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The chair to help children with autism: Invention mimics a hug and helps soothe agitated youngsters with the condition

A chair designed to mimic the sensation of a hug has been created for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The chair, called the ‘Sensory Lounger’ is made from a long armchair with two airbags which are constantly pumped up, in order to …
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Invention of the Week? Medi-Pod Could Help Save Lives in War Zones

Transporting blood and organs is normally done with the aid of ambulances, motorbikes, or even helicopters. But could it all be done more quickly and efficiently while delivering them over battlefields or into areas where natural disasters occurred?
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MIT invention makes ocean water drinkable with a little help from the sun

From plants to people, every living thing on this planet needs water. But getting enough to survive, and survive comfortably, that can be a little tricky. Just look at the furor around California’s new water restrictions. If a state as wealthy as …
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New invention could help the blind ‘read’

A new invention could help blind people “read” books and other written text without the need for Braille. MIT researchers have created a prototype of a finger-mounted device that uses a camera to scan text, which is then converted to speech in real time.
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These Priests’ Invention Could Help Us Drill Into Icy Alien Worlds Someday

Jarl-Joset Station 9,000 feet up on the Greenland Ice Sheet, where Karl Philberth tested his probe – a forerunner of modern cryobots. The stations’ buildings, already being overtaken by snow as shown here, were gradually buried and crushed in the years …
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New invention to help eliminate roofing accidents

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