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WTF? Help astronomers solve this massive mystery: Where’s the flux?

A team of astronomers investigating "the most mysterious star in our galaxy" have launched a Kickstarter campaign, with hopes to raise $100,000 to find out "Where's the Flux?"
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101Hero just launched a $49 3D printer on Kickstarter — but is it too good to be true?

We've had our share of false starts with sub-$100 3D printers (we're looking at you, Peachy Printer) but this one from Chinese based 101Hero is already prototyped and just needs some Kickstarter love.
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It's official: Nation's top scientific consortium declares GMOs safe and healthy

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have officially declared GMOs are safe, good for you, and good for the environment. The report is available along with a searchable database to show the benefits of GMO foods.
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Floating wind turbines in Hawaii could provide a quarter of Oahu’s power

Floating wind turbines off the coast of Oahu could provide a quarter of the island's power, in support of Hawaii's goal of 100% renewable energy by 2045. But the WindFloat turbine is causing concern for the tourism industry…
Virtual Reality

Google and IMAX partner up over VR camera development

Google is doubling down on its VR camera efforts. After teaming up with GoPro to build the Odyssey, it's announced a partnership with IMAX and Yi Technology to build a brand new camera rig set up.

Get French-pressed coffee without sacrificing convenience, thanks to Simpli Press

Are you a coffee fan? Do you like rich, French-pressed coffee, but dislike the hassle when it comes to cleaning up? Simpli Press makes cleaning a French press easy, and it's live on Kickstarter now.
Health & Fitness

A closer look at Thin Ice: the magical weight loss vest that siphons heat off your body to burn calories

Startup Thin Ice estimates its wearable vest can burn up to 500-1,000 calories per day simply by wearing it, using a patent-pending cooling technology. We got the skinny on how this so-called fat-trimming gizmo actually works.
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Want an impressive opening ceremony? 2020 Olympics may include man-made meteor shower

The Olympics may be all about athletic prowess, but its opening ceremonies have always been about showmanship. And what could be more spectacular than a man-made meteor shower?

Is there an Echo in here? How Google Home compares to Amazon’s Bluetooth speaker

Amazon's Echo was a major development in virtual assistants, but Google is striking back with the Google Home. How does this new device stack up against the reigning king? We examine the info revealed thus far.

High-tech MTA buses with Wi-Fi are now rolling around New York City

We may have to wait for high-tech renovations to come to the subways of New York City, but the bus of the future is here already. On Tuesday, the MTA debuted its new line of tech-forward buses, featuring Wi-Fi and USB ports

Use your iPhone’s camera to turn textbooks from boring to easy to read

Summize, the scanning app for iOS that summarizes textbook text, has returned with improved tools and a new look. The app now uses a freemium model, charging $2 a month or $14 a year for unlimited scans.
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MIT researchers create ‘Cilllia’ — a sensor-filled 3D-printed hair

Thinking small, the Tangible Media Group at MIT's Media Lab bucked the trend that bigger is better, using their 3D printing skills to produce a micro-pillar hair they call Cilllia. The 50-um hair can detect changes in the environment and…