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Meet the inflatable incubator that could save babies' lives

A British graduate has devised a blow-up incubator for the developing world that's less than one-tenth the cost of a standard system.

By November 6, 2014

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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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FCC chairman on schools: Basic connectivity is now inadequate

Chairman Tom Wheeler makes his case for higher-speed Internet access in schools, proposing a plan to increase the monthly fee in phone bills by 16 cents to cover new investment.

By November 17, 2014

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Google boosts Turing Award computing prize to $1 million

Computer scientists no longer need have Nobel envy -- at least financially. A Google cash infusion quadrupled the size of the top computer science prize.

By November 14, 2014