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iCandy September 2010: A Vehicle You Don't Need to Fill Up or Steer

This month's iCandy includes an autonomous solar-powered truck, a 3-D TV, and a device that might reveal the secret identity of dark matter

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Photo: Nick Wilkinson/NTI/Landov
Cleaning and restoring ancient art is usually a painstaking process. Now the caretakers of delicate, aging treasures can rid them of grime without laying a glove (or water or abrasives) on them. Laser guns like the one pictured vaporize a micrometers-thick layer of material, leaving a sculpture’s surfaces unharmed.

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