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As an energy infrastructure company that also sells cars, Tesla enters a new phase

Creating a sustainable, clean energy company reflects Tesla CEO's long-term business plan. Tesla cars will spur the e-car market. More electric cars on the road, regardless of brand, will create demand for a convenient home energy source.
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Green city or ghost city? Masdar a failed experiment in sustanainble planning

The Abu Dhabi government had high hopes for what was once heralded as the "city of possibilities," but over the last decade, Masdar has proven to be anything but that.
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This scrappy Russian startup is beating Google and Facebook at facial recognition

“We have found a special type of internal architecture for neural networks, that perfectly fits the face recognition tasks,” NTechLab CEO and founder Artem Kukharenko tells Digital Trends. And they're putting it to work!
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Meet Toru, the German robot that’s picking through your packages

German Robot Toru is designed to navigate warehouses, identify single objects, such as an envelope or book, and use an artificial “tongue” and “arm” to hold surrounding objects in place as it picks the desired parcel from the shelf.
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MIT researchers develop eye-tracking program for your smartphone

Researchers at MIT and the University of Georgia have developed a program that uses your smartphone's front-facing camera to track eye movement. By the end of the year, the team hopes to have it ready for commercial purposes.
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Before Juno’s upcoming historic entry into Jupiter’s orbit, watch how it all began

Juno's mission to dip into Jupiter’s polar orbit and study the forces at work beneath the planet's dense clouds will put Juno into the most intense radiation environment in our solar system.
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What’s scarier than downtown LA? Careening down a glass slide 1,000 feet above it

Definitely not for the faint of heart or anyone with a fear of heights, Los Angeles is opening up a new attraction that lets people slide 45 feet along clear glass while suspended 70 stories in the air.
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Voice Bridge now lets you make calls with your landline from any Wi-Fi network

Invoxia's Voice Bridge will soon be receiving an update that lets users make calls with their landline number on any Wi-Fi network. Previously it was restricted to making calls on your home Wi-Fi.
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i.materialize brings laser sintering to the masses with new aluminum 3D printing option

“The one thing we can’t yet predict is how consumers are going to use the aluminum material,” Miranda Bastijns, i.materialise’s Director of Consumer Products, tells Digital Trends. We guess she'll find out soon enough...
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This 3D-printed map of London is one of the coolest things you could ever hang on your wall

When San Francisco-based programmer Andrew Godwin discovered a ready supply of London LIDAR data, he knew exactly what he had to do. And it involved 3D printing.
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Xiaomi’s foldable electric bike ideal for China’s crowded streets

Premiering as part of Xiaomi's Mi Ecosystem, the QiCycle bike will let you move sans pedaling for 45 kilometers on a fully charged battery, and comes complete with its own companion app.