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What we're reading: hydraulic hybrid car

Early disease detection; energy from vibrations; smart water meters; Ford powers down; 170 mpg hybrid vehicle.

1.) A new nanoparticle detection kit could diagnose cancer, HIV and other diseases early.

2.) Miniature generators could make energy from random ambient vibrations.

3.) Smart water meters are taking off in popularity in California.

4.) Car maker Ford estimates that it could save $1.2 million just by turning off computers not in use.

5.) The INGOCAR: a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that can achieve 170 miles per gallon.

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