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Video: Watch how a little paint can turn a basic wall into an interactive surface

By Faye Oney / May 23, 2018

Using conductive paint, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have transformed an ordinary wall into an interactive surface that can track electrical devices, appliances, and even a human’s touch.

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Video: Watch this 3-D printer print an electronic device on human skin

By Faye Oney / May 16, 2018

Researchers have successfully used a 3-D printer to print an electronic circuit on human skin. The technology could help soldiers on the battlefield to detect chemical or biological agents, and the medical field for treating wounds and constructing skin grafts.

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Video: Your skin becomes the touchscreen for this futuristic projector smartwatch

By April Gocha / May 9, 2018

Researchers and engineers at Carnegie Mellon University and ASU Tech Co. Ltd. in China have a solution that thinks outside the box—a smartwatch that has a built-in projector that instead turns your skin into the touchscreen.

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Video: Electrified road charges electric vehicles throughout their journey

By Faye Oney / April 25, 2018

An initiative in Sweden is attempting to lower vehicle-based carbon emissions. eRoadArlanda uses conductive technology to power and charge electric vehicles as they travel down the road—but the verdict is still out whether or not eRoadArlanda is a practical solution.

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Video: Banishing bacteria on biomedical implants—Graphene spikes slice and dice, could prevent infection

By April Gocha / April 18, 2018

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have devised a way to contract graphene to kill bacteria on the surface of biomedical implants, using a thin layer of atomically thin graphene spikes to slice bacteria apart.

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Not-so-rare-earth elements? Massive discovery of rare earth deposit near Japan could allay supply woes

By April Gocha / April 13, 2018

Scientists reportedly discovered a massive deposit of rare-earth elements off the coast of Japan in 2013—and now, they report that not only is the deposit sufficiently massive in terms of its estimated rare-earth resource supply, but that recovery of said minerals is rather feasible.

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Video: 3-D printed housing communities could be reality in third-world countries

By Faye Oney / April 11, 2018

Many people lack adequate housing, but Icon, an Austin construction company, wants to change that. The company recently introduced a 3-D-printed concrete house that was printed in less than 24 hours at a fraction of the cost of an average home.

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Busted: Monk uses needle to break, but not bust through, piece of glass

By April Gocha / April 5, 2018

There’s been a video circling around online this past month of a Shaolin monk throwing a needle at a pane of glass, breaking the glass with its tiny point—but I have a gripe with the video and all the hype swirling around it.

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Video: Making sense of data—Research initiative aims to bridge human–data disconnect

By April Gocha / April 4, 2018

In an effort to develop more intelligent data analysis to drive informed nanomaterials design, a unique research initiative at Lehigh University is taking the human element into account in its quest to evolve how we analyze data.

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concrete boat—The Boat

Video: 97-year-old concrete ship has colorful history

By Faye Oney / March 28, 2018

Concrete ships have been around since the 1800s. But there is one boat with a concrete hull that is still afloat in a Florida sound. Watch the video to learn more about the colorful history of “The Boat”—which seems to have more lives than a cat!

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