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Cool US Navy photo of an amphibious assault vehicle being launched from the the USS Bataan. If the Battlestar Galactica were an earthbound aircraft carrier, this photo would be equivalent of a Raptor launching from one of its belly.Read more...

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If you ever take your lunch to work, Rubbermaid's interlocking Lunch Blox system is a great space saver. Several Lunch Blox kits are on sale from Amazon, today only, along with a couple of carrying bags, and even a few shaker bottles. [Up to 40% off Rubbermaid Products]Read more...

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Good news, cloud storage fans! Dropbox has slashed its storage prices , simplified its plans, and rolled in a glut of new tools for paying customers, some of which were previously only available to Business accounts. Here's a brief tour of some of the new features you'll get if you decide to pony up $10 per month or $100 per year.Read more...

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If you compare a map of the Louisiana coastline in the 1920s to today, the difference is striking. About 1,883 square miles of land has just disappeared — swallowed into the Gulf of Mexico. And each year Louisiana loses more. In fact, roughly a football field's worth of land is lost every hour.Read more...

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Once you remove the placemats and centerpieces, your dining room table becomes the perfect stand-in for a ping-pong table. The only thing missing is a net, and that soon could also be just a quick transformation away if this convertible CorkNet pot holder is successful on Kickstarter.Read more...

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It look like something Doc Brown would be working on in his garage, but it is absolutely one of the most essential and sensitive technologies found on many military and some civilian aircraft today: The Ring Laser Gyroscope. Read more...

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Apple has just sent out its invitations to an event on September 9th. You can expect at least one iPhone, and possibly an iWatch as well. And hey... we'll be there!Read more...

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Last summer I sat in the bathroom of an Irish pub, trying desperately to solve a math equation. I had abandoned my friends at the bar, where I'd been pretending to drink an IPA, to tend to this pressing arithmetic in private. If I solved correctly for 'x,' the answer would provide me with some crucial information—whether or not my pregnancy was going well.Read more...

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Thermal cameras were once expensive and bulky hunks of equipment that very few people could get their hands on. No longer. With FLIR's new iPhone case thermal imaging cameras are now both affordable and incredibly discreet, which means that evil-doers can use it to see the thermal signature your fingers leave on a keypad and steal your ATM PIN. Here's a very simple way to thwart that.Read more...

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For all the super-cool and otherworldly space vehicle and satellite concepts that NASA engineers dream up, only a very small percentage of them ever make it off the drawing board and onto the production line. But the next generation Space Launch System is now part of that select few, having completed NASA's rigorous review process and been found worthy of actual development.Read more...

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Apple's been on a tear to protect the look of its retail experiences, trademarking the design of its stores and patenting its proprietary see-through staircases. Now its glass cube flagship store in Manhattan is officially a patented design in the U.S., with "Steve P. Jobs" listed as one of the inventors.Read more...

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It sees your every move. It can stamp out your life in a millisecond. You can neither see nor hear it, but it's always above you. Watching. If you're struggling to understand God, allow a Dallas pastor to offer a more relatable metaphor: Drones.Read more...

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Infant jaundice, where a baby's liver can't remove blood toxins, is potentially fatal. Doctors recognize it as an unusual yellow hue in a baby's skin and eyes, but what if you're a nervous parent far from a pediatrician? This experimental app turns your phone's camera into a doctor's trained eye.Read more...

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Forget about wasting all that valuable space underneath a kitchen island by filling it with pots, pans, and other bakeware. Designer Robert Kolenik has a much better idea: turn it into a gigantic saltwater aquarium that seemingly doubles as the perfect place to toss food scraps.Read more...

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Virtual reality via headsets like Oculus Rift is getting really good, but the experiences are lacking a critical facet for the most part: Your hands. Leap Motion wants to use its 3D motion sensor technology to bring your hands into the game.Read more...

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Dyson just released this video teasing its upcoming project, codenamed N223. They might as well have codenamed it "We're going to destroy the Roomba" because it's very probably a robotic vacuum cleaner. Read more...

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The Panama Canal opened 100 years ago this month , one of the greatest engineering achievements in history. It was also one of the greatest sacrifices of human life in the name of construction, but tragically, it was far from the most deadly project in modern history.Read more...

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Amazon's third round of pilots are out today, streamable on Amazon Instant Video. There are five shows, three of which are comedies, including Red Oaks from Stephen Soderbergh; The Cosmopolitans, which stars Chloe Sevigny and Adam Brody; and Really, which stars some people I have never heard of. [Amazon] Read more...

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Part of the beauty of Spotify is the ability to share and create playlists—we do it all the time ! Who doesn't love a good mix compilation? Spotify recently tipped us off to its most popular playlists, so we've linked them up for your pleasure. They are as follows: Read more...

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Do you carry around a plastic Nalgene or Camelbak water bottle with you? Have you ever wished there was an easier way to soak a friend or co-worker with it? If you answered yes to both of these questions,, congratulations! You have a pulse, and you'll want to check out the Aquabot. Read more...

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After years of ignoring the promise of NFC, Apple may finally be ready to take the plunge—and one of its major applications may include mobile payments. Sources familiar with Apple's new payment plan spoke with Wired saying that the feature will be included in the new iPhone 6 when it is revealed on Sept. 9th . Read more...

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An increasing number of skyscrapers that line our horizons these days resemble the future we were promised: twisting pillars of glass and steel that stretch up into the clouds. When you glaze those buildings with some 1980s-inspired French futurism, however, they look simply surrealRead more...

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Light the touchpaper and stand well back, because we're about to... make sustainable electricity? That's the idea according to a researcher from MIT, whose vision for future power generation involves a healthy dose of TNT.Read more...

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DigitalGlobe's WorldView-3—set to double the resolution of Google Maps as the first public high-res imaging satellite in space—launched earlier this month. Now, here are the first images to be beamed back to Earth.Read more...

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