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Ick-alert: Old book bound with human skin, Harvard scientists say

From the fascinating/gross files, Harvard researchers determine a book in the university's collection is, indeed, bound with real human flesh.

By June 6, 2014

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Phone dead? Give it a ride on this skateboard, Ep. 176

This week on Crave, we entertain a captive audience of smartphone-loving frogs, teach a robot octopus to swim, and charge a dead cell phone with a skateboard. Plus, Harvard is looking for new innovations in soft robotics and director Steven Soderbergh re-envisions "Raiders of the Lost Ark," sans color.

By September 26, 2014

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Harvard wants everyone to build soft robots

Harvard University labs has launched a toolkit that will supply robotics enthusiasts and researchers with the tools they need to design, build and operate soft robots.

By September 24, 2014

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Harvard-made lung muscle could yield asthma insights

Scientists synthesize human airway tissue, and in hopes of finding better asthma medication, watch it react to a variety of chemicals.

By September 23, 2014

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Smartphone use may make you wussy, says Harvard study

Harvard study shows that the size of a device, and your body posture using it, influences your behavior and demeanor.

By June 24, 2013

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Loneliness narrows the uncanny valley

Starved for a little social contact? The face of a robot or doll will seem more alive to you than to someone with a brimming social life.

By September 8, 2014

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'ArtLifting' site uplifts the homeless by selling their art

An online marketplace that celebrates and sells creations by homeless and disabled artists has turned to Kickstarter for help expanding its do-good reach.

By August 28, 2014

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This gas may erase bad memories

Sorry, Men in Black. Turns out using a neuralyzer to wipe away memories is overkill. Scientists now believe inhaling the right gas at the right time may do the trick.

By August 27, 2014

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Finalists selected for $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPrize

Are you a gadget lover, not a doctor? International teams are working to create portable devices that could quickly and easily detect common ailments.

By August 27, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 032: Hacking the human body, 3D-printed birds, robo-bees, and more

A RoboBee the size of a quarter is making waves today. It's not quite ready to start filling in for bee hives around the world, but we're okay with that. We're a little worried about the possibility of these bees turning into angry, killer robo-bees.

By August 7, 2014