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In this week's headlines:
· DOD promotes development of brain-reading devices: The US Department of Defense is working to develop a cheap, wearable system that can detect a person's brain waves and display the data on smartphones and tablets.
· The Garmin D2 smartwatch for pilots: Garmin has introduced their D2 smartwatch, which provides airplane pilots with navigation and avionics readouts.
· Unique, interactive Paper Generators: Disney Research is creating thin, flexible generators that can be built into paper projects, such as the pages of a book.