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EasyJet can save 50,000 tons of CO2 annually with a hydrogen-hybrid plane

EasyJet has outlined a plan to save fuel and CO2 by building a plane fitted with a hydrogen fuel cell. The plane runs exclusively on electricity during taxiing, which is when four percent of the fuel used during a flight is burned.
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Seven years in, Kickstarter hits 100,000 successfully funded campaigns

Kickstarter has now helped to fund 100,000 campaigns. Announcing the milestone on Monday, the seven-year-old company also published a list of 100 trivia notes highlighting some of the successfully funded projects.
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Who will be the George Lucas of VR? Film schools just started teaching it 2:14

Virtual reality companies Oculus and Jaunt have each planned separate initiatives to educate undergraduate students at New York University and University of South California in virtualreality filmmaking. Digital Trends spoke with…
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Explore the Martian surface with NASA’s Street View-style 360-degree imagery

Street View gets everywhere, though it hasn't been to Mars (yet). NASA's Curiosity rover is already there, and it's kindly snapped a bunch of images to create an awesome 360-degree view of the Martian surface.

Phones with 7-day battery life are actually coming soon, says fuel-cell maker

A British tech firm says it's developing hydrogen fuel-cell technology that's small enough to fit inside a smartphone yet powerful enough to keep it running for a full week. It says it could be ready for commercial use within two years.

Neit debuts world’s first collapsible, hard case suitcase

Premium quality luggage brand Néit developed a line of suitcases that can be collapsed to nearly 70 percent its original size, making it convenient to store away when it's not in use.
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Dominate winter with this fully automatic snowball machine gun 6:29

Mark Rober, a former NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer, recently took to YouTube to show off how he fashioned a snowball machine gun out of a leaf blower. Better yet, the plans are available online for anyone to build.
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This revolutionary 3D scanner digitizes your limbs to make custom braces and casts 1:47

A student-developed 3D hand scanner called the Curatio just may herald the beginning of a truly customized arm brace, and with a little bit of luck and a lot of hard work, we may just be able to create things that, you know, fit.
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Could 3D printing be hazardous to your health? New study claims it might be

Some of the printing filaments used by 3D printers might be hazardous to your health, new research indicates. Questions still remain, such as if ventilation or proximity to the printer makes any difference.
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This projector-powered augmented reality game takes climbing to a whole new level

Jon Cheng had a brilliant idea to improve his rock climbing skills and have fun while doing it. Using some basic web programming and a projector, he turned the climbing wall of his local gym into a mini-arcade game.

The Connected Sleeve is the prettiest wireless phone charger you may ever see 0:26

At the intersection of smart technology and suave design sits the Connected Sleeve from De Rigeur, a new wireless smartphone charger that is as a beautiful as it is functional. Back it on Kickstarter!
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This is the world’s fastest mobility scooter, and it goes over 100 mph

This is not your grandfather's mobility scooter, unless your grandfather's wheels were seriously turbo-charged. Affectionately named the "Rascal," this mobility scooter proves that getting older doesn't have to mean getting…