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Xenex updates protocols for germ-zapping robots in response to Ebola threat


Dealing with highly infectious diseases like Ebola is often like a logic problem. Disinfecting rooms is hard enough, but what about protective suits?

Ear-IT project: How listening to the sounds of a city could make for smarter living


As the Internet of Things starts to take hold, we're seeing the emergence of gadgets equipped with all kinds of sensors to improve the world around us, from energy-saving climate control systems to smart locks for the front door.

Cell transplant enables paralyzed man to walk again


In 2010, Darek Fidyka was paralyzed from the chest down as a result of a knife attack that left an 8 mm gap in his spinal column.

Sweat-analyzing skin patch could replace blood sampling


Nobody likes having blood samples drawn. What's more, such samples typically have to be analyzed in a lab before they're able to tell us anything.

A sound technique for detecting knee osteoarthritis


Whether from a personal trainer, doctor, or purveyor of miracle-berries you met at the local farmer's market, you've probably heard the phrase, "listen to your body." UK researchers have developed a new technique for detecting knee arthritis that takes this idea literally, using sound waves to reveal the health of a person's knee.

Large 3D nanostructures built from Lego-like DNA bricks


The very same building blocks that make us have been successfully programmed to form 32 differently-shaped crystal structures.

Future Fords will brake for pedestrians automatically


Ford has announced a new "pre-collision assist" system that takes advantage of data from radar and cameras to actively detect pedestrians and automatically apply the brakes to avoid or at least reduce the severity of accidents.

Portable iBox Nano cuts size and cost of 3D resin printing


Bigger is better is generally the mantra when it comes to consumer 3D printers. This is despite the majority of users likely to be only printing smaller objects anyway.

Orfos bike lights promise 360 degrees of visibility


When it comes to bike lights for commuting, there's one thing you have to remember ... they're needed more for being seen than for seeing the road.

Boeing opens cooking-oil-to-biofuel plant in China


Two years ago, a Boeing 787 Dreamliner became the first biofuel-powered aircraft to cross the Pacific Ocean.

The roof of Abu Dhabi Central Market can now be closed to keep it cool


During Abu Dhabi's winter, temperatures drop to around a comfortable 24º C (75º F) in the daytime. In summer, however, they can get close to 50º C (122º F).

High-end P.A.T.H. prefab house range promises energy to spare


French designer and architect Philippe Starck has joined forces with Slovenian prefabricated housing specialist Riko to manufacture a new line of high-end prefab houses under the moniker Starck with Riko.

The EVAK food storage system sucks in a good way


The EVAK food storage system consists of glass jars with lids which fit perfectly inside them. Glass containers with airtight lids are obviously already readily available, but the EVAK food storage system goes one stage further ...

10 useful Google Search functions you may not know about


Google Search is so widely used that the company's name has become synonymous with searching online. There's more to the most used search engine in the world than just locating websites though, other services aside.

B & W enters portable Bluetooth speaker market with the stunning T7


Bowers & Wilkins (B & W) has announced a new addition to its wireless speaker range. The T7 is the company's first Bluetooth speaker, and the most portable standalone speaker B & W has ever produced.

Hubble identifies Kuiper Belt targets for New Horizons mission


With NASA'S New Horizons spacecraft scheduled to pass Pluto next year, the space agency has announced the discovery of three Kuiper Belt objects (KBO); one of which may be the unmanned probe’s next destination.

iPad mini 3 vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4


You have to wonder where the iPad mini stands in Apple's long-term plans. With tablet sales waning, Apple put all of its upgrade chips into the iPad Air pot this year, as the iPad mini 3 is barely changed from last year's model.

Silicon Valley's latest high-tech gadgetry makes sewage water drinkable


Drinking recycled urine may be the stuff of Dune novels, and a drastic response to California’s ongoing drought.

RAZAR riflescope brings push-button zoom to the battlefied


In combat, seconds count and a moment’s hesitation or distraction can mean the difference between life and death.

Six finalists of the 2014 Electrolux Design Lab competition revealed


When it opened for entries in February of this year, the Electrolux Design Lab competition challenged students from around the world to come up with innovative appliance concepts for the homes of the future.


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