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This airport is now offering happy meals to put customers in a better mood

London’s Gatwick Airport is embarking upon the ingenious (if it works) idea of offering their passengers literal “happy meals” chock full of mood improving hormones that should make for an all-around better travel experience.

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Stephen Hawking believes he’s solved a huge mystery about black holes

"I propose that the information is stored not in the interior of the black hole as one might expect, but on its boundary, the event horizon," Hawking said.

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The Sensel Morph isn’t just a giant touchpad, it’s whatever you want it to be

The mouse, keyboard and touchpad are the big three input methods for PC users, but perhaps there's a better way. Sensel has developed a pressure sensitive touchpad and overlays, transforming its function on the fly.


Researchers develop world’s first drone for real-time wildlife tracking

Researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) and The University of Sydney hope to improve current wildlife tracking technology and extend it to smaller species and more remote locations using drones equipped with miniature radio receivers.

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Get buzzed in space with this whiskey, newly sent over to the International Space Station

For whisky that is truly out of this world, look no further than Japan’s Suntory label, which has decided to send its liquor off the planet and onto the International Space Station.

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World’s first lead battery recycling plant to open in Nevada in 2016

This newest addition to the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center will use a cleaner trademarked recycling method. Aqua Metals joins Tesla Motors' new gigafactory and Switch's Supernap.

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Yes, pushing a button to order toilet paper is as frivolous as it sounds

Amazon is making a play to change grocery shopping with the inexpensive Dash Button, but does it really make sense to have branded, web-connected devices throughout your house?

  • Pros: Novel concept , Shows great potential for a future revision
  • Cons: Set-up process could be more user-friendly , Physical design…

High-tech gladiator fights approach reality as Unified Weapons Master hits Indiegogo

Remember that crazy Australian startup that wants to resurrect gladiator fights by equipping martial artists with high-tech body armor? Well, today the company has taken a big step toward making its dream a reality, and has launched an Indiegogo campaign to…

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NASA is gearing up to launch an asteroid mining mission in 2016

In just one year, NASA plans to send its OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to a nearby asteroid to mine it for samples and clues of the early Solar System.

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Australian researchers are attaching sensor-stuffed ‘backpacks’ onto honey bees, for science

This latest study will use small RFID micro-sensors that are attached to individual bees using tweezers and super glue. Each sensor is like a license plate, containing a unique code to identify individual bees in a larger population

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MIT’s new MultiFab 3D printer can print with 10 different materials at once

Despite the massive number of material options we've got with 3D printers these days, the vast majority of machines can still only print with one material at a time. MIT's MultiFab changes this, and pushes 3D printing forward by combining an affordable…

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Boeing’s latest crazy patent? This drone that can transform into a submarine

Boeing added another outrageous idea to its patent quiver recently, filing plans for a drone which possesses the incredible ability to turn into a submarine.

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MegaBots team preps for battle with Japanese ‘bot, seeks $1.5M on Kickstarter

Head on over to Kickstarter, where you can help American MegaBots and its Mk.II robot in its quest to defeat Japanese Kuratas robot in their upcoming duel, which will feature all the guts, glory, and glamour of hand-to-hand combat.

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