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Xiaomi’s foldable electric bike ideal for China’s crowded streets

Premiering as part of Xiaomi's Mi Ecosystem, the QiCycle bike will let you move sans pedaling for 45 kilometers on a fully charged battery, and comes complete with its own companion app.
Photography

Capture One photo editor gets workflow enhancements in latest version

Shortly after Adobe's imaging suite updates, Phase One has released the latest version of its photo editor. The bottom line? The latest version includes several useful workflow enhancements.
Cars

To keep up with new GT-R, Nissan built a drone that does 0 to 60 in 1.3 seconds

Nissan has unveiled the GT-R Drone, a four-propeller flying machine that goes from 0 to 60 mph in just 1.3 seconds. Built to capture high-speed racing footage, the drone is powered by a 1400mAh lithium polymer battery.
Virtual Reality

Oculus Rift ATV simulator is more than just a crazy video game — it could actually save lives 0:29

“Since the 2000s there has been a significant rise in the number of injuries deaths caused by ATVs,” Charles Jennissen, a professor at UI Carver College of Medicine, tells Digital Trends. Hopefully this project could help with…
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3D printing saves life of baby born with brain outside his skull

Expecting parents Dustin and Sierra Yoder were told their baby boy had encephalocele, a rare birth defect in which the skull does not cover the brain. A pair of surgeons used 3D printing to devise a successful treatment, reports…
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Incredible AI app can ‘repaint’ your photos, make them look like they were composed by famous artists

The free, Russian-made, photo app allows users to customize their images by feeding photos through an artificial intelligence that "repaints" them in the stye of great artists like Van Gogh, Munch, and Picasso.
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Researchers accidentally develop a material that may help fight water shortages

When science experiments don’t go as planned, the result can be devastating. For chemist Satish Nune, engineer David Heldebrant, and researcher David Lao, the result was an astounding material that sucked moisture right out of the air.
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Autonomous machines may help Japan colonize Mars

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has commissioned construction company Kajima to build autonomous construction machinery that’ll help level ground, excavate, and develop long-term facilities for astronauts in outer space.
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This NASA-backed startup is building a 3D bioprinter that makes human organs in space

“We were constrained by the timeframe of a weightless flight,” Eugene Boland, Techshot’s Chief Scientist, tells Digital Trends. “On the Zero G aircraft, you’re only weightless for around 25-30 seconds at a time."
Social Media

You can now react to VR experiences in 360-degree Facebook videos

The Facebook-owned Oculus has now made it possible for you to react to VR experiences. Because you have real feelings, and you should be able to share them even in an artificial world.
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This underwater drone lets you explore the deep blue without getting wet

If you're a fan of the oceans and want to explore 100 meters down but don't actually fancy going there yourself, this underwater drone should be just the ticket.
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Ditch your idiotic self-balancing scooter for a hoverboard that actually hovers

We've been waiting for hoverboards to hit the shelves ever since Marty McFly buzzed around on Mattel's device in Back to the Future II. The wait is over, however, and unlike today's two-wheeled impostors, these five hoverboards actually…