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Budweiser announces its intentions to be the first beer on Mars 1:23

If humans do ever get to colonize Mars, it's likely some of them will want to enjoy the occasional beer. Well, Budweiser says it'd like to set up a brewery on the red planet to "officially be the first beer on Mars."
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Someone used a $3 million Patriot missile to destroy a store-bought quadcopter

A U.S. Army general this week revealed that an ally used a $3 million Patriot missile to destroy a $200 quadcopter that it deemed a threat. It seems like it might be a good time to check out a few of the other solutions available.
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If it takes off, this tiny quadcopter could be something special

The diminutive Kudrone looks like it could be an amazing bit of kit, with the mini quadcopter promising a slew of features at a decent price point. Shipping is set to start in August 2017.
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Turn (almost) any bike into an electric bike with the UrbanX wheel

If you’re in the mood — but not the market — for an electric bicycle, a new Kickstarter campaign might have you covered with UrbanX, a wheel that converts almost any manual bike into an e-bike.
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Uncanny Valley of the mind: When emotional AI gets too human-like, it creeps humans out

In a paper published this month in the journal Cognition, researchers Jan-Phillip Stein and Peter Ohler present what they’re calling the “uncanny valley of the mind," in which emotional AI leave participants with an uneasy feeling.
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Memphis Meats has successfully created lab-grown chicken, but it costs $9,000 per pound

To create its “clean" meat, Memphis Meats puts living animal cells into bioreactor tanks and feeds the cells their required oxygen, sugars, and minerals until they divide and grow.
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Just how good are drone cameras? Not very, according to DxOMark

The third-party company that ranks camera sensors with software is now looking at drone cameras -- and the results cover a wide range -- from drones on par with a semi-pro mirrorless to cheap drones with smartphone quality.
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The US Air Force now has more drone operator jobs than traditional pilot jobs

Need proof of the changing needs of the job market? Look no further than the Air Force, where for the first time, there are more jobs open for MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper drones than for any other kind of pilot position.
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DJI study: Drones are already saving over one life a week

Just how much of an impact has drone technology made on search and rescue efforts? A new study from DJI suggests the number is growing -- and that even hobbyists are making an impact.
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Aviation fans: Catch the excitement of the Red Bull Air Race in San Diego

The Red Bull Air Race brings the low-flying, high-stakes excitement of air racing back to San Diego after an eight-year hiatus. Fans can buy tickets now to experience the event first hand, where planes fly over 200mph less than 100 feet…
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GoPro releases the Karma Flight Kit to give your Grip a new lease on life

If you recently bought GoPro's image-stabilizing Karma Grip and you fancy doing something else with it other than just holding it in your hand, then how about sticking it on a Karma drone?