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Glowing pink Pepto Bismol-colored planes? Yep, NASA has them

NASA is painting aircraft parts in a lovely shade of pink, but this paint job is not for a popular cause. The parts are being coated with a bright pink paint to improve the aerodynamics of modern aircraft.
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With Amadas’ new keyless lock, you’ll never get locked out again

It’s your home’s first line of defense, and now, your door lock has its own defense system. Meet the Amadas Smart Lock, branded as a “truly user-centric security solution.” It's outfitted with emergency recharge and…
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Cute, power-efficient, traffic-beating smartbike is nearly ready to zip out of China

You may not have heard about Tsinova, a Chinese e-bike maker, but that may change in the near future because the company plans on selling its innovative traffic-beating e-bikes internationally soon.
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'World's largest' 3D printer is building shelters out of clay and straw

The 20-foot-wide, 40-foot-tall structure was designed by Italy’s WASP to print houses out of clay and straw. Though the houses themselves would be far from luxurious, they will help many people in need.
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See what the Perseids looked like from space in this awesome footage

To say that the folks up at the International Space Station had the best seats in the house to view the Perseids meteor shower this past weekend would be something of an understatement.
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Could Dubai be the first landing spot for Elon Musk’s Hyperloop?

There’s been a lot of speculation around the debut of the Hyperloop, and according to the latest reports, Elon Musk’s dream of a supremely high-speed transportation system will take its first commercial bow in Dubai.
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Get your next dinner party in the mail, thanks to Feastive

The latest craze is entire meals carefully curated and sent to you for your ease and convenience. Feastive is one such meal delivery service. However, the firm advertises not only as a meal in a box, but an entire dinner party.
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Want custom 3D-printed soles for your shoes? Now, you can get them from Ryka

Your foot is unlike anyone else’s, so why wear a shoe meant for anyone else? That appears to be the question driving the new partnership between footwear technology company Sols and women’s athletic footwear brand Rykä.
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Finland just unleashed a fleet of self-driving buses in its capital

We seem to be hearing more and more about driverless buses hitting the streets. A number of nations are developing such vehicles, including Finland, which this week sent out a couple of its high-tech vehicles onto regular roads as part of…
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Airlander: The world’s largest aircraft has just completed its maiden flight

The Airlander 10 is huge. In fact, it's the biggest aircraft in the world today. Fifteen meters longer than a jumbo jet and capable of staying airborne for a couple of weeks, the flying machine on Wednesday successfully completed…
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The best way to teach AI to communicate politely? Introduce it to Reddit, of course

Researchers at the Elon Musk-backed research group OpenAI want to teach an AI to hold a polite conversation by feeding it message threads from Reddit. This could either be the best or the worst idea we've ever heard.
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Another human job bites the dust: Robot apple-picker suctions the fruit off trees

The California-based Abundant Robotics company is working on a robot apple-picker which literally sucks the fruit off trees at a rate of one per minute. Expect to see these everywhere in two years.