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'Star Wars' actor's lightsaber cane gets him detained by TSA

Peter Mayhew, the extremely tall man who plays Chewbacca, confounds TSA operatives in Denver with his lightsaber cane. Apparently, it was too long for their liking.

By June 10, 2013

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Fujitsu GPS cane points you in the right direction

The Fujitsu New Generation Cane is a 21st-century GPS-connected walking cane that guides seniors to their destination, posting their progress to loved ones along the way.

By February 26, 2013

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Fujitsu New Generation GPS Cane takes you places

We go hands-on with the Fujitsu New Generation Cane, a prototype walking stick for the 21st century that guides you by GPS, tracks your heart rate, and lets loved ones know where you are.

By February 26, 2013

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Fujitsu GPS Cane for seniors (pictures)

Paired with software at the homebase, seniors can get directions for where they're trying to go in a simple lit-up arrow format on the top of their cane while out walking.

7 Images By February 26, 2013

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BlindSpot: Smart cane concept looks to future

Grad student nabs second-place James Dyson Award for cane that integrates a mobile phone and uses ultrasonic technology to detect low-hanging objects from 5 to 6.5 feet away.

By November 8, 2011

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Bouncing from sugar cane to synthetic rubber

Genomatica says it has made butadiene, used in production of products such as tires and latex, from renewable sources rather than fossil fuels.

By August 22, 2011

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Smart cane to help blind navigate

Developed by students at Central Michigan University, new smart cane uses radio frequency transmitters to help people navigate around objects and determine where to walk.

By August 4, 2009

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Amyris opens plant to make diesel from sugar cane

Biotech start-up has genetically optimized microbes to produce diesel fuel from sugar cane. Its first plant, in California, will be followed by a commercial plant in Brazil.

By November 12, 2008

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Sugar cane diesel, gas, and jet fuel coming from Amyris

Sugar cane is mostly used for ethanol today, but Amyris says it will be a feedstock for more powerful fuels by 2010.

By April 23, 2008

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Dow takes plunge into bioplastics in Brazil

In joint venture, Dow Chemical to make plastics from sugar-cane-derived ethanol and plastics to cut its use of fossil fuel feedstocks.

By July 19, 2011