Video: Lab Rats Augmented with Infrared Vision Superpowers

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For science! Normally, mammals don’t have the ability to have infrared vision, as it’s just outside of what we consider to be the visible spectrum. However, scientists at Duke University have effectively given infrared vision to their lab rats by way of a neuroprosthesis.

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Cornell Students Develop Sign Language Translating Glove (Video)

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Yes, the prototype looks very crude with all the exposed circuitry and wires, but this quite the remarkable little contraption by three engineering students from Cornell University. It’s a power glove that can effectively be used as a sign language translator.

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Live Your Geeky Fantasies With Real Working Star Trek Tricorder

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Granted, this still isn’t quite as advanced as what our science fiction counterparts have, but what Dr. Peter Jansen has created is a real functioning version of the Tricorder made famous on Star Trek. In fact, he’s already created two generations of the clamshell device.

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Could Neutrinos be the Future of Wireless Communications?

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Oh, those little subatomic particles are getting pretty ambitious. First, they tried to travel faster than the speed of light, but now it looks like neutinos could prove to be very useful when it comes to wireless communications, particularly those that can pass through substantial blockages.

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Capture Your Body Heat, Charge Your iPhone with Power Felt

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A big part of going green has to do with capturing what would otherwise be wasted. That’s why they say coffee grounds can make good fertilizer, or even green lego blocks, and that’s where the idea for regenerative braking in hybrid electric cars came into the picture. But what about you as a human being? What wasted energy could be recaptured from you?

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