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JB
 
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A new system will use an electronic baggage sticker and a geolocating device to allow users to keep track of their luggage's whereabouts while also saving time at the airport. The eTag and eTrack will be used separately or together. The eTag will be designed to replace the typical airline baggage sticker with an electronic sticker that will allow the user to load the flight information at home, before the trip begins. The tag will sync with a smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing...
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Max
 
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Designed with freelance and other independent workers in mind, the desktop assistant will help the user develop more efficient work habits. Featuring an inviting squishy top and a small LCD screen, the device concept will use gamification to help individuals manage their time. By accessing the user's online organization systems, such as apps and calendars, the device will create a to do list based on the user's own input. Throughout the day, it will display messages on its screen:...
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Dr. Gibbson
 
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A new electronic skin patch able to monitor muscle movement will determine when it is time to deliver its payload of medicine, and could prove particularly beneficial to patients with epilepsy or Parkinson's disease. Although there are other adhesive medical patches in development already, this one will be the first that will be able to both store data and deliver drugs. The small, flexible polymer patch will be equipped with multiple layers of nanomembranes and nanoparticles....
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JB
 
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A new method of instantly identifying passing insects could lead to a way of reducing pesticide use by allowing researchers to develop better targeted attacks. The device will feature a laser-thin beam of light that will shine onto an array of phototransistors able to translate light fluctuations into sounds. As an insect flies through the laser beam, the beating of its wings will cause the signal to fluctuate. The signal will then be recorded as an MP3 file and analyzed by a...
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Jocker
 
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The new handheld radiation camera will offer a cheaper, faster method of checking for radiation in real time. Modern radiation-detecting equipment is bulky, slow, and extremely expensive, and needs to be cryogenically cooled. In contrast, this device will be equipped with a cadmium-zinc-tellurium, room-temperature gamma ray detector. The lightweight detector will be remarkably accurate, and will be able to lay a gamma-ray map over the image of an area, allowing the user to 'see'...
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Jared
 
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Using some perforated sheets of plastic stacked in the shape of a pyramid, it is possible to develop a device able to hide an object from sound waves. The device will rely on the use of metamaterials--arranging natural materials in repeating patterns to create new and unique properties. When the sound wave-cloaking pyramid is placed around an object, the sound waves will behave like there is nothing more than a flat surface in their path. The sound-cloaking technology could have...
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Harry
 
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A sound effects bracelet will bring new life to everyday objects by turning everything into a potential toy. Designed with kids in mind, the easy-to-wear slap bracelet will be equipped with gyro sensors and accelerometers that will sense the user's motions. The device will communicate with iOS app via Bluetooth, which will allow the user to choose from a bank of different sounds. The bracelet will help to reduce the amount of toys parents feel the need to buy while also...
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Harry
 
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The new headband could bring new relief to migraine sufferers by stimulating the cranial nerves to block the sensation of pain. The system will be based on the gate control theory of pain, and provide sensory input to the nerves to prevent the neural gate from receiving pain input. The battery-powered, tiara-shaped device will be worn on the head, where it will stimulate the trigeminal nerve--the nerve that has been associated with headache pain.
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Curious
 
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Wearable PC will be controlled by facial movements, such as winking or grinding the teeth. The tiny computer will weigh just 17 grams and will be equipped with a GPS, compass, gyro-sensor, battery, barometer, speaker and microphone. Infrared sensors in the ear clip will monitor the small movements in the ear, which vary according to the movements from the eyes or mouth. Once linked with other gadgets via Bluetooth, such as an iPod or smartphone, the device will allow users to...
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Max
 
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To take some of the guesswork out of waxing skis, the smart skis from will be equipped with microchips that will allow the user to know exactly where they should apply the wax. For elite cross-country skiers, the placement of the wax can make the difference between a gold medal and an honorable mention. The smart skis will feature an embedded microchip that will contain information about the ski's design and material, which can be accessed via the accompanying app. When the user is...