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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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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

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Expanding camera lens combines insect, human vision

This hybrid approach could give smartphone cameras dynamic focus, and add depth to surgical imaging.

By Sep. 19, 2013

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Detroit Electric launches SP:01: A Tesla rival

Detroit Electric's SP:01 is a pure electric car that boasts a 180-mile range and a high price.

By Apr. 3, 2013

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Could electronically controlled drugs reduce side effects?

Researchers say they can zap implants with electrical currents to release specific amounts of medication to targeted areas of the body.

By Feb. 5, 2014

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Robotic Pocket Printer sits in the palm of your hand

Why limit yourself by feeding paper into a printer, if you can just drop the printer on the paper instead? A new Kickstarter campaign seeks funds for a little robot that prints 1 page per minute.

By Apr. 10, 2014