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Robotic octopus swims like the real thing

Using eight flexible legs and a soft web, a robotic octopus can scull through the water like its cephalopod inspiration.

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Water found on Neptune-sized planet 124 light-years from Earth

The discovery of water vapor in the atmosphere of the planet opens up more understanding about planet formation and the possibility of life outside our solar system.

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Fever Smart goes under the armpit.

Smart thermometer sends real-time fever updates to parents

The Fever Smart patch thermometer acts like a mini nurse, tracking a child's temperature and sending the data to the parent's smartphone.

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Out of power? Cable lets you steal juice from another device

The Samsung Power Sharing cable lets you donate power from one compatible mobile device to any other gadget that charges with a micro USB port.

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Could an EEG, like the one shown here, hold the key for better lie detection?

Your brain waves could reveal what you forgot (or lied about)

A study with implications for criminal investigations finds that looking at a particular brain wave could help recover buried or hidden information.

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Amazon worker strike expands to fifth German facility

The workers argue that Amazon isn't paying them enough, while the company says they're actually paid at the upper level of their grade.

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Artec's Denis Baev scanning the fossilised remains of an extinct elephant.

Using 3D scanning to preserve fossils

Before they become damaged by extraction and erosion, palaeontologists have started using handheld 3D scanners to preserve fossils in Kenya.

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Japanese company plans space elevator by 2050

Japan's giant construction company, Obayashi Corporation, has announced that it plans to build an elevator into space by the year 2050.

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RFID helps robots locate objects

Work to improve robot vision is ongoing -- but robots don't necessarily need to rely solely on their eyes.

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Scientists make quantum leap, teleport data from light to matter

In another breakthrough in the weird, wonky world of quantum physics, researchers teleport data an unprecedented distance with a novel technique -- inching us closer to the rise of a 'quantum Internet.'

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Harvard-made lung muscle could yield asthma insights

Scientists synthesize human airway tissue, and in hopes of finding better asthma medication, watch it react to a variety of chemicals.

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Drones of 2014: Quadcopters that give you a view from above

This crop of quadcopters make it easier and more affordable than ever for you to shoot aerial photos and video with your hands on or off the controls.

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