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Tablet view of the new app
AT&T App Translates Phone Calls While You're Speaking
April 20, 2012, Francie Diep, InnovationNewsDaily Staff Writer
It's like those dreams where everyone is talking in a different language, but you still understand them.
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Photo of a remote-controlled submersible made for nuclear cleanup
Remote-Controlled Underwater Vehicles Survey Nuclear Pond
April 18, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The machines go where humans can't, filming conditions and retrieving fuel rods.
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oil spill
Sonar Tests Underwater Oil
April 18, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Nobody knows how well chemical dispersants work deep underwater after an oil spill. Sonar may help.
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Cyborg Clams
Cyborg Clams Power Motor as 'Living Batteries'
April 17, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
Clams have entered the Matrix by becoming living batteries hooked up to an electric motor.
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Stock photo of woman using laptop in London
Tweets Reveal How UK Felt About National Events
April 16, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The latest tweet-analyzing study correlates mood with national events.
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Palm Scan
Japanese Bank Introduces Palm-Scanning ATMs
April 12, 2012, Matt Liebowitz, SecurityNewsDaily Staff Writer
New ATMs will eliminate cards; still require birth date and four-digit PIN.
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Electric Cars
Electric Cars to Tell Power Grid When to Charge Them
April 11, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
New electric vehicle tests will show how plug-in cars can figure out the best times to recharge on the power grid.
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U.S. Navy Robot Helicopter
Navy's Robot Helicopters Will Automatically Spot Pirates
April 05, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The Navy's helicopter drones get smarter about spotting possible pirate boats on the high seas.
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Transition Flying Car
Terrafugia Envisions Flying Cars on Autopilot
April 05, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
A future of flying cars may need to follow the path of driverless cars if it's to become a reality.
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JAXA Space Camera
New Camera Sees Japan's Radiation Threats
March 30, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A camera uses Japanese space technology to detect radiation in villages near the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear facility.
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Ford Police Interceptors
Cop Cars Get Makeover for High-Speed Chases
March 28, 2012, Robert E. Calem, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor
The new police rides are packed with tech that restores the driving advantage to cops.
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3D Solar Panel Configurations
'Accordion' Solar Towers Squeeze 20 Times the Power
March 27, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Solar panels arranged as 3D towers can make as much as 20 times more power compared to a flat solar panel installation.
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NASA aerogel
How Cellulose Could Make Fibers As Strong As Steel
March 26, 2012, by Francie Diep, TechNewsDaily Staff Writer
The woody matter in plants forms a renewable foundation for several extraordinary new materials.
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Playing Tetris with gestures
Sound Waves Allow Computer to Detect and Obey Gestures
March 21, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
It's kind of like a dolphin.
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Battlefield Medicine
Military Wants to Implant Tiny 'Doctors' in Soldiers' Bodies
March 20, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
Tiny sensors inside soldiers' bodies could diagnose and treat battlefield diseases that have historically caused more casualties than actual combat.
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Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot
Navy's Robot Firefighter to Throw Extinguisher Grenades
March 07, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The Navy's firefighting robot would handle fire hoses and hurl extinguisher grenades like any sailor, but its design could also lead to more lethal missions down the road.
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Lightning II, last manned fighter jet
Tom Cruise to Fly Last Manned Fighter Jet in 'Top Gun 2'
March 05, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
A "Top Gun 2" choice to feature the last U.S. manned fighter jet risks overshadowing the rise of military drones in modern warfare.
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Maps of Groane, Italy, over time
179-Year-Old Italian Roads Hold Lessons for Future Cities
March 01, 2012, by Francie Diep, TechNewsDaily Staff Writer
The most important streets in a city have probably been main roads for centuries, a new study finds.
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Photo of discarded computer monitors
Idea Turns Old TV Tubes into X-Ray Shielding Tiles
February 28, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Heavily leaded cathode ray tubes in old TVs threaten to contaminate landfills, but a couple new ideas repurpose the old glass.
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New Navy Railgun Tests Leading to Ship Superweapon by 2020
February 28, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
The Navy has begun testing its first full-size railgun as a futuristic superweapon for its warships.
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Robot with pen
Computer Program Turns Twitter Tweets into News Stories
February 17, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The program can write a 191-word news story about Twitter trends, without any human help.
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Expert: Kodak Failed Because It Couldn't Innovate
February 14, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The film company had 1,100 digital imaging patents under its belt, but still filed bankruptcy. An interview in Spectrum magazine talks about why.
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piranha proof armor, body armor
Better Body Armor? Piranha-Proof Fish Have Answers
February 14, 2012, Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor
The arapaima lives alongside ravenous piranahs in the Amazon River and somehow survives.
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Procellera
Bioelectric Bandages Zap Infected Wounds of Soldiers
February 14, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A bandage uses electric current to speed healing and reduce infection risks for U.S. Army soldiers.
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Mood-Reading Smartphones Put Therapist in Your Pocket
February 10, 2012, Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor
The dozens of sensors in your smartphone could help it read your mood.
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