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Curiosity snaps stunning self-portrait on Mars, not a selfie stick in sight

NASA's Curiosity has just posted another stunning selfie, made all the more magical for its lack of robotic arm or selfie stick. So how did it do that?
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Google is testing drones for 5G Internet delivery

Google is going to great heights for Internet. In a new initiative known as Project Skybender, the Silicon Valley giant is looking into employing solar-powered drones to beam down 5G Internet.
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Are robots really going to take over your job?

If recent reports about robots are to be believed, we humans are in quite the pickle. From killer robots to AI-dominated workforces, the outlook for homo sapiens looks to be pretty grim. But do we really have anything to worry about?
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Think you can read minds? The University of Washington may prove you right

Psychics have gotten a bad rap lately (and for a long time), but a new experiment at the University of Washington may be bringing ESP closer to the realm of reality. Two scientists may have figured out how to predict thought.
Mobile

Weekly Rewind: iPhone sales slow, Google beats Go, Bill Nye wants electric NASCAR

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on, in fact, that it's almost impossible for mere mortals with real lives to keep track of everything. That’s why we’ve compiled a quick and dirty list of the top 10 tech…
Movies & TV

Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson explain once and for all that the Earth is not flat

In a phenomenon that reads more like a bad sitcom joke than a serious theory advanced by people who were born after. you know, Pythagoras, there is a new "flat Earth truther" movement going around. Neil deGrasse Tyson sets them…
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The TappLock uses your fingerprint to keep things safe

So if you want to access more than just your smartphone with the tap of your very unique finger, look no further than the TappLock, heralded as the world's first smart fingerprint padlock.
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Sandia wants to make giant wind turbines twice the size of football fields

When life gives you hurricanes, make wind energy. The awesome power of Mother Nature is rarely on display more violently than during one of these destructive storms, but now, scientists are learning how to create a silver lining.
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Weekend Workshop: How to build a laser engraver on the cheap

There are approximately a zillion DIY laser engraver tutorials on the Web, but of all the homemade builds we've come across, this one from Instructables user MichielD99 is definitely one of the best.