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MIT 'Anklebot' gauges joint stiffness to improve rehab

The bot is an experimental rehabilitation tool that uses electrodes to calculate the ankle's stiffness in various directions.

By October 25, 2013

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Stiff upper lip? The many porn searches of UK politicos, staff

Servers in the UK Parliament's network have been asked to find pornography 300,000 times since May 2012. Is this why the country's prime minister wants a porn filter?

By September 5, 2013

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LinkedIn for the working stiffs: SkillPages hits 10M users

The U.K.-based startup launches a mobile app after expanding to North American and gaining 1.5 million new members in the last month.

By December 11, 2012

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Get a SlideStand stick-on smartphone stand for $5.59

This clever little accessory adheres to the rear of your phone (or case) for portrait and landscape viewing.

By May 5, 2014

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A bionic ankle so natural, it's worth a happy dance

An artificial ankle created at the MIT Media Lab is made of chips and sensors that work together to adjust ankle stiffness, power, and position. One wearer was able to dance the rumba.

By April 17, 2014

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How did Egyptians move pyramid stones? Mystery may be solved

Alien pyramid-building theories take a blow as a new study shows Egyptians may have used water to help move the massive stones.

By May 1, 2014

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Docs turn to silkworms to spin a better bone implant

Scientists from Harvard and Tufts create silk screws and plates for use in healing bone fractures. Unlike their steel counterparts, these could dissolve in the body and even be used to deliver antibiotics.

By March 5, 2014

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Samsung Galaxy S5: Most likely features and specs

Rumors and wish lists aside, we have a pretty good idea of the Samsung Galaxy S5's future feature path.

By February 20, 2014

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Seashells inspire design for shatterproof glass

Researchers from Canada's McGill University develop a technique for increasing the toughness of glass so it doesn't break when dropped.

By January 30, 2014

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Georgia Tech uses human arm sensors to make robots safer

A control system helps robots quickly adjust to subtle changes in the way their operators move, which could improve safety in manufacturing settings.

By January 16, 2014