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ICYMI: Wetsuits will be modeled on the cutest sea creatures

Today on In Case You Missed It: MIT researchers are creating a two-layer wetsuit modeled off of the pelts of sea otters and beavers, who are able to stay warm in chilly water despite not having the layer of blubber that whales and dolphins have. Meanwhile bumblebees...

ICYMI: Airbag helmets might save your noggin

Meanwhile, the ancient city of Pompeii has been partially recreated with 3D imaging, putting back together a wealthy person’s house, right down to the correct paint color and in some cases, what sort of surfaces these ancient people walked on. Pompeii was...

ICYMI: The selfie-obsessed can verify online ID with photos

Today on In Case You Missed It: Mastercard is introducing a way to verify online purchases, by sending a link to the user’s cell phone, which then walks them through taking a selfie and blinking on command to show they’re a real human. Meanwhile Google...

ICYMI: The NYPL’s book train and better-bouncing ‘bots

Today on In Case You Missed It: The New York Public Library will unveil a brand new “book train” at its Bryant Park branch that will ferry research materials up 11 floors from a subterranean storage vault to a newly refurbished reading room. Also,...

ICYMI: Harnessing mother nature’s fury for energy

Today on In Case You Missed It: A Japanese engineer created a wind turbine that can harness energy from both typhoons and hurricanes, watch the video of it here. Meanwhile, researchers at Northwestern University developed a 3D printed bone made of ceramic and polymer...

ICYMI: Holograms for the home and a drone to plant trees

Meanwhile, a forestry startup is hoping to gain interest in its UAV that fires pellets of tree seeds into the ground, which is more efficient than sending in people on the ground. Information about the DroneSeed can be found here. If you want to see Robot Skies: A...