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Weekly Rewind: Stainless clothing, an Instagram flaw, the Stones vs. Trump

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…
Health & Fitness

We may be able to detect Zika with a $1 paper test

Zika may have finally met its match in the form of a $1 paper-based test. In findings published on Friday, a consortium of researchers revealed a new system that is capable of diagnosing a Zika virus infection within a few hours.

You can't grill a perfect steak without this thermometer

Challenged by a professor, five Rice University engineering student have invented what they consider the perfect grilling thermometer. Seven separate temperature sensors ensure consistent cooking all the way through.
Health & Fitness

This new glucose monitor eliminates the need to prick your finger

A team from Cardiff University's School of Engineering has come up with a type of "wearable" that uses microwaves to track glucose levels, eliminating the need for blood beyond the initial calibration.
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Here’s the 411 on the EmDrive: the ‘physics-defying’ thruster even NASA is puzzled over 0:59

Despite the fact that they're still unsure of how it works exactly, NASA scientists have confirmed once again that the seemingly impossible EmDrive is legit
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Weekend Workshop: Play the ultimate skill game with this one-hole elliptical pool table

Traditional six-hole billiards tables are excellent tests of talent, no doubt, but this one-hole elliptical pool table is truly a game of incredible skill. Here's how you can easily build one of these tables in just a few hours.

There’s no need for 3D glasses with the HoloFlex holographic smartphone

You may not need 3D glasses to experience holographic images for much longer. Researchers have developed a smartphone display that's both holographic and flexible. What for? Playing Angry Birds in 3D, of course.

Rise in popularity of online vision exams has your local eye doctor seeing red

The American Optometric Association is ready to wage war against online vision exams, with its initial target being Chicago-based startup Opternative. The AOA describes these types of services as the "corporate equivalent of snake oil…
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Luxembourg just announced plans to launch an asteroid mining rig into orbit

The small European country of Luxembourg will launch a spacecraft into orbit to test technologies that may one day help them mine asteroids for resources.

Rest on the seventh: Anupama Kundoo designs houses to be built in six days

Indian architect Anupama Kundoo has been driving the use of ferrocement for affordable housing for years and is now showing off a design for a simple house that can be built in a matter of days, and with very little technical know-how.
Product Review

Yuneec Typhoon H Review

Flush with high-end features, Yuneec’s Typhoon H drone flies away from the competition.

Trends with Benefits: The hoverboard is not a hoax, and VR gets its first world record

This week's tech roundtable looks at two Guinness Records, both of which have the potential to make your hurl -- the longest flight on a hoverboard, and the longest time spent in VR.