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Scientists discover solar system three times wider than the next biggest one

Scientists have just discovered the largest solar system to date, and it's so big that one of its alien planets would take 900,000 years or so just to complete one orbit around its sun
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Watch this guy easily lift a Mini Cooper with his homemade robotic exoskeleton

While most of us might have dreamt of being Iron Man, James Hobson is trying to make it a reality by building his very own powered exoskeleton, and as a proof of concept, he's used the legs portion of it to lift a car.
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Mitsubishi thinks it just made an antenna out of seawater

Mitsubishi has managed to construct an antenna entirely out of seawater, tapping into the conductive properties of the salt-laden universal solvent that allows for the transmission and reception of radio-frequency waves.
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U.S. officials get tough on hoverboards, seize more than 16,000 counterfeit units

Following multiple reports from around the world of the device suddenly catching fire, U.S. customs officials are finally getting tough on hoverboards, this week seizing more than 16,000 counterfeit units shipped to the country from Asia.
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Japan starts building the world’s largest floating solar farm

Japanese tech firm Kyocera has been building floating solar farms since 2014, and it's now embarking on its biggest project to date. Scheduled for completion in 2018, this latest facility will use 50,000 solar panels to power around 5,000…
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Citing fire concerns, NY City bans hoverboards from all subways, trains, and buses

Another day, another ban. Citing fire concerns, NY City's transportation authority this week banned anyone from taking a hoverboard onto its subways, trains, and buses.

Google outraces Facebook to AI breakthrough by beating a Go champ 2:47

A team at Google has cracked one of the longest-standing challenges in artificial intelligence and created a neural network-based AI that has defeated a professional player of the ancient Chinese board game Go.
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NASA wants to install extra airlock space on the ISS, then lease it to private companies

The commercialization of space is gaining steam and a company from Texas says it wants to manufacture and attach a dedicated commercial airlock to the ISS. NASA's currently running integration testing on the proposed module.

Meet Starry, the new startup from Aereo’s founder aimed at revolutionizing the Internet

Starry, a new company from Aereo founder Chet Kanojia, is promising to redefine broadband with a home Internet service that's competitive with cable and fiber companies. It launches this summer in Boston.
Social Media

Facebook announces record 2015 profits, driven by increases in mobile

Facebook announced record earnings for Q4 2015 and the full year, exceeding expectations. The company attributes the positive results to increases in mobile users and mobile advertising.
Movies & TV

See the dazzling full trailer for stop-motion film Kubo and the Two Strings 2:09

Laika Animation drops the latest trailer for its spectacular looking new fantasy adventure, Kubo and the Two Strings. The studio uses stop-motion animation mixed with CGI to create a gorgeous world in which to play.
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This jacket made of stainless steel yarn will harvest the sun’s energy to keep you warm

We're powering just about everything with the sun these days, so why not throw clothes into the mix? ThermalTech is a new material trend at the intersection of fashion, technology, and eco-friendliness that harvests the energy of the sun.