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How bacteria, rust dust, and a murdered star may explain Earth’s Ice Age

Sometimes scientists make discovers where they least expect them but, from the get-go, astrophysicist Shawn Bishop of the Technical University in Munich was confident his supernova was somewhere on the ocean floor.
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The connected cow business is about to jump over the moo-n

When the Internet of Things goes to the farm, the result is the connected cow. Cows with wearable tracking and health tech will stay productive longer. Managed mating promises to keep cows pregnant despite a short insemination time window.

New York DMV’s facial recognition enhancements have led to more than 100 arrests since January

After New York State made enhancements to how its DMV combats identity theft and fraud in January, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that the changes have since led to more than 100 arrests and 900 open cases.
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Swiss Post to test robots to deliver parcels, maybe even chocolate?

This September Switzerland's postal service begins trials of Starship Technologies' delivery robot. Tests are ongoing in Germany and the U.K. If pedestrians and customers feedback is positive, Swiss Post will decide whether to…
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Watch Carbon Fiber get destroyed under a hydraulic press

The Hydraulic Press Chanel on YouTube has uploaded a video testing out carbon fiber, one of the hardest and most durable synthetic materials ever made. How well does it fare under 10,000+ pounds of pressure?
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Magnetic lace holders mean your shoes will never come undone again

Zubits entrepreneur Ryan Wiens has created a magnetic lace holder which mean you'll never have to stop and tie your shoes again. And, boy, has it ever proved a big hit on Kickstarter!

‘SpaceEngine’ is like a free ‘No Man’s Sky’ modeled after the real universe

Space Engine is a free-to-download, procedurally generated simulator that's ten years in the making. Despite the incomprehensible size of the game's universe, it was developed by one man. But now, he says, he can't do it alone.
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Police in Baltimore testing privately funded 30 square mile continuous image surveillance

A privately-funded wide-angle continuous image surveillance system originally developed for the military monitors 30 square miles of Baltimore. Analysts on the ground can track pixel-sized people leaving crime scenes.
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This guy’s Batman suit earns him a World Record

Julian Checkley is a costume designer, but since he was a kid, he was obsessed with Batman. He's now created a Batman suit with so many gadgets that it has earned him a World Record.
Home Theater

Weekend Workshop: Make any pair of headphones wireless

While Bluetooth headphones are all the rage these days, there's no need to rush right out to buy a pair of your own. Instead, here's how to turn an old pair of wired headphones into a set of Bluetooth digs in no time.

Weekly Rewind: Milk replaces plastic, humidity slows phones, wicked supercars

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from…