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Going Green: Tomorrow’s tires could be made from your lawn clippings

University of Minnesota chemists have developed a more eco-friendly way to manufacture tires by making them out of grass and trees -- and all without affecting their color, shape or performance.
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Giant drone racing is here, and it’s just as awesome as it sounds

Could giant drone racing be the next Formula 1-sized global spectator motorsport? A scrappy Australian startup certainly thinks so -- and it's almost ready to prove its case to you.
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Scientists at Stanford uncovered a 5,000-year-old Chinese beer recipe, then brewed it

In a new piece of research, students from Stanford Archaeology Center have brewed up a fresh batch of 5,000-year-old Chinese beer with the goal of finding out more about the ancient world. Honest.

Touch-enabled smart cases could come to iPhone, if Apple patent bears out

Imagine if a case actually didn't only protect your phone, but enhanced your ability to use it? That's the thinking behind an Apple patent for a smart case that could actually extend touch-sensitivity to the back of a phone.
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Hyperloop One's co-founder wants to build a rival system before his old partner

Brogan BamBrogan, the co-founder of Hyperloop One and its former chief technology officer, has just launched a rival company bidding to develop the first fully operational hyperloop system.
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Forget wiping your phone remotely, this tech lets you destroy its innards instead

It's already possible to wipe a lost phone remotely, but for those dealing with highly sensitive data, the ability to completely destroy it would be a whole lot more reassuring. So how about this new technology as a possible solution?
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Freaky experiment shows neuroscientists exactly how human brain processes fear

Neurologists at the University of California, Irvine are using deep brain electrodes to analyze people's reaction to horror movies. The results are telling them all about fear -- and possible treatments, too.
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Circuit Cubes teaches kids basics of circuitry with Lego blocks, light-up LEDs

Circuit Cubes, a startup founded by two longtime middle school educators, seeks to teach kids the basics of electronics and circuitry with fun, creativity, and a tiny bit of hand-holding.

Grab your tripods, a partial lunar eclipse is coming Friday night

Friday night will see both a Snow Moon and a penumbral lunar eclipse as well as a possible comet sighting, though not without a telescope or pair of binoculars. Here's where (and when) to watch.
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The cure for Ebola? New research says it's horse antibodies, apparently

Scientists developed a rapid, effective, and affordable treatment for the Ebola virus, and the secret ingredient is … horse antibodies? That is according to research from Australia’s University of Queensland.
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96 percent of the world’s genetic data is from white people — here’s how we change that

60 percent of the world’s population comprises less than one percent of the world’s existing genomic data. A genetics company called Global Gene Corp. wants to do something about it.
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James Bond-inspired rubber band gun is best way to annoy your co-workers

As the creator of Elastic Precision, 27-year-old Brent EuDaly has built a business selling guns on the internet. Wooden, rubber band-firing guns, that is! Here's why they may be the best desk toy yet.