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Tony Hawk Rides the World's First Real Hoverboard

Tony Hawk Rides the World's First Real Hoverboard

The Fumble (Nov. 18, 2014) Remember when Tony Hawk tricked us into believing he was riding a real hoverboard, but it ended up be a fake? Well, now the skateboarding legend is making up for his trickery by riding an actual hoverboard! Eight months after his hoax, we finally get to watch one of the greatest skateboarders of all-time taking the Hendo hoverboard for a spin. Video provided by The Fumble
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Tiny Bat Muscles Shed Light on Aerodynamics

Tiny Bat Muscles Shed Light on Aerodynamics

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 31, 2014) Tiny hair-thin muscles in the skin of batwings give the creatures unprecedented control during flight, according to researchers in the United States. The scientists hope to improve the aerodynamics of planes and drones by figuring out how these muscles work and replicate their design. Video provided by Reuters
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Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Restores Amputee Dexterity

Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arm Restores Amputee Dexterity

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 29, 2014) A Swedish amputee who became the first person to ever receive a brain controlled prosthetic arm is able to manipulate and handle delicate objects with an unprecedented level of dexterity. The device is connected directly to his bone, nerves and muscles, giving him the ability to control it with his thoughts. Matthew Stock reports. Video provided by Reuters
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'Robotic Eyes' Helps Japan's Bipedal Bot Run Faster

'Robotic Eyes' Helps Japan's Bipedal Bot Run Faster

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Oct. 16, 2014) Japanese researcher uses an eye-sensor camera to enable a bipedal robot to balance itself, while running on a treadmill. Jim Drury reports. Video provided by Reuters
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