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Solar panels just got a classy-looking upgrade.

Next-Gen Solar Panels Are Nearly Invisible to the Naked Eye

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Material wraps one’s body with a seamless surface, at the same time covering wires, electronic armature, systems for sustaining life, and actuators strengthening the skeleton, muscles, and helping one to breathe.

suckerPUNCH » Exosuits

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Svartling Network: Probably because of the iWatch: Exclusive: Nike fires majority of FuelBand team, will stop making wearable hardware

Pinch is a wrist-worn remote system for chronic pain management designed to aid patients in keeping track of their pain levels throughout the day. Manual input by the wearer is combined with sleep, heart rate and physical activity data to create a more insightful view of when and where the user experiences the most pain so behavioral changes can be made.

Could This 3-D Printed Cast Really Heal Bones Faster? A DESIGNER CLAIMS THAT HIS CONCEPT FOR A 3-D PRINTED CAST WOULD SHORTEN THE BONE-HEALING PROCESS NEARLY 40%. WE ASK HAND SURGEON MICHAEL HAUSMAN TO WEIGH IN.

Hexoskin - Wearable body metrics. Sports garment with built-in sensors + connected smart device. HR (calculated HR variability, recovery), breathing rate, breathing volume, 3-axis acceleration (calculated intensity, calories burned), estimated VO2max (max oxygen consumption). "The Hexoskin garment is unique: with its integrated 100% textile biometric sensors, it’s as comfortable and flexible as a standard sports compression garment, as well as hygienic and safe."

Hexoskin Sensor Shirt - How it works

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Regrowing Nerve Tissue - Nerves are enclosed, cable-like bundles that contain many axons. They make up the critical central and peripheral nervous systems, conducting electrical signals to the brain (like sensitivity) and to the outer limbs (like movement).

The Wind Cube is designed to work in an array, bolted onto the side of a house with a handful of other identical turbines. Just 15 of these small home turbines on a house could provide enough power for a family of four.

PHOTONIC SINTERING OF NANO INKS