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Acer’s Jade Primo transforms into a pocket PC with Windows 10 Continuum

Acer launched a new Windows 10 smartphone at IFA in Berlin called the Jade Primo that can turn into a PC with the Windows 10 Continuum feature. The release date is unknown at the moment.

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Just keep running to keep this Million Mile Light shining bright

How's this for motivation on your nightly run? Your safety light will stay lit, as long as you keep moving. Such is the concept behind Million Mile Light, a Kickstarter project "that's powered by motion & engineered to never give up."

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Like a GoPro for you guts, this X-ray pill captures images inside your colon

Medical startup CheckCap has an innovative idea to detect colon cancer. Rather than a colonoscopy, Check-Cap uses a pill that's swallowed and travels gently through the colon providing images as it moves along.

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New Bluetooth alternative sends its signal using your body’s magnetic field

Ultra-low power wearable technology is about to get very interesting thanks to a new wireless transmission system that uses your body’s natural magnetic waves to carry a data signal across devices. The technology is being developed by a team of…

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Teflon chemical a possible health risk for 6.5 million people with contaminated water supplies

A recent study from two environmental scientists suggests the industrial chemical PFOA, a component used in the manufacturing of Teflon, is a much more serious contaminant than previously thought.

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This crazy hobbyist built a flyable 54-rotor personal helicopter from drone parts

Someone in the United Kingdom just unveiled a brilliant, 54-propeller drone that possesses the ability to not only fly, but to fly with the man on board.

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Meet nuyu, the wearable that you don’t have to wear on your wrist

A new line of products called "nuyu" is a full suite of tools to help users get and stay in shape. And one of the most exciting products is their new Activity Monitor, a fitness tracker that can be worn on your shoelaces.

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New Horizons space probe heading to Kuiper Belt object in post-Pluto mission

NASA's New Horizons division continues analysis of Pluto data, while planning probe's next fly-by destination, an object named 2014 MU69 in the Kuiper belt.

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According to a new study, almost all common hangover cures aren’t actually effective

Bad news for those who hope to stave off a hangover after a night of drinking with a heavy meal or a several glasses of water. A recent study suggests these common hangover cures are ineffective.

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Seeing a cloaked woman on Mars? It’s probably your pareidolia acting up again

The neural confusion that convinces people they're seeing Jesus in their toast or a cloaked woman on Mars is simply a wacky trick of the brain in a phenomenon scientists call “pareidolia.”

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Swan necks inspire new technology for better camera drone footage in the air

Stanford researchers are developing camera technology that mimics the suspension system like the anatomy of swans' long necks, allowing camera drone footage to appear cleaner, crisper, and all around better.

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At last! Scientists solve the sticky issue of melting ice cream

Fast-melting ice cream is a sticky issue that's plagued ice cream eaters ever since the first cones appeared around 200 years ago. However, scientists in the U.K. claim to have found a solution (and it doesn't involve eating the ice cream really quickly).

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Google’s tiny self-driving pod cars tootle into Texas

Keen to try different road conditions as well as receive feedback from regular road users, Google is about to roll into Austin, Texas in its self-driving pod car, marking the first test of the diminutive robo-vehicle outside of its home state of California.

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Wanna confuse a Google car? Do a track stand on your bike

Not that you'd want to be the cause of any self-driving car uncertainty, seeing as that could result in some seriously dangerous situations, but hey, if you want to see an unmanned vehicle lurch back and forth, do a track stand.

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Japan is building a fully-automated indoor farm capable of producing 30,000 heads of lettuce per day

Japan's Spread Vegetable Factory is working on a novel way of producing high quantities of lettuce using factory automation. The plant will be able to produce 30,000 heads of lettuce in a single day starting in summer 2017 with a goal of 500,000 heads of…

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To reduce concussions, Dartmouth now uses robotic tackle dummies during football practice

Two Dartmouth engineering students recently unveiled a robotic tackling dummy they hope can help reduce concussive injuries sustained by football players.

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The 2016 BMW 7 Series is the first production car with gesture control. Here’s how it works

BMW is debuting its gesture control system on the 2016 7 Series, and a new video featuring BMW’s manager of user experience shows us how it works. The all-new 7 Series lands in dealerships this October.

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Astronauts will attempt to control an Earth-based rover from the ISS next month

Danish European Space Agency astronaut Andreas Mogensen is attempting a world's first next month when he tries to control robotic arms from space using a new haptic remote control.

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Miss your pet while you’re away? PetBot lets your furry friend send you pet selfies

You and your pet can be together (sort of), even when you're apart. PetBot, which launched an Indiegogo campaign on Aug. 31, has a petcam that provides a live stream and even snaps pet selfies for owners while they're away.

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Explaining EmDrive, the ‘physics-defying’ thruster even NASA is puzzled over

Despite the fact that they're still unsure of how it works exactly, NASA scientists have confirmed once again that the seemingly impossible EmDrive is legit

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You don’t have to be rich to be an art collector, thanks to Kollecto

The art world has established itself as a highbrow institution. But now, one app is looking to change that. Meet Kollecto, your "art-buying mentor" that insists, "You don't have to be rich to collect art."

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If dust could talk, it would tell you how many women versus men live in your home

According to a new study published recently in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B, your average household dust bunny tells a shockingly accurate story about your family and the inhabitants of your home

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The secret to getting hired at Uber? Remotely carjacking a Jeep

As far as unique resumes go, having the line "wirelessly jacked a Jeep from 10 miles away" will certainly get you noticed, and that's exactly what Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek did last month. Now, they work for Uber.

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Buzz Aldrin opens Florida institute dedicated to colonizing Mars

The race to reach Mars is heating up with Buzz Aldrin launching the new Buzz Aldrin Space Institute, whose primary goal is to encourage research that leads to the future settlement of Mars.

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