Still sweating over what to do about a New Year’s resolution? Here’s a harmless one to get you started–how about participating in Design News’ annual Best Product Awards. All you have to do is tell us about the most amazing product you’ve designed in 2009 and it could be profiled along with other great new products in our special issue that comes out in April. Enter by Jan. 15 and you could get the credit you deserve!
In a line of ultra-futuristic projects, DARPA is developing a brain microchip that will help heal the bodies and minds of soldiers. A final product is far off, but preliminary chips are already being tested.
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