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Check out this awesome laser-based 'holographic' display on Kickstarter 3:06

Check out this amazing device, which its creator calls the world’s “first commercially available, laser-based desktop ‘holographic’ display.” It's available on Kickstarter right now.
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Algorithms helped design this smart update on the orthopedic cast

A team of engineers have reinvented the orthopedic cast for the 21st century, using some algorithms and smart materials. We still don't think we want to break our arm to test it, but we're weirdly tempted.

Canon looks to the final frontier with new 5D Mark III-based imaging satellite

In March, Canon will launch a prototype imaging satellite into space on a two-year test mission. While details remain scarce, the satellite’s imaging capabilities are based on the tech found inside company's EOS 5D Mark III DSLR.
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Forget impressionism, this artist is growing a real skeletal human hand in a lab

In a jaw-dropping blend of art and science, new-media artist Amy Karle is growing a skeletal human hand in a lab. Here's how she has managed to create it -- and what's next for the project.

Catch some serious air on the slopes with Wingjump, a wingsuit that’s just for skiers

The Wingjump team wanted to create a product that let anyone, regardless of their skiing ability, to feel the sensation of being lifted while downhill skiing. Out of this idea came the Wingjump, a set of wings designed specifically for…
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Researchers are using sound waves to build a display out of floating 'pixels'

Researchers at the U.K.’s Universities of Sussex and Bristol have built a groundbreaking mid-air display of “floating pixels” that you can reach out and touch. And it's all done with soundwaves.

NEC serves up a slice of Pi, will start building Raspberry Pi 3s into its displays

NEC and Raspberry Pi are partnering in display and micro-computing to augment the P and V series of professional displays with the credit-card sized Pi system. Future signage and presentation screens should be more connected than ever.
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Just add water — and alcohol: Danish gypsy brewery is developing an instant craft beer

To Øl teamed up with a German food processing company and began to freeze dry four beer styles -- a fruity India pale ale (IPA), a hoppy IPA, a dry pilsner, and a “deep beer brewed with coffee.”
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An American company is now using drones to deliver medical supplies in Rwanda

Amazon and Google have a ways to go before they have a chance of getting any kind of U.S.-based drone delivery service off the ground, but a much smaller American company has made significant process overseas with a similar kind…
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Loki Wi-Fi meat thermometer monitors your meal, tells you when it’s done

This "Smart Meat Thermometer" gives chefs a temperature probe for their cooking, and then relays the data via a mobile app to say how the food is cooking and when it’s likely to be ready.
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Pluto has a new neighbor: Latest discovery is classified as a dwarf planet

Scientists have discovered a new dwarf planet beyond the orbit of Pluto. The planet is currently named 2014 UZ224 and scientists believe there are still hundreds awaiting discovery beyond its orbit.

Researchers are looking at using T-rays to speed up computer memory

Researchers hailing from Europe and Russia are looking into how terahertz radiation, or T-rays, could speed up how quickly memory cells can be reset and ready for reuse by 1,000 times.