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NASA’s first Martians may take shelter in massive, 3D-printed igloos

The “Mars Ice Home” uses raw materials that are already on Mars. It’s a lightweight shelter that can be transported ahead of time and deployed by robotics, before astronauts arrive and fill the outer layer with water ice.
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Soraa’s Helia bulbs eliminate blue light without the yellow hue

Tech companies have been adding measures to limit exposure to blue light before bed -- LED manufacturer Soraa doesn't think it's enough. It's going a step further by trying to remove blue light completely in its new Helia bulbs.
Health & Fitness

Monitor your heart’s health on your smartphone with QardioCore app and strap

Who says you have to wear a wire to monitor your heart health? Certainly not Qardio, the San Francisco-based digital health company that announced that its wearable ECG monitor, the QardioCore, is available for pre-order.
Photography

With a drone and a mattress, a photographer is helping Tennessee town rebuild after fire

Photographer Jeremy Cowart will be the first to admit the idea was a weird one, but with a mattress and a drone, the celebrity photographer is helping nearly two dozen Gatlinburg, Tennessee, families raise funds to rebuild after a major…
Cars

MIT study: NYC’s taxi fleet could be replaced by 3,000 ridesharing vehicles

New York City’s entire taxi fleet -- nearly 13,250 vehicles -- could be replaced by just 3,000 ride sharing cars if these services were used to capacity, according to a new study from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial…
Features

CES is coming! 9 themes to watch for as the blockbuster tech show unfolds

It may not be the biggest, but CES is easily the most important tech show of the year. What will 2017’s monstrous tech fest hold? Here’s my list of the 9 biggest trends to watch for --what you’ll see in the year ahead -- as well as a…
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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Submersible backpacks, magnet lamps, 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 there's no denying that it's fun to gawk!
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These smart cities are building infrastructures for the 23rd century

As urban populations grow, there becomes an increased need to revamp the overall infrastructure as well as city planning policy. These smart cities are building the urban centers of tomorrow.
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Smart home devices make dealing with your New Year’s Day hangover easier

Light. Sound. Moving. These things are not your friends when you have a hangover. There are lots of smart home devices designed to make your life easier when you've imbibed too much, and they could come in really handy on on New Year's Day.
Product Review

Netatmo Presence Review

Monitor the great outdoors or just your front yard with Netatmo Presence.
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Life underground: These doomsday bunkers let inhabitants ride out apocalypse in style

If society breaks down, life underground may be humankind's only hope. These four doomsday bunkers are designed to make it through the end times -- even if humans do not.
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Facts and apps for tonight’s New Year’s Eve Times Square ball drop

Time to say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017. The massive Times Square New Year's Eve ball in New York City is the focal point of the U.S. festivities. A million people are expected to attend the live event.