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Panasonic’s CaloRieco machine figures out the calories in a meal

Panasonic’s CaloRieco machine figures out the calories in a meal

At CEATEC 2017 in Japan, Panasonic has shown off a prototype machine it calls CaloRieco ("Calorie co"). The machine looks like a cross between a 3D printer and a microwave, but it is neither -- it is a machine that intelligently evaluates food and determines approximately how many calories it contains.

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Nike+ Run Club app update heralds arrival of Apple Watch 3 model

Nike+ Run Club app update heralds arrival of Apple Watch 3 model

You don't have a third gen Apple Watch yet and are still mulling over buying it. If you're any type of sports buff and swear by Nike's philosophy, then the athletic brand's Nike+ app may have just given you a few reasons. The Nike+ Run Club app has just gotten a major feature boost and while many of those can be enjoyed on any old Apple Watch, for best results, you might want to get an Apple Watch 3 instead.

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Bed bugs are attracted to unwashed clothes: study

Bed bugs are attracted to unwashed clothes: study

Bed bugs are a scourge that are difficult to spot before it is too late. Bring one home with you from a hotel or someone's home and you could be facing thousands of dollars to eradicate them. People have gone to great lengths to avoid them, including toasting luggage in a heating chamber. Science says there's a simpler solution, though: just wash your dirty clothes ASAP.

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LG K7i phone has a mosquito repellent case

LG K7i phone has a mosquito repellent case

Yes, you read that right. LG India has just revealed the LGX230I, a.k.a. the LG K7i. While this Android phone is no premium device, it pulls double duty whether it’s in use but especially while you’re sleeping at night. That’s because the phone includes, at least in its case, ultrasonic technology that will keep mosquitoes away without any impact on other living creatures. Well, at least not humans.

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A robot in China performed dental surgery on a living person

A robot in China performed dental surgery on a living person

Going to the dentist is a scary experience for many, but obviously not for the brave person who volunteered to undergo oral surgery performed by a robot. The procedure took place in China, where the robotic dentist successfully implanted a pair of teeth into patient's mouth. No human took an active role in the surgery, according to a local report.

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Scientists edit DNA in human embryos to aid the infertile

Scientists edit DNA in human embryos to aid the infertile

A team of scientists have announced that they have successfully edited DNA in human embryos and that editing has allowed them to make what they call a fundamental discovery about the earliest days of human development. The researchers modified a key gene in very early-stage embryos that is said to be crucial to allowing the embryo to develop normally.

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Bacteria caught eating chemo drugs meant for cancerous tumors

Bacteria caught eating chemo drugs meant for cancerous tumors

Bacteria has been spotted 'eating' chemotherapy drugs intended for treating cancerous tumors, potentially opening the door for more effective cancer treatments in the future. According to a new study, certain types of bacteria may exist in the vicinity of cancer cells, devouring the chemo drugs that would otherwise combat the cancerous tumors that result. This prevents adequate levels of these drugs from reaching the cancerous cells, resulting in a sort of chemo-resistant cancer.

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Apple Watch might soon be able to detect heart problems

Apple Watch might soon be able to detect heart problems

Makers of fitness trackers or any device with health-related sensors are often careful to remind their customers that these gadgets, advanced as they may be, shouldn't be considered as conclusive medical data or replace professional opinion. Apple, however, might be going in a different direction and might soon advertise the Apple Watch as a potential medical aid. Sources close to the matter claim that Apple is working with Standford and telemedicine company American Well to determine if the wearable is accurate and sensitive enough to reliably detect abnormal heart rhythms.

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Synthetic salvia may be an opiate alternative without the addiction

Synthetic salvia may be an opiate alternative without the addiction

Painkiller addiction has reached epic proportions and this has spurred a search for suitable alternatives to opiates. We've seen some potential novel alternatives, such as sea snail venom and using VR to distract patients from pain. One new potential alternative comes in the form of a hallucinogenic drug call salvia and a synthetic version of it with painkilling properties.

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Motorized molecules use light to drill into and kill cancer cells

Motorized molecules use light to drill into and kill cancer cells

Researchers from the UK's Durham University and the US's Rice and North Carolina State universities have detailed a type of molecule that can kill off cancer cells by drilling directly into them. This drilling action is performed using rotors that spin between 2 and 3 million times a second, boring through the membrane of cells to bring about cellular death. The entire drilling action is made possible via ultraviolet light.

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Samsung Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro pack GPS for fitness

Samsung Gear Sport and Gear Fit2 Pro pack GPS for fitness

Samsung has a pair of new wearables for IFA 2017, the Gear Fit2 Pro and Gear Sport, each targeting the wrists of fitness enthusiasts. The two smartwatches each come ready for a variety of exercise types, including a new Speedo partnership for tracking laps in the pool. Unusually, each also includes onboard GPS.

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Garmin Pay leaks as Vivoactive 3’s take on Apple Pay

Garmin Pay leaks as Vivoactive 3’s take on Apple Pay

Garmin's Vivoactive 3 smartwatch may have leaked already, but its only today that we're discovering its most unexpected feature. The fitness-tracking smartwatch was spotted earlier this month, with a circular face and the ability to flag notifications from your phone to your wrist. Now, we also know that it could replace your credit card.

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