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This Flter device promises to protect you from the internet’s prying eyes

A new company wants to simplify security with Flter, a cylindrical network device that it claims will “filter” the internet. The device is on a Kickstarter campaign to garner support.
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Meddsy is the 'next-generation' first aid kit with practically everything in it

Backed by a team of team of doctors, soldiers, and survival experts, a new Kickstarter campaign wants to keep people well prepared in case of emergencies with a “next-generation” first aid and rescue kit called Meddsy.
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Facial-recognition software may help save Earth’s most endangered mammals

Lemurs are considered the world's most endangered mammal, but a team of researchers have devised a system called LemurFaceID, which uses facial-recognition software to spot lemurs in their natural habitat.
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Watch SpaceX safely land a Falcon 9 rocket after space station resupply mission

Elon Musk’s SpaceX project scored a victory over the weekend when it performed the successful landing of a Falcon 9 rocket on Sunday, after launching a resupply mission to the International Space Station.
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The UAE’s next ambitious project is to build a city on Mars

The United Arab Emirates, a place that knows a thing or two about constructing cities in harsh environments, has announced its most ambitious building project yet -- a city on Mars.
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This new NASA air traffic control tech aims for flight efficiency

NASA and the FAA teamed up to test this new air traffic control system, which is part of the NextGen program. It will free up space for more flight patterns, enhance pilot communications, save fuel, and improve arrival times for flights.
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Researchers just figured out how to make spiders move even faster

A creepy-crawly robot built by researchers from the University of Lausanne and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland has demonstrated a faster walking pattern than that used by six-legged insects in the wild.
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Brown recluse spider's exceptionally strong silk inspires new generation of tough materials

Intrigued by the strength of the recluse's silk, researchers from Oxford University and William & Mary began to study the spider and discovered they use a unique ribbon geometry not found in any other arachnid.
Health & Fitness

Innovative medical implant uses a magnetic field to deliver drugs

A magnetic implant has been developed by researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC). It could help ease treatments for patients required to take many pills or undergo regular intravenous injections.
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: folding canoes, cheap mobile VR, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Virtual Reality

Nolo is a phone-based SteamVR Project that Kickstarter backers love

While VR has certainly proven popular, particularly within the gaming community where immersive experiences are key, enjoying the experience has been pricey, to say the least. The HTC Vive, after all, costs $799. The NOLO costs…