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The Inside of Your Ear Might Prove Key in Getting Pregnant
The Inside of Your Ear Might Prove Key in Getting Pregnant

YONO’s wearable device tracks ovulation cycles to help women take advantage of their fertility windows

YONO (You Know) Labs developed an in-ear wearable device that will help women track their ovulation cycles, so that one’s fertility window is best determined. This device should help couples in trying to make a baby and when family planning.

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5 Stories You Need to Know Today
5 Stories You Need to Know Today

In today's links, zero-gravity whiskey, gun emojis, and Internet anonymity—or a lack thereof

PSFK editors aggregate top stories from around the web each day.

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Google Maps Gets You There, Walkonomics Gets You There Beautifully
Google Maps Gets You There, Walkonomics Gets You There Beautifully

The Walkonomics app will help you find more scenic walking routes along tree-lined streets (and avoid the dreary ones)

Walkonomics is an app that wants you to take the more scenic route. The app will find attractive, beautiful streets for your route, rather than the most direct way to go. The app is build using government Open Data and OpenStreetMap, and currently includes walkability ratings for over 700,000 streets and footpaths in New York, San Francisco, and England.

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Android and iPhone Users Unite with Shareable Charging Device
Android and iPhone Users Unite with Shareable Charging Device

PWRSPRK is a mobile charging solution that can be used by Android and iPhone users to charge and swap batteries

Isn’t it such a hassle when you still need to go somewhere and your battery has already run out of juice? What about watching a movie on your mobile phone only for it to be cut short due to empty battery? Battery problems can now be one less daily issue to worry about. PWRSPRK is a handy mobile charger that allows users to always have juice wherever they are and whenever they need it.

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Catching Poachers on Rhino-Cam
Catching Poachers on Rhino-Cam

Protect RAPID implants hidden cameras and GPS on rhinos to catch and deter poachers

In 2007, poachers in South Africa killed 13 endangered rhinos. Despite a dedicated anti-poaching police force, that number skyrocketed over the years. Last year, poachers killed 1,215 rhinos, mostly for their horns, which are often harvested while the animal is still living.

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Feat of the Foot: A Sneaker That Practically Runs for You
Feat of the Foot: A Sneaker That Practically Runs for You

The ENKO running shoes adjust to the weight of its owner, help to prevent common injuries associated with high impact and poor running form

Conserving all the energy stored in each of your strides, Christian Freschi’s ENKO running shoes deliver powerful performance with maximal comfort. Outfitting the heel of his shoe with patented spring-loaded tech, Freschi’s engineering promises an optimized run for any weight or shoe size.

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Your Objective? Survive a Virtual Reality Duel of Rock, Paper, Scissors
Your Objective? Survive a Virtual Reality Duel of Rock, Paper, Scissors

Use your hands and Leap Motion to play a most-epic game of Rock, Paper, Scissors

Leap Motion has created a virtual reality (VR) controller to track the movement of user’s hands as they play games. The test case for this pairing of Oculus Rift with motion tracker Image Hands was a game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” between players on different continents. With this proof of concept operating successfully, adapting the technology to recognize and incorporate other gestures is only a matter of time.

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Watch Your Business Go Paper-Free from Palm of Your Hand
Watch Your Business Go Paper-Free from Palm of Your Hand

Operate your business almost entirely through your smartphone screen thanks to Vertical Matters

Vertical Matters is startup that can cut business paperwork by 95-plus percent, offering holistic solutions so you can do your job on five inches of touchscreen. This means no more piles of printed matter and more on-the-go work, given your office virtually fits on the palm of your hand.

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Grow Your Own Air-Breathing Plants Underwater
Grow Your Own Air-Breathing Plants Underwater

Nemo's Garden creates miniature biospheres in a standard aquarium, pointing to a future full of sea-based farming

Ocean Reef Group is working on a sea-based alternative to dry-land agriculture through their Nemo’s Garden project which creates self-contained biospheres below the ocean’s surface. They have recently opened a Kickstarter campaign for a miniaturized version people can keep in their homes. It’s their hope this campaign will raise awareness of what they’re trying to do, and the environmental issues that are making it necessary.

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5 Stories You Need to Know Today
5 Stories You Need to Know Today

In today's links, drones transport blood, Google measures air pollution, and IBM Watson manages diabetes

PSFK editors aggregate top stories from around the web each day.

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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s an Amazon Drone Superhighway!
It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s an Amazon Drone Superhighway!

In a recent quarrel with the law, Amazon Prime is seeking reforms so as to roll out its newest retail operation

Having planned to carry out a drone delivery service since 2013, Amazon Prime is only now seeing its vision for the future of distribution slowly coming into fruition. Following restrictions by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test its drones, a change this March in the organization’s policies has permitted Prime to take the drones for a spin outdoors, under conditions that the drones never leave the pilot’s sight and only operate during daytime.

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