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Tomorrow Daily 067: Inflatable space hotels, ultra-realistic CG, a chameleon jacket, and more

Bigelow's "BEAM" is an expandable module for the International Space Station hoping to be a stepping stone towards commercial space accommodations, but the current $50 million price tag is a little astronomical. So...Kickstarter to send us to space, anyone?

By October 13, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 067: Inflatable space hotels, ultra-realistic CG, a chameleon jacket, and more

On today's show, we debate the cost of staying in a space hotel, check out an unbelievably realistic CG render named "Ed," and imagine what we'd do with a jacket that changes color to match whatever you're touching.

By October 13, 2014

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Inflatable private room to dock to ISS, commercialise space

The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module is on track to launch in 2015, and will be attached to the International Space Station to test the technology.

By October 6, 2014

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Out with the air: Bridgestone shows off tires you never have to inflate

Bringing new meaning to the term flat tire, the Japanese company shows a second-generation prototype of its airless tires at the Paris Motor Show.

By October 3, 2014

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Backpack self-inflates into pillow, sleeping pad, chair cushion

The Windcatcher Air Pakk is not nearly as odd as the popular Ostrich Pillow, making it an ideal alternative for people who want to lay low.

By August 6, 2014

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Inflatable incubators, lifejacket bombs and more life-changing and life-saving innovations (pictures)

A life-saving inflatable incubator and a method of converting deadly cluster bombs to save lives instead are among the innovations vying for this year's James Dyson Award.

32 Images By July 22, 2014

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Ark Nova: Blow-up concert hall inflates in Japan

Mobile building that accommodates up to 500 will tour various locations in Japan's disaster-struck Northeast, playing host to world-class performances.

By September 30, 2013

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Philips comes full circle with massive bet on lighting and health-tech

The 123-year-old Dutch company has ruthlessly cut ties with TV, audio, and the categories that have made it most famous. Can an ageing population put this venerable firm back on top?

By October 10, 2014

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The costly addictions of Iron Man, Sherlock, and more

An interactive graphic from substance abuse recovery site Withdrawal.net shows the costs of being a famous fictional figure with a habit.

By June 17, 2014

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Regulatory OK for AT&T/DirecTV may hinge on the 'bundle'

Focusing on bundled services of a combined AT&T/DirecTV and how that entity could be a stronger competitor against big cable is likely the best strategy to win approval.

By May 19, 2014