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Exxon has a plan to capture carbon emissions, then use them to create energy

ExxonMobil and FuelCell Energy have teamed together to tackle fossil fuel-fired carbon emissions by building a device that capture and stores carbon in smokestack exhaust.
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Making the trip three times faster than cars, DHL drones tested in mountainous area

In tests in the Bavarian mountains, DHL's Parcelcopter delivery drones make deliveries more than three times faster than cars. The delivery range is 5 miles and the capacity is 4.4 pounds. The parcelcopter takes off and lands vertically…

Energy Department launches podcast, and chances are you’ll enjoy it, learn something

Move over, NPR, the Energy Department is now creating audio shows on demand, and in all seriousness, this one is pretty good. The first episode of the department's new production was released Monday, and it's called Direct…
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Eric the Robot could soon be brought back to life via a Kickstarter campaign

Who says reincarnation isn't possible? With Kickstarter, we can even bring dead robots back to life. But not just any old robot -- a new Kickstarter campaign wants to rebuild Eric, the very first automaton to emerge from the U.K.

Samsung’s Galaxy Surfboard is every bit as absurd as you imagine 3:15

Think the Gear VR is a cool accessory for your Galaxy S7? How about the Galaxy Surfboard instead? Slip your phone in the side, and you'll get notifications while out on the waves. Yes, really.
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Brazen Kickstarter scammer promised a $100 3D printer, built a house with funds

A Kickstarter campaingn that raised more than 600,000 Canadian dollars for a desktop 3D printer is telling its backers it's out of money, and that their investments were spent building a house in Saskatchewan rather than shipping…
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Huawei presents ‘the scary index’: how smartphones may lead to life after death

Ho used the opening keynote to the Consumer Technology Association’s Asian event to walk through where smartphones may go in the future, places some may find “totally unimaginable.” he said it wasn't all that scary. You be the judge.
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Hyperloop company gets a new name and millions in fresh investment

It's been a big day for Hyperloop Technologies. For one, that name doesn't exist anymore, and second, it's just announced it's raised $80M in venture capital funding and inked partnerships with a number of firms to help its ambitious…

Are we out of ketchup? Poking around Samsung's Family Hub fridge

The Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator puts a 21-inch touchscreen on the front and cameras inside to try to bring smarts and sophistication to your kitchen.
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Carry your own drive-in theater with this collapsible, car-mounted movie screen

Salt Lake City-based Hitch Theaters wants to turn the hitch of your truck into a portable drive-in theater screen. All you need to bring is the movie, the popcorn, and a date.

Think the Raspberry Pi is underpowered? Here’s 10 projects that prove you wrong

The Raspberry Pi is an amazing device that can be used in ways you'd never guess. We've found ten of the best projects yet finished, and you may be surprised by how functional some are.