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NASA’s new Modular Robotic Vehicle prototype is a new type of rover developed in conjunction with the car industry—and it looks like a hell of a lot of fun to drive, on this planet or any other.Read more...

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As any good Internet commenter will know, accuracy and precision are two subtly different things. But how do they differ, and why is it important?Read more...

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Google does a lot of things, but perhaps chief amongst them is advertising. It's perhaps no surprise, then, that it's apparently now in talks to obtain email addresses from advertisers so that it can target its product pushing more accurately than ever.Read more...

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If the aurora happens in space, you probably can’t call it the Northern Lights. But names aside, this shot of an aurora (and the ISS bathed in moonlight) sure is pretty. Read more...

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Wireless charging is one of those kinda-handy things that’s almost been about to go mainstream for five years now. But Duracell is tired of waiting for the wireless charging revolution. Duracell wants you to wirelessly charge by plugging in this dongle instead. Wait, what?Read more...

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In less than a month OnLive, the world’s first cloud-based PC game streaming service, will be gone forever . Most of us took this news with a shrug. Madman Larry Gadea took it has a challenge—he built his own PC gaming cloud service. You can too. It’s both more and less complicated than it sounds: you don’t need to build or own your own sever. You don’t even need to spend a lot of money—Gadea’s setup was built entirely with free software, Amazon Web Services and Valve’s Steam In-Home Streaming feature. Read more...

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They say the line between genius and a multi-million-dollar flaming mess in the Pacific Ocean is razor-thin. Read more...

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If Batman ever needs to fight a bunch of Siberian warlords trying to invade Gotham from the North (free plot idea), he’ll want to be riding in this: a terrifying custom-made tank that you can see here just casually drifting across a frozen lake. Read more...

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Siemens’ latest MRI machine (Ma­gne­tom Pris­ma Tim+Dot Sys­tem 3 Tes­la) is one of the most powerful, state of the art medical imaging devices in the marketplace. The first Magnetom Prisma 3-tesla MRI units was installed in the USA at the University of Minnesota a year ago. Now there are about 50 units in Europe, and a few days ago I had a chance to visit one at the Research Centre for Natural Sciences of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Read more...

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Let us bring you yet another cautionary tale of a deceptively sweet and bubbly menace to our nation. We speak, of course, of Candy Crush. A 29-year-old man actually ruptured a tendon after weeks of torturing his thumb in pursuit candy matches. We kid you not. Read more...

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Most of the time we discuss encryption as a way to protect ourselves online , but an increasingly popular form of digital attack uses it as an extortion tool. Criminals are stealing personal files, encrypting them, and hold them hostage until their targets pay for the decryption key. Read more...

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Netflix's new TV show Daredevil is supposed to be fantastic . I haven't watched it yet but judging from this super long fight scene that was filmed entirely in a single take, I just might start tonight. I like the fight scene because it's choreographed perfectly and even though there were points where they could switch to another angle, they kept it rolling.Read more...

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Sixty-five million years ago, a meteorite careened into Earth, leaving a huge crater on the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula. The impact is likely responsible for killing off the most of the dinosaurs—along with 75 percent of all species on Earth. Scientists are now planning an expedition to drill into the middle of the crater. Read more...

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A mountain lion named P-22 is making headlines today for being discovered inside—and eventually escaping from—a Los Angeles basement. In this excerpt from his new book about the urban wilderness, Tristan Donovan gives us the origin story of P-22.Read more...

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Love it or hate it, you have to admit that New York City is home to some of the world’s most impressive and diverse architecture. Pick a style from the last 200 years, and you’re bound to find a fantastic example somewhere in Gotham. Now, you can find them all on one reasonably priced poster.Read more...

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Thankfully, it's okay to laugh a little at this scary footage of a man bouncing around inside his car while a SUV rear ends him into an oncoming semi truck. That's because Daryl Peterson, the driver in the car, managed to walk away from the crash without a scratch or any injury at all. Thank God for airbags and seatbelts.Read more...

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Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could just walk up to your locker, glance at your wrist, and see the right combination appear on your smartwatch screen? Particularly if you multiply that by every lock and password you encounter over the course of a day? Read more...

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Just how big is the middle class in America? That depends on how you define it. But if you ask Americans how they view themselves, the middle class seems pretty damn big. In fact, in a recent poll almost nine out of 10 Americans called themselves some version of "middle class."Read more...

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To create the perfect Sports Illustrated spread for Houston Rockets star James “The Beard” Harden, photographer Robert Seale decided to double the beauty of the NBA player’s home-team skyline by using a huge piece of Plexiglas to create a mirrored effect. Read more...

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Wow, just wow. It's breathtaking (literally, if you try to hold your breath like the free diver in this video) to watch free diver Guillaume Néry just fall into a dark abyss in the ocean. It's like he's getting sucked in and will never resurface because he's exploring unknown worlds hidden underneath our planet.Read more...

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If you don't already have tickets, a hotel room, or flights booked to Anaheim for the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California, this week, it's time to suck it up and come to terms with the fact that the only way you're going to get your hands on exclusive merchandise like these Death Star rearview mirror hanging "dice" is to spend a small fortune on eBay in a week. Read more...

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Well, that’s a hat trick! For the third time this year , SpaceX attempted to launch a Falcon 9 rocket and autonomously land the first stage portion on an unmanned barge. And for the third time this year, that (very expensive) rocket crashed and burned. Read more...

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The United States is beginning to normalize relations with Cuba. Which is kind of amazing, when you consider the fact that America has been trying to sabotage the island nation for over half a century. In fact, the US government has officially produced dozens of ideas for destabilizing Cuba. And many of them sound like conspiracy theory fan-fiction. Yet they're all painfully real.Read more...

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Ok, let’s try this again. After one near miss resulting in a disastrous but honestly pretty cool explosion and delay after delay from weather (including yesterday), SpaceX is going to try to land the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on a remote drone ship beginning at 4:10pm EDT. Read more...

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