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A planned nature park in Dallas would be 10 times the size of Central Park

Dallas, Texas -- a city best known for it’s cowboy boots and barbecue -- is vying for the title of America's greenest city, with an urban nature park that would be 10 times the size of New York's Central Park

What is this, a handheld for ants? Game Boy key ring is the definition of micro

With a screen measuring less than an inch across, Jeroen Domburg's custom-made Game Boy is the smallest ever created, but that doesn't mean it's not capable. It can play games like Tetris with no problem and even Doom if you can deal with a…

‘Brie’ of good cheer! The Fondoodler is the ultimate gift for cheese lovers

What do you get the cheese lover on your Christmas list that has everything? The gift at the top of the list of best cheese-related gifts has got to be Fondoodler, the ‘"glue gun for cheese."
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The U.K.’s first-ever ‘plastic’ 5 British pound bill has really upset vegans 1:05

When the Bank of England released its first-ever "plastic" bill in September, it proudly highlighted its many security measures aimed at deterring counterfeiters. But this week a revelation about the new bill appears to have upset…
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Hungry poop-eating bacteria munches on sewage, converts it into energy

Microbiologists and biochemists at Ghent University in Belgium have developed a pilot program capable of doubling the quantity of biogas, heat, and electrical energy that can be extracted from bacteria.

Maybe now you can afford a ticket to 'Hamilton': N.Y. passes ticket-bot law

New York state is cracking down on scalpers who use ticket-buying bots to buy big batches of tickets for shows and events that they then resell at crazy markups. Scalpers and others who work for them can be jailed for a year and fined…
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You could soon have 'biofabricated' human tissue 3D printed in your hospital

Known as the Herston Biofabrication Institute, the goal of the ambitious new project, currently slated for a 2017 launch, will be to "advance knowledge and technology in 3D scanning, modeling, and printing of bone."
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Toddler robots help reveal how human kids learn about their world

Researchers in the United Kingdom are exploring toddler robots to help reveal how human kids absorb and make sense of new information. It turns out we might learn a whole lot like robots do!
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Look, up in the sky! It’s a kite! It’s a camera! It’s the Fotokite Phi drone!

Launching on Tuesday, Fotokite Phi is a lightweight camera-carrying drone you control like a kite. “Not only is it very accessible from a price perspective, but it works unlike any other drone you’ve seen before," CEO Chris…
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Where do you put the money? Robot stripper performs at Australian ‘Sexpo’

The most eye-popping sight at the recent "Sexpo" event in Melbourne, Australia was a computer-controlled stripper robot constructed out of mannequin parts and boasting a CCTV camera for a head.
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Nuclear battery could turn hazardous waste into lasting clean energy

Could nuclear waste be made great again by being used to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery? Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol certainly think so -- and they've created a battery to prove it.
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One-handed teenage violinist receives customized 3D-printed prosthetic hand

A one-handed 14-year-old violin player named Sarah Valentiner has become the recipient of a 3D-printed prosthesis that allows her to play the violin with a greatly increased range of motion.