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BAE Systems just invested $30M in a new rocket engine that could revolutionize space travel 1:28

The United Kingdom-based BAE Systems just invested roughly $31.7 million to help research and develop the SABRE rocket engine, a hybrid rocket capable of traveling nearly five times the speed of sound.
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New obstacle avoidance tech lets this drone zip through a thicket at top speed

Powered by an obstacle detection system, an autonomous drone created at MIT can fly at speeds up to 30 miles per hour through an uncharted, tree-filled terrain.
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NASA confirms that the ‘impossible’ EmDrive thruster really works, after new tests 1:44

Researchers at NASA's Eagleworks Laboratories just conducted careful testing of the controversial EmDrive and reported reduction of Lorentz forces and signs of thrust despite a modified test setup
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The International Space Station just turned 15 years old

Fifteen years ago, the iPhone didn't exist, YouTube hadn't come around, and Justin Bieber was just another 6-year-old in Canada. But the International Space Station was already in orbit.
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Google says its drone delivery service could take flight in 2017

Amazon's at it. Walmart's at it. And now Google's at it, too. Yes, all three companies are eyeing delivery services using drones, with Google insisting Monday that it could have a commercial operation up and running as early as 2017.
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Apple's survey app uses phone data and radio waves to track your indoor location

Apple's Indoor Survey App, an app which lets business owners map the interior of venues, relies not on Bluetooth to track location, but on radio waves and phone motion sensor data.
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Don’t you wish you’d thought of using tricycles to create this animated street art?

In a brilliantly whimsical move, artists Ygor Marotta and Ceci Soloaga have created animated street art by riding through the streets of cities across the world with projectors attached to their tricycles.
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Scotland has plans to build the world’s biggest floating wind farm

Scotland this week announced that it was building the world's largest floating offshore wind farm. A five turbine facility that could power up to 20,000 homes.
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The NFL could switch to precise tech tracking with Wilson's sensor-studded football of the future

Wilson the NFL's official football manufacturer, and they are well on their way to developing a high-tech chip connected and totally trackable football. It will be released at Super Bowl 50 events, and could be in official NFL gameplay by…
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How can you make a drone better? Install Linux on it!

If you've found that your drone lacks processing power, DJI might have something a little beefier — a robust Linux-based computer with a 2.2GHz Nvidia Tegra K1.