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Could the Hyperloop really happen? Its building contractors say absolutely

It may look like a pipe, but if experts are to be believed, this is no pipe dream. The Hyperloop, once no more than a big idea that seemed a little crazy, now seems to be inching closer and closer to reality.
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Opposed to GMOs? Are Monsanto’s new CRISPR crops any better?

Monsanto, the agricultural biotech company whose creation of genetically engineered and modified crops has long made it a magnet for controversy, has now licensed the use of CRISPR-Cas genome-editing technology.
Cars

You can now hail a driverless taxi with a smartphone in Singapore

A new partnership between Grab, the largest ride-hailing service in Southeast Asia, and NuTonomy, a self-driving car startup with roots in MIT, creates a fleet of self-driving cars that can be hailed with a smartphone.
Music

Listen to this AI-composed song in the style of The Beatles

Who needs The Beatles, anyway? Algorithms are all the rage, after Sony's Flow Machines project successfully created two entire pop songs composed by artificial intelligence, one in the musical styling of the Fab Four.
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Five meat thermometers that ensure properly cooked meals

While you might offend dinner guests by serving a steak that is too rare or too well-done, you can also make people extremely sick if you put something like undercooked chicken on their plate. Here are a few gadgets that will make sure your…
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Weekend Workshop: Electrify your meat with this DIY hot dog cooker

Although BBQ season has passed and gloomy, rainy weather is on the horizon, this DIY electric hot dog cooker assures there's no need to give up on enjoying an abundance of perfectly cooked franks this winter.
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Check out this batteryless drone prototype that relies entirely on wireless charging

To get drones to fly longer and farther, manufacturers have built ever bigger batteries. But a drone is in development in the U.K. that requires no battery at all, all thanks to wireless charging.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Better beer drinking, a $100 iPhone crack, oceans on Europa

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on 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 stories from…
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As cool as the other side of the pillow: Kryo system promises a better night’s rest

By actively cooling a mattress as low as 60-degrees Fahrenheit, the Kryo cooling system promises owners a better night's sleep. The innovative device just launched on Indiegogo, seeking $50,000 in funding.
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Brain scan math study reveals numeracy is not always linked to our vision

Neuroscientists have demonstrated that vision is not as tightly wrapped up with math as we might think it is. That has big implications for our understanding of how the brain works.
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Buggies controlled over the internet may ride to the rescue of desert tortoises

Could mobile, internet-controlled RC buggies and live-streaming video be the last great hope for the survival of desert tortoises in Southern California? A group called Hardshell Labs certainly thinks so.