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Sandia wants to make giant wind turbines twice the size of football fields

When life gives you hurricanes, make wind energy. The awesome power of Mother Nature is rarely on display more violently than during one of these destructive storms, but now, scientists are learning how to create a silver lining.
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Weekend Workshop: How to build a laser engraver on the cheap

There are approximately a zillion DIY laser engraver tutorials on the Web, but of all the homemade builds we've come across, this one from Instructables user MichielD99 is definitely one of the best.
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Elon Musk wants to visit space by 2021, send people to Mars by 2025

While talking at the 2016 Startmeup Hong Kong Venture Forum, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk says he wants to travel to the International Space Station by 2021 and that he intends to send astronauts on a mission to Mars by 2025.
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Lockheed Martin's new SPIDER imaging tech could lead to smaller, more powerful telescopes

Lockheed Martin this week unveiled its new SPIDER technology that may revolutionize the telescope as we know it. SPIDER does away with the complex mirror-based optics of large telescopes and replaces it with tiny lenses that are…
Cars

GM is creating a team to work on self-driving and electric cars

GM may have just pushed the date back on its autonomous driving feature, but that's not stopping them from dreaming bigger than ever. On Thursday, GM announced the creation of a team dedicated to developing self-driving and electric cars,
Virtual Reality

Hacker uses abandoned ultrasound and augmented reality to see inside himself

One hardware hacker has managed to make an ultrasound scanner from 1982 display its imagery through an augmented reality video feed, a technique that might be used to help doctors better diagnose patients.
Virtual Reality

Apple poaches VR and AR experts to build a massive virtual reality team, report claims

With the likes of Sony, Microsoft, and HTC all well on their way to releasing virtual reality hardware, Apple is reportedly playing catch-up with an aggressive strategy of acquisitions and outside hires.
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Pro drone racing is dizzying, insane, and just started its first official season 1:12

The first competitive drone racing league launched in New York City this week, with six events already scheduled for the 2016 season. The league is looking to regulate the sport of drone racing in order to level the playing field…
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Solve for X showcases all the crazy projects from Google’s secretive X Labs

Google has launched a website to show all of the current and past moonshot plans that have come from the company's secretive X Labs, home to the self-driving car, internet balloons, and Google Glass.
Wearables

Sweat holds secrets to your health, and this sensor wants to uncover them

A sensor has been developed that takes crucial health data from your sweat, and it may be built into future generations of fitness wearables and smartwatches. It has been developed by a team of researchers at UC Berkeley.
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World’s longest flight will keep you in a plane for longer than you can bear

Qatar Airways has announced a new route which at 18.5 hours will make it the world's longest non-stop commercial route in operation. Flying between Doha and New Zealand, the journey is likely to be longer than you can handle in one go.