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Kite Patch makes you invisible to mosquitoes

This lightweight patch can keep blood-sucking bugs away and could prove key in the global battle against malaria.

By Jul. 19, 2013

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Google X acquires kite-power startup Makani

The research unit's "focus on real atoms, not bits" is expanding to include the startup's work on tethered flying wings that are designed to generate 600 kilowatts of power.

By May. 23, 2013

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Kite-based aerial imagery arrives in Google Maps

Frank Taylor's photographs, taken by a camera suspended from a kite, has fleshed out a few patches in Google's online maps of the world.

By Oct. 12, 2010

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Navy charters kite-powered cargo ship to deliver equipment

The use of this new breed of sailing ship could reduce fuel costs by 20 to 30 percent, according to the ship's owners.

By Oct. 11, 2008

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Green news harvest: Electric kites, China's clean-tech muscle

Plus: the godfather of the plug-in hybrid; Energy Department's clean-energy guru moves on; Indian VCs look at clean tech; questions for T. Boone Pickens.

By Aug. 4, 2008

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Meet people around you the easy way with BrightKite

BrightKite tells you who to hang out with based on location.

By Apr. 24, 2008

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Kite-flying to help save the planet

Boat uses high-propulsion system to reduce fossil fuel consumption.

By Sep. 7, 2007

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Virtual reality machine gives you the wings of an awkward eagle

Combined with an Oculus Rift, the Birdly lets you feel what it's like to be a bird. Sort of.

By May. 8, 2014

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Itch at first bite: Researchers capture unnerving video of mosquitoes feeding

A mosquito lands on your leg. It takes you a few minutes to notice, but in that time a lot has happened. Check out some amazing footage of mosquito probes breaking through skin and searching for blood vessels.

By Aug. 7, 2013

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Google's Project Loon balloons can circle Earth three times

The cutting-edge balloons that Google built for its Wi-Fi broadcasting will be able to travel around the world three times, or for 100 days.

By Nov. 13, 2013