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Tesla gathers some ‘really phenomenal people’ to make glass for the Model 3

When Elon Musk introduced the Tesla solar roof, he confirmed the company has a glass technology group for solar and vehicle applications. In a demonstration of roofing tiles, Tesla glass was much stronger than traditional materials.
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Large-scale study seeks to find the secret behind musical stickiness

What do Lady Gaga’s 'Bad Romance,' Journey’s 'Don’t Stop Believing,' Katy Perry’s 'California Gurls,' and Queen’s 'Bohemian Rhapsody' have in common? This study may have the answer.
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Clicking is only the beginning: this magnetic pen is a fidgeter’s dream come true

Think Ink is a ballpoint pen and “discrete fidgeting tool,” which combines a titanium and steel pen exterior with a plethora of bendable, spinnable, and assorted other tactile elements to keep fingers happy.
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This self-illuminating jacket seeks to help keep you safe at night

Using UV light collected during the day, the Fanight sports jacket is able to glow in the dark, allowing runners, cyclists, and other pedestrians to be more visible in low-light conditions.
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Ingenious 3D printed brackets make it ridiculously simple to build your own wooden furniture

Using 3D printing and local materials, Standard Products is a new take on furniture design for the digital generation, based around user customization. Watch out Ikea, this could be the future of flat-pack furniture!
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Researchers train subjects' brains to experience less pain

Could listening to a piece of audio on your headphones, or popping on a head-up display, make you more tolerant of pain? Research coming out of the U.K.’s University of Manchester certainly suggests so.
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Weekly Rewind: Huawei's Mate 9, offline viewing for Netflix, personalized wine

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on 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 stories from…
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Omate introduces Yumi, the new face of Alexa

Smartwatch brand Omate has introduced a rather adorable robot who just might be the physical manifestation of Alexa we've been waiting for. Meet the new Alexa-enabled robot Yumi by Omate.
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Miss the days when cell phones were too big for your pocket? Here's your answer

If you fancy taking hours to send messages that might otherwise take minutes, then we have the technology for you. YouTuber Mr. Volt created a fancy new rotary smartphone, with built-in memory and radio functions.
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Planetary Resources and Luxembourg plan to launch an asteroid mining mission by 2020

What's the 21st-century equivalent of the Gold Rush? Why, the Asteroid Rush, of course. On Thursday, asteroid mining company Planetary Resources, Inc. announced the finalization of a 25 million euro agreement to mine asteroids.
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Think twice before making your home too smart — it may make it vulnerable to attack

Making smart cities may be a rather dumb idea. As it turns out, in our nascent efforts to turn everything into a connected device, we've also opened ourselves up to rather terrifying hacks and attacks.
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Who needs a nose? This crazy new algorithm can predict smell just by analyzing molecular structures

Can you guess a molecule’s smell by studying its structure? An algorithm can, according to the results of a new project that uses cutting-edge machine learning technology. Here's how it works -- and why it matters.