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respiration

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Engineers harness power from human respiration

A plastic microbelt that vibrates when passed by low-speed airflow could lead to a new generation of microscale biomedical devices that are powered by human breath.

By Oct. 5, 2011

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Wearable smart glass curates content based on your physical response

A wearable eyepiece measures physiological responses such as pupil dilation and heartbeat to find content on the web that will interest you.

By Apr. 15, 2014

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Glucose-based battery has 10 times energy of lithium: researchers

Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed a working sugar-powered fuel cell with energy density greater than that of current lithium-ion batteries.

By Feb. 4, 2014

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Apple supplier Foxconn cooks up its own smartwatch

Compatible with the iPhone, the new smartwatch can check phone calls and Facebook posts.

By Jun. 27, 2013

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Tiny monitor tracks vital signs sans skin contact

The 2-inch-wide sensor, which tracks heart rate, respiration, and movement, is non-invasive and wearable.

By Feb. 2, 2012

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What a heart rate monitor says about your relationship

Researchers at UC Davis find that the heart rates of couples in romantic relationships actually sync up when they are close together -- and that they don't between two people who aren't involved.

By Feb. 13, 2013

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Spacesuit of the future could power gadgetry with body heat

Researchers at Kansas State are investigating how the difference in temperature between body heat and a spacesuit's cooling garment could run the suit's electronics.

By Dec. 3, 2013

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Aussie firefighters swallowing pills that read core body temp

The wireless capsule works alongside a belt that also tracks skin temperature, pulse, and respiration rate and is being used this year in the fight against bush fires in Australia.

By Jan. 24, 2013

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Will this suit let you skydive from space?

Two companies have teamed up to design a special jet-powered pressure suit that will let its wearer skydive from the edge of space.

By Jun. 11, 2013

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How does a blue-ringed octopus flash its rings?

Cephalopods have colour-changing chromatophores on their skin, which allows them to camouflage themselves — but the blue-ringed octopus has a different trick up its tentacle.

By Oct. 17, 2012