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Disney’s new 3D printed skin makes robots softer and safer for children

Disney hopes to improve robots with a new soft skin and soft touch system that'll bring the lovable and huggable qualities of Betamax to toy robots around the world.

Two years of research led to a discovery that could change Li-ion batteries forever

Research carried out by a team at Stanford University has disproven an, until now, industry accepted science. A previously disregarded material inside Li-Ion batteries could be the key to faster charging times and greater efficiency.
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This hotel lets you ‘spend a night in space’ with new moon-themed rooms

Like hotels? Love space? Then the Kameha Grand's new "Space Suite" is certain to fire your rockets. Better start saving though – a night in this uniquely themed room will set you back $2,000.
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Apple inks deal for second ‘spaceship’ campus in Silicon Valley

As work continues on Apple's futuristic "spaceship" campus in Cupertino, the tech company is also looking to construct an equally striking building for around 3,000 workers a few miles north in Sunnyvale.
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HBO just patented technology capable of measuring a boxer’s punch velocity and impact

HBO just submitted a patent for a punch tracking technology called PunchForce which has the ability to measure punch velocity, punch impact, and distance covered during boxing matches.
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Moonspike, the world’s first crowdfunded lunar rocket, wants to send your data to the moon

Moonspike, heralded as the "world's first crowfounded rocket," has taken to the fundraising platform to attempt to garner over $900,000 in cash to "transport your photos, videos, and data to the moon."

Moore’s Law back on track with IBM carbon nanotube breakthrough

IBM has discovered a way to make computer processors that are faster and even more power efficient, allowing it to keep up with Moore's Law at least for the next several years.

Works with Nest program expands to incorporate Weave language

Google's Weave smart home language will be added to Works with Nest, allowing 11,000 developers to make devices talk to each other. It will be added to the program next year.

The Odorless, a toilet odor removal system, is the most important Kickstarter ever

The Odorless, otherwise known as the most important Kickstarter campaign ever, promises to "eliminate embarrassing #2 odor directly from the toilet bowl, creating a better bathroom experience for everyone."
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Harvard’s incredible robotic bee just learned how to swim

Harvard researchers recently added swimming functionality to its robotic bee, creating the first ever flying and swimming capable, flapping-wing, insect-like robot.
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This new 3D printer creates structures with gel, could help build living organs

This new 3D printing technique developed by researchers from University of Florida at Gainesville can print objects in gel. The breakthrough could open the door in the future for printing real organs.