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21st century death: Corpse cocoons and solar-powered graves? (pictures)

A contest called "Design for Death" asks participants to reimagine mourning and burial for the 21st century. Their intriguing solutions range from reverent to eco-practical to downright strange.

12 Images By Aug. 2, 2013

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Lavish geek toys: Underwater limos, sleep cocoons, and more

In the final installment of Crave's series on ultra-luxurious gear for geeks, we tour the far-out side of nerd chic.

By Jul. 16, 2013

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Cocoons for introverts, bong not included

Furniture with embedded technology for hiding from the world.

By Mar. 26, 2007

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Man builds life-size Tonka Mighty Wrecker truck

This faithful reproduction of the 1969 toy even has a hand-cranked winch. Just don't expect it to haul your old jalopy.

By Jul. 17, 2013

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Mercedes-Benz designs a dream golf cart

Golfers riding aboard this sweet concept cart won't have to call out "Fore!" anymore. They can just press a button to do it for them.

By Jul. 24, 2013

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Silkworms work with robot to make 3D-printed dome

A team from MIT's Media Lab pair a robotic arm with a swarm of 6,500 silkworms to explore the relationship between digital and biological fabrication.

By Jun. 10, 2013

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Docs turn to silkworms to spin a better bone implant

Scientists from Harvard and Tufts create silk screws and plates for use in healing bone fractures. Unlike their steel counterparts, these could dissolve in the body and even be used to deliver antibiotics.

By Mar. 5, 2014

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Reimagining death for the 21st century

Compostable cocoons for corpses? Urns with OLED displays? Some of the ideas out of the Design for Death competition could dramatically change the way we bury our loved ones.

By Aug. 2, 2013

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Researchers unveil ultra-thin electronics that dissolve in body

The technology, which relies on silicon and magnesium oxide-based components, could reduce the need to pass or surgically remove tiny medical implants.

By Sep. 27, 2012

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Why Google Glass is the most personal tech you'll never own

commentary With tablets and televisions safely in the "shared tech" category, the still unsettling Google Glass extends the nature of "personal tech" to a whole new level.

By Dec. 30, 2013