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Apr 19, 2016 09:50 AM ET // Laura Geggel, LiveScience
Ikea's new Sladda bike uses an oil-free and corrosion-resistant drive belt rather than a metal chain.
Apr 18, 2016 10:20 AM ET // AFP
The Grand Prix was awarded to Cheah Kok-wai of the Cathay Photonics company.
Apr 15, 2016 10:10 AM ET // Eric Niiler
Elastic optics could lead to credit card-thin cameras that can cover walls or vehicles.
Apr 8, 2016 10:50 AM ET // Eric Niiler
The material could be used to shield satellites from meteorites, drill through stubborn rock or bust through bad guys’ liars.
Apr 8, 2016 01:50 PM ET // Glenn McDonald
Plating less than an inch thick obliterates armor-piercing projectiles. Continue reading →
Apr 4, 2016 01:12 PM ET // Tracy Staedter
The new Seibu flagship train cars will have an organic shape and semi-reflective skin designed to mirror the surrounding scenery. Continue reading →
Apr 1, 2016 01:30 PM ET // Alyssa Danigelis
A Dutch designer's new dress was actually grown from threadlike fungi roots. Continue reading →
Mar 14, 2016 03:00 PM ET // Eric Niiler
A self-correcting contact lens could eliminate the need for bifocals, trifocals or laser corrective surgery.
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