus’ latest plan for winning the VR war? Haptics

Oculus is set to demo a new technology that will let users feel “imaginary objects” in the virtual world without the need for special gloves. If successful, it could be a massive boon for the Rift headset.
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Scientists successfully use DNA to store an OK Go music video, much more

Researchers from the University of Washington and Microsoft collaborated on a project that could revolutionize data storage. The team has developed a way of storing data on DNA, reducing the storage size needed to save our files and images.
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Machine learning may be a key in helping diagnose Alzheimer's earlier

Could machine learning tools be used to help detect and identify Alzheimer’s disease before it is currently possible to do so? That is the mission of researchers from VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, led by Dr. Alle Meije Wink.
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Phononic's thermoelectric fridges aim to revolutionize the appliance industry

Phononic's thermoelectric refrigerators reportedly use 25 percent less energy, operate at a near whisper, and cost the same as traditional fridges. Appliance giant Haier has teamed with Phononic to develop the machines.
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WowWee's new robot dog reacts to different human voices and surroundings

Toymaker WowWee demonstrated its latest robot, CHiP, a pet dog that responds to human interaction, at the 2016 CE Week. Like a real pet, it’s able to react to human actions and responses.
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An algorithm can predict how smart you are based on your Facebook photo

Researchers at the Psychometrics Centre at the University of Cambridge have devised an algorithm for predicting how smart someone is by looking at their social media profile picture.