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Study: Robot surgeons as good as humans, despite what your doc might say

New researcher on robotic prostate surgery suggests that, despite the oft-perceived benefit having a robot-assisted operation, humans and machines are pretty much equal when it comes to surgery.
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US military may get hoverboards, jetbikes, and ‘floating rescue stations’

Zapata Racing, the company which brought us its jet-powered hoverboard, is being acquired by a major defense tech company. Next step? Jetbikes, flying stretchers, and floating rescue stations. Yep, for real!
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FarmBot DIY agriculture robot promises to usher in the future of farming

FarmBot is a DIY, open source agriculture robot that is completely adaptable to any precision farming setup. It lets the environmentally conscious create sustainable farming solutions in their own backyards without industrial equipment.
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A plane just flew around the world without a single drop of fuel. Let that sink in for a minute

What is next for the Solar Impulse plane and it Swiss founders now that they've completed their historic solar-powered flight? We will give you a hint before spilling the beans -- the future does not include the word retirement.

Run your own backyard convention with the Parrot 2 smartphone teleprompter

Updated for today's larger smartphones, Parrot 2 looks to improve upon what was already the most portable and easiest-to-use teleprompter available. Now on Kickstarter, the new version offers improved ease of use and better build quality.
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Amazon has just launched a store full of Kickstarter stuff

If Amazon fails to inspire during your online shopping trips then check out its new section for successfully funded Kickstarter products. At launch it features hundreds of creations in fun categories including "exquisite objects" and…

The Skully AR-1 smart motorcycle helmet is dead, but could still rise from beyond the grave

Hardware startup Skully has abruptly closed it doors this week after the San Francisco hardware startup ousted its founder and CEO. But there's still a glimmer of hope for pre-orders should the company find capital beyond the grave.
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New York’s Momofuku Nishi is the first restaurant to serve veggie burgers that ‘bleed’ like real beef

As of today, New York’s Momofuku Nishi restaurant has become the first eatery to serve Impossible Foods’ “animal-free” burger as part of its regular restaurant menu. These burgers taste just like the real thing -- right down to the…
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CogniToys Dino Toy Review

Powered by IBM's Watson AI, this talking dino is the smartest toy we’ve ever seen.
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Belgian scientists just built a solar-powered machine that turns urine into drinkable water

A team of truly resourceful scientists at the University of Ghent claim to have created a machine that transforms your urine into drinkable water. That's right. We may soon be drinking our pee.
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A British artist spent 10 years teaching this robot how to draw, and it totally shows

London artist Patrick Tresset has turned to robots for his artistic expression, creating a system that is "artistic, expressive, and obsessive." Tresset's robots are so refined that they are capable of creating actual works of…
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This homemade flying chair is the stuff dangerous dreams are made of

Swedish engineer Axel Borg, a.k.a. the brains behind YouTube channel Amazing DIY Projects, has built his own homemade flying machine. And it's all kinds of awesome -- albeit somewhat dangerous-looking.