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sunscreen

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Hack a hat to remind you to reapply sunscreen

Absent-minded sun worshipers can retrofit a regular hat with a UV index sensor to remind them to re-slather on sunscreen.

By July 24, 2014

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Ah, Vanity: Wrinkle videos trump cancer vids in getting teens to bust out the sunscreen

It may not be surprising that appealing to our vanity works better than a biology lecture, but the extent to which the approach increases sunscreen use is sizable.

By February 13, 2014

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Crave Ep. 167: Give yourself a helping hand with MIT's robot glove

When you wish you had an extra pair of hands, two extra robot fingers could be enough. Also, the "holy grail of comic books" is up for grabs!

By July 25, 2014

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New nano-dots could mean cheap, paint-on solar cells

They're too tiny to see, but a new form of light-sensitive nanoparticles could flood the world with solar power.

By June 10, 2014

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Crave giveaway: Travel gear aplenty from accessory maker Kanex

Don't forget to pack this week's freebies, which include a pocket-size wireless access point and a set of international travel plugs that work in the U.S., U.K., European Union, and Australia.

By June 14, 2013

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Desktop Othermill carves out circuit boards, jewelry

This successful Kickstarter project lets you make anything from printed circuits to brass earrings and molds for precision parts.

By May 10, 2013

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Earth cozies up super close to the sun today

Is it hot in here? The Earth is as close to the sun today as it will be all year. Time to break out the sunscreen.

By January 2, 2013

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Solar activity ramping up to a 2013 peak

We've seen a lot of solar activity in the last few months as the sun nears the active peak in its 11-year cycle.

By November 26, 2012

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GM engineers develop sunscreen for the Corvette

Corvette's exposed-weave carbon fiber is protected from the sun's harmful rays with a special clear coat.

By October 28, 2010

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Bright idea: Smart bracelet monitors UV exposure

A device developed in Sweden changes color as the risk of over-exposure progresses to warn wearers when it's time to get out of the sun.

By August 13, 2012