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10 car technologies we’re thankful for (and a little spoiled by)

There’s a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, but here at DT, cool car technologies are at the top of the list. Inside, we’re giving thanks for heated seats, adaptive cruise control, and much more.

Russia plans to build its largest data center on top of a nuclear power plant

While most of the world still balks at the notion of using nuclear energy to power large-scale enterprises, Russia recently announced plans to build what could be its largest data center right on top of the Kalinin nuclear power plant.
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This robotic fishing lure can make dead fish swim again

The field of robotics is transforming so many aspects of our lives, and now it's poised to change how we fish. Let us introduce you to the Zombait, a robotic fish insert designed to bring dead fish bait back to life.

Watch your coloring book characters come to life with Arnimate

First there were coloring books, then there were 3D coloring books, and now, there are fully interactive augmented-reality coloring books, where your characters not only appear in three dimensions, but actually move about and respond to…
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‘Spencer’ the robot wants to make sure you don’t miss your flight

Lost airport visitors could soon be calling on Spencer the robot to help get them back on track. A team of Europe-based researchers is ready to send Spencer into Amsterdam's bustling Schiphol airport to see how he fares.
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Zano drone maker says sorry for $3.5M Kickstarter failure

The company behind the failed Zano drone Kickstarter project on Thursday apologized to its more than 12,000 backers while explaining how the $3.5 million was spent. It also refuted any allegations suggesting company directors may have…
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Finders keepers is the new rule when it comes to asteroid mining

On Thursday, President Obama signed the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act into law, which grants companies the rights to whatever they manage to pluck out of these extraterrestrial bodies.
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Biologists have successfully bred genetically engineered mosquitoes that can't carry malaria

A team of University of California scientists use a controversial gene driving method to spread malaria resistance among a population of mosquitos.
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Airbus’s ambitious detachable cabin concept could finally end boarding chaos

Airbus's R&D team have been at it again, this time coming up with a costly looking detachable cabin concept designed to cut a plane's turn-time and bring an end to the boarding chaos that usually kicks off the second the gate opens.
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Check out what Pepper the robot looks like in a wig and makeup

Pepper now has its own range of garments and accessories on sale, created by fans of SoftBank's friendly droid. Besides dresses, tuxedos, and even a kimono, Pepper owners can also choose from hairpieces and jewelry. What do you mean it…