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There’s a reason the microwave oven in your kitchen is a heavy brick: it uses a magnetron and vacuum tube technology that dates back to World War II. But since then, microwave technologies have been vastly improved (see cellphone towers) and a company called Wayv in the UK is finally using them to shrink the microwave oven.Read more...

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It’s DC/CW blowout as Marc Guggenheim teases the future of Legends of Tomorrow, Grant Gustin discusses Barry Allen’s journey on The Flash, and there’s new pictures from Arrow’s season finale. Jennifer Lawrence talks about her future with the X-Men franchise. Plus, a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 clip. Behold, spoilers!Read more...

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Jalopnik Tesla Model X Approaches Old Jaguar Levels Of Build Quality | Lifehacker The Three Most Common Mistakes People Make When Washing Their Face | io9 The Original Ant-Man Is Back in Comics and More Messed Up Than Ever | Kotaku Leaked Poster Reveals Destiny’s Next Expansion, Rise of Iron |Read more...

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Earlier this month, Google and Chrysler announced they were working together to build self-driving cars based on the Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivan. But Google’s keen to point out that this is still very much experimentation and not the birth of a commercial vehicle.Read more...

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Following a full day of searches, military teams have announced that they have found debris, bodies and passenger belongings from the missing flight MS804 that crashed into the sea yesterday.Read more...

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India is currently in the grips of severe heat wave and relentless drought, which shows little sign of abating. Yesterday, the country struggled through its hottest ever recorded day, with temperatures hitting 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit.Read more...

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This colorful image may look like a work of modern art, but it’s actually a false-color satellite image of Rub’ al Khali—the largest contiguous sand desert in the world, and home to insanely hostile conditions.Read more...

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Boeing is busy developing its next ultra-efficient commercial jetliner, the 777x, and one of its biggest features—quite literally—are its wings. This amazing facility is where they’ll be made.Read more...

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Over the last two decades, a new type of building has invaded New York City: The super skinny supertall known as a “super-slender.” This new generation of skyscrapers range from 50 to 100 stories, are almost uniformly filled with luxury housing—and some are wedged into the city with astoundingly tiny 45-feet-wide footprints. Read more...

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General Motors is currently testing an autonomous version of their Chevy Bolt on public roads. Now, they could do that anywhere, really, but they chose a very particular location instead.Read more...

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Musician Tony Ann recreated popular ringtones—like the iPhone’s Marimba and T-Mobile’s jingle—with a piano. Though hearing other people’s ringtones in real life is totally annoying, listening to their piano arrangements is quite nice (in a “hey, I know this tune but can’t quite figure out why I know it” sort of way).Read more...

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Image: Facebook This afternoon, in a scene plucked from one of my work-related anxiety dreams, New York Times reporters Nick Corasaniti, Maggie Haberman, and Thomas Kaplan pitched stories to politics editor Carolyn Ryan on Facebook Live while thousands of people watched it happen.Read more...

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Truck Yeah The New Jeep Wrangler’s Roof May Do Three Things It’s Never Done | Lifehacker Seven Questions You’ll Probably Be Asked in Your Exit Interview | io9 The Severed Head of Cyborg Michael Fassbender Keeps Dropping More Alien: Covenant Hints | Kotaku A Useless Quest From Fallout 4 Finally Pays Off In The New DLC |Read more...

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Scientists say a groundbreaking fertility treatment to correct potentially harmful genetic mutations has the potential to backfire, recreating the exact mutation the intervention was meant to fix. It’s a problem that could put an immediate halt to the pending practice—but a work-around may be possible.Read more...

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We’ve gotten a few tidbits about what to expect from Ridley Scott’s Prometheus sequel, Alien: Covenant. The (cryptic) plot summary ’s been out for awhile, along with the cast list, including Katherine Waterston as the lead. And now Prometheus’ only returnee, Michael Fassbender, has offered up some details on the film’s “used future” aesthetic.Read more...

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Selfie sticks are inherently silly, but they somehow become even sillier when they get Photoshopped to replace guns in movie scenes. So instead of Clint Eastwood balancing his revolver in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, he’s now angling a selfie stick to take a picture of himself smoking a cigar. Instead of menacing characters dueling off with guns in The Hateful Eight, it’s two ridiculous people pointing a selfie stick in the snow. It’s hilarious.Read more...

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NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) describes itself as “a center for the recently possible.” Put another way, it’s where artsy people go to build some cool stuff with tech. So we went to the program’s spring exhibition, to see what madness they dreamed up.Read more...

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Mars is nearing its closest approach to us in a decade, so Hubble took that opportunity to capture a brand new up-close look at the red planet. And in the process, it captured some intriguing changes. Read more...

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A poetic Turing test was held at Dartmouth yesterday to pit artificial intelligence against human poets, AP reported. Good news: the computers lost.Read more...

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The next time you’re wandering through a Costco, don’t roll your eyes at the giant barrels of glowing orange cheese balls, wondering why anyone would buy such a thing. Because this is why you’d buy it: to build yourself a cheese ball-blasting machine gun that will revolutionize snacking as we know it.Read more...

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Sift through your memory banks through the founding members of the Avengers. Pick out the one who wound up living the most screwed-up life. A no-prize to everyone who chose Hank Pym. The first Ant-Man returns to Earth this week, more powerful and creepy than he used to be.Read more...

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Need to split a giant rock in half? It’s surprisingly easy. Or at least, it is if you have the proper bad ass tools, like a gas-powered cut-off saw with a diamond blade or a rotary-hammer drill with a masonry bit. Read more...

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Google just announced that Chrome OS will open up to Android app developers this June. Google hopes that within a couple months, apps will move to a stable beta release and finally work on Chromebooks this fall. Read more...

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Earlier this month, a devastating wildfire swept through the Canadian city of Fort McMurray, prompting more than 88,000 residents to evacuate. As the out-of-control blaze continues to swell in size, a bigger picture is starting to emerge: major fires like this are the future, and we’d better get used to it.Read more...

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Birds, bats, and insects can’t fly forever, and neither can microrobotic drones. A new system that taps into the power of static electricity—the same principle that allows a balloon to stick to a wall—now allows robotic insects to land and stick to surfaces, greatly extending their operational life.Read more...

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