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Contact Lens Binoculars Are in Sight

2/19/2015
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Researchers revealed their latest prototype contact lenses that magnify vision almost three times with the wink of an eye. Larry Greenemeier reports

Duration:00:01:54

Smart Keyboard Gets a Charge out of You

1/30/2015
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Researchers have made a secure, waterproof wireless keyboard that gets charged by the action of your fingertips as you type. Larry Greenemeier reports

Duration:00:01:29

Rival Space Internets Vie for Sky Pie

1/23/2015
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SpaceX’s Elon Musk and fellow tech mogel Greg Wyler both have plans for low Earth orbit satellite networks that could fill in many of the world's current gaps in Internet coverage. Larry Greenemeier reports

Duration:00:01:31

Facebook Puts Its Money Where Your Mouth Is

1/12/2015
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The social media behemoth buys voice-recognition start-up Wit.ai to prepare for the impending Internet of Things. Larry Greenemeier reports

Duration:00:01:31

Teen Inventors Connect DVR to Your Zzzs

12/24/2014
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British students made a wrist monitor that senses if you nod off and sends a signal to your DVR to record whatever you were watching. Future such devices could control additional household functions. Larry Greenemeier reports

Duration:00:01:23

Future Smartphone Could Fall Smartly, Too

12/19/2014
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Apple got a patent for a system to adjust your falling device in flight to minimize the damage on landing. Larry Greenemeier reports

Duration:00:01:23

Recycled Laptop Batteries Bring Light to Power Poor

12/11/2014
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IBM scientists in India developed an experimental power supply from reusable lithium ion cells salvaged from three-year-old laptop battery packs. Larry Greenemeier reports

Duration:00:01:23

NYC School Computers Are MIA

12/8/2014
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New York City public schools are missing hundreds and possibly thousands of computers, due to poor record keeping, theft, corruption or some combo. Larry Greenemeier reports

Duration:00:01:17

Cats Teach Robots to Land on Feet

11/21/2014
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Training rescue robots to land safely from falls like cats could give them nine lives in the field. Larry Greenemeier reports

Duration:00:01:22

Solar Roadways Take Baby Steps

11/18/2014
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Dutch cyclists can now pedal a path paved with solar panels. Larry Greenemeier reports

Duration:00:01:24

Smartphone Case Furthers Unplug Movement

11/6/2014
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Yondr’s locking gadget-case aims to keep digital distractions down during live performances. Larry Greenemeier reports

Duration:00:01:29

Apple Pay Perturbs Prying Personal Prospectors

10/28/2014
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Law enforcement agencies and retailers such as Walmart and Best Buy balk at Apple's operating system and payment app privacy efforts. Larry Greenemeier reports

Duration:00:01:41