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Bosch Pedal-Assist eBike system Review

Bosch Pedal-Assist eBike system review.
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This $700 juicer is expensive and shiny but you can’t juice your own produce

Would you be willing to spend $700 on a juicer that still requires you to buy proprietary packages of fruit that cost between $4 and $10 a pop? Even more than, say, just buying juice?
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Japan's Fukushima ice wall ready to go into service

Japan will activate an ice wall to contain the ongoing contamination from the 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The refrigeration system will create a frozen underground ice wall to seal in the radioactive waste.
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This 3D printed ‘power hacksaw’ can cut through solid steel — it just takes a few minutes

DIYer Bruno Martini needed a tool to precision cut metal for a CNC mill that he was building. Rather than buying an off-the-shelf solution, he made a custom metal cutter using a 3D printer and some spare parts kicking around his…
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Drone Wars: DJI just filed a lawsuit against Yuneec for patent infringement

Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) manufacturer DJI has filed a patent infringement suit against competitor Yuneec, citing at least two examples patent infringement. The Chinese manufacturer has taken its case to the California District Court.
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Two scientists propose using lasers to cloak Earth … from aliens

Scientists at Columbia University's Cool Worlds Lab say it's possible to cloak Earth by using lasers. The two say it would allow Earth to stay out of the line of sight from alien onlookers by filling in dips in star brightness.
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Just for the Tech Of It: Transparent wood, fly-bombing drones, a ninth planet 4:00

Genetically modified flies dropped by drone could solve Ethiopia's tsetse fly problem, transparent wood is the material of the future, and a new planet could be lurking somewhere in our solar system, but we can't even see it.
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This architect wants to build levitating houses to eliminate the threat of flooding

With the threat of rising sea levels, an increasing number of people are being forced to either leave their homes or deal with the flooding. But what if a house didn't even touch the ground? One architect imagines a floating house.
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Is Planet Nine behind mass extinctions on Earth? One astrophysicist says yes

Planet Nine's long trek around the sun may take it through a region of space where the solar systems comets originate, flinging them towards Earth and possibly causing mass extinctions as a result.
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Google apologizes for Gmail’s big Gfail on April Fools’ Day

Gmail's annual April Fools' Day prank backfired when a joke Send + Drop Mic email button sent spinning minion images to all recipients. The company issued an apologetic update on the Official Gmail Blog.
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Tech giants: Blocking Clean Power Plan will be ‘costly’

Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft filed an amicus brief supporting the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan. The plan would regulate the emissions from electric power plants.
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Do you work virtually all the time? Dell's latest Precision desktops are for you

Dell's Precision Tower 5810, 7810, and 7910 workstations and its Rack 7910 will begin offering VR-ready configurations on April 5. This includes new Intel Broadwell EP processors and the latest professional GPUs from AMD and Nvidia.