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Researchers want to use microscopic nanobots for drug delivery and other tasks inside the human body , but there are still places the micro machines can't get. Now, scientists have made the smallest bot yet, a magnet-guided corkscrew so tiny, it can sneak through the pores in human connective tissue. Read more...

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Parking garages may be a necessity for any dense urban center, but that doesn't mean they have to be a necessary eyesore. And if Danish firm JAJA Architects has its way, they could even be serving a dual-purpose soon—by doubling as our leafy, local playgrounds.Read more...

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Having your precious smartphone swiped is one thing, but giving the thief free access to your apps and data can potentially be even worse. There's a lot you can do before you lose the phone in the first place, though, that will make it much harder for thecriminals to do anything other than wipe it and sell it on.Read more...

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When you live by yourself, a sofa and TV are pretty much all you need in your living room. Unless you intend to shun a hermit-like lifestyle and actually invite people over to visit. In that case you'll need additional seating, and the Sofista fills both roles by transforming from a couch into a three-seat sofa, armchair, and chaise lounge.Read more...

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Last month, we asked you to name your favorite book about space travel and explain why. Hundreds of you replied with awesome, succinct, and sometimes very funny explanations of your favorites. Read more...

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The new Oculus Rift, codenamed Crystal Cove, may only be for developers—but it is oh-my-god good . Now, iFixit had ripped it apart so we can see what powers it.Read more...

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Since it seems like every company and its mother-company has a fitness tracker these days, it's refreshing when we see one that actually brings something unique to the table. Runtastic (the company behind my current favorite running app) has a new tracker called the Orbit. It's different! Read more...

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After two years, the Costa Concordia was finally righted, refloated and towed to the safe harbors of Genoa. This is what the rescue mission looked like from the European Space Agency's new Sentinel-1A satellite.Read more...

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Snot is an essential part of a healthy body (no, really), and its color and consistency can give you a lot of information about what's going on in yours at any given time.Read more...

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The Amazon Appstore already gives away one free app each day, but today it's decided give away 30 apps, worth a combined total of $100, for free to anyone with an Android phone. Here are the pick of the bunch that you should download first.Read more...

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Internet.org—the Zuckerberg-backed initiative to make the internet available the world over—has announced that its new app will provide free data access for services like Google, Wikipedia, Facebook, and more.Read more...

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You're looking at the bleeding edge of space imaging. The wonderful pictures of our Universe, that we all love, are made possible by the likes of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope—and in the future, such devices will be driven by arrays of microshutters like these.Read more...

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Shazam is now available for OS X, allowing you to automatically detect music while you use your Mac.Read more...

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We might think that we know our closest celestial neighbour well, but it's kept one secret hidden until now: it's not round. In fact, it's shaped like a lemon.Read more...

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Samsung plans to launch two new high-end smartphones within the next six months: one with a "large screen," the other built using "new materials." How... cryptic.Read more...

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We all rely on USB to interconnect our digital lives—-but new research reveals that there's a fundamental security flaw in the very way that the humble Universal Serial Bus functions, and it could be exploited to wreak havoc on any computer.Read more...

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Shazam has long been the savior of your happy hour dignity by helping you sneakily figure out what song is playing without having to ask the hip bartender. Now those audio recognition powers are coming to your Mac.Read more...

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The barrel never ends, or at least that's what it feels like. When you think it's finally going to come crashing down, surfer Benji Brand goes through another water tunnel and keeps going and going. It's like a never ending wave where you can see everything spin around you and you never have to stop.Read more...

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When an alien from the distant planet Hondo comes to Earth with a plan to destroy all civilization, he does what any Earth-invading alien would do: He joins a bluegrass band. That's the plot of the 2013 film The History of Future Folk, and it's every bit as delightfully campy as it sounds.Read more...

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Ethan Swanson, the lunatic making this ridiculous roof jump, is a professional stunt man, so he sees life differently than the rest of us. Where normal humans see buildings and houses and stairs, Swanson sees a playground. This jump, which starts from the top of a building and ends on stairs, is just epic.Read more...

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For any band, shifting musical direction is a huge moment. For some it definitely works—could you imagine The Beatles pumping out A Hard Day's Night clones for decades?–and for others, even iconic musicians, it can be an earsplitting disaster.Read more...

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The bluefin tuna is a magnificent creature. A silvery torpedo, it grows as big as 1,000 pounds, swims as fast as cars, and survives the cold waters of the ocean, weirdly enough, as warm-blooded fish. Oh, it also happens to be pretty tasty as sushi. Thanks to our growing sushi appetites, the bluefin tuna seems likely to be obliterated off the face of the Earth unless we do something drastic—like stop eating it or, what the hell, use science to start spawning them in tanks on land. Read more...

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I thought this was some kind of joke but no, it's actually the results for the German Lotto—called Lotto 6 as 49—for today's draw: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 37 (notice the extra nerd bonus: 1337!) What are the chances of this happening? 1 in 15,537,573.Read more...

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Sometimes you want a room with a view. Sometimes you want a bunker that's walled-off to the world. Why not have both? The Sharifi-ha House can shape-shift based on the amount of sun or level of privacy that its residents need at that particular moment.Read more...

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A plastic water bottle can survive the rigors of an active lifestyle, but over time it will collect odd smells and flavors that eventually can't be scrubbed out. A glass bottle is a better option, naturally eschewing mold and odors, but one wrong move and suddenly it's a pile of shards. These Squeezable Glass bottles claim to offer the best of both worlds—but have a bit of a misleading claim to fame.Read more...

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