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Dyson's DC65 revs up the power

Dyson claims that its newest upright vacuum is 25 percent more powerful -- but does that translate to performance?

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James Dyson Award 2014 opens to young inventors

The James Dyson Award for excellence in engineering design has been opened to young inventors for the 2014 competition.

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Transformer-like suit lets you lift 110 pounds -- with each hand

An Italian engineering company has created a robotic exoskeleton that gives wearers superhero powers. But this one has a weak spot that Crave's Michael Franco spots in an instant.

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For the last few years, the design of Dyson's Digital Slim cordless vacuum cleaners hasn't changed much on the outside, but with each new generation, the company makes its high-end portable vacs more powerful while improving the battery life.
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In the case of Dyson's latest and greatest model, the Digital Slim DC59 Animal, the company is billing it as a conventional vacuum replacement, saying it offers three times more suction power than any other cordless vacuum on the market. Battery life has also improved from about 20 minutes to 26 minutes (the battery is a "re-engineered" fade-free nickel manganese cobalt battery).

Dyson Digital Slim DC59 Animal cordless vacuum (pictures)

According to James Dyson, his company's latest and greatest cordless vacuum cleaner, the Digital Slim DC59, has 3X more suction power than any other cordless vac. Is it worth $500?

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3D-printed £1,200 exoskeleton Titan Arm wins Dyson award

Titan Arm, a prototype powered upper-body exoskeleton, has just won the 2013 James Dyson Award for design and engineering.

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Vacuum buying guide

Here's where you'll find everything you ever wanted to know about vacuum cleaners -- and then some.

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<p>Problem, meet solution. The <a href="http://www.jamesdysonaward.org/Default.aspx">James Dyson Award</a> tasks next-gen designers with crafting a product that addresses a conundrum of some kind, with this year's problems ranging from hypothermia to street noise and secondary injuries incurred moving patients onto stretchers. Click through our gallery to see some of the 20 inventions selected as finalists for this year's award. The top honorees will be announced November 7, with the international winner getting 30,000 British pounds ($48,000). 
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Workers who've sustained arm or back injuries due to heavy lifting often face a lengthy recovery to rebuild muscle and strength. 
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Enter <a href="http://jamesdysonaward.org/Projects/Project.aspx?ID=3414&RegionId=1&Winindex=0">Titan Arm</a>, developed by University of Pennsylvania mechanical engineering students Elizabeth Beattie, Nick McGill, Nick Parrotta, and Niko Vladimirov. It's a 18.5-pound upper-body exoskeleton that augments the wearer's arm strength to reduce fatigue during recovery, while bracing the back to prevent poor lifting posture. 
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While current exoskeletons can cost upward of $100,000, "using lean principles," the Titan team created their product for less than $2,000. 
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"Low price points will help make Titan ubiquitous, aiding many more people," the creators say. 
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The team also envisions <a href="http://titanarm.com/">Titan Arm</a> as a tool for stroke victims who need to relearn fine-motor skills, as well as the elderly or those with permanent injuries or disabilities.</p>

Designing the future: 2013 Dyson finalists (pictures)

From a driverless dump truck to a device that blocks out specific street noises, these designs made the shortlist for this year's James Dyson Award seeking problem-solving products.

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The Dyson DC47 Animal canister vacuum weighs just 13.84 pounds.

Dyson levels up in the U.S. with two new '2 Tier Radial' vacuums

The Dyson DC47 and the Dyson DC50 are the two newest high performance vacuums offered by the company. Internal refinements and a second tier combine to create better airflow.

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Dyson Airblade Tap: Hands-on with the high-tech hand dryer

CNET UK goes hands-on with Dyson's latest contribution to hygiene, the Airblade Tap -- a combination faucet and hand dryer.

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Don't worry little ones, you can make it.

Sustainable fishing 'SafetyNet' catches big prize

This year's James Dyson Award for design goes to an innovative commercial fishing net system that could make the practice far more sustainable by saving millions of fish annual.

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What's inside the ball? Dyson sent a dissected sample of the Ball technology inside the DC39 to media outlets. Note: We're returning it to Dyson for recycling.

Dyson's new DC39 is company's first canister vac with Ball technology

The Dyson Ball has made its way into a canister vacuum that the company says is easy to maneuver, even around the "tightest corners."

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A user's friend who checks in on Foursquare within walking distance can be located with BlindSpot. The user is guided to the location by walking in the direction that the tactile navigator is pointing in.

BlindSpot: Smart cane concept looks to future

Grad student nabs second-place James Dyson Award for cane that integrates a mobile phone and uses ultrasonic technology to detect low-hanging objects from 5 to 6.5 feet away.

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