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Who needs 100-foot scuba limits with this 1,000-foot exosuit?

Recreational divers must not go deeper than 100 feet, but this special suit, on display at the American Museum of Natural History, allows safe diving for hours.

By Feb. 27, 2014

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Turkey skin inspires toxin-detecting biosensor

Bioengineers at UC Berkeley say their smartphone-enabled sensor can detect volatile chemicals by mimicking the color-changing abilities of turkeys, who can shift dramatically from reds to blues to whites.

By Jan. 21, 2014

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Could your heart power its own pacemaker?

From battery life to pure life, new research shows we're getting closer to a future where important implanted and wearable health devices could run on power collected from our own organs.

By Jan. 23, 2014

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Georgia Tech uses human arm sensors to make robots safer

A control system helps robots quickly adjust to subtle changes in the way their operators move, which could improve safety in manufacturing settings.

By Jan. 16, 2014

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Paul Allen's VC firm to open new office in Silicon Valley

The new office will focus its investments on middle- and late-stage startups and pre-IPO deals, according to a report.

By Apr. 2, 2013

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Behind the scenes with the Goodyear blimp crew

It may be the most visible working icon in the world. CNET Road Trip 2013 stopped in Akron, Ohio, to see what it takes to get Goodyear's famous blimps to fly.

By Jul. 20, 2013

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Venture capital funding for Q1 slowest since 2003

Despite VC firms raising $4.1 billion during the first quarter of 2013, fewer firms are contributing and a new report suggests this may be a sign of decreased investment levels to come.

By Apr. 8, 2013

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Superbug app spreads with 100K downloads in first month

The free iOS app Epocrates Bugs + Drugs uses aggregated electronic health record data and geotagging to help users see superbug prevalence as well as sensitivity to drugs.

By Oct. 31, 2013

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Mike Daisey

Mike Daisey wanted to bring attention to working conditions at manufacturing plants in China. The only problem is that some of his stories simply weren't true, and that distracted from a very real global issue.

By Dec. 11, 2012

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Flappy Bird is the embodiment of our descent into madness

commentary We'll do anything for a quick fix these days -- so long as it's free, shamelessly manipulative, and comes with a high score counter.

By Feb. 2, 2014