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A robot golfer just nailed a hole-in-one for the first time ever

A robot golfer called Eldrick – yes, it's name after Eldrick "Tiger" Woods – dazzled the crowd at a Phoenix Open event on Thursday with a spectacular hole-in-one over 163 yards, making it the first bot ever to achieve such a…
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This tent has a shocking secret that could keep you alive in a storm

To help outdoor enthusiasts find safety during a sudden storm, industrial design student Kama Jania from Finland's Aalto University has created a new line of ‘Bolt’ lightning-proof tents.
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InsideCoach smart soccer ball aims to keep kids active 3:51

While anyone can use the InsideCoach smart soccer ball to improve their skills, its creators are especially keen for kids to give it a kick around. With so many teens swapping sport for video games, it's hoped the high-tech ball…
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Massive genetic study from 23andMe suggests there might be a ‘morning person’ gene

A huge study conducted by genetic analysis company 23andMe suggests that there's a "morning person" gene. Morning people are less likely to suffer from depression and insomnia, they are usually slimmer and they report needing need less than…
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MIT engineers have developed a new kind of RFID chip that’s nearly impossible to hack

MIT and Texas Instruments have developed unhackable RFID chips to prevent common security hacks and fix vulnerabilities in the existing technology. Their ferroelectric crystal material is stops hacks like side-channel and power glitch…
Gaming

Creators of the VR porn controller explain why they suspended Indiegogo orders

The VirtuaDolls virtual reality controller takes VR porn to a whole new level of immersion. The device was so popular that its maker had to suspend the IndieGogom campaign to account for all of the new demand.
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Scientists have sequenced the bed bug's entire genome in search of clues on how to kill it

If researchers with the American Museum of Natural History and Weill Cornell Medicine have their way, we might not have to worry about these annoying – and painful -- pests for much longer.
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Germany makes landmark fusion power achievement as W7-X reactor fires up for real

Our dreams of nuclear fusion are drawing ever nearer thanks to a scientific leap forward in Germany. On Wednesday, a team of researchers at Max Planck Institute in Greifswald switched on the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator for the first time.
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The US Army’s new high-precision air drop system can deliver cargo without GPS

The US Army is exploring the use of new vision-based navigational software for its U.S. Army’s Joint Precision Airdrop System (JPADS) that delivers necessary supplies to troops in the field.
Web

Google brings free Fiber Internet to low-income households

On Wednesday, the Silicon Valley behemoth announced its plan to bring free Google Fiber to those who need it most: low-income Americans who currently have little to no access to the Internet.
Cars

NanoFlowcell’s ultra-modern, salt-powered Quantino could reach production after all

Liechtenstein-based startup NanoFlowcell will unveil a close-to-production version of the Quantino concept in Geneva. The city car is powered by a salt-electric hybrid system that uses two types of ionic fluids to generate electricity.