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Make your own action figures with a 3-D printer

Computer graphics researchers at Cornell and Harvard have created software that will translate a graphic image of a character from a movie or video game, or even something you've created yourself, into a posable plastic model manufactured by a 3-D printer.

Posted: Aug 28th, 2012

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'Invisible' airbag bicycle helmet

Hate traveling with a bulky, plastic bike helmet? Say hello to the Hövding Bike Helmet, an ingenious invention out of Sweden that takes up only a sliver of space in your luggage and activates only upon impact, much like a car's airbag.

Posted: Aug 16th, 2012

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Eco-Computer with a natural wood look

Surfing for hours on the Internet consumes a lot of electricity and is harmful to the environment. However, a new ecological PC saves energy as it operates: It produces about 70 percent less CO2 than conventional computers. As the first computer of its class, it obtained the "EU Ecolabel", the environmental label of the European Union.

Posted: Aug 1st, 2012

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Lazer Tag with iPhone dock

At Toy Fair, Hasbro unveiled a prototype of a Lazer Tag toy with an iPhone/iPod Touch dock, merging a '90s classic with the toy of the last decade.

Posted: Jul 26th, 2012

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