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Steering wheel system could detect driver fatigue on the cheap

Driver drowsiness is a major cause of accidents, so it's not surprising that a variety of technologies have been developed for its detection. Most of these systems require the use of prominent ...

5 hours ago from Gizmag

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Apple envisions environmental sensors for wearables

Two patent applications describe environmental and temperature sensors that could be outfitted into "wrist-watch devices" as well as other wearable gadgets.

11 hours ago from CNET

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Remote-controlled MiniBrake aims to boost safety for biking novices

A team of Hungarian inventors is looking to help ease the stress of raising would-be Evil Knievels by developing a remote controlled bicycle brake. Dubbed MiniBrake, the device can be attached ...

20 hours ago from Gizmag

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Base jumping from the world's tallest building is terrifyingly insane

These two base jumpers make leaping off the Burj Khalifa look easy. Don't try this at home kids.

9 hours ago from Dvice

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UK's Design Museum announces 2014 Designs of the Year

The Design Museum in London, UK, has announced the winners of its 2014 Designs of the Year Awards. The designs are judged by a high-profile panel and are presented in seven design categories. ...

Wed 23 Apr 14 from Gizmag

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Old tires become material for new and improved roads

( —Americans generate nearly 300 million scrap tires every year, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Historically, these worn tires often end up in landfills or, ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from

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Low-cost 3D printed hand suits man for daily needs (w/ video)

(—Jose Delgado, Jr., a 53-year-old man born without most of his left hand, has given positive feedback about a $50 3D prosthetic hand. He talked about all it can help him do in a video ...

Tue 22 Apr 14 from

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US Navy announces sea trails for electromagnetic railgun

Watching old war movies, we expect firing a navy gun to be accompanied by a deafening bang and a dramatic cloud of burnt powder. This being the 21st century, the US Navy has other ideas as it ...

Sun 20 Apr 14 from Gizmag

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Image of the Day: Formation flying with a combat drone

It's the first time a combat drone has flown in formation with other aircraft, and it has nothing to do with the military (yet).

Wed 23 Apr 14 from Dvice

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Helmet to offer tongue-in-cheek gadget control

A device that senses tongue pressure through the cheek could allow motorcyclists and skiers to control their personal technology via their helmets

Tue 22 Apr 14 from Newscientist

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