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Eye of the Tiger: U.S. Army Eyes Night Vision Contact Lenses
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Eye of the Tiger: U.S. Army Eyes Night Vision Contact Lenses

Forget heavy night vision goggles. Scientists are developing a better, lighter way for soldiers to see in the dark.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments
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This Contraption Transforms Houseplants Into Musical Instruments

A device called the MIDI Sprout, which transforms plant biorhythms into a sort of music, is sowing major seed funding on Kickstarter -- to the tune of over $27,000.
Geoff Weiss
Giant Crab-Like Robot to Plumb the Ocean for Shipwrecks and Treasure
Robots

Giant Crab-Like Robot to Plumb the Ocean for Shipwrecks and Treasure

Prepare to meet the mammoth mechanical crab of your nerdiest undersea dreams.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos
Far Out Tech

Google Wants to Patent Contact Lenses That Can Snap Photos

The tech company has a new patent application to apply Google Glass's camera feature to contact lenses.
Laura Entis
A Highway Illuminated by Glow in the Dark Paint, Not Streetlights
Far Out Tech

A Highway Illuminated by Glow in the Dark Paint, Not Streetlights

You may have heard of the smart car, but what about a smart highway?
Laura Entis
Entrepreneurs on the Moon, DNA Hacking and Real-Life Iron Man Gear
Far Out Tech

Entrepreneurs on the Moon, DNA Hacking and Real-Life Iron Man Gear

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Jason Fell
The Makers of This Solar-Powered Technology Want to Eliminate a Global Sanitation Issue
Science

The Makers of This Solar-Powered Technology Want to Eliminate a Global Sanitation Issue

A high-tech toilet is an innovative solution to an age-old problem. And it's nothing to pooh-pooh.
Katherine Gray
This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)
Business Unusual

This Crazy Technology Brings 'Dr. Octopus' to Real Life (Sort Of)

These robotic, claw-tipped arms were actually designed for a reason that might surprise you.
Katherine Gray
Beyond Novelty: Architects in Amsterdam Are 3-D Printing an Entire House
3-D printing

Beyond Novelty: Architects in Amsterdam Are 3-D Printing an Entire House

If you can 3-D print smartphone cases and key chains, it appears that using the technology to create a real house is the logical next step.
Jason Fell
Skin and Bones: Oh, the Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Bio-printers
3-D printing

Skin and Bones: Oh, the Body Parts You Can Make With 3-D Bio-printers

Sticks and stones may break bones, but printers can replace them -- and a whole lot more.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
A 'Smart' Pair of Shoes With a Noble Purpose
Wearable Tech

A 'Smart' Pair of Shoes With a Noble Purpose

The makers of the Lechal interactive haptic footwear hope the product will serve some social good.
Katherine Gray
This Viral Hoverboard Video Looks Ridiculously Awesome -- Yet Sadly Fake
Innovation

This Viral Hoverboard Video Looks Ridiculously Awesome -- Yet Sadly Fake

A 'startup' called HUVr Tech shows off its crazy technology. Oh right, it's probably just a hoax. Darn.
Jason Fell
U.S. Army Developing a Real Live 'Iron Man' Suit
Innovation

U.S. Army Developing a Real Live 'Iron Man' Suit

During a White House event for innovation in manufacturing, President Obama let the cat out of the bag. Or did he?
Nina Zipkin
This New App Can Give Your Eyes a Workout and Improve Your Vision
Apps

This New App Can Give Your Eyes a Workout and Improve Your Vision

Staring at screens can hurt your vision, but the UltimEyes app aims to do the exact opposite.
Katherine Gray