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Leaf Blower

Where do inventors get their great ideas? For French entrepreneur Jérôme Michaud-Larivière, inspiration for his tree-like wind turbine struck while he was sitting on a park bench, watching leaves flutter.

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What Does the Fox Say?

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If a tree falls in the forest… the National Park Service may have recorded it, along with howling wolves, thunder crackling, and other natural sounds. That includes man-made noise like chainsaws and cannon fire at Ft. McHenry!

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Spider ‘Bot Weaves Towers


Remember how bluebirds helped Snow White tidy up an abandoned cottage in the Disney classic? Meet Spider Drone, a quadcopter that weaves structures out of steel cables and can operate at heights unreachable by ordinary building equipment.

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Google Science Fair 2015

One teen created a battery-free flashlight powered by heat from the user’s palm on the handle. Another build a flying robot inspired by fruit flies. What will you dream up for this year’s Google Science Fair?

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Shall We Dance?

Many girls like to dance. Code? Not so much. That could change if Clemson University researcher Shaundra Daily’s choreography software catches on. It lets girls program a virtual 3-D dancer’s movements based on movements they themselves make.

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