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Charge your Apple Watch from anywhere with Amber, the charging case

If wearing an Apple Watch is meant to make you look cool, you should be able to charge your favorite wearable with the same level of suaveness. Luckily, now that Amber has launched its Kickstarter campaign, that may not be so difficult.
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Panasonic’s eneloop is a portable power device for places without electricity

To help bring electricity to places without it, Panasonic created the eneloop storage system, which uses solar cells and a battery to store power for lights and cell phones. It is intended for use in homes, schools, hospitals and stores.
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SALT is a non-lethal firearm that fires pepper spray capsules instead of bullets 2:31

A startup is developing a gun but it's unlike any other guns on the market. Instead of firing with deadly force, the new Salt gun was designed under the premise that a gun does not have to take a life to protect a life.
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This $8,000 R2-D2-inspired refrigerator will deliver drinks to you 1:02

This R2-D2-inspired refrigerator can be directed to move on its own via remote control. Whether you're on the couch or in bed, you can command the fridge to roll over to you when you want a cold drink.
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This low-power LED flashlight runs on nothing but the heat of your hand 2:12

The Lumen flashlight runs entirely on energy converted from body heat using a thermoelectric generator, so no batteries are required. A tritium vial in the body of the flashlight makes it easy to locate in the dark.
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Finally, a workstation that lets you work while lying down!

The remarkable Altwork Station takes the standing desk to a whole new level, allowing you to sit, stand, and even recline. Five years in the making, its Californian maker says the creation "redefines how your computer and…
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Google, Amazon, and Walmart invited to help shape drone registry rules

The government recently announced its intention to launch a drone database requiring owners to register their remotely controlled flying machines. On Thursday it emerged the likes of Amazon, Google, and Walmart will be helping to shape the…
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Archaeologists are going to map the interior of Egypt’s pyramids with cosmic ray muons 2:06

A group of scientists from Egypt, Japan, Canada, and France recently developed a revolutionary project which aims to scan Egypt's pyramids in an effort to reveal one of Earth's greatest mysteries.
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Monaco is making artificial 3D printed reefs to help preserve coral populations

A significant reef rejuvenation project is taking place in Monaco, where six 3D printed coral reef structures are being assembled and submerged in the waters of the Larvotto reserve.
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Visit a museum on your iPad with le déserteur 1:01

Getting your daily dose of culture can be difficult -- it's expensive, it's time consuming, and there are days when you don't want to put on pants. But now, you don't have to get dressed to get educated -- just download le…
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Check out the winners of this year's 1,900-mile World Solar Challenge race

The 2015 World Solar Challenge completed this weekend, with two Dutch teams winning competition classes that send solar-powered cars racing from Darwin to Adelaide through the Australian Outback.
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LEDs in Lumenus apparel aren’t just flashy, they could help save lives

A startup smart apparel company, Lumenus, uses embedded LEDs in apparel that can be customized to act as notifications or safety indicators. Designed for cyclists and pedestrians, the lights can help better protect users.