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What if, rather than get an audio or visual cue from your smart phone that your battery is low or that you've received a new message, the phone changes shape? This new technology isn't so unrealistic; in fact, it's already underway.
We have a soft spot for inventions that can radically improve someone's life, and with the upcoming premiere of Dean of Invention on Planet Green tomorrow night, it got us thinking about some of the more radical technologies we've seen come out of labs lately. Check out 8 of our favorites, including a brain-controlled wheelchair, legs that help paraplegics walk again, nano-ink tattoos that monitor blood sugar in diabetics, and more.
Etsy sellers come up with the best stuff! This solar powered lamp is crafted our of used parts from a solar lawn lamp and looks way better than anything you could pick up in the garden section of a bigbox store.
Do people really want to live in high density apartments if they have the choice? A new Canadian study indicates that for a number of reasons, more and more people do.
Tiny materials make a huge difference, it turns out. Part of our special feature on Electric Cars.
Is this GE's new miracle bulb for modern lighting?
Saul Griffith's latest project is an electric tricycle designed to take the place of cars for short, local trips. It looks awesome.
Is a battery made from old coffee pods actually green?
Check out her favorite discoveries — from helping people regain lost abilities to mitigating climate change — and how this show will shape the next generation of inventors.
High-Tech Robot Unveils Mysteries of Antarctic Ice
For researchers, getting information about life around and conditions of the frigid waters, but this high-tech robot is helping break the ice, so to speak.
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