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May 1, 2014 07:21 AM ET
An Australian eatery is bringing its parachuting grilled cheese sandwiches to North American cities, starting with New York and Montreal. Continue reading →
May 2, 2014 07:00 AM ET
Laser tech takes aim at problems big and small.
Apr 30, 2014 04:35 PM ET
A new underwear line containing pure silver fibers is designed to block most electromagnetic radiation from electronic devices that sit on or near sensitive areas. Continue reading →
Apr 30, 2014 09:40 AM ET
The alert automatically sends GPS coordinates to an emergency contacts list, if the owner passes out. Continue reading →
Apr 29, 2014 08:16 AM ET
This ad-hoc S.O.S. system for smartphones works even if the wireless service in the area goes down. Continue reading →
Apr 28, 2014 08:11 AM ET
Each 650-square-foot home costs under $5,000 to produce. Continue reading →
Apr 28, 2014 02:20 PM ET
A haptic robotic system for video teleconferencing makes you feel like you're really shaking hands with a faraway person. Continue reading →
Apr 27, 2014 08:46 AM ET
The results could lead to robots with better vision and sensing. Continue reading →
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