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Luxembourg just announced plans to launch an asteroid mining rig into orbit

The small European country of Luxembourg will launch a spacecraft into orbit to test technologies that may one day help them mine asteroids for resources.
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Rest on the seventh: Anupama Kundoo designs houses to be built in six days

Indian architect Anupama Kundoo has been driving the use of ferrocement for affordable housing for years and is now showing off a design for a simple house that can be built in a matter of days, and with very little technical know-how.
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Yuneec Typhoon H Review

Flush with high-end features, Yuneec’s Typhoon H drone flies away from the competition.
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Trends with Benefits: The hoverboard is not a hoax, and VR gets its first world record

This week's tech roundtable looks at two Guinness Records, both of which have the potential to make your hurl -- the longest flight on a hoverboard, and the longest time spent in VR.
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Forget one screen — two screens could be the future of the smartwatch

Controlling a tiny smartwatch display can be a little frustrating -- but what if you had two tiny smartwatch displays? That's the idea behind Doppio, which gives you a second smartwatch display to be moved around the device to suit your…
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Game of Drones: The best aerial companions money can buy

The aerial technology market is expanding quicker than anyone could have predicated. Check out our comprehensive list of the best drones money can buy, whether you're looking for 4k functionality or the ability to hit speeds of 45 mph.
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Against all odds, SpaceX successfully landed its fastest-moving Falcon 9 rocket yet

SpaceX and Elon Musk didn't expect the Falcon 9 rocket to return home safely, due to extreme speed and heat, but the rocket stuck a clean landing with a robot barge off the coast of Florida.
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This grabber claw was inspired by the terrifying mouths of sea urchins

Engineers at UC San Diego created a grabber claw inspired by the powerful mouths of sea urchins. Once attached to a Martian rover, the claw device could be used to more effectively collect samples of soil and rock from Mars…
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A high school kid just built a machine to grow ‘mini brains’ that could aid Zika research

A high schooler's summer session at Johns Hopkins University led to the creation of a machine that may give neuroscientists new insight into brains and the conditions that affect them.
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Autonomous surgical robots are practicing on pigs

The next time you check into the hospital to undergo an operation, you may be surprised by the doctor who is scheduled to perform the procedure. Instead of a physician, your next surgeon may be a STAR, a Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot.
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The pipe dream is over: FDA regulates vaping

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced that it would begin regulating all tobacco-related products including cigars, pipe tobacco, hookah tobacco, and e-cigarettes. This new rule will have a profound effect on the e-cig and vaping…
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These threads can change color and could one day make your shirt a display

Imagine if instead of pulling your phone out to look at a notification you could just look at your sleeve? These color-changing threads, developed by researchers at UC Berkeley, could one day make that a reality.