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Subterranean captains' chairs, rounded counters for flight-monitoring, perfectly-pastels in the crew's uniforms: Midcentury Herman Miller and Eames furnishings look perfect on the Starship Enterprise. Take a minute to check out these throwback posters and you'll be daydreaming a Captain Kirk shaking you an out-of-this-world gin martini. [MattWileyArt via Retroist]Read more...

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The three minute video above is all one single shot created by DJI Innovations to showcase the company's new sub-$5000 Ronin gimbal stabilization system for cameras. OK maybe the content is a little cheesy, but the behind-the-scenes video shows just how impressive the take really is.Read more...

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Candy company Lollyphile has given us quite a few less-than-appetizing suckables in the past (blue cheese or breast milk lollipop, anyone?), but their newest creation comes at the request of the masses. Your beer flavored lollipop has arrived. Read more...

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AT&T is teaming up with an investment company called The Chernin Group to launch a Netflix competitor. The firms are spending $500 million collectively to build the streaming service. Maybe that amount of money will buy better things to watch than Netflix offers. Read more...

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Netflix will be raising its price in the not-s0-distant future, CEO Reed Hastings announced yesterday in a letter to shareholders. It's only going up by a dollar or two, but an increase is an increase. But what's the most you'd pay for Netflix?Read more...

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The heat of an active volcano. A 5,000 pound weight dropped from above. A sandstorm that lasts ten years. These are just some of the ways GE torture-tests the super-strong materials that go into jet engines, wind turbines, and more. And thanks to the company's fascinating YouTube channel, we get an up-close view of the process. No safety goggles required.Read more...

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When firefighters have to enter a burning building, much of their job still involves blindly feeling their way through dense plumes of toxic fumes in search of those trapped inside. However, a novel new helmet design could one day give firefighters the ability to see through the smoke and hear beyond the roar of the flames. Read more...

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Mastering the perfect golf swing is a lot harder than it looks, and putting is even harder than blasting a golf ball down the fairway. So while it will probably never be approved for use in PGA tournaments, the Jedi Putter—designed by students at Rice University—provides real-time feedback helping an amateur golfer master their putting game.Read more...

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These days, new malware scams are a dime a dozen. Phony email links, misleading URLs, fake call centers; if you haven't already stumbled across one yourself, chances are you know someone who has. But what's stopping all this malicious code from running rampant and turning every last corner of the internet into a kill zone? Read more...

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Earlier this week, we gave you a brief glimpse into the wildly inventive mind of Charlie Francis—the man behind everyone's favorite erection-inducing ice cream . Today, Charlie has been kind enough to stop in to answer all your burning questions about the world of an ice cream-concocting visionary.Read more...

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Rumor has it, Amazon is cooking up a crazy smartphone with all kinds of customization, six cameras, and 3D features. Although there isn't a whole lot that's new here, BGR has just posted a deeper dive into what the actual software might look like, the most notable part of which is a whole host of tilt-activated gesture controls.Read more...

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It's obvious that the great Sherlock Holmes doesn't need any help, but the Augmented Magnifier designed and built by Anirudh Sharma and Pattie Maes from MIT's Fluid Interfaces Group could help him instantly recognize clues and solve cases even quicker.Read more...

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Can robots be artistic? You're darn right they can! With a (significant) nudge from their flesh-and-blood creative counterparts, these machines produce work that's technically precise with room for personality. Plus, they're totally mesmerizing to watch.Read more...

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Our planet fizzes and crackles with a rich cacophony of sounds—but it constantly changes over time. Now, a team of scientists want to record the noises that surround us each and every Earth Day—which just happens to be today—to see exactly how it alters over time.Read more...

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New York City is getting more and more bike-friendly each day. And today is no exception: The city just released its official bike map for 2014. Read more...

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Balloons! They're fun, delightfully whimsical environmental disasters. But in 1986, a mass balloon release in Cleveland went really, really wrong, when 1.5 million helium-filled floaters were let loose into the sky, got caught in a storm, drifted down to earth, and caused a hell of a lot of problems. Read more...

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A study by researchers at Ohio State University shows that households spent 10 percent less at Amazon in states where online sales tax introduced. Because, of course it did.Read more...

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Today the Supreme Court will hear arguments in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo. It is a case which reportedly has entertainment industry executives wearing out their Xanax prescriptions, as they contemplate the destruction of the entire economic foundation of the television industry. The press keeps repeating statements like that, anyway.Read more...

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Thousands remain trapped between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them. Roger Highfield reports.Read more...

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Two years ago, a little startup called Lytro shook up the world of photography by introducing the world's first light field camera. It hasn't replaced normal cameras, but now Lytro's got a new toy: professional-grade model and software platform. After you see what this camera can do, you'll never look at still pictures the same.Read more...

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This week, the world's nations gather to discuss the influence the US wields over the internet and in particular ICANN—the web's logistical core. But who, exactly, should have the keys to the internet?Read more...

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Does your internet always seem too slow? Chances are, it is: a study by the Wall Street Journal suggests that the majority of ISPs deliver slower speeds than they advertise.Read more...

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Our brains are inherently plastic, and can be easily shaped to change our behavior. In this video Crash Course looks at the history of psychology to explain how possible to mold our grey matter Read more...

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The Hollywood Reporter claims that producers are tapping up Danny Boyle and Leonardo di Caprio to take on the the latest in a string of Steve Jobs flicks.Read more...

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Bad luck, suspicious subletters: Airbnb is in the process of removing over 2,000 New York City listings that aren't "providing a quality, local experience to guests." Read more...

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