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Japanese company Spiber partners with North Face to spin synthetic spider silk into first-of-its-kind bioengineered parka

By Stephanie Liverani / November 17, 2015

Japanese company Spiber has joined forces with high-performance sportswear outfitter The North Face to create a parka made from genetically engineered spider silk fiber—the first garment of its kind.

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Special whisky glass designed for out-of-this-world cocktails

By Stephanie Liverani / September 11, 2015

One day, space tourism will be a reality for the lucky few who can afford the journey. And when that day comes, a celebratory cocktail will be in order. So the makers of Ballantine Scotch are funding the development of the perfect open-topped cup for drinking whisky in microgravity.

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Apple’s integrated dashboard system CarPlay on display at NY Auto Show

By April Gocha / April 22, 2014

Apple CarPlay, the company’s dashboard-integrated light operating system, is set to debut in new cars this year, but the tech is on preview at the New York International Auto Show.

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Weekend warriors: DIY piezo speed belt with LED display makes runners safer, shinier

By Jessica McMathis / April 11, 2014

A light-up speed belt with a built-in piezo vibration sensor detects your pace and keeps you safe during your dawn-to-dusk runs.

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