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Researchers use UV light to kill cancer cells in mice

Sci-Fi taught us ultraviolet light was a weapon to use against the scary undead stalking the night. Actual science has discovered that it may be an extremely effective treatment for cancer.
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What happened to the laser razor that Darth Vader would use?

Responding to a request for comment, Skarp's Will King asserted that the company's Laser Razor is alive and kicking. According to King, prototypes might be sent to backers by the end of the year.
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FDA approval granted for DIY home sperm-counting tech

Sandstone Diagnostics' Trak home sperm testing system lets men determine sperm count. A smartphone app recommends lifestyle changes, if needed, to increase sperm count and health. Supplies are included to run multiple tests over…
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Smart bike helmet boosts cycling safety with turn signals, brake lights, and GPS

The Classon smart bike helmet from Brooklyness detects cars in your blind spot, signals when you are slowing down or turning, and guides you with GPS. It syncs up with the included app so you can track stats and livestream your ride.
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Minor League Baseball reports by the Associated Press are written by machines

The Associated Press uses algorithm-generated copy to cover Minor League Baseball. The copy is generated by Durham, North Carolina-based Automated Insights. Other copy generated by machines include financial reporting, ecommerce, and real…
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Weekend Workshop: Turn a pile of cardboard into a backyard geodesic dome

Essentially a 21st Century tree house, geodesic domes don't offer much outside of being a fun place to spend a quiet afternoon. Here's how to make your own geodesic dome using cardboard and a laser cutter (or X-Acto knife).
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With masses of hazardous space junk orbiting Earth, Japan offers a solution

Right now there are countless fragments of space junk orbiting Earth that are big enough to cause serious damage to working satellites or even the ISS. Japan's space agency is close to testing an innovative solution it hopes can make space…
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Rosetta’s 5 billion-mile mission through space coming to an end September 30

The European Space Agency says that, come September 30, its Rosetta spacecraft's 5 billion-mile mission will end. Launched on March 2, 2004, Rosetta has spent the past 12 years sending extraordinary photographs of our galaxy back to Earth.
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Low-cost 3D-printed thermos could help diagnose Zika virus by testing saliva

The size of a regular soda can, a new tool for testing for the Zika virus simply requires potential patients to provide a saliva sample and then changes color to reveal whether or not the virus has been detected. It could turn out to be a…
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Google is buying energy from two wind farms that haven't even been built yet

Google's future is looking...gusty. In the tech giant's latest demonstration of its dedication to renewable energy, Google has purchased the future output from two wind power farms in Norway and Sweden
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It takes a lot of skill to sweep a game of beer pong played atop a Roomba

Roomba pong or Beeroomba? A viral YouTube video shows that iRobot's autonomous robotic vacuum cleaners can be used to add a degree of difficulty to the drinking game beer pong.
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Augmented-reality headsets could help helicopter rescue pilots fly in dense fog

“Databases containing obstacles and terrain data are used together with real-time data from sensors in order to substitute the lost visual cues in a degraded visual environment” project lead Franz Viertler told Digital Trends.