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Oros insulates gear with the same Aerogel NASA uses in space suits 3:25

Launching on Kickstarter this month, the folks at Oros have utilized NASA-inspired SolarCore aerogel to achieve industry-best outerwear insulation capable of standing up to the harshest of winter weather.
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Dutch police have trained eagles to take down rogue drones

There's a reason eagles are the emblem of the United States, and now, they're proving their mettle in the Netherlands, where they're being trained to take out illegal drones. Seriously.
Photography

This printer searches Instagram for your #hashtag, then prints out free photos

The next time you hold a big party or attend a cool event, this fun Instagram printer -- which prints out free photos when you use a special hashtag -- could be the center of attention.
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Freeze chamber death prompts scientists to re-examine the safety of cryotherapy

Freezing yourself (while still alive) never sounded like the best or most comfortable of ideas to me, but now that cryotherapy is gaining traction, researchers are looking into ways to make the potentially dangerous practice safer.
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UNICEF Innovation Fund is looking for open source tech startups

Never has there been a better time to use technology for good. On Monday, UNICEF announced the inception of its Innovation Fund, the purpose of which will be to invest in open source technology startups.
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Microsoft is making a digital Atlantis by putting data centers under the sea 2:38

Keeping our data close at hand without impacting the environment isn't easy. Microsoft's Project Natick has a novel and unusual solution to the problem -- put the data center under the sea.
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U.K. gives scientists permission to edit DNA in human embryos

On Monday, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority made the United Kingdom the first country in the world to approve the controversial practice of altering the DNA of embryos.
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MIT wins Hyperloop design contest with a tube that can hurtle at 750 mph

A team of engineering students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Saturday won a contest to design a passenger pod for Elon Musk's bold high-speed Hyperloop transportation system. The pod will be tried out on a test track…
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Curiosity snaps stunning self-portrait on Mars, not a selfie stick in sight

NASA's Curiosity has just posted another stunning selfie, made all the more magical for its lack of robotic arm or selfie stick. So how did it do that?
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Google is testing drones for 5G Internet delivery

Google is going to great heights for Internet. In a new initiative known as Project Skybender, the Silicon Valley giant is looking into employing solar-powered drones to beam down 5G Internet.
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Are robots really going to take over your job?

If recent reports about robots are to be believed, we humans are in quite the pickle. From killer robots to AI-dominated workforces, the outlook for homo sapiens looks to be pretty grim. But do we really have anything to worry about?
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Think you can read minds? The University of Washington may prove you right

Psychics have gotten a bad rap lately (and for a long time), but a new experiment at the University of Washington may be bringing ESP closer to the realm of reality. Two scientists may have figured out how to predict thought.