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Self-healing material has resin in its “veins”

A sample of the material, with a healed break in the middle

If we're ever going to get on top of the whole plastic waste problem, a partial solution may lie in substances that fix themselves when broken, instead of having to be discarded. With that in mind, many groups have been developing self-healing materials – and one of the latest functions like blood.

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Category: Materials

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Experimental prosthetic foot maintains stability on rough terrain

The foot incorporates three rubber contact points – two front "toes" and one rear "heel"

When most of us walk over uneven ground, our feet respond to the dips and humps by flexing the ankle and moving the toes. Prosthetic feet typically don't do so, often resulting in falls. An experimental new model, however, uses a tripod-like assembly to react more like a real foot.

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Category: Good Thinking

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2019

Daily Deals: Weekend Edition

Welcome to our Daily Deals column, where we round up the best tech deals from around the web. Here you'll find discounts on everything from Apple products to accessories, video games and much more. But you better hurry, these prices won't be around forever!

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SmartHalo 2 bike computer puts fitness info in a cyclist's field of view

The original SmartHalo was a neatly designed cycling accessory that didn't overcomplicate the problem of navigation, ...

There are more than a few ways for cyclists to find their way around without pulling out their smartphone these days, from audio devices that mount to your helmet to belts that buzz when a turn needs to be made. The SmartHalo was a particularly pretty solution that caught our eye back in 2015, and now its creators are back with a new and improved version that promises greater connectivity and puts fitness data right in the rider's line of vision.

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Category: Bicycles

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