Emerging Tech
Emerging Tech

Secrets behind cuttlefish’s camouflage could inspire shape-shifting structures

Cuttlefish have long amazed and bemused scientists, but researchers have begun to uncover the creature's secrets. A recent study identified the neural circuits that give the creature its incredible shape-shifting abilities.
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Charge your devices simply by plugging them into your Radius backpack

Dutch designer Pauline van Dongen has created a new pack that incorporates minuscule solar power beads that simplifies the recharging of smartphones tablets, and other such devices using the energy of the sun and a built-in cable
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‘Alien Zoo’ takes you on a virtual journey through an extraterrestrial world

An "Alien Zoo" has opened at a mall in Los Angeles, so get your tickets fast. The new VR exhibit pushes the boundaries of entertainment with an immersive cinematic trek through a world of extraterrestrial creatures.
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It doesn’t look like much, but this black box pulls energy out of thin air

Engineers from MIT have developed a small device that captures energy from fluctuations in air temperature. The thermal resonator could offer continuous power to remote sensing devices.
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Hyperloop transportation routes could soon be running from Cleveland to Chicago

This week, HyperloopTT (HTT), one of the two companies seeking to create high-speed tunnel-based transportation systems, signed an agreement that could herald a new era in the feasibility of an interstate Hyperloop system.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Heated gloves, smart bike lights, tiny Game Boys

Check out our roundup of the best new 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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Scientists invent an onion that doesn’t make you cry. Checkmate, Mother Nature

Hate chopping onions? The “Sunion” is a new type of onion that's bred not to contain the volatile chemicals that make people cry. Best of all? It's available to buy as soon as next month.
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Purdue’s microbots are designed to wander around inside your body

Researchers at Purdue University have developed tiny microscale magnetic tumbling robots which could one day be used to deliver targeted doses of drug treatment within the human body.
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A drone and helicopter reportedly tangled in South Carolina. The helicopter lost.

A drone may be implicated as the cause of a recent helicopter crash in South Carolina. If the unmanned flying object is indeed determined to be the at fault, this will mark the first drone-related crash of an aircraft in the U.S.
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The latest weapon in the fight against potholes? Your smartphone

RoadBotics is a pothole-hating startup that has developed smart deep learning algorithms for helping monitor the conditions of roadways around the United States and potentially beyond.