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The world’s largest Nerf gun is all your childhood dreams come true

Capable of firing darts at speeds of up to 40 mph, ex-NASA engineer Mark Rober's latest contraption is the world's largest Nerf gun. To propel the darts is a 3,000 psi paintball tank built into the gun's handle.
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The FAA’s new rules for commercial drones will likely hinder drone-based delivery

“The barrier to entry is definitely lowered,” Dr. Michael Braasch, a professor of electrical engineering at Ohio University and expert on drone technologies and FAA regulations, tells Digital Trends.
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The creators of this high-tech toothbrush claim it can clean your teeth in 10 seconds flat

Don’t have time in this busy, busy world to spend four minutes per day on dental hygiene? Not a problem, says dentist and inventor Aldo Dominici. He's created a smart toothbrush which promises to fully brush your teeth in just…
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Getty Images is hopping on the VR bandwagon, building up a huge repository of stock VR content

“We are not surprised that Getty Images are embracing 360-degree photography,” Anthony Geffen, CEO of the award-winning Atlantic Productions, whose sister company Atlantic VR regularly works with virtual reality, tells Digital Trends.
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Sevenhugs is bringing its sleep tracker for kids to US stores

Sevenhugs, manufacturer of the hugOne sleep monitoring system and smart home Smart Remote device, recently raised $14.6 million for its U.S. product launch. HugOne will be available in August 2016 for purchase in major U.S. retailers.
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Duke University engineers just built a robot that’s 10,000x faster at planning motion

“Motion planning seems easy for humans because we do it so fast,” co-creator George Konidaris tells Digital Trends. “But that’s deceptive; like a lot of problems in AI and robotics, just because it's easy for us doesn't…
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This brilliant 10-year-old kid built a fully functional 3D printer out of Legos and K’nex

One of the latest innovations in the 3D-printing world comes from a preteen who cleverly combined a 3D-printing pen, a bunch of loose Lego bricks, and a Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit to create a homemade 3D printer.
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To boost wind energy production, China needs to build turbines where the wind isn’t strong

Despite being a world leader in wind power, China consumes so much energy that wind supplied just three percent of the country’s overall electricity demand last year. But China has the potential to harness wind and exceed its 2030 goal by…
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Could there be oceans of liquid water lurking beneath Pluto’s surface? Astronomers say yes

According to a new modeling paper published this week in Geophysical Research Letters, partial freezing in a subsurface, liquid water ocean could be the explanation for the tectonic activity across Pluto's terrain.
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This bizarro bicycle reinvents the wheel … as a set of spider legs

When Californian art and engineering collective Carv began developing its Strandbeest-inspired walking bike in 2014, it couldn’t have known the beast that it would create. It's part art, part machine, and part lifeform.
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Put down your phone and get notifications from the Ingrein smart clock instead

Meet the Ingrein Clock, a luxury wood timepiece that combines the nostalgia of an elegant analog clock with the connectivity of a 21st-century device. Its creators herald it as the "world's first luxury wood smart clock."
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Machine uses X-rays, algorithms, and water jets to cut a perfect fish fillet in under a second

Named the FleXicut, this new robotic fish filleter has been described as the fish stick maker Tony Stark would have in his home. It’s an astonishing piece of machinery which uses X-ray bone detection to pinpoint the location of…