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New York City’s subway cars to get high-tech makeover

New York City has promised to spend $27 billion on improving its transportation network, with some of the money earmarked for the city's sprawling subway network. Modern cars and revamped stations are planned.
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NASA finalizes next Mars rover, inching closer to 2020 launch

NASA's next Martian rover -- for now dubbed simply Mars 2020 -- will help scientists investigate surface rocks for signs of prior life, collect samples, and store them for recovery by future missions.
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Homemade motion-control camera rig works almost like the real thing

While there is certainly no shortage of DIY photography projects out there, this ingenious hardware hacker cobbled together spare parts into the ultimate motion control Franken-rig.
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Swarm intelligence reveals little faith in either Clinton or Trump as president

A swarm intelligence like the one that predicted Oscar winners and Kentucky Derby finishers has turned to the political policies and presidential potential of soon-to-be Democratic and Republican candidates Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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That Kickstarter potato salad guy launched his own cookbook, and it’s awesome

Two years ago, Zack “Danger” Brown raised $55,492 on Kickstarter to make a potato salad. Now the project has finally hit its last stretch goal -- with the launch of an entire potato salad recipe book.
Product Review

Bluesmart Black Edition Review

Packed full of tech, Bluesmart's Black Edition rolls luggage into the 21st century.
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Want a perfect replica of NASA’s Apollo 11 flight dossier? Check out this Kickstarter

Want a perfect copy of NASA’s Apollo 11 Flight Plan dossier, but lacking the funds to get one at auction? Your luck is about to change -- thanks to a new Kickstarter project.
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Airbus looks to drones to improve aircraft inspection process

Airplane maker Airbus has started testing the use of drones to complete the final stages of its aircraft inspection. By using autonomous drones, the company is able to cut down inspection time from two hours to 10 minutes.
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This $200 razor has a sapphire blade that’s 10x sharper than a scalpel, and it lasts for years

Zaffiro is known for producing the world's most expensive razor, a $100K shaver with sapphire blades. Now that the cost of sapphire has plummeted, Zaffiro again is offering the Z2, but at a much more reasonable price tag of around…
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1,300 distant galaxies and black holes appear in telescopic super-image of space

A handful of telescope dishes in a desolate region of South Africa have just returned a magnificent image of deep space that the chief scientist of the SKA in South Africa, Fernando Camilo, has called “far better than we could have…
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‘Who are you wearing?’ gets literal with DNA-based fashion

Designer Tina Gorjanc is using Alexander McQueen's DNA to grow "skin" complete with freckles and tattoos that will be tanned to create jackets and bags. She hopes to enable the production of leather without killing animals.
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SpaceX is getting really good at these rocket landings

SpaceX is really getting the hang of these rocket landings, on Sunday night scoring its fifth flawless landing in eight months. This latest success takes the team yet another step toward its dream of creating a reliable reusable…