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Everything you need to know about the Large Hadron Collider

Lately, it seems as though every discovery made using the Large Hadron Collider threatens to overturn our understanding of the universe. But what exactly is the machine, and what does it do? Our handy guide will tell you everything you need…
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Back to the grind: How to clean your garbage disposal

Tired of a clunky, dirty garbage disposal in your kitchen? We'll show you how to clean it out in short order, and using stuff you probably already have lying around your kitchen.
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Robomow RS622 Review

Like an outdoor Roomba, Robomow grooms your lawn so you don’t have to
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Atomizing faucet nozzles, robot hands, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
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Space travel in stasis is coming sooner than you think

SpaceWorks and NASA have teamed up to develop a way to induce a state of stasis for astronauts on long space travel missions using a method hospitals use all the time.
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Watching a rocket plug explode into bits in slow motion is strangely gratifying

To protect a rocket booster from heat, dust, and moisture, a foam plug is installed. This video will let you watch it explode out in slow motion, which turns out to be mesmerizing.
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Marines launch competition to fund, build next wave of battlefield robots

The Marine Corps wants to free up its soldiers to focus on the battlefield, so it's holding an internal competition to seek out new ways for robots to do supporting work.
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Scotland goes big on clean electricity with large-scale tidal energy farm

The large-scale project is expected to eventually power 175,000 homes in the country when it's completed in the early 2020s. Supporters also say it's a landmark event for the clean energy movement.
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Hyperloop test site shows commitment to making high-speed travel a reality

Hyperloop is making progress constructing its manufacturing and test site in North Las Vegas. The multi-million dollar project is well underway and demonstrates the company's commitment to making its high speed travel tubes a reality.
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Los Angeles police disarm an attempted murder suspect with a robot

An hours-long standoff in the Antelope Valley ended with police swiping a rifle from an attempted murder suspect using a remote-controlled robot, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday.
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Immerse yourself in blending with the best handheld blenders

Make some salsa right at the table or achieve that perfect crème brûlée in no time with one of these top-flight immersion blenders. No matter your budget, we've got the perfect hand blender for the job.
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How much wind could a wind farm farm? Web tool estimates renewable potential

If necessity is the mother of invention then urgency is its uncle. Climate-conscious scientists Dr. Stefan Pfenninger and Dr. Iain Staffell felt both of these forces when they developed Renewables.ninja.