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Japan’s bid to launch world’s smallest satellite-carrying rocket ends in failure

Japan's unique "mini rocket" is built with parts from gadgets like mobile phones and is touted as the world's smallest satellite launch vehicle. It could slash the cost of sending small satellites into space, though clearly…
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Host futuristic blowouts on the superyacht Time with its own passenger drone

Simultaneously host two separate parties with the superyacht concept Time. The 216-foot, seven deck yacht has a 59-foot, detachable barge with two cabins and a helicopter pad. An autonomous drone can transfer four lucky people to and from…
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SpaceX has seventh successful launch and booster retrieval

The key concept for SpaceX is "reusable." As in reusable rocket boosters. The aerospace innovator launches them and wants them to come back down so they can be sent up again. The concept worked perfectly on Saturday.
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Got 50 bucks burning a hole in your pocket? Here’s the best tech to spend it on

Now that TVs and tablets cost more than ever, everyone is on a lookout for electronics on the cheap. Check out our favorite tech accessories for under $50, whether you're looking for a fitness tracker or a means of capturing photos from…
Movies & TV

Holy Legos! Batman's Lego Batmobile debuts in Detroit

The Lego Batman movie opens next month, and in advance of the release, fans at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit got to check out a life-sized version of the Dark Knight's ride.
Outdoors

The 5 best walkie-talkies you can buy

Walkie-talkies aren't dead -- after all, they allow us to communicate in areas with little to no cell reception. That said, these five radios will keep you in contact with your loved ones, regardless if they're 50 miles away or submerged in…
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Showdown in the South China Sea: China’s artificial islands explained

For the last few years, China has been building artificial islands in the South China Sea, a highly contested region. These islands are a symbol of China's mighty infrastructure, and a potential threat to the environment and political…
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Picture this: A new imaging technology might better detect disease

HySP imaging technology allows researchers to distinctly identify different proteins and molecules. Could it help in finding disease? That's what researchers at USC plan to do next.
Product Review

Wicked Lasers FlashTorch Mini Review

Do you really need a flashlight that can fry an egg? No, but you'll want one.
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Panasonic’s autonomous robot may have your job someday

Panasonic is testing service robots in Narita, Japan, though it says there are "no plans" to roll them out permanently. Still, we're closer than ever to the autonomous bots from our favorite sci-fi series.
Photography

Nikon KeyMission 360 cams will live-stream the presidential inauguration

The USA Today Network is looking to the power of virtual reality to create an unprecedented online viewing experience for the presidential inauguration on January 20. Nikon KeyMission 360 cameras will live-stream the event to YouTube.