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History was just made — Solar Impulse 2 completes U.S. flight

The city that never sleeps had another reason to stay awake early Saturday morning, as the Solar Impulse 2 touched down in New York City, completing a historic flight across the United States.
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Restrap Sling camera strap uses powerful magnets to keep your gear safe

Restrap Sling is a “camera strap re-designed through the power of magnets.” Claiming to hold over 100lbs, this camera strap setup makes it much easier to switch from one camera to another.
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Israel’s new ‘RoBattle’ bot is built with swappable modules that change its abilities

Although it tends look to the sky, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) came back down to Earth to develop RoBattle, an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) that may soon be tasked with the type of risky missions typically assigned to foot…
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‘Sunspring’ is an absurd sci-fi short film written by AI, starring Thomas Middleditch

Sunspring won’t likely win an Oscar but Sharp, Goodwin, Middleditch, and the rest of the team should be admired for their efforts of making an entertaining short from an utterly senseless script. Benjamin, on the other hand…
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These light-up sneakers are a bit fancier than the ones you had as a kid

When it comes to connected technology, nothing is sacred. These Yaoat sneakers track movement for gaming, fitness, and calorie tracking, and they even light up to your music or pace.
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Just when you thought it wasn’t safe to get in the water, new shark-repellent tech arrives

Shark attacks hit a new high in 2015. A new surfboard leash features shark repellent technology that could protect surfers in the water, and the company claims it won't harm marine life.
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Watch the year’s best drone footage — in just 2.5 minutes

Addicted to amazing drone footage? This montage from the New York City Drone Film Festival will curb your craving with amazing ariel videos.
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This pint-sized exoskeleton is helping disabled kids walk again (or for the first time)

We should be celebrating a revolutionary innovation from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), where engineers have developed a mobility-minded exoskeleton specifically for children.
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Climate scientists plan to map coral reefs from the sky

Most of the existing studies of the effect of climate change on coral reefs have been underwater. Now NASA is starting a three-year study that will examine the changes in coral reef ecosystems from the sky.
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SkinGun helps burn victims quickly regrow skin by spraying them with their own stem cells

RenovaCare is in the organ regeneration business and has a skin gun that sprays skin stem cells on a burn or chronic wound to promote rapid healing. The healing is far more rapid than current treatments.
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Discover something new with Blippar’s latest app redesign

Blippar, the augmented reality visual search app has just launched a redesign of its interface, adding bubble layers, which it says refocuses the app on discovery over simple identification.
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London’s first-ever naked restaurant strips away the tech as well as the clothes

Dining at London's first-ever naked restaurant means casting aside not only your clothes, but your smartphone, too. The new eatery is keen for diners to get back to basics and to have a night out "without impurities." So make sure you scrub…