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Obama plays soccer with Japanese robot

President Barack Obama has some new high-tech friends

Monitoring your every move

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Personal sensors: Monitoring your every move

How did you sleep last night? OK, that's an easy question. But do you know your blood sugar, oxygen and hydration levels? Are you coming down with a cold? Does your body need more protein? Thanks to sensors that track our every move and send detailed health information to our devices, we know the answers to many of these questions.

MicroCHIPS

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No more pills: Just give it to me in a chip

Did you take your meds today? At the right time? All of them? Following your doctor's orders can be cumbersome, especially if you're supposed to take more than one pill a day. That's why scientists are working to develop microchips that can be preloaded with medications and implanted in our bodies, programmed to administer drugs at a given time, interval and/or dose.

Selfie in space

This selfie is out of this world

Have you seen this selfie yet? It's out of this world. ... Literally.

3-D plastic skull

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Custom organs: Creating body parts from dust

The long metal table in the University of Michigan biomedical engineering lab is covered by a film of white dust. Scattered across the table are opaque-colored objects shaped like ears, noses, vertebrae, and jawbones -- all made from biological mater...

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No-scar surgery: Less pain, shorter recovery

"We probably won't be doing surgery anymore," says Dr. Bradley Needleman, director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center, when I ask him about the future of surgery. Come again?

Water Gen atmospheric generator

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This machine makes drinking water from thin air

Water. A vital nutrient, yet one that is inaccessible to many worldwide.

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Net neutrality rules to create Internet 'fast lane'

Federal regulators plan to propose new rules Thursday that would allow Internet providers to create a "fast lane" for certain websites and services.

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