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Xpider is the world's smallest (and cutest) programmable robotic spider

It's obvious that the team at Roboeve spent more time watching cartoons instead of science fiction when they created the Xpider. Not only is it the world's smallest programmable robotic spider, it's also one of the cutest.

What aerial photographers need to know about FAA’s new drone laws

New FAA regulations apply to commercial drones -- so what do professional photographers need to do to legally operate a drone? Along with a few new rules about when and where you can fly, there's a new testing standard in place.
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What’s it like to live on Mars? Six scientists emerge from a yearlong Mars simulation

Since August 29, 2015, the team lived in close proximity and near isolation, without fresh air or fresh food. They researchers had limited internet access and privacy, and were only permitted to leave the dome while wearing spacesuits.

From cyberwarfare to drones, the future of conflict is electronic

More than 10 years fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan have radically reshaped our armed forces, and technology like drones, sensors and even more advanced fighter jets will make the next 10 years full of even more surprises.
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Amtrak’s next-gen high-speed trains may arrive at the same time as the Hyperloop

Amtrak is set to invest $2.45 billion in new trains and station improvements for the route between Boston and Washington D.C. The faster, sleeker trains are set to arrive in 2021, which also happens to be when Hyperloop One wants…
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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!