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Watch SpaceX safely land a Falcon 9 rocket after space station resupply mission

Elon Musk’s SpaceX project scored a victory over the weekend when it performed the successful landing of a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, after launching a resupply mission to the International Space Station.
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The UAE’s next ambitious project is to build a city on Mars

The United Arab Emirates, a place that knows a thing or two about constructing cities in harsh environments, has announced its most ambitious building project yet -- a city on Mars.
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This new NASA air traffic control tech aims for flight efficiency

NASA and the FAA teamed up to test this new air traffic control system, which is part of the NextGen program. It will free up space for more flight patterns, enhance pilot communications, save fuel, and improve arrival times for flights.
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Researchers just figured out how to make spiders move even faster

A creepy-crawly robot built by researchers from the University of Lausanne and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland has demonstrated a faster walking pattern than that used by six-legged insects in the wild.
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Brown recluse spider's exceptionally strong silk inspires new generation of tough materials

Intrigued by the strength of the recluse's silk, researchers from Oxford University and William & Mary began to study the spider and discovered they use a unique ribbon geometry not found in any other arachnid.
Health & Fitness

Innovative medical implant uses a magnetic field to deliver drugs

A magnetic implant has been developed by researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC). It could help ease treatments for patients required to take many pills or undergo regular intravenous injections.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: folding canoes, cheap mobile VR, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Virtual Reality

Nolo is a phone-based SteamVR Project that Kickstarter backers love

While VR has certainly proven popular, particularly within the gaming community where immersive experiences are key, enjoying the experience has been pricey, to say the least. The HTC Vive, after all, costs $799. The NOLO costs…
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Darwin is a robot physical therapy assistant to help kids with cerebral palsy

Could robots have a future helping kids with cerebral palsy? Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology certainly think so -- and they have a pint-sized robot called Darwin to prove it.
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Hybrid woolly mammoths could soon walk the Earth, thanks to Harvard scientists

Miss the woolly mammoth? Soon you won't have to, because Harvard scientists are working to develop a "hybrid elephant-mammoth embryo," which could be grown within the next couple of years.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: Facebook vs. YouTube, animal-free pork, a Google Chromecast deal

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 it. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech stories from this…