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Teen Develops Amazing Gadget to Harness Energy From an Everyday Motion

Thanks to the creativity of a 15-year-old high school student, taking a “power walk” could soon take on a much more literal meaning.<p>Angelo Casimiro, a young Filipino inventor, created an insole physio-electric generator that can fit into an ordinary shoe and actually charge a smartphone.<p>Casimiro …

Wearable sensor can tell you when you're dehydrated

Summer is the ideal time to frolic out in the sun, but there's always the risk that you'll neglect the amount of water that you're taking in. Sandia National Laboratories is hoping to put an end to that, after designing a wrist-worn sensor that lets you know when you're dehydrated. An array of …

Singapore Is Planning The World’s Largest Floating Solar Farm

A tiny country with little space to spare looks to its water reservoirs to expand its use of renewable energy.<p>There isn’t much extra space in Singapore, since the entire country is smaller than New York City and fully developed. So when the government decided to install more solar power to help …

This Amazing New 'Smart Cup' Can Tell What Kind Of Drink Is Inside It

Well, that's about to become a reality.<p>Vessyl, which is launching a pre-sales campaign today, automatically knows what you're drinking.<p>The idea is to help you make smarter, healthier choices in real time. That's because beverages are the number one source of calories, according to the National …

Scientists use lasers to detect drunk drivers

Device can measure blood alcohol from the side of the road<p>Polish researchers have developed a laser that can be fired at cars to find out if their drivers are drunk. The device, detailed in a study published by scientists at Warsaw's Military University of Technology, can detect alcohol vapor …

A Giant Ocean Is Hidden Deep Below Earth's Surface

The results of the study will help scientists understand Earth's water cycle, and how plate tectonics moves water between the surface of the planet and interior reservoirs, researchers say.<p>The Earth's mantle is the hot, rocky layer between the planet's core and crust. Scientists have long suspected …

Google's Internet Balloon Network Just Passed An Important Milestone

By this time next year, Google hopes to have a more permanent set of balloons, Wired reports.<p>"In one or several countries, you will turn on your phone and talk to the balloons," Google X chief Astro Teller told Wired. "Yes, Loon will be offering service."<p>Teller is optimistic likely because of the …

Are we about to see the rise of robot bosses?

Imagine your boss was a machine. For some people it’s almost a reality, says Jane Palmer, so will we all end up working for robots and algorithms?<p>In 1910, a strike broke out at the Watertown Arsenal near Boston, when a manager with a stopwatch stood behind a worker, timing the craftsman’s …

The United States Is Experimenting With Drones To Control The Weather

Though it might sound like the type of exaggerated conversation piece reserved for 4Chan or niche forums, weather control processes are very real.<p>For example, during the 2008 Beijing Olympics China shot thousands of rockets into the sky that deployed silver iodide and dry ice into the clouds, …

This purple, talking box can save you from an accidental prescription overdose

How's this for a crazy statistic: according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, more people die each year from drug overdoses than car accidents -- and 70 percent of <i>those</i> deaths are caused by legally prescribed medication. Kaleo, a pharmaceutical firm, hopes it can change that. It's …

'Bionic Pancreas' Astonishes Diabetes Researchers

A “bionic pancreas” that uses a smart phone, glucose monitor and insulin pump to automatically control blood sugar levels helped more than two dozen people live free of finger pricks and other troublesome reminders of diabetes, researchers reported Sunday.<p>And the system controlled their blood sugar …

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China's Plan For The Tallest Building Ever Could Save The World

While the architectures of yesteryear are often blamed for urban decay, today's buildings could be responsible for its renewal.<p>Jutting from the ground like two giant stalagmites, the latest design from UK architecture firm Chetwoods is going to blow the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, …

To keep her voice, patient sings her way through throat surgery

When Alama Kante had surgery to remove a parathyroid tumor from her throat, one tiny slip of the scalpel could have caused her to lose her singing voice—and she's a professional singer.<p>So, in an unprecedented move, she sang throughout the surgery at France's Henri Mondor hospital in April to help …

This new mobile app uses big data to analyze your face

Do you know what your true skin tone and undertone are? What about how your skin has changed over time? Beautiful Me is a new mobile app that applies big data and a deep neural network to make your skin profile only several taps away. This app was created by ModiFace, the company behind the Sephora …

Oregon High School Shooting Leaves Two Dead: Police

A shooter opened fire at a suburban Portland, Oregon, high school Tuesday morning, killing a 14-year-old freshman, authorities said.<p>The gunman also died, and Troutdale Police Chief Scott Anderson told an afternoon news conference that he had been tentatively identified but his name would not be …

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Our Favorite New Brew: Coffee Body Scrubs

Truth be told, I am not a coffee drinker, but I have recently found a new appreciation for those energizing little beans after taking them into the shower with me. I've been using a new breed of body scrubs made from coffee. They look just like the stuff you use to make your morning latte, and they …

Thailand martial law: Army chief meets key players

<b>Thailand's army chief has held talks with key players in the political crisis, a day after declaring martial law in the protest-hit nation.</b><p>General Prayuth Chan-Ocha met representatives of the government and the two main protest factions.<p>But the talks ended without reaching a conclusion, one …

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'We are on the list,' says community worker invited to the royal wedding: Part 6<p>Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's shared passion for humanitarian …

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