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The 5 best women’s gadget bags for form, function, and fashion

People should be able to judge your (Mac)book by its cover. Check out our picks for the best gadget bags for women, so you can finally pick up a purse that combines form, function, and style.
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Heliofloat is a flexible, football-field-sized solar panel that floats in the ocean

The latest idea for green power is the Heliofloat, a floating platform that would function as a sea-based solar power station. This idea is being developed by engineers at Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien).
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This amazing cardboard creation puts your cat in the White House

Give a cat a cardboard box and it'll either sit in it or systematically destroy it. A Dutch company making cardboard playhouses for cats sincerely hopes it's the former, and looking at its extraordinary creations, you can…
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Watch in awe as thousands of cargo ships traverse the world’s oceans

Check out this amazing interactive map showing thousands of commercial ships plying the world's oceans over the course of a single year. It was created to highlight the environmental impact of the shipping industry and to encourage research…
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New panoramic Mars video puts you on the red planet before Elon Musk

The day humans step foot on Mars is still a ways off, though a new panoramic video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab offers the next best experience if you're at all curious about what it might be like to actually visit the red…
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Camping with BioLite’s new cook stove attachments is like having a portable kitchen in your pack

Remember BioLite? The company that took the outdoor market by storm a few years ago with a camp stove that ran on twigs? Well as it turns out, the company hasn't just been resting on its laurels since then. Over the past couple…
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Humanoid robot can dive to great depths while human operator stays safe and dry

Developed and built by scientists at Stanford University, the OceanOne humanoid robot can navigate underwater with or without the help of a human pilot. It was designed to sensitively study coral reef and shipwrecks.
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The University of Florida just held the world's first mind-controlled drone race

The University of Florida has held the world's first brain-controlled drone race – on a ten-yard, indoor course – to test and refine brain-computer interface technology.
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Worried about breaking your Surface Book? This case can survive a 4-foot drop

Wish your Surface Book had a thicker skin? Urban Armor Gear has a new case for Microsoft's laptop that should protect it from drops up to 48 inches on the side, face, or edges, without obstructing ports or fans.
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Don't be fooled by its cute exterior; This robotic guard can tase people who get unruly

The National Defense University in China unveiled the country's first "intelligent security guard," equipped with on-board cameras, an SOS button, and a taser.
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50 startups go to bat (and one walks home with cash) in the first-ever PitchfestNW

Debuting in 2016, PitchfestNW pits 50 hungry startups against one another for the attention of venture capitalists, and a grand prize that includes press, VC consultation, and cold, hard cash. Meet the five that made it to finals and the…