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Giant Kites Take Flight in Italian Hill Country
August 15, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The kites are meant to generate huge amounts of environmentally friendly energy.
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Prosthetic Gives Blind Mice Near Normal Sight
August 14, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The new idea works better than any current prosthetic. Its creators hope to try it in humans next.
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What Country Faces the Worst Climate Change?
August 13, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
A look at the countries among the most and least vulnerable to climate change.
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Comparison of how digital photos look with and without the new system
New Screen Lets Users Go Glasses-Free
August 09, 2012, Francie Diep, InnovationNewsDaily Staff Writer
The system's creator called it 'a hologram for the visually impaired.'
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Augmented Reality Brain Implants
'H+' Shows Pitfalls of Hackable Brain Implants
August 09, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
Having Google Glasses technology implanted in your head turns out to be a really bad idea.
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Hair-Raising Chair
Hair-Raising Chair Enhances Scary Movies
August 08, 2012, Francie Diep, InnovationNewsDaily Staff Writer
The chair is meant to enhance people's surprise, fear and other emotions while they play games or watch movies.
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mining technology
3D Models Mine Maps for Hidden Gold
August 07, 2012, Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor
3D computer modeling can help find gold and other valuable metals hidden in mountain ranges.
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Hawkes Ocean Technologies
'Super Falcon' Submarine Aims to Fly Underwater
August 06, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The Super Falcon submarine aims to fly underwater with a crowd-funded Lake Tahoe expedition.
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Navy Robot Warplane
'Cyborg' Arm Controls Navy's Robot Warplane
August 06, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A cyborg arm can help maneuver the Navy's robot warplane on an air craft carrier.
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Artist's Conception of Curiosity Mars Rover
Greetings From Mars! Huge NASA Rover Makes Daring Landing on Red Planet
August 06, 2012, Mike Wall, SPACE.com Senior Writer
Curiosity pulled off a nerve-wracking, unprecedented landing that saw it lowered to the Martian surface on cables.
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Diagram of geoengineering ideas
Rules Lacking for Geoengineering Projects for Global Warming
August 06, 2012, Francie Diep, InnovationNewsDaily Staff Writer
A look at the political realities of starting a major, Earth-altering project.
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Carnivorous Plant Inspires Bacteria-Proof Liquid Coating
August 03, 2012, Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor
The new slippery nontoxic liquid coatings don't give bacteria any place to anchor onto.
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Futuristic Dating Technologies
Google Glasses Gets an Evil Twin in 'Sight'
August 02, 2012, Jeremy Hsu, InnovationNewsDaily Senior Writer
Tomorrow's world of dating gets a lot creepier with the more sinister version of Google Glasses.
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Flutter Power Allows Researchers to Make Electricity from Wind Gusts
August 01, 2012, Brandon Miller, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor
Italian researchers have developed a mechanical "wing" to better capture wind energy.
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Robot Bakery
Robot Bakery Can Recognize Pastries
July 26, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A Tokyo bakery's system can recognize pastries automatically and price them at the cash register.
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GM Pedestrian Detection
Look Both Ways, Enable Wi-Fi: GM Tests Wireless Pedestrian Detection
July 26, 2012, Daniel P. Howley, LAPTOP Staff Writer
General Motors says that it is developing a new kind of safety system that will allow vehicles to wirelessly detect nearby pedestrians and bicyclists on crowded streets before their drivers can.
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Photo of Botiful
Cute Device Turns Callers into Rolling Robots
July 26, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
This small teleconferencing device is looking for Kickstarter funding.
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Drawing of the DARPA Phoenix project at work
New Plan Takes Shape to Fashion Space Junk Into Satellites
July 25, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
'Mechanic' satellites will dock onto broken satellites to salvage working parts.
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Swimming Robot
How 'Mantabot' Robot Fish Could Help Navy Missions
July 25, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A swimming drone shaped like a graceful ray fish could do underwater missions for the U.S. military or scientific surveys.
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Rise of Robots Revives US Manufacturing
July 24, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
Factory robots, nanotechnology and 3D printers can revive U.S. manufacturing, but may not bring back human jobs.
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Photo of a Goodyear tire
Soybean-Oil Tires May Hit the Road Soon
July 24, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The move might reduce the company's petroleum consumption by 7 million gallons, or about as much as 8,000 American drivers use in a year.
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Photo of natural mother-of-pearl next to the artificial mother-of-pearl.
Artificial Mother-of-Pearl Shines Like the Real Thing
July 24, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The newest artificial nacre is tough and pretty.
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Kites to Carry Pollution Monitors for Beijing Residents
July 20, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A citizen project will measure Beijing's air qualities using handmade Chinese master kites.
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Stock image of car and nighttime lights
Patented Windshield Gives Drivers Night Vision
July 19, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
A General Motors patent gives a glimpse into the future of driving.
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Strange 'Carbon Foam' is World's Lightest Material
July 17, 2012, InnovationNewsDaily Staff
The new material could make for lighter rechargeable car batteries one day.
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