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How to clip your fingernails in space without inhaling them

Everyday activities, like nail trimming, become challenging when you have to do them while floating around inside the International Space Station.

By January 16, 2013


Wireless asthma inhaler teaches proper use

The T-Haler monitors how patients use their inhalers and sends real-time feedback on how to improve.

By March 12, 2012


A breath of salty air for patients with cystic fibrosis

How surfers in Australia inspired the development a new device that taps the benefits of salt water mist to treat cystic fibrosis patients.

By May 24, 2013


See how healthy your lungs are -- just blow into your phone

Researchers in Seattle develop a new tool to monitor lung health that doesn't require new hardware. All users need is a smartphone.

By September 19, 2012


Hot tea at the touch of a button

The Instant Hot Water Dispenser delivers piping-hot water within seconds. The countertop device produces water at 203 degrees Fahrenheit.

By July 31, 2012


Spray gets you drunk instantly... but not for long

New product from designer Philippe Starck delivers just the right amount of alcohol in just the right (or is it wrong?) way.

By May 3, 2012


Emergency Bra: Unsnap, separate cups, inhale...

The bra--an invention worthy of an Ig Nobel Prize in 2009--is now commercially available in a sexy, life-saving, Red Cross shade of red.

By September 22, 2010


Jane McGonigal shows how games make us resilient

Q&A With SuperBetter, the famous game designer has built a tool that is helping thousands of people overcome a wide variety of problems. It just goes to show how games can make us stronger.

By March 11, 2012


AeroShot: Ditch the coffee, huff your caffeine

The AeroShot from Breathable Foods is a caffeine delivery system that packs 100 mg of the good stuff into a lipstick-size inhaler. Huff your way to wakefulness.

By October 26, 2011


The 'buspreneurs' roll south toward SXSWi

Six Startup Buses are heading to South by Southwest Interactive. CNET's Daniel Terdiman is aboard one to find out how a couple dozen "buspreneurs" create viable businesses at 60 miles an hour.

By March 8, 2011