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This new battery technology makes lithium ion look old school

Batteries inside many consumer devices could soon be getting double the longevity -- or half the physical space. A new design created by MIT graduates fixes issues with an old idea to bring rechargeable lithium metal batteries to…
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Cry less when you crash: The best drones under $500

Want to get in on all this drone action, but don't want to spend half a paycheck to make it happen? Check out this list of the best drones under $500. You'll be surprised at what you can get.
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Warehouse robots might just make tedious jobs a thing of the past

Warehouse jobs will become a thing of the past as a result of new technologies that are both revolutionizing and speeding up the process of shipping goods, including warehouse-borne drones.
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Dronekehana is what happens when the world's best drone pilots partner with Ford

In a recent promo video released by Ford Europe, World Drone Prix champion Luke Banister and his Tornado Blades teammate Brett Collis take on the Ford line of automobiles in this incredible obstacle course video.
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CNN’s news coverage takes to the skies with new dedicated drone division

Drones are doing much more than just delivering packages -- now they’re helping to deliver the news. CNN's new drone division will work to add aerial footage for the news outlet.
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Watch astronauts install a “gateway to the future” on the International Space Station

Two American astronauts, Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins, will exit the International Space Station on Friday to install a specialized parking spot for the new generation of private spaceships expected to visit the station in years…
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New bee-inspired algorithm is ridiculously good at planning routes for delivery vehicles

Vancouver-based startup Routific has developed a route optimization algorithm based on the way bees seek out nectar. And it's resulting in major savings on fuel and vehicle maintenance.
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Windyty adds European model forecasts, will offer free access to it to consumers

Weather visualization app Windyty says it will offer access to the European model at no charge to consumers, and its iOS app coming soon.
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'I will destroy all humans,' Audrey Hepburn-inspired robot tells its creator

A lifelike customer service robot inspired by Audrey Hepburn just said it would destroy all humans in an interview with CNBC -- after her creator, David Hanson, asked, “Do you want to destroy all humans? Please say no.”
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Ride in the sky: Airbus says it will test airborne taxis as early as 2017

Airbus has turned to its innovation branch, A3, to lead the Vahana project, an effort to develop autonomous flying vehicles that could shuttle passengers and cargo from point A to B for around the cost of a taxi ride.
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Samsung launched 6 devices today, including the Galaxy Note 7

If you thought today was just the launch of the Galaxy Note 7, you thought wrong. Samsung is launching five other devices as well, including the Gear 360, Gear VR, Connect Auto, Level Active, and IconX.
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What 3 Words is literally putting everyone on the map

For the nearly four billion people who live in an area with poor or no official location system, having an address is a luxury. What 3 Words, a London-based company, has provided a way for all of these people to finally be on the map.