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Astronaut Tim Peake just ran the London Marathon – in space

Despite a complex harness system that threatened severe chafing, astronaut Tim Peake successfully completed the London Marathon from the confines of the International Space Station on Sunday, helped along the way by the RunSocial…
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Google has a plan to stop its top talent jumping ship

Google is thought to be planning the launch of an in-house startup incubator to encourage employees to develop their ideas within the company. The scheme would allow workers to pitch their ideas, receive funding, and even work full-time on…
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Buddhism is embracing technology with a cute little Buddha-bot

In a fascinating marriage between tradition and technology, a Buddhist temple in China has welcomed a robot monk into its order, with the hopes of attracting new practitioners with a tech-forward approach.
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Solar-powered plane completes flight across the Pacific

Just before midnight, a solar-powered plane named the Solar Impulse 2 completed a two and a half day flight from Hawaii to Mountain View, California, all without using a single drop of fuel.
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Weekly Rewind: Jason Bourne, virgin DNA, drone collisions, and more

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
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Brixo has created building blocks for the 21st century

Education and innovation may be the building blocks of success, but Brixo has designed the building blocks of our future -- literally. Combining Legos with the ingenuity of the 21st century, Brixo has created a series of electric…
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"Alexa, remind me to call in sick the day after my birthday" — Add events to Google Calendar with your Amazon Echo

Amazon seems to be stepping more and more into Google's territory, and has released an update that finally allows the Echo to be able to schedule events to your Google Calendar rather than just reading back existing events.
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Tinker Crate will have your kids bolting to the mailbox for monthly tech projects

Today, our host Luria Petrucci talks about Tinker Crates, an awesome new way to get your child into do-it-yourself projects that involve science, technology, education, and math.
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A disappearing sink and more badass kitchens from Milan Design Week

Milan Design Week featured some truly futuristic kitchen tech, like a gesture-controlled sink and a table that's only 6 millimeters thick but keeps your food warm and beverages cold.