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Beating the Heat with Camouflage Makeup

Beating the Heat with Camouflage Makeup

Can wearing makeup keep you cool? Well, if you're in the military, the answer may soon be yes. Chemists are working on a camouflage makeup that reflects heat...even from a bomb blast! More...

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Chemistry World
Color-Changing Bandage

Color-Changing Bandage

Forget mood rings. Researches hope to use this heat-sensing, color-changing fiber to create "smart bandages" that identify early infections and other healing problems. More...

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Gizmag
ARMAR-III: The Robot that Learns via Touch

ARMAR-III: The Robot that Learns via Touch

This robot learns about the world much as babies do: by touching things and moving them around. So it can deal with unfamiliar objects in unexpected places. More...

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Phys.org
Self-Driving Cars Are Mastering City Streets

Self-Driving Cars Are Mastering City Streets

Pedestrians, cyclists, trains, construction zones…Could self-driving cars ever handle all that? Equipped with advanced radar and software, they're handling it already! More...

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CNN
Contact Lens Offers Hope for Diabetics

Contact Lens Offers Hope for Diabetics

People with Type 1 diabetes have to draw blood to check sugar levels several times a day. Researchers hope this tiny glucose sensor mounted on a contact lens might be able to monitor blood sugar levels for them. More...

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NPR
What Are Cancer-Fighting Nanobots?

What Are Cancer-Fighting Nanobots?

Visit MIT, where bots are being built that can find their way to a tumor all on their own, and meet the scientists behind this pioneering research. More...

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Discovery
Remote Surgery

Remote Surgery

Surgeons can now operate on patients who are hundreds or even thousands of miles away, thanks to high-speed fiber-optic links and robot arms. Is "telesurgery" the future of medicine? More...

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PBS
A Worm’s Ovary Cells Become a Flu Vaccine Machine

A Worm’s Ovary Cells Become a Flu Vaccine Machine

The flu vaccine is usually produced in chicken eggs, but this takes a long time — and a lot of eggs. Scientists are exploring whether ovary cells from an army worm could do the job. More...

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NPR
Artificial Skin Offers Robots, Amputees Sense of Touch

Artificial Skin Offers Robots, Amputees Sense of Touch

Biotech wizards have engineered electronic skin that can sense pressure. Discover why this "e-skin" is a major step for next-generation robotics and prosthetic limbs. More...

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Discovery
Nano-Firefly Tech Could Make Lights that Need No Electricity

Nano-Firefly Tech Could Make Lights that Need No Electricity

Researchers have a new method for capturing firefly light. Investigate how technology fused with firefly enzymes might one day light Christmas displays without batteries or electrical outlets. More...

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