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So just how heat-resistant are the highly-engineered materials developed for use in things like jet engines, nuclear reactors, and gas turbines? Tough enough to change the meaning of the old saying, “a snowball’s chance in hell.” Apparently, its odds are quite good of surviving—when dressed appropriately.Read more...

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Is it still magic if you know how it’s done? Is it still an illusion if computers are hiding the work? Marco Tempest plays around with that idea as two dozen drones buzz and fly all around him, seemingly controlled by his every move. Magic or not, it’s just cool to see 24 drones work together as part of a larger machine.Read more...

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The best Sous Vide cooker, Reebok workout gear, and the new Apple TV kick off Thursday’s best deals. Bookmark Kinja Deals and follow us on Twitter to never miss a deal. Commerce Content is independent of Editorial and Advertising, and if you buy something through our posts, we may get a small share of the sale. Click here to learn more.Read more...

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The alt-rock band that made “viral music videos ” a thing with treadmill gymnastics and Rube Goldberg machines on YouTube is back. This time, OK Go is busting open pinatas in zero gravity.Read more...

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Airbnb decided to voluntarily release data in December to show just how much of a boon to the local economy the service can be. The problem: Airbnb apparently tampered with the data before they released it.Read more...

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Archive.org is quickly becoming the place to visit whenever 90s internet nostalgia strikes. Last week, we reported on an amazing collection of MS-DOS malware in the Malware Museum. Now, the site has launched a collection old games from Windows 3.1.Read more...

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Getty A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine is bolstering a potential link between Zika and microcephaly, a rare birth defect in which babies are born with abnormally small heads.Read more...

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Joseph Delgado is my new hero. The 21-year-old computer science student at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, took his Oculus Rift Development Kit 2 and morphed the 8-bit NES classic into a virtual reality adventure. It looks super fun.Read more...

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Four-year-olds get to play with Power Wheels , teenagers get to drive real cars, but how do all those kids in-between quench their need for speed? With the new Arrow Smart-Kart from Actev Motors that sounds as feature-packed as a Tesla Model S, without the $70,000 price tag.Read more...

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GPS is an utterly pervasive and wonderful technology, but it’s increasingly not accurate enough for modern demands. Now a team of researchers can make it accurate right down to an inch.Read more...

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Image by Aaron Tilley and Kerry Hughes Can we harness the mind to reduce side-effects and slash drug costs?Read more...

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He might hate the United States, but he sure digs those designed-in-California computers.Read more...

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A team of researchers has achieved the fastest ever transmission rate for digital information between a single transmitter and receiver, sending data optically at a frankly ridiculous 1.125 terabits per second.Read more...

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Last week, the BBC announced that Matt LeBlanc would join Chris Evans as Top Gear’s second host. Now, it’s revealed the rest of the cast.Read more...

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Waiting for a bus is no fun. But residents of Kansas City will soon be able to hail one rather than standing in line—for a price, at least—thanks to a collaboration between Bridj and Ford.Read more...

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LG hasn’t launched its new flagship G5 smartphone yet. It won’t for at least another week . But in a rather daring piece of marketing, it has just launched a case that you’ll put it in.Read more...

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Satellite internet is a viable solution for anyone living out in the sticks, provided you don’t mind slow speeds and awful ping. ViaSat’s latest class of satellites hopes to solve the speed problem, thanks to satellites with more capacity than all the existing solutions combined. Read more...

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Alcatel has been synonymous with cheap and somewhat cheerful Android phones for years now, but its latest play could be surprisingly interesting: not only does the handset sound good, but even the box it comes in could be useful. Read more...

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There are all kinds of exoskeletons out there. Some save you energy . Some help you do heavy work . Some lightly kick you in the knee. The question is, why does that last one exist? A Swiss research team thinks it can help them build better prosthetics. Read more...

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Lady Gaga’s rendition of the National Anthem sung last Sunday at the start of Super Bowl 50 has been widely reviewed as one of the best ever. During its ending crescendo the Blue Angels added a little backup noise as they screamed over Levi Stadium in their iconic diamond formation. Now we can see what this emotional moment looked like from inside the Blue Angels cockpits.Read more...

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House Of Cards Season 4 is coming in less than a month, but don’t worry: while you’re counting down the remaining 552 hours until you can binge on Frank, Netflix has released a new trailer to relieve the boredom. Read more...

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We were promised torrential rain , “conveyor belts” of storms, violent-alcoholic-on-malt-liquor wrath. Now much of California is broiling in 90-degree temperatures with no precipitation in sight. What gives? Don’t worry—El Niño didn’t bail. It might be even stronger than we thought.Read more...

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In 2010, the people near Birch Creek, Michigan heard a boom and felt the earth rock. They woke up the next morning and found a huge crack in the ground. What caused it? A team of researchers finally believe they know.Read more...

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Recently it has become fashionable (lol, or as “fashionable” as something can be as a thesis in tech news) to declare that Twitter is dying. These pre-emptive autopsies of a diseased social network are too much.Read more...

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