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Mars Rover Replica Built By Teen Sisters
Sisters Camille & Genevieve Beatty, along with their dad, Robert, built a replica of a Mars Rover. It's now in an interactive display at the New York Hall of Science.
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Tall and Slender: The World's Skinniest Skyscraper
Skyscrapers get taller and taller, but they're getting skinnier, too. Construction will soon begin on a Manhattan high-rise apartment building that will be the world's skinniest. The skyscraper planned to stand at 111 West 57th Street will be 60 feet wide and taller than the rooftop of the Empire State Building. "The Future Is Now" host Sheila Dharmarajan spoke with the planners, developers and architects to find out more about this skinny skyscraper, and about the trend to go skinny.
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Flying Without Ever Leaving The Ground
With thousands of commercial drones expected to fly in U.S. airspace within a few years, "The Future Is Now" visited the University of North Dakota to meet the people who are majoring in unmanned aviation systems: flying drones.
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"Facebook For Doctors" Connects Physicians and Saves Lives
In remote Newberry, Michigan, doctors use a social network - a "Facebook for doctors" - to connect with other physicians, discuss their cases and get help with diagnoses. "The Future Is Now" visited the Helen Newberry Joy Hospital & Healthcare Center to find out how the website, Sermo, helps these doctors with their patients.
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Road Rage: Surprising Ways You Can Protect Your Family & Your Car
After the New York City motorcycle road rage incident, San Antonio-based Texas Armoring made a video showing how their armoring services could have protected Alexian Lien and his family in their SUV. "The Future Is Now" host Sheila Dharmarajan visited Texas Armoring to see how their defensive measures are installed, how they work, and how they can turn your car or SUV into a fortress.
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This Miracle Berry May Change The Way Food Tastes Forever
Chef Homaro Cantu uses the Miracle Berry at his Chicago restaurant iNG, tricking the taste buds of his patrons and making sour and bland foods taste sweet.
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Self-Cleaning Clothes Invented By The Military Could Make Laundry A Thing Of The Past
The U.S. Army is developing a coating for fabric that repels liquids, oil, dirt and odor. "The Future Is Now" host Sheila Dharmarajan got down in the dirt to test the treated clothing.
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This Is the Future of Shopping - Get Ready!
The Swivel could change the way you shop forever. Developed by FaceCake Marketing Technologies, you can virtually try on on clothes, jewelry, sunglasses, even make-up - just by waving your hand or touching a computer screen. Shopping like the Jetsons may be closer than you think!
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Biometrics Help Teachers Track Students' Every Move
In classrooms of the future, students' eye movements, conversations and even smiles could be monitored to measure their level of engagement. "The Future Is Now" went to SensorStar Labs to see how their EngageSense technology uses biometrics to measure student engagement. "The Future Is Now" also visited the Queens Paideia School to see how they use technology in the classroom.
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Treadmill instantly sheds 80% of your weight
Weight loss can be difficult for those who are overweight or obese. Pressure on joints can make exercise painful. "The Future Is Now" host Sheila Dharmarajan went to the OrthoPtic Clinic in Metairie, Louisiana and spoke to people who are using the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill. It makes runners "lighter" by reducing up to 80% of their body weight.