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    Researchers have harnessed the light harvesting molecules of spinach and bacteria to make solar cells that could one day be sprayed on many surfaces.

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  • Hearing Steps

    An unobtrusive, brick-sized box analyzes the footstep patterns of the elderly to detect when they have fallen and to give early warning of certain diseases.

  • Wireless Power Booster

    Battery-hogging, static-ridden cell phones could soon be a thing of the past.

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    3M is developing nonsilicon radio-frequency identification chips that could be cheaply integrated into shampoo bottles, soup cans, and other products.

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    A free program called Dashboard constantly combs through your e-mail, calendar, address book, word-processing, and browser programs and brings together information related to your current tasks before you even know you want it.

  • Power Elbow

    A powered elbow brace developed at MIT allows patients with spinal-cord injuries to bend and extend their arms under their own control.

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    Who needs spiders? An arachnoid-mimicking device turns out strong, light, flexible fibers.

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