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Weekly Rewind: DIY beer from your phone, robot soccer, Android Nougat, and more

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…
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Wearable subwoofers, gigantic Legos, and more

Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!
Cars

Forget about parallel parking: These wheels can make your car drive sideways

Canadian William Liddiard designed a set of wheels that will make driving in urban traffic congestion much easier. In short, his omnidirectional wheels can make a car drive sideways and turn around without any forward movement.
Cars

An electric bike from Victory Motorcycles won the grueling Pike’s Peak climb

Victory Motorcycles took two top spots at the 2016 Pike's Peak International Hill Climb. Victory Racing's electric Empluse RR, ridden by Cycle World's Road Test Editor Don Canet, and the gas powered Project 156, piloted by Jeremy Toye, both…
Health & Fitness

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.
Health & Fitness

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.