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3D printing gives new lease on life to glassblowers’ vintage marine masterpieces

Cutting-edge 3D-scanning and 3D-printing technology is being used to preserve the legacy of a pair of German glassblowers, Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka, who documented plant and marine life more than 100 years ago.
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‘After you!’ — Algorithm enables swarms of robots to work together without colliding

Swarm roboticists at Georgia Tech have created new algorithms that allow robots to work together without colliding with one another in the process. It could mean big things for such technologies as self-driving cars.
Movies & TV

5 reasons Star Trek continues to live long and prosper after 50 years

On its 50th anniversary, we examine the things that have kept Star Trek one of the most important sci-fi franchises throughout its life time.
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Epson and DJI team up to let you fly drones with augmented reality

This partnership will bring about the first mass-market consumer application of AR drone piloting with the aim of improving safety and increasing the capabilities of drones for both consumers and professionals.
Deals

Take flight with this $140 HD camera drone for hobbyists that’s 36 percent off

Drone technology is now cheap enough for the casual hobbyist. If you're looking to fly without making a big financial commitment, the $140 Prowler HD Camera Drone packs features for novices and advanced pilots alike.
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Top secret designs could be stolen from 3D printers using an ordinary smartphone

Industrial espionage, anyone? Using a regular smartphone, computer scientists have proved that they can steal data from a 3D printer using just the sensors in a regular smartphone.
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Up, up, and away: 4 high-flying rockets you can build at home

Building a basic rocket at home may seem like a daunting task, but it's actually pretty simple. We've rounded up the four best designs for a creating your own high-flying rocket at home.
Music

The best Daft Punk helmet ever made was created by a pair of fans from Spain

A pair of Daft Punk fans from Spain spent more than a year crafting an identical and technically improved version of the electronic music duo's famed Guy Man helmet, adding Wi-Fi, interactivity, and other functions.
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Flexible solar panel straps to outdoor fans’ backpacks to create mobile charger

On the move and away from a charging point? This 6-watt flexible solar panel weighs less than 200 grams and straps straight onto your backpack. You'll never have to let your smartphone die again.
Computing

Raspberry Pi sells 10 millionth computer, releases special kit to celebrate

The Raspberry Pi has now sold a whopping 10 million credit card-sized computers since it was first debuted in 2012, and to celebrate this momentous achievement, the company has released the official Raspberry Pi Starter Kit."
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Seeing without sight: New technique enables blind mapping of nanostructures

In an effort to study how our bodies work at the nanoscale, researchers from the University of Texas in Austin have developed an innovative imaging technique that takes higher-resolution, 3D snapshots than previous methods.
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Hubble captures best image yet of our closest binaries, Alpha Centauri A and B

The most recent image isn't the most detailed in the telescope's catalog, but it’s the best image of our neighboring star system. It also holds significance given the new discovery of a potentially habitable planet orbiting one of its…