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Attack of the robot minivans: Chrysler Pacifica could be Google’s next self-driver

So long, Toyota Prius. The Chrysler Pacifica minivan could become a testbed for autonomous-car tech, as part of a new partnership between Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to develop the technology.
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You can’t shoot this smart gun unless you’re wearing a special ring 2:00

Mossberg is a household name among gun owners and enthusiasts. Carrying on the family's tradition of gun entrepreneurship is Jonathan Mossberg, who is developing a ring to make guns safer for people to own.
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World's most powerful rocket even more powerful than first projected

When it comes to the Space X program, Elon Musk can't help but boast about the system's capabilities. He is currently crowing about the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy, both of which are turning out to be stronger than initially projected.
Wearables

This odor-fighting, bacteria-killing underwear is made with pure silver

Have trouble with body odor? Or perhaps you simply sweat too much? SilverTech is here to help! This odor-fighting underwear regulates body temperature and kills 99.9 percent of bacteria.
Virtual Reality

Get real! How augmented reality toys could make VR feel like a gimmick

VR is exciting, but some of gaming's biggest franchises take place in mixed reality -- that's not going to change any time soon. Anki and Reach Robotics looking to bring old-school toys into the augmented reality future.
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New flyover tour shows huge scale of Apple’s stunning ‘spaceship’ campus

Apple's 'spaceship" campus is moving swiftly toward completion, a new flyover video reveals. Shot in recent days, it shows all the main parts of the site, including the almost-finished central structure, R&D site, auditorium…
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Air New Zealand’s ‘Pee Lab’ video lifts the lid on plane toilets

Three "Pee Lab" engineers from Air New Zealand have lifted the lid on one of the wonders of modern air travel – the intriguing plane toilet. The team's video reveals info such as the astonishing cost of a single toilet, and what happens…
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Watch this dazzling ‘drone ballet’ in front of Japan’s Mount Fuji

Twenty-one drones and 16,500 LED lights recently combined for a dazzling "drone ballet" in front of Japan's iconic Mount Fuji, and the results, we're sure you'll agree, are truly stunning.
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Not one, but three potentially habitable planets found in our cosmic backyard

According to findings published this week in the scientific journal Nature, a team of astronomers led by Michael Gillon found three potentially life-bearing planets (along with a host star) located just 40 light years away from…
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The United Arab Emirates wants to build a full-size artificial mountain to encourage rainfall

The United Arab Emirates is looking to build a full-sized artificial mountain that would theoretically encourage more rainfall in a country mostly covered by desert flatlands. Once cloud formations are possible, meteorologists would seed…
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You won’t believe how far the Zapata hoverboard flies in record run

Zapata Racing wows the French coast with its Flyboard Air, setting a new world record for hoverboard flight in the process.