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Canon could use Diffractive Optics tech to shrink a 1,000mm lens to half its size

Canon's latest patent shows off the optical design for a 1,000mm super-telephoto lens that uses Diffractive Optics. This would be Canon's largest super-telephoto lens since its 1,200mm f/5.6 developed for the 1984 Olympics.
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UC Davis biologists are trying to grow transplantable human organs inside of living pigs

United States scientists are now attempting unconventional means to supply demand – with researchers from the University of California, Davis injecting human stem cells into the embryos of pigs.
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For soldiers and old folks, the Superflex exosuit may help carry the load

Superflex is a soft exoskeleton that fits snuggly over the wearer's body and carries much of the load from the legs, arms, and torso – helping soldiers, the elderly, and physically disabled people move with ease.
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Second-gen bionic leaf creates fuel from sunlight, makes Mother Nature seem inefficient

Harvard researchers may have just found a solution to the planet's most pressing issues with a device dubbed “bionic leaf 2.0,” which functions even more efficiently than the fastest-growing natural plants.
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Next-generation ‘Big Wing’ Predator drone completes 37-hour test flight

The Predator B Big Wing drone recently lived up to its name, successfully completing a challenging 37-hour long-endurance test flight. This milestone brings the drone one step closer to being certified for use in European airspaces.
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Future fighter pilot training may include brain surgery

For the past four years, a team of neurologists and engineers from the University of Melbourne have been developing a minimally invasive brain-machine interface that DARPA hopes to implant into fighter pilots, allowing them to control their…
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Trailer or tiny home? The Tiny Drop is the best of both for off-the-grid living

Essentially a modified camping trailer, Tend Building's Tiny Drop home on wheels is a sustainable off-grid house that excels at getting the absolute most out of its diminutive 150 square feet of living space.
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Weekly Rewind: Facebook's alleged snooping, Tesla's new doors, coolest hotel rooms

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
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Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Folding skateboards, vacuum 3D modelers, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
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Forget hoverboards and electric skateboards, you really want a Segway MiniPro

Based on the same balance-controlled technology as the original Segway, the new Segway MiniPro is taking pre-orders. Use your knees to control speed and direction and a paired smartphone app to monitor and control performance and…
Health & Fitness

Forget counting steps: Reveal fitness tracker records stressors for autistic kids

Awake Labs has started an Indiegogo campaign for the Reveal, a fitness tracker aimed at tracking emotional triggers for autistic children. What this means is that these children and their caretakers can prevent meltdowns before they even…
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Designed by MIT entrepreneurs, Invincible is the ultimate city-proof bike

Fed up with trying to keep a bike in the city from being stripped or stolen by thieves, MIT entrepreneurs designed a city-proof bike. Fortified's Invincible has an aluminum frame, rust-proof chain, puncture-resistant tires, and…