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Japanese scientists are sending whiskey up to space so it can age in zero gravity

Since aging whiskey on Earth is obviously a thing of the past, the Japanese distillery Suntory says it will send five bottles of its whiskey to age in space.
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Facebook’s Aquila is a solar-powered drone that beams Internet down to earth

Facebook's testing autonomous, solar-powered aircraft capable of beaming Internet down to earth from the stratosphere. They haven't yet entered the testing phase, but Facebook expects them to deliver downlink speeds of up to 10Gbps.
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Harvard scientists have developed a robot that can walk (and jump) on water

Thanks to a collaboration between Seoul National University and Harvard University, researchers have developed an insect-inspired robot that can stand and then jump on the liquid's surface

Are you ready for the future? Lexus to unveil its Slide hoverboard August 5

Lexus has revealed that it will fully unveil the Slide hoverboard on August 5. The eye-catching invention uses liquid nitrogen-cooled superconductors and permanent magnets to levitate.

Epic Games’ Tim Sweeney thinks augmented reality will trump virtual reality

While virtual reality is capturing the imaginations of gamers and developers the world over, augmented reality is the technology that Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney sees as the most forward-thinking.
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Watson can now tell you if you’re at risk for diabetes, thanks to CVS partnership

Watson can add one more line to its staggering resume -- thanks to a new partnership with CVS, IBM's Watson can predict who is at risk for diabetes, and can "develop custom care management services for [those] with chronic illnesses."
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WANTED: firefighter-interrupting drone operators

California is really annoyed with whoever manned the drones that impinged upon San Bernardino firefighters' firefighting efforts, so much so that they're willing to pay $75,000 for information
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Kentucky man arrested after shooting down $1,800 drone with shotgun

Perhaps becoming a trend after a New Jersey man shot down a drone last year, a homeowner in Kentucky decided to blast away at a drone hovering over his property due to a perceived violation of his privacy.

Exaflop supercomputer project begins, thanks to executive order from President Obama

President Obama has signed an executive order that lays the groundwork for the world's first exaflop supercomputer. If the project is successful, it will result in a system 20 times more powerful than any current supercomputer.

The Oukitel U6 comes with a neat parlor trick: an e-ink display on the back 2:44

Though YotaPhone was the first company to launch a smartphone with an e-ink display on the back, Oukitel has now joined the fray with its own version be unveiling the U6. There's currently no word on launch details.
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It’s not a trap! Adidas adds Star Wars options for miAdidas customization

Your new Adidas Star Wars ZX Fluxes and Superstars may have you looking like the freshest Jedi this side of the force, but don't get cocky, kid.