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This app for iOS will help you easily test your water for lead 2:28

CitizenSpring, a new iOS app from Connected Future Labs, makes testing water sources for lead -- and spotting nearby contamination -- surprisingly easy. It has launched on Kickstarter.
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Researchers develop next-gen laser based on fluorescent jellyfish proteins

Researchers have demonstrated the world’s first polariton laser based on lab-grown, fluorescent jellyfish proteins -- which has the possibility of helping trigger major advances in fields such as optical computing.
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Recycle your old Game Boy Classic by turning it into a drone remote control

Drone enthusiast Gautier Hattenberger has come up with a way to upcycle his old Game Boy Classic by turning it into an awesome drone remote control. Here's how he did it, and what he's got planned next.
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NASA preps for seven-year journey to sample a near-Earth asteroid

You can add asteroid retrieval to NASA's growing repertoire of space exploration skills. The space agency last week announced that it is preparing to embark on a seven-year mission to retrieve a piece of an asteroid.

Cyborgs are already here, but the next steps will make you nauseous

From bionic limbs to sensors that let you “smell’ color, the body modifications of science fiction are finally coming to fruition, and not all of them are born in squeaky-clean hospital labs.
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The Omni Wheel turns any bicycle into an e-bike

The Omni Wheel from Evelo can attach to virtually any traditional bicycle, turning it into an e-bike. The latest generation has a throttle mode in addition to five levels of pedal assist.
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Pokémon Go technology is everywhere

Results from Deloitte’s annual survey of mid-market technology trends shows how ubiquitous the technology is. Of the 500 mid-market companies surveyed, 89 percent said they were already using AR in their business.

Upstate New York's amazing 'ReActor' house is like a home on a seesaw

Architect-artists Ward Shelley and Alex Schweder have built a house that tilts and rotates in response to prevailing wind conditions and the varying weight distribution of its occupants.
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Your Facebook photos could be betraying important biometric data

Researchers in the security and computer vision fields from the University of North Carolina suggest that all it takes to get past certain facial recognition technology is some Facebook stalking and 3D rendering.

Smart flooring tiles can track your steps and and generate power for your home

Smart flooring has lots of potential, from tracking your steps to keeping tabs on loved ones who might slip and fall. Thanks to its price, it's a bit out of reach for most homes, but it's cropping up in a few businesses.
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In exactly one year, we’ll bear witness to the “Great American Total Solar Eclipse”

Get your sunglasses ready. There's a giant solar eclipse headed our way, and it's slated to be the biggest and best ... ever. Dubbed the "Great American Total Solar Eclipse," this natural phenomenon is precisely a year away, NASA says.