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    Nano particles could prevent buildings and bridges from suffering serious structural damage.

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    Scientists at Carnegie Mellon have engineered a snakelike robotic arm that can monitor health signs and potentially administer treatments. The robot is equipped with sensors and a small camera, which wirelessly relays video to a laptop. A researcher watches the video onscreen and wirelessly controls the robot’s movements with a joystick. The robot can move anywhere along the length of the body, and can lower itself to administer oxygen or monitor a person’s breathing.

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    In a video of a native signer signing words from a classic American Sign Language dictionary, researchers have marked the start and end of each sign.

  • Smart Insulin

    An experimental drug for diabetes dispenses insulin in response to glucose levels.

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