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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Mesh antennas, portable AC, and more

From mesh antennas to crazy portable air conditioners, we recap some of our favorite crowdfunding projects on Kickstarter and Indiegogo this week. You can't buy these gadgets yet, but we hope you can soon!
Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is helping to bring the last of Auschwitz’s war criminals to justice

More than seven decades have passed since the last prisoners at Auschwitz were liberated, but not all those with a hand in the atrocities have been brought to justice. Now, a new technology is helping to catch some very old war criminals
Health & Fitness

Nanoworms and rods are the most effective drug delivery vessels so far

Nanoparticles come in many shapes and sizes, including spheres, chains, reefs, and boxes. But when it comes to drug delivery, rods and worms are the most effective, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature…

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are helping retail stores regain relevance

Sixty years after the opening of the first shopping mall, retailers are turning to mixed commerce, combining smaller physical spaces with 3D technology. The goal is to increase customer engagement while cutting costly floorspace.

Get some companionable help in the kitchen with AI-enabled HelloEgg

This is one egg you don't want to break. Meet HelloEgg, the child of an old-fashioned egg timer and some very new AI technology. It's branded as the "first smart assistant designed especially for the kitchen."

The Goby toothbrush is an aesthetically pleasing addition to your bathroom

There's a new company looking to cut out the middle man when it comes to your teeth. Meet Goby, the first direct-to-consumer rechargeable electric toothbrush that believes your mouth deserves better.
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Sick of tying your shoes? Turn them into slip-ons with Hickies 2.0

Hickies, the same company that debuted five years ago to turn any shoe into a slip-on, is back again with Hickies 2.0 -- described as "an improved high performance model" for any kind of shoe on any kind of terrain.

Is this the world’s most beautiful bike lane?

Check out this amazing sparkling blue bike lane built for night riders in Poland. It's hoped the path, which contains special sun-powered particles that glow in the dark, will prove more effective – and cheaper – than street lamps.

Researchers have built world’s tiniest transistor with 1-nanometer gate

A research team at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created a transistor with a functional 1-nanometer gate, which they are claiming is the smallest working transistor yet made.

Algorithm solves cake-cutting problem that has haunted mathematicians

Looking to cut up a cake fairly? It's a lot more complicated than you thought, particularly among a large group of people -- as computer scientists proved with a new algorithm . It also serves as an important metaphor for other division…
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Faster than a speeding — elevator. Shanghai Tower claims to have world's fastest

The Shanghai Tower now boasts the world's fastest elevator. The elevator can travel at near-cheetah speeds, but can it be topped?

RadarCat doesn’t purr, but it can recognize a human leg and other objects

Researchers at Scotland's University of St Andrews created a device called RadarCat that will recognize real-world objects. This system is based on Google's Soli sensor that uses radar to detect finger movement.