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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.

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.

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.

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.

Jul 26th, 2012

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