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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.
Home

Stay dry and comfortable while you talk to the world through your mirror

Smart homes are about comfort and convenience, and Viio mirrors and Veent smart fans are genuine lifestyle enhancers. The fan maintains comfortable and healthy humidity while you make and take phone calls with the wall mirror.
Photography

This drone-photo firm just paid a massive fine over alleged illegal flights

A company that uses drones to capture aerial imagery for clients has just paid $200,000 to settle a dispute with the FAA. The FAA had accused it of conducting illegal flights, though the company, SkyPan, at no time admitted to any…
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At last! Makers of Japan’s high-tech toilets will unify symbols for foreign tourists

Japan has been making high-tech, button-laden toilets for years, but different companies adorn them with different symbols. This has caused some issues – and surprises – for foreign tourists, but the good news is that this is all about…
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Drone owners warned to keep their UAVs away from Friday’s inauguration

The security services will have enough on their plate at Donald Trump's inauguration on Friday without having to deal with a load of hobbyist drone pilots trying to get some aerial footage of the event. So it's warning people to leave their…
Business

Bags with brains: Smart luggage and gadgets are making travel smoother

The bag you use to tote your stuff can affect the experience of any trip. Suitcases are wising up, and there are options for smart luggage with scales, tracking, and more.
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Nike Store in Paris lets customers test sneaker colors using augmented reality

French immersive technology company SmartPixels recently installed a video projection mapping machine in a Nike Store in Paris which allows customers to use augmented reality to preview custom shoe designs in real-time, using…