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As cool as the other side of the pillow: Kryo system promises a better night’s rest

By actively cooling a mattress as low as 60-degrees Fahrenheit, the Kryo cooling system promises owners a better night's sleep. The innovative device just launched on Indiegogo, seeking $50,000 in funding.
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Brain scan math study reveals numeracy is not always linked to our vision

Neuroscientists have demonstrated that vision is not as tightly wrapped up with math as we might think it is. That has big implications for our understanding of how the brain works.
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Buggies controlled over the internet may ride to the rescue of desert tortoises

Could mobile, internet-controlled RC buggies and live-streaming video be the last great hope for the survival of desert tortoises in Southern California? A group called Hardshell Labs certainly thinks so.
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Sewing robot masters handling fabric, could change how clothes are made

Sewbo is a garment-making robot designed for automating the process of skillfully guiding fabrics through sewing machines. In the process, it could change the way clothes are made.
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SpaceX shares preliminary findings for Amos-6 satellite, rocket explosion

SpaceX has released a statement on the preliminary findings of the investigation into what cause the Amos-9 mission failure, which point to a failure within the Falcon 9's second stage.
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Solar-powered liquid battery hybrid prototype could be major breakthrough

A new device combines a solar cell with a large capacity liquid battery, skipping the electricity-making process in favor of transferring the harvested solar energy directly to the battery's electrolyte.
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Apple is reportedly making progress on its Siri-powered Amazon Echo competitor

Earlier this year, rumors surfaced of Apple working on a Siri-powered Amazon Echo competitor. Now that device has reportedly entered prototype testing, though that’s no guarantee the product will ever be made available to consumers.
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The Revolt 1 personal flying machine will get you to the office in style 2:09

Want to own your own flying machine? Revolt 1 is a new electric, app-controlled paramotor looking to raise funds on Kickstarter. And its creator is convinced it's the future of travel.
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Bioengineered bacteria could be used to 3D print food and tools on Mars

A synthetic biology project called CosmoCrops wants to use bacteria to make it possible to 3D print everything needed for a respectable space mission in space itself. Here's what you need to know.
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Robots will soon be delivering groceries in Washington, DC

Compared to Amazon's ambitious drone delivery plan, Starship Technologies' solution for last-mile delivery is a little more, you might say, down to earth. Using self-driving robots, the firm is about to trial grocery delivery in the…
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Cornell’s water-powered CubeSat could be the future of space exploration

At NASA’s Cube Quest Challenge, Cornell University’s Cislunar Explorers aim to send its innovative water-powered satellite in orbit around the moon and the team's program manager told us exactly how it plans to do so.

Working transporter beams photons just under four miles away using dark optics

Researchers have created a transporter capable of teleporting photons just under four miles. It used an entangled pair of photons and dark optic cables installed by the city of Calgary.