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Top 100 Inventions Trends of 2014

From LED Keyhole Inserts to Hanging Tablet Holders

— January 3, 2015 — Unique
These 2014 inventions trends range from LED keyhole inserts that keep doorways illuminated at night along with hanging tablet holders that are convenient for long car rides. While the year's practical inventions like shoe-fastening magnets and butter spreading gloves were designed for consumer convenience, its sustainable products made more of an environmental impact.

From sewage fuel vehicles to solar-powered smartphone chargers, manufacturers started to take environmental issues more seriously when it came to their product designs.

In addition to ultra-convenient and eco-friendly products, some of the most memorable 2014 inventions trends also include finger print identifying locks and smartphone stimulating dishes that are integrated with the latest technology.

If you're interested in learning more about 2015 inventions and what's next in the world of product design, then take a look at Trend Hunter's Inventions Trend Report.
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Freshness
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Handheld Braille Writing Robots
Handheld Braille Writing Robots
The Braigo Braille Printer is a Handheld Machine for the Blind
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99
3D-Printed Gowns
3D-Printed Gowns
The Verlan Dress Flaunts the Ease Which Tech Has Infiltrated the Fashion Industry
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98
Bi-Directional Pedaling Bicycles
Bi-Directional Pedaling Bicycles
This New Bicycle Style Let's Users Always Travel Forward
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97
Bioluminescent Street Lights
Bioluminescent Street Lights
Daan Roosegaarde Believes Glowing Trees Could Replace Street Lights
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96
Augmented Reality TVs
Augmented Reality TVs
The InAir App Will Bring Layers of Content Between the TV and Viewer
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95
Vein-Scanning Payment Systems
Vein-Scanning Payment Systems
The Quixter Vein Scanner Reads the Unique Patterns on Your Palm
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94
3D-Printed High-Tops
3D-Printed High-Tops
The Sneakerbot II Shoes Can Be Crumpled, Stashed Then Reshaped for Wearing
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93
Smartphone-Synced Vents
Smartphone-Synced Vents
Aero Tracks the Room's Temperature and Can Be Programmed to Open and Close
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92
Hanging Tablet Holders
Hanging Tablet Holders
The TABI Tablet Holder and Hanging Offers Full Versatility
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91
Surgical Handheld 3D Printers
Surgical Handheld 3D Printers
This Handheld 3D Printer Will Let Surgeons 'Draw' in New Cells
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90
Futuristic Folding Phones
Futuristic Folding Phones
The Paddle Smartphone Can Be Creased to Cater to Your Immediate Needs
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89
Chicken Feather Leather Clothes
Chicken Feather Leather Clothes
This Synthetic Leather is Made Out of the Most Unusual Material
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88
Impact-Indicating Trousers
Impact-Indicating Trousers
Bruise Injury Detection Suit Forms Simulated Lesions for Paraplegics
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87
GoPro Selfie Attachments
GoPro Selfie Attachments
Never Take a Basic Selfie Again with the GripSnap
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86
Functional Lighter Cufflinks
Functional Lighter Cufflinks
These Cufflinks Work Double Duty
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85
Gecko-Like Robots
Gecko-Like Robots
Abigaille the Robot Has Sticky Pads on Its Feet Like a Reptile
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84
Innovative Printing Appliances
Innovative Printing Appliances
The Touch Printer Affords Freedom and Diverse Functionality
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83
Aquatic Plant Food Machines
Aquatic Plant Food Machines
The WaterLilly Uses Algae for a Multitude of Uses
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82
Brain-Connected Gadgets
Brain-Connected Gadgets
The Kickstarter OpenBCI Project is Bound to Make Waves at CES2014
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81
Butter-Spreading Gloves
Butter-Spreading Gloves
Goldstreich's Butter-Infused Gloves Make It Easy to Coat Baking Pans
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80
Patient-Tracking Shoes
Patient-Tracking Shoes
This GPS Shoe Will Help Keep Tabs on Alzheimer's Patients
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79
Eco Oil Dispensers
Eco Oil Dispensers
Prepara's Tabletop Oil Mister is a Healthy Alternative to Aerosol Containers
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78
Workout-Enhancing Mouthpieces
Workout-Enhancing Mouthpieces
This New Age Performance Mouthpiece Promises More Strength & Balance
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77
Bacteria-Grown Bricks
Bacteria-Grown Bricks
bioMason's Brick Block Building Materials Are Made Without Heat
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76
Pocket-Sized Signing Machines
Pocket-Sized Signing Machines
This Signing Machine by Jaquet Droz Melds Signatures with Magic
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75
Laser Gun Thermomerters
Laser Gun Thermomerters
This Laser Thermometer Tells the Temperature without Any Touch
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74
Odor-Absorbing Sockless Inserts
Odor-Absorbing Sockless Inserts
Never Buy Socks Again with Sole Socks
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73
Music-Making Sound Converters
Music-Making Sound Converters
Use Vibrations To Make Homemade Musical Instruments With Sound Pegs
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72
Facial Recognition Doorbells
Facial Recognition Doorbells
The Chui Offers Revolutionary Secure Access to One's Home
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71
Innovative Translucent Tablets
Innovative Translucent Tablets
The Frame Tablet Projects Visual Information onto Real Life Scenes
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70
UV Light-Activated Reads
UV Light-Activated Reads
P.S: Secrets of the Barguzin Skeleton is an Awesome UV Light Book
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69
Text-Detecting Radar Guns
Text-Detecting Radar Guns
This Texting Gun Can Tell if a Driver is Sending a SMS While Driving
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68
LED Keyhole Inserts
LED Keyhole Inserts
This Illuminating Keyhole Indicator Keeps One's Entryway Well Lit
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67
Sewage-Powered SUVs
Sewage-Powered SUVs
Californians Will Soon Be Able to Buy a Hyundai Tucson Powered by Waste
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66
Levitating Libation Makers
Levitating Libation Makers
This Cocktail Machine Mixes Floating Drops That Can Be Drunk Mid-Air
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65
Outsourced Wake-Up Apps
Outsourced Wake-Up Apps
Wakie is an Alarm Clock App Where a Stranger Will Call to Wake You Up
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64
Energizing Chewing Gums
Energizing Chewing Gums
Raw Energy Gum Delivers a Boost Like an Energy Drink
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63
Sail-Like Weather Stations
Sail-Like Weather Stations
Design by Nature Interprets the Weather and Generates Energy
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62
Conversational Scuba Masks
Conversational Scuba Masks
The Logosease Casio Yamagata Two-Way Mask Helps Divers Chat Naturally
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61
Crowdsourced Space Suit Designs
Crowdsourced Space Suit Designs
Voting is Open to the Internet for the Next Z2 NASA Space Suit
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60
Feeling-Restoring Prosthetic Hands
Feeling-Restoring Prosthetic Hands
This Bionic Hand Restores the Feeling of Touch to Amputees
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59
Compressed Packaging Redesigns
Compressed Packaging Redesigns
Unilever's Compressed Deodorant is Eco-Friendly
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58
Smartphone Safety Straps
Smartphone Safety Straps
The Smart Seat Belt Would Enable You to Charge Your Mobile On the Go
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57
Shade-Solving Solar Panels
Shade-Solving Solar Panels
Unified Solar Likely Solves the Problem of Shaded Solar Panels
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56
Streamlined Prosthetic Flippers
Streamlined Prosthetic Flippers
The Elle Swimming Suit Enables Amputees to Compete and Swim Meets
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55
Instant Symptom Scanners
Instant Symptom Scanners
The Scanadu Scout Takes 10 Seconds to Investigate Your Vital Signs
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54
Handheld Acupuncture Pens
Handheld Acupuncture Pens
The Bennoti Acu-Pen Brings Pain Relief to the Palm of Your Hand
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53
Alarming Ambient Lighting Systems
Alarming Ambient Lighting Systems
The ‘Goldee’ Light Controller Helps You Wake Up
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52
Atomic Wristwatches
Atomic Wristwatches
Bathys' Atomic Watches Keep Time with a Cesium 133 Atom
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51
Snow Domicile Construction Tools
Snow Domicile Construction Tools
Igloo Building Has Never Been Simpler with the Icebox Igloo Maker
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50
Night-Vision Contact Lenses
Night-Vision Contact Lenses
A New Material Graphene Could be Used in Lenses to See in the Dark
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49
Waterproof Book Bags
Waterproof Book Bags
The You-Bumi Cover Lets You Read in the Bath or Shower Without Wet Pages
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48
Bendable Television Screens
Bendable Television Screens
The Samsung U9000 SeriesCurved UHD Debut at CES 2014 is Bold
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47
Retro Valise Arcades
Retro Valise Arcades
Take Your Favorite Games to Work with the Briefcase Arcade Machine
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46
Cloud-Syncing Paper Notebooks
Cloud-Syncing Paper Notebooks
The Mod Notebooks Digitize Notes, Transferring Them to Your Tech
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45
Artillery Style Beer Displays
Artillery Style Beer Displays
This Guinness Beer Tank Brings Out the Big Guns
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44
Hi-Tech Braille Handsets
Hi-Tech Braille Handsets
The Squibble is a Tactile Interactive Device That Syncs with Smartphones
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43
Wheelchair Specific Clothing
Wheelchair Specific Clothing
IZ Adaptive is a Clothing Line Made for Those in Wheelchairs
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42
Nostalgic Gamer Lamps
Nostalgic Gamer Lamps
This Unique Lamp From Woody6Switch Will Make Any Gamer Light Up
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41
Smart Asthmatic Gadgets
Smart Asthmatic Gadgets
The Twist+ Inhaler Syncs with Your Handset for Strategic Health Management
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40
Covert Commuter Germ Defenders
Covert Commuter Germ Defenders
This Anti-Germ Clothing Will Help Commuters Avoid Sickness
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39
Ice Cream-Filled Fruits
Ice Cream-Filled Fruits
Frutteto Strawberries are Stuffed with Strawberry-Flavored Gelato
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38
Versatile Metallic Key Chains
Versatile Metallic Key Chains
The DoohicKey is the Perfect Handyman Tool
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37
Underground Beer Dispensers
Underground Beer Dispensers
eCool Has Built a Dispenser That Keeps Your Beer Cold Underground
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36
Necktie Picnic Napkins
Necktie Picnic Napkins
This Napkin Picnic Table Interconnects Two People for Outside Dining Fun
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35
Comfort-Enhancing Book Holders
Comfort-Enhancing Book Holders
Always Read in Comfort with This Book Holder From Bookgem
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34
Skintight Space Suits
Skintight Space Suits
MIT's Space Suit Concept Uses a Bot to Cling to the Body's Form
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33
3D Printed Facial Surgeries
3D Printed Facial Surgeries
CARTIS Has Used 3D Printing for Surgical Repairs
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32
Natural Key Safes
Natural Key Safes
This Rock Key Hider From RocLoc Subtly Keeps Your Keys Safe and Accessable
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31
Hairbrush Phone Cases
Hairbrush Phone Cases
Yobrush is a Phone Case Brush Protects Against Scratches and Bad Hair
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30
Mod Autonomous Automobiles
Mod Autonomous Automobiles
The BMW Honey Comb Concept Changes the Nature of Driving
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29
Malleable Carbon Fiber Cases
Malleable Carbon Fiber Cases
Resin is Removed From the Common Fibers Allowing for Bending
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28
Edible Appetizer Plates
Edible Appetizer Plates
Do Eat's Sustainable Food Serving Verrines Leave Zero Waste
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27
Hand-Power Espresso Machines
Hand-Power Espresso Machines
The ROK Espresso Machine Lets You Customize Your Coffee
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26
Sideways Speeding Autos
Sideways Speeding Autos
The AKA24 Concept Car Will Reorient Between Manual and Autonomous Modes
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25
Night Vision Smartphone Cases
Night Vision Smartphone Cases
The FLIR One iPhone Case Debuted at CES 2014 & Navigates the Dark
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24
Backpack Respiratory Aids
Backpack Respiratory Aids
The Aero Mobile Oxygen System Lets Patients Blend in with a Simple Bag
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23
Next-Gen Electro Guitars
Next-Gen Electro Guitars
Gibson Concept 909 is a Digital Generator That Mimics a String Instrument
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22
Fingerprint-Controlled Padlocks
Fingerprint-Controlled Padlocks
This Fingerprint Padlock Makes Safety Personal
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21
Magical Self-Healing Candles
Magical Self-Healing Candles
The Rekindle Candle is the Only Candle You'll Ever Need
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20
Footwear Fastening Magnets
Footwear Fastening Magnets
Ryan Wiens's Innovative Zubits Shoe Fastener Offers a Cleaner Look
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19
Info-Embedded Sidewalk Tiles
Info-Embedded Sidewalk Tiles
The Blind Guider System Verbalizes Location Details Via RFID Tech
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18
Jellyfish-Mimicking Drones
Jellyfish-Mimicking Drones
Researchers at NYU Created a Jellyfish Drone That Hovers in the Air
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17
Sliced Computer Mice
Sliced Computer Mice
The Loto Mouse Rounds to Closed as a Compact Conical Peripheral
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16
Illuminated Emotion Blankets
Illuminated Emotion Blankets
British Airways' Happiness Blanket Reflects a Traveler's Feelings
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15
Retro Typewriter Keyboards
Retro Typewriter Keyboards
The Philo PC Concepts Blends the Old and the New for a Unique Design
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14
Lace-Tying Eliminators
Lace-Tying Eliminators
ZIPPEDs Allows You to Put on and Take Off Your Shoes with Absolute Ease
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13
Sports-Recording Helicopters
Sports-Recording Helicopters
The Observer Camera Hovers Over the Action to Document Your Moves
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12
Tire-Embedded Tents
Tire-Embedded Tents
The Travel Tent Cleverly Contains a Single Sleeper Shelter in its Wheel
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11
Self-Charging Light Bulbs
Self-Charging Light Bulbs
The SmartCharge is a Rechargeable LED Light Bulb for Your Home
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10
Leg-Secured Walking Sticks
Leg-Secured Walking Sticks
Sit & Stand Crutch Facilitates Hands-Free Movement and Physical Relief
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9
Multi-Functional Key Designs
Multi-Functional Key Designs
The Quickey Multi-Tool is a Versatile Update
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8
Mobile Eco Generators
Mobile Eco Generators
The Portable Wind Solar System Harnesses the Sun and Breeze Anywhere
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7
People-Tracking Lamps
People-Tracking Lamps
The Veilleuse Track Light Moves Back and Forth with the Person in the Room
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6
Smartphone-Stimulating Dishes
Smartphone-Stimulating Dishes
Intel Charging Bowl Debuted at CES 2014 as an Advanced Cordless Dock
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5
Flying Military Hybrid Vehicles
Flying Military Hybrid Vehicles
The Black Night Transformer is an Unmanned Helicopter Truck
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4
Collapsible Grocery Trolleys
Collapsible Grocery Trolleys
This Innovative Personal Utility Cart Gets Rid of Heavy Lifting
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3
Eco CO2 Washers
Eco CO2 Washers
The Supercritical Washing Machine Uses No Water and No Detergent
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2
Innovative Nail Varnish Printers
Innovative Nail Varnish Printers
This Nail Polish Machine Mixes From Your Stylish Inspirations
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1
Gill-Mimicking Scuba Masks
Gill-Mimicking Scuba Masks
The Triton Oxygen Respirator Extracts Air Underwater
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