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Dehydration contributes to a lot of medical problems leading to hospital admissions, and a UAH professor thinks his 'smart' water bottle creation can help prevent many of them. Dr. Emil Jovanov, Alabama Launchpad's 2014 Inventor of the Year, says his smart bottle employs sensors to keep track of the amount of water consumed, among other things. It also has the ability to transmit data, so that it can be used to improve care on a case-by-case basis, and collectively. Dr. Jovanov's 'smart' water bottle project is a finalist in the current Alabama Launchpad start-up competition.

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Until June, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not acknowledge to investigators that he had destroyed his cellphone, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says.

Artists are reinventing the humble tea bag, letting its contents and simple shape and color shine in beautiful, fragile art. Some are even farming out the tea drinking to get to the used bags.

Campaigns are Periscoping, Tweeting, Facebooking, Snapchatting and Instagramming. But campaigns and strategists say the biggest bang comes from new ways of using the ol' email list.

A different Twitter greeted some users when they logged on Tuesday as the social media company tries to win more hearts — and users.

The State Department's annual human trafficking report this year gives special attention to slavery in agriculture and fishing. Human rights advocates say there's much work to be done to fight it.

Scientists say remains of four men exhumed from what was once an Anglican church suggest they were well-nourished, "high-status" leaders in the early 17th century colony. And one was likely Catholic.

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