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Breath test could replace finger-pricking for diabetics, thanks to dogs

Could breathalyzers replace lances in blood glucose tests?

It's been known for some time that dogs can detect the onset of hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar) in the breath of type 1 diabetics – there are even helper dogs that are trained to do so. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge believe that they may have figured out just what it is that those dogs are smelling. The discovery could potentially lead to a breathalyzer-like replacement for uncomfortable finger-prick tests.

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Aliens would approve of Halo-inspired weapon

The gun features a 5-watt blue laser

Hardcore gamers will no doubt be familiar with the concussion rifle used by the aliens in Halo Reach, Halo 4 and Halo 5. Well, as has been the case with some other guns from games, our favorite cyberpunk weapons tinkerer Patrick Priebe recently made a real-life functioning replica of it.

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Augmented reality atom kit makes hands-on chemistry easier to grasp

The Happy Atoms mobile app can recognize up to 10,000 different molecules and present information about ...

Growing kids tend to repeat all sorts of colorful language heard while at school, yet there's one particular C-word that causes some parents to feel a special type of dread. Chemistry. A new teaching tool raising funds on Indiegogo adds an innovative twist to the traditional chemistry model kit in a way that should make the subject more accessible and enjoyable for parents and students alike. Happy Atoms combines augmented reality with a physical product to educate students about the wonderful world of molecules.

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Can-Am’s latest Spyder gets the drift

Since first introducing the Can-Am Spyder in 2007, Bombardier continues to tweak this cross between a motorcycle and a car, and what it's done to its F3 model is no exception. The new Can-Am Spyder F3-S has what the company is calling a Sports mode feature that allows riders to drift, and is meant to turn riding through twisties into a more exciting experience.

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Pill-dispensing “robot” knows who you are

Pillo dispenses pills – and information

Imagine a pill-dispensing, health-focused version of Amazon Echo, and you'll get an idea of what Pillo is designed to be. Utilizing facial and voice recognition software, the internet-connected device can reportedly recognize multiple family members on sight, giving them their daily medication while also addressing their health and wellness-related inquires.

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SWAT Tactics Game ‘Door Kickers’ Drops to 99¢

Door Kickers [$0.99 (HD)] hit the App Store almost exactly a year ago now and following the PC game dropping in price courtesy of the Summer Steam Sale, the iOS version also saw an extreme price drop. 99¢ is the cheapest Door Kickers has ever been on iOS, and if you're in to top-down tactical

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Multi-function antenna fits in laptop hinge

The company behind the antenna is in talks with Sony to manufacture the tech in Wales

Scientists at the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom have come up with a multi-function laptop antenna that's able to squeeze inside a hinge. The tech packs Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, and 3G/4G LTE into a single unit, and could allow for thin-and-light notebooks with better connectivity and longer battery life.

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