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New tool for grading Iowa kids in gym class? Heart rate monitors

No more slacking in PE -- at least not in the schools in Dubuque, Iowa. Starting this year, the district will require students to wear the devices.

By 19 August 2014

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Why astronauts get blurry vision in space

Space is not kind to the human body. This video reveals exactly what happens to the eyes in zero-g.

By 18 June 2014

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Wireless charger could power tiny heart pump

Students at Rice University devise a way to remove the wires currently needed to power ventricular assist devices in patients with weak hearts.

By 5 May 2012

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Future robots powered by pee? Urine luck!

How to power robots that go where humans fear to tread? A new device works like an artificial heart to pump pee into the "engine room" of self-sustaining bots.

By 12 November 2013

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Learning to fly: Future space tourists train like fighter pilots

With commercial space flight on the horizon, a Pennsylvania training center offers would-be astronauts a chance to experience the rigors of blasting off. CNET sister site SmartPlanet investigates.

By 5 November 2013

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Science secrets of the scariest haunted houses

ScareHouse taps into neuroscience to take the experience from spooky to psychological thriller. Some visitors get so freaked they end up using their safe word.

By 1 November 2013

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BlackBerry's dying, Ballmer's crying. Apple won, right?

At Cupertino, they appear to be dancing in the corridors, while at previous rivals, there is the rending of garments and wailing. How did this happen?

By 30 September 2013

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Scientists build human stem cells into a beating heart

Scientists at the University of Pittsburgh have used human stem cells to build a heart that beats.

By 14 August 2013

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Smell 'camera' preserves odors for posterity

Using technology developed for the perfume industry, a designer created an odor-capturing camera that gathers scents instead of visual images.

By 2 July 2013

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Artificial pancreas tells your tablet when you need insulin

The continuous glucose monitor -- which checks levels every one to five minutes -- works with a smartphone or tablet to calculate the amount of insulin the patient needs and delivers it via a pump.

By 20 June 2013