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Full-size, 3D-printed Stargate portal replica took 1,000 hours to create

A 3D-printed, 20-foot-tall Stargate portal replica is the centerpiece of a new exhibition at Belgium’s Musée royal de Mariemont entitled "From Stargate to Comics: The Egyptian Gods in the geek culture."
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Piper Computer Kit Review

Piper's kit computer uses Minecraft as a portal into the world of programming.
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Take charge of your hotel room with your voice assistant, Siri

Voice-activated hotel rooms is the latest technology tweak for the Aloft hotel group. A pilot program in a Boston hotel enables control via Siri on an iPad. Occupants can adjust lighting, change the temperature, and even run the…
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An end to "Darwin's nightmare"? Robot would terminate invasive lionfish

Two designs are being considered for a robot that will target and eliminate invasive lionfish. One entails a speargun, such as those carried by many spear fisherman. The other design utilizes a pair of electrodes that kill or stun…
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A landslide may have caused this brilliant comet outburst captured by Rosetta

In what seems like a great stroke of luck, astronomers behind the Rosetta mission have captured images of a brilliant comet outburst that they think may be the aftermath of a landslide.
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Just in time for Burning Man – Jellyfish 12000 up for grabs

Jellyfish 12000 is for sale. There's still time to buy your own mobile dance studio with lights and audio in a mutant vehicle for Burning Man 2016. The two-level party on wheels has seating for 18 and space for 23 people.
Virtual Reality

Celebrate ‘America’s best idea’ with President Obama on a VR tour of Yosemite

On the 11-minute tour, Obama takes viewers along during his trip to the park over Father’s Day weekend. He visits landmarks including El Capitan, the Cathedral Rocks, and Yosemite Falls.
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Man makes a mini-fridge using the thermodynamics of rubber bands

Rubber bands don't seem like the sort of thing to base a mini-fridge on, but crazily enough, that is exactly what Ben Krasnow did, and what's even more impressive ... it actually kinda worked.

The newest mega-yacht has its own garden (and its own beach!)

Luxury yacht 108M is named after its impressive size, 108 meters or approximately 350 feet. The yacht concept features a garden, floor to ceiling windows in the grand hall, and even its own private beach.
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From motherboards to FBI phones, Green Century finds new life for old gadgets 3:05

Like a Star Wars junkyard, Portland's Green Century takes in electronics from old cell phones to laptops and finds new life for them, or makes sure they're scrapped properly.
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Analog DNA computers can perform math inside a test tube

Duke University researchers have demonstrated the creation of an analog computer, which uses synthetic strands of DNA in a test tube to add, subtract, and multiply as they form and break bonds.

ClearTaste is a powder that makes coffee — and other foods — less bitter

MycoTechnology grows a fungus, spray dries it into a powder called ClearTaste, and then ships it out to processed-food manufacturers as an alternative to sugar.