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'Seeing-Eye' Ring Helps Blind Read With Finger

'Seeing-Eye' Ring Helps Blind Read With Finger

AP (July 8, 2014) The prototype FingerReader is essentially a ring a user wears on their index finger. It has a small camera that scans the text. It also has vibration motors and other cues to help users read in a straight line. (July 8) Video provided by AP
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Glass Coating of 103rd Floor Skydeck Cracks Beneath Tourists' Feet

Glass Coating of 103rd Floor Skydeck Cracks Beneath Tourists' Feet

Reuters - US Online Video (May 29, 2014) Tourists to Chicago are petrified after part of Willis Tower's "Ledge" -- a glass cube which juts out from the 103rd floor Skydeck -- begins to crack as they're standing on it. Vanessa Johnston reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Google Names New Head Of Glass, Continues NBA Push

Google Names New Head Of Glass, Continues NBA Push

Newsy (May 16, 2014) As Google readies itself for a Glass launch late this year, it's making moves to reposition the tech as an everyday device for average consumers. Video provided by Newsy
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Solar Glass Water Heaters Warm North Koreans

Solar Glass Water Heaters Warm North Koreans

AP (Apr. 29, 2014) A cheap and low-tech renewable energy source is finally making daily life in North Korea bearable. Treated glass tubes harness solar energy to warm homes and heat water for kitchens and bathrooms. (April 29) Video provided by AP
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