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CBC (May 21, 2013) — Dresses adorned with flowers that slowly open and close or coloured patterns that change spontaneously are some of the futuristic designs by a Montreal researcher who is trying to make clothes "smarter."
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Reuters (June 25, 2013) — Swiss researchers have released futuristic designs for attachable modular aircraft that will allow passengers to board a plane at a railway station and disembark at their destination without ever setting foot in an airport. EPFL says its Clip Air project is no flight of fancy.
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