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iCandy: It’s Electric

A robotic newspaper-storage locker, an electronic fork, and shoes that track your dance moves

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iCandy: It’s Electric
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Photo: Algerina Perna/Baltimore Sun/Getty Images
This pair of room-cleaning robots at Johns Hopkins Hospital, in Baltimore, doesn’t dust or mop. One robot saturates the air inside the room with a highly concentrated version of hydrogen peroxide. Once the chemical—which is toxic to humans—has done its job, the other robot releases a catalyst that turns it into water. The process dramatically decreases the likelihood of a patient having to battle drug-resistant bacteria while in the hospital.

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