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Color it cool: Hue-changing 'skin' morphs on demand

Scientists develop a super-thin material that can reflect any color with just the slightest tug. Looks like the son of hypercolor has arrived.

By March 14, 2015

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The car skin, for when a bumper sticker is too discreet

Technically Incorrect: A new Kickstarter campaign from StickOut.com aims to get people to adorn the whole sides of their cars with enormous stickers. Vote now.

By May 4, 2015

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Feds say skin cancer apps are deceptive

The Federal Trade Commission charges several promoters of supposed melanoma-detection apps with deceptive marketing and says they must provide evidence to back up their claims.

By February 24, 2015

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Swedish office gets under employees' skin with RFID microchips

Forget your office door key? Can't remember the code for the photocopier? No need to worry if you happen to have a microchip implanted in your hand.

By February 3, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily 122: Google growing human skin, Jennifer the skiing robot, NASA's SMAP and more

On today's show, we explain why Google is growing human skin in a lab, watch an adorable robot ski in the name of science and cheer on NASA as it starts collecting data from its SMAP satellite.

By February 2, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily: Jennifer the (adorable) skiing robot hits the slopes

Jennifer can ski and play hockey -- even though she's a robot -- but there's more to her than just fun and games. Researchers hope that someday, the same principles they're using to program Jenny to play sports will be used to create firefighters and rescue robots, able to adapt to changing environments.

By February 2, 2015

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Insomniacs, now you can spray sleep right onto your skin

Mist melatonin on yourself until you slowly drift off to dream of a world filled with spray-on love, money and power, too.

By January 31, 2015

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Prosthetic 'smart' skin can feel all of the things

A stretchy synthetic skin is embedded with sensors to replicate a skin-like sense of touch for prosthetics.

By December 9, 2014

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Mutant Octaloofah gives you shower music plus skin exfoliation

Exfoliate. Massage. Rock out. In the pantheon of tech gadgets you can use in the shower, the Octaloofah may very well rule them all out of sheer strangeness.

By December 8, 2014

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Chewbacca-skin rug puts a Wookiee under your tootsies

Enjoy the lush, plush fur of a flattened Wookiee beneath your feet when you deck your living room with a Chewbacca rug.

By November 19, 2014