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Self-healing material that can carry current may advance robotics

Researchers have been developing regenerative synthetic materials for more than 15 years. Now, a team of scientists have created a self-healing, stretchable, see-through material that can carry a current and may help improve…
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Engineers create bio-inspired, silk-based materials with programmable traits

Silk production was a guarded Chinese secret for thousands of years. Now, researchers from Tufts University have re-engineered silk fibers to develop materials that can be programmed to respond to their environment.
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Big tech from little companies: Here's the best Kickstarter campaigns from 2016

When you look back on 2016 in the years to come, what will be the overriding memory you have? Great Kickstarter projects, of course. Check out our rundown of the year's greatest crowdfunding campaigns.
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Stanford’s Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine aims to ‘cure the incurable’

Stanford University's amazing new Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine is a cutting-edge, 25,000-square-foot facility dedicated to tackling the world’s most challenging medical problems.
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Never let your kids go unsupervised again! NannyBot will keep tabs for you

NannyBot is a robot which promises to follow your kids around and feed audio and video back to your smartphone, tablet or computer. It even boasts an optional basket accessory to hold children’s toys.
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Gorgeous Heng Balance Lamp boasts unique magnetic switch mechanism

Looking for a lamp that not only lights up your room, but also boasts a physics-defying unique switch mechanism? Then you may want to check out the Heng Balance Lamp on Kickstarter.
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You can control Samsung’s newest robot vacuum with your voice

We've come a long way since technology first started terrorizing our pets with robot vacuum cleaners, and now, Samsung is showing us what the digital cleaners of 2017 will look like. Meet the VR7000, the latest from Samsung.
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AI system listens to your engine and tells you if you’re running into problems

An innovative AI startup from Israel is using deep-learning AI technology to listen to machinery and predict whether it's about to go wrong. Wondering if your car engine has a problem just got a lot easier.
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Swarms of robots may soon be deployed to the center of hurricanes

Packed with GPS and cellphone-grade technologies, the balloons are designed to report from inside active hurricanes, where they float around, coordinate movements, and beam back data about the environmental conditions within.
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A 60 fps, 4K action camera could be coming in 2017 from Yi Technology

In 2017, a 4K, 60 fps action camera could hit the market and challenger-brand Yi Technology aims to make the first one. The company teased its new cameras during a pre-CES announcement over the weekend.
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'Dungeons and Dragons' dream: 'Super-Fan Builds' makes the best gaming table

Featuring a 50-inch monitor, built-in tablets, hand sculpts and endless man hours spent on details, Super-Fan Builds' latest creation is something truly special: a one-of-a-kind, Dungeons and Dragons-themed gaming table.
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Hobby drones help keep elephants safe from stones, poison, and poachers

Hobby drones have been shown to help prevent human-elephant conflict in Tanzania, where the animals tend to leave the safety of national parks in search of newly grown crops.