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New Glasses Let Wearers Adjust Their Own Specs
May 30, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
They're made for people who need different prescriptions for different tasks, and for people in developing countries who don't have access to an optometrist.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
May 30, 2012, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
At just $399 for the 16GB version, the Tab 2 10.1 is a definite improvement over the original, but has Samsung done enough to stay ahead of the Android competition?
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STRaND-2 illustration
Video Game Tech Helps Coordinate Satellite Docking
May 30, 2012, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
One company is building 12-inch satellites that could snap together to make a bigger space telescope in the future.
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New Japanese Smartphone Has Built-In Radiation Detector
May 30, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Japanese cell phone operator Softbank Corp announced Tuesday that it will begin selling smartphones with built-in radiation detectors this summer.
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Schrodinger hat diagram
'Invisibility Cloak' for Waves Discovered
May 30, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The cloak's contents are invisible from the outside but on the inside, waves are actually amplified.
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'Organic' Circuit Runs on Body Chemicals
May 29, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
It's a step toward circuits that could work inside the human body for medical treatments.
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Atomic Storage
World's First 'Atomic' Movie Is Stored in Vapor
May 29, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The world's first non-solid storage of a very short film uses atomic vapor to store and replay two images.
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The Avigle project
Flying Robots See in 3-D
May 29, 2012, Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor
The bots use the same light-detecting sensor found in cellphone cameras to perceive depth.
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Augmented Reality Glasses Highlight Objects for the Visually Impaired
May 29, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The glasses highlight objects in bright colors and tell wearers how far away they are.
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85 Foot Asteroid Zooms Past Earth On Memorial Day | Orbit Diagram Video
May 28, 2012, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Recently discovered asteroid 2012 KP24 made it within 217,480 miles of Earth on May 28th, 2012. This animated diagram shows the orbit the space rock has and will take from March 29th to August 8th. I…
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Battle of the Blackwater
Why Fire Rules Water in 'Game of Thrones'
May 28, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
The use of fire weapons during a naval battle in the TV show Game of Thrones echoes historical warfare.
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A volunteer dentist checks a Nicaraguan girl's teeth.
New Project Aims to Double-Check Study Results
May 25, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A new program will fund researchers to double-check effectiveness studies on international aid programs. Results should guide the billions in aid that taxpayers and private donors give out every year.
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Screenshot of Richard Turere with cattle
Lion-Repelling Lights Save Livestock, and Big Cats
May 25, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Young Richard Turere of Kenya invented a way to keep lions from eating his family's cattle.
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Injector No Needles
No More 'Ouch': New Injector Painlessly Delivers Drugs
May 25, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A new medical injector delivers drugs painlessly without needles through an opening just as wide as a mosquito's proboscis.
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Scott Carpenter Intrepid Ceremony
'Intrepid' Astronaut Marks 50th Anniversary of Orbiting the Earth
May 24, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
Former astronaut Scott Carpenter stepped aboard the Intrepid aircraft carrier to mark the 50th anniversary of his Mercury spacecraft mission.
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What Do SpaceX and Tesla Have in Common?
May 24, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
SpaceX and Tesla occasionally share test facilities, but the cooperation goes deeper than that.
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Researchers' image of three people's frustrated and delighted smiles
Program Recognizes Frustration Better Than People Do
May 24, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The source of the confusion? People actually smile when they're frustrated.
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Penrose Car Accident
Why America's Love Affair with Cars Is No Accident
May 24, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
The rise of self-driving cars pales in comparison to the automobile's 20th-century battle to push pedestrians off the roads.
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TMI? Licensing Your Personal Genome to Scientists
May 23, 2012, Francie Diep, InnovationNewsDaily Staff Writer
With a license, scientists can perform clinical studies, but volunteers ultimately own their own data. It remains to be seen if the system will survive until most people have their own sequenced geno…
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We're All Geeks Now
May 23, 2012, by Sean Captain, TechNewsDaily Managing Editor
Survey shows that few Americans think of themselves as geeks, but many often act like one.
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Past Venus Transits Revealed Solar System’s Size | Video Part 2
May 23, 2012, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
Offering un-obstructed views of the Sun from horizon to horizon and superb weather, Hawaii was perfect for astronomers to view Venus Transits in 1874 and 1882. Such observations accurately determined…
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Venus Transit Begat Alien Planet Search | Video
May 23, 2012, by TechNewsDaily.com, staff
In 1882, scientists determined Earth’s distance from the Sun by measuring the Venus Transit. This process, now applied in NASA orbiting Kepler Mission, discovers new planets by measuring the light-cu…
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Will Your Next College Advisor be a Data Service?
May 23, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Students at some colleges may get majors and course plans automatically recommended to them, based on data about a million previous students.
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Sikorsky Prize
How Human-Powered Helicopter Could Break World Record
May 23, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A human-powered helicopter could break a world record and win $250,000 in the bargain.
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Color-Changing Contact Lens Helps Monitor Diabetes
May 22, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
One chemist is working on a contact lens that can replace the blood monitors diabetes patients use today.
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