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Outdoors

Fortress Clothing keeps you warm even after diving into icy waters

Fortress Clothing is designed to keep you warm even when wet. No matter how soaked the material gets, moisture is pushed away from the body to keep the wearer dry and warm in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit.
Photography

How in the world did SpaceX snap this stunning rocket-landing photo?

Everything came right for SpaceX on Saturday when it successfully landed another of its rockets on a floating platform after a four-month break. Heck, it even managed to snap a stunning photo just moments before the rocket touched down.
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GoTube promises to be the world’s most portable electric scooter

It may look like you're on your way to yoga, but inside that bag is something far more mobile than a mat. Meet the GoTube, heralded as the world's most portable electric scooter, which has already raised more than $120,000.
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Bagpipe-playing 3D-printed robotic hands are the most ridiculous thing you’ll see all week

Okay, so it’s kind of a gloomy thought, but would there be a more Cool Tech way to close out your eventual funeral (years in the future) than by having a 3D-printed robot play the bagpipes?
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From 3D-printed cake toppers to camera drones, weddings are becoming high tech

Thinking of integrating more tech than tradition into your wedding? You're not alone, according to a recent interview with The Knot. A third of all weddings are now high tech while nearly 90 percent of couples plan with their smartphone.
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These DARPA-funded cardboard drones are designed to deliver supplies, then disappear

Called ICARUS, this DARPA-funded cardboard drone project is designed for flying those missions there’s no coming back from. The resulting UAV could do everything from delivering vaccines to batteries.
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Brighter sun spots: Researchers can now view solar storms in high definition

An upgrade of the world’s highest-resolution telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory in California makes it possible to watch massive solar storms raging in space. Here is how it works.
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U.S. Navy is developing target-tracking ‘smart bullets’ to defend against drone swarms

The Navy's newest tool to protect United States' shores is MAD-FIRES bullets, which are supposed to track targets with missile-like precision—and they could be available as early as 2018.
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Watch an algorithm try to make sense of ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ trailer

A new project, created by Copenhagen-based creative coding studio Støj, uses an object-recognition algorithm to try to make sense of Hollywood movie trailers. Here's what it understood about The Wolf of Wall Street.
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Get your Postmates or DoorDash delivery from a Starship Technologies robot

A new pilot program from Starship Technologies wants to bring robotic delivery to the masses, starting in Redwood City, California with DoorDash, and in Washington, D.C. with Postmates.
Health & Fitness

Save your skin from sun damage by snapping a photo in invisible ultraviolet

A new Kickstarter campaign hopes to promote skin health by letting people see themselves in the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum, which is invisible to the naked eye but reveals signs of sun damage.
Mobile

Superthin and sleek webcam cover helps protect your privacy in style

The Intelligent Security Camera Cover (ISCC) claims to be the "the world's thinnest, most ergonomic, and seamless mechanical webcam privacy cover.” After browsing the many mechanical camera covers out there, we’re inclined to agree.