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Bulletproof men's suit blends Bruce Wayne style, Batman-worthy tech

The Diamond Armor suit is encrusted with gems, repels bullets and stains, and has on-board air conditioning. A good thing, because the $3.2 million price tag will get some sweating.

By Mar. 10, 2014

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Hold very still: Super-quiet rooms permit IBM nano research

Specialized microscopes within Big Blue's Zurich nanotechnology center are shielded from the slightest vibrations, radio waves, and even air turbulence.

By Oct. 18, 2013

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'Noise quenching' curtains open window to quiet

Swiss company Empa has developed curtains that "swallow" noise. Their use could protect us from an endless supply of annoying sounds.

By May. 4, 2011

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Solar CIGS reach 18.7 percent efficiency

Swiss lab improves efficiency for CIGS cells using plastic substrate, beating its own record and U.S. December announcement of 15.7 percent.

By Jun. 1, 2011

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Smart mattress automatically shifts bedfast patients

Swiss spin-off announces major funding for a bed it says could hit the market by the end of 2011 and will help prevent bedsores by automatically shifting a patient's position.

By Jul. 15, 2011

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E-waste to hit developing world hard

UN report predicts that by 2020, e-waste from computers will grow by up to 400 percent from 2007 levels in China and South Africa.

By Feb. 22, 2010

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Tapping the hot asphalt jungle for energy

Massachusetts researchers argue in paper that blacktop roads would make better solar collectors than solar-electric panels by converting built-up heat into water-carrying pipes.

By Aug. 19, 2008