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Wearable devices like this are used to gather and transmit biodata such as body temperature and heart rate
Sensor-equipped underwear allows for real-time health monitoring of infants, adults working in demanding conditions and the elderly
A race car that runs on hydrogen fuel cells is being developed with the hopes of entering it in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race
The need for fast pit stops is forcing engineers to come up with ways to change hydrogen cars quickly, which will one day benefit consumer models