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Who says you can't change? Coal mine in Germany becomes hydroelectric battery

The Prosper-Haniel hard coal mine once provided fossil fuels that drove German industry. But now, it's getting a brand new identity and essentially becoming a battery for the storage of solar and wind energy.
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DARPA is calling for proposals to detect minuscule magnetic forces in the body

DARPA is calling for proposals for its AMBIENT program for sensors to detect tiny magnetic signals from the brain and body. The greatest challenge is the earth's magnetic force, which DARPA calls 'the biggest buzzkill.'
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Guess what? Biofuels are, in fact, better for the environment when used in jet engines

As it turns out, when jet engines use biofuels, they emit fewer particle emissions in their exhaust trails. So yes, biofuels are, in fact, better for the environment than their fossil fuel alternatives. Shocking, we know.
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Walmart patent filing reveals plans for in-store drone system

Walmart was awarded a patent for a system of in-store product movement from inventory to a delivery area using drones. The system would fly the drones above product shelving to avoid making customers in aisles uncomfortable.

Give the Bibo Barmaid 20 seconds, and it will make you a cocktail

Billing itself as a Keurig for cocktails, the Bibo Barmaid uses pouches of premixed ingredients to make drinks in about 20 seconds. All you have to do is provide the alcohol and maybe give it a shake.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Lego tape and a platform that levitates your stuff

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

The Lily flying camera is permanently grounded, and refund timing is unclear

After multiple delays, Lily the flying camera now won't ever ship, as the company announced its closure. It will be issuing a refund to over 60,000 pre-order customers after it couldn't fund the product's manufacturing.
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Superyacht mothership concept breeds modular daughter apartments

Pastrovich's X R-Evolution superyacht concept is designed for owner flexibility and the ability to transport multiple modular units. Deployable honeycomb-inspired components enable infinite configurations.
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You can now watch declassified nuclear test footage from the 1950s on YouTube

Pouring over declassified materials may not generally sound like a fun weekend plan, but when those materials are comprised of Cold War nuclear test films, you may want to clear your schedule.
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Kalashnikov, the maker of the AK-47, is now making a 20-ton unmanned combat vehicle

In an interview with Russian media, the CEO of the company behind one of the world's most famous guns said that his company is now in the process of creating a new unmanned combat vehicle.
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Weekly Rewind: A ‘Matrix’ spinoff, lab-grown chicken, Tag Heuer’s $1,600 smartwatch

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this…