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Polymer dollars: Fingering Canada's plastic bills

The new polymer $20 now in circulation may look and feel fake, but it's designed to stop counterfeiting.

By Dec. 2, 2012

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Photos: Polymer Vision's Readius with rollable display

Polymer Vision is taking E Ink to rollable places with its Readius -- a device that rolls a 127mm (5-inch) screen into a compact form factor, making it far more portable than Sony's Reader

By Feb. 14, 2007

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Washing machine uses beads for clear savings

Why would you add more grit to a washing machine? It turns out the modern-day equivalent of washing clothes by banging them between rocks is actually effective, and it cuts back on water use dramatically.

By Feb. 27, 2014

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Canada launches robot-themed plastic banknote from space

Aboard the International Space Station, astronaut Chris Hadfield unveils the new polymer $5 bill, which showcases ISS robots Canadarm2 and Dextre.

By Apr. 30, 2013

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To thwart counterfeiting, UK mint proposes new pound coin

A new 12-sided design has both covert and overt signs that make it easier to find fakes. But modernization only goes so far: the 766-year-old Trial of the Pyx tradition lives on to check the metals.

By Mar. 19, 2014

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Fund this: Impervious offers DIY waterproofing for iPhones

Forget sending your phone to Liquipel. This $29.95 spray kit promises to protect it from both water and scratches.

By Apr. 22, 2014

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Drone maker Parrot gets playful

With its new Jumping Sumo and mini drone, Parrot is looking for ways to bring in a much wider audience that just wants to have easy fun.

By Jan. 5, 2014