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Sony just launched its own version of Kickstarter filled with cool concept products

Sony has opened up First Flight, its own crowd-funding website where it hopes some of its more unusual projects will gain attention, and perhaps be successful enough to be put into production.

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United Airlines ready to make first regular poop-powered passenger flight

Looking to reduce its carbon emissions, United Airlines is gearing up to fly some of its planes on poop. Partnering with a Californian biofuels company, United will start its service between LA and San Francisco this summer.

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These ridiculously strong fridge magnets can hold nearly six pounds each

Don't worry about anything coming off of your refrigerator or filing cabinet. Trintec Industries has released SuperMags, super-strong magnets that can hold up to six pounds of weight.

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This titanium boomerang is actually an aircraft NASA wants to soar over Mars

An aerial survey of Mars is necessary before NASA feels comfortable sending a manned mission there, so the agency has recently unveiled plans to send an aircraft to the planet in hopes of scoping out possible landing sites for future human missions.

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T.brush is an electric toothbrush with a cool design and long battery life

The T.brush amps up the way we brush our teeth with some cool designs, longer-lasting battery life, and USB-charging capabilities for travel. It's in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign.

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Stanford’s new water splitter pumps out clean hydrogen faster (and cheaper) than ever

Scientists from Stanford University have developed a water-splitting device that extracts clean hydrogen and clean oxygen from water molecules. The device uses cost-efficient materials and could have a potential impact on the transportation industry by…

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This is what happens when you drop a laser into a vat of liquid nitrogen

Dropping stuff into liquid nitrogen is always a fun experiment, but it doesn't have the same effect on all objects. While most things will simply freeze and become extremely brittle, some strange things happen when you drop a laser into the super-cooled gas.

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Still skeptical about Cortana? These 10 features might change your mind

Microsoft is working hard to make Cortana far more than a competitors for Siri or Google Now. Here are the latest desktop, mobile and cloud tricks this Halo-inspired voice assistant can pull off.

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The human genome may be the next big API to hit the market

Manipulating the human genome, at least on a large scale, still exists primarily in the realm of science fiction. But soon, scientists may develop an API for our genetic code, making interactions with DNA faster, easier, and more robust.

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The world will get a ‘leap second’ on Tuesday to keep clocks on track

The world runs on different standards of time, and the main standards don't always agree with each other. To reconcile this discrepancy, timekeepers occasionally add a "leap second" to our clocks -- which often causes big problems for computers.

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This brick-laying robot can build an entire house in 2 days flat

An Australian engineer has developed a bricklaying robot that can lay 1,000 bricks an hour, work 24/7 and complete the shell of a brick home in just two days. Think of it as 3D printing on a grand scale.

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New ‘FitBit for cows’ tracks livestock health, lets farmers know when cows are sick

Quantified Ag took the tech you'd find in a FitBit and put it in a wearable for cows. The sensors pick up movement and body temp, so ranchers can more easily tell which cows are getting sick.

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Shelfpack transforms from a suitcase into a clothing shelf in just a few seconds

Shelfpack erects into four closet shelves which means you don't have to sort through articles of clothing. The suitcase comes with supports on either side that will transform into a dresser-on-wheels.

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