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The military is 2 years away from unleashing its real-life Iron Man suit

The Department of Defense is two years away from unveiling an Iron Man-like suit. Known as the Tactical Light Operator Suit (Talos), it can repel bullets, help lift heavy objects, and provide lifesaving oxygen. The suit also comes with 3D audio; heating and cooling systems; and embedded …

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Can't believe your eyes? Scientists build tiny invisibility cloak

Scientists might be a step – a teeny tiny step – closer to developing that Harry Potter-style invisibility cloak of your dreams. Researchers at UC Berkeley have created a thin metamaterial that can conform to irregularly shaped objects and render them invisible in certain wavelengths of light.<p>For …

Uber loses delivery contracts from Apple and Starbucks

Is Uber worth up to $50 billion? Maybe, but many experts think it needs to diversify from, ahem, "transportation services" to get there. However, its plan to deliver high-end retail products, food and other goods has hit a snag, according to the <i>WSJ</i>. It reportedly lost plum delivery contracts from …

Did the Mexican Army Just Massacre 42 People?

After a shootout in western Mexico, 42 alleged criminals are dead. The army said they died in a shootout, but it looks like they were executed.<p>At …

Simple '4-7-8' breathing trick can induce sleep in 60 seconds

A deep breathing trick can make insomniacs drop off to sleep in under one minute, a health expert has claimed.<p>The method involves making a loud whooshing noise with the mouth then holding the breath in stages.<p>Called the ‘4-7-8’ method, it has been pioneered by the US sleep expert Dr Andrew Weil who …

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Wearable technology: This time it’s a $2,000 helmet

A helmet-mounted display may be available to motorcyclists as early as 2014. While you won’t be able to use it to fire off weapons, like combat pilots do from their helmets in jet planes or helicopters, it will navigate you to your destination with ease and in style.<p>Russian startup LiveMap is …

3-D Printed Food That Melts In Your Mouth

It looks like a sausage. It is a sausage. But what’s that? It’s really a pureed sausage goo, printed back into a sausage-like shape. Now the more important question: Why on earth?<p>A food company in Germany is working on a way of 3-D printing almost any food. In a few years time, you’ll be able to …