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This holographic touchscreen is projected into thin air, but it looks incredibly real

A team of scientists from the University of Tokyo have developed a holographic touchscreen interface called the HaptoMime, which uses a ultrasonic wave to make it feel like you're really touching a physical surface.

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SpaceX to attempt rocket landing on a floating platform in Atlantic

SpaceX has had enough of watching its Falcon 9 rocket explode every time it returns to Earth. In a bid to reuse the rocket and save massively on costs, the company is planning to create a system involving a controlled landing on a floating platform.

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Dexmo exoskeleton glove lets you ‘feel’ virtual objects with your hand

With the help of a cleverly-engineered braking mechanism, the Dexmo exoskeleton glove allows the wearer to feel resistance when then touch a virtual object

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Drones, self-balancing unicycles, and umbrellas amaze in OK Go’s latest video

OK Go's latest video will blow your mind with electric unicycles, drones, and a crazy collection of choreography.


IBM puts its supercomputing skills to work in fight against Ebola

IBM is harnessing its supercomputing experience with the launch of a new system designed to monitor the spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa. It's hoped the data will help organizations and governments better target areas in need of medical supplies.


Quadcopter flown ‘deliberately’ at passenger plane in near-miss incident

In another incident involving commercial aircraft and drones, a passenger plane coming in to land at an airport in the UK came close to colliding with a quadcopter flown by a still-unidentified operator.

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of October 26, 2014

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!

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Solar-powered trees are planted in Israel to charge phones, cool water and offer Wi-Fi

All trees convert sunlight into chemical energy, but now there are trees that convert sunlight into power to charge devices, cool water, offer free Wi-Fi and more for the benefit of their surrounding communities.

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Drivebot is a Fitbit for your car, helping you save grief, money, and gas

The Drivebot is a dongle that plugs into your car and links up to your smartphone so you can track your car’s health and help you become a more fuel-efficient driver. In other words, it’s a Fitbit for your car.


From mile-high Wi-Fi to mobile boarding passes, which airline has the best tech?

From Wi-Fi to streaming entertainment and mobile apps, U.S. airlines are aggressively incorporating customer-facing technology into its operations. We find out who’s doing it right, and who needs to step it up.

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How to buy and sell electronics on eBay or Craigslist

Looking to turn your old electronics into cash? Your best chance of getting a decent price is on eBay and Craigslist. Here are some tips on how to prepare your device, write an ad, handle the sale, and make money.


This slip of paper can detect the Ebola virus in less than an hour

What if we could detect the Ebola virus the same way we test for pregnancy? A collaboration of researchers may have found the path toward making this kind of infection and virus detection as simple as a paper-based test.What if we could detect the Ebola virus…

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Google exec breaks Felix Baumgartner’s world record with a 26-mile skydive

After riding a helium-filled balloon up into the Earth's stratosphere, Google exec Alan Eustace cut himself loose and plummeted more than 26 miles back to the ground -- breaking Felix Baumgartner's record along the way.

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The 1,200mph Aerion supersonic jet will do London to New York in just over 4 hours

Airbus and Aerion have entered into a partnership to make the supersonic Aerion AS2 business jet a reality. Eventually, it'll be capable of Mach 1.6, and do London to New York in just over 4 hours.

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AI research: Google teams up with leading experts at Oxford University

Google is hooking up with leading researchers at Oxford University to further explore the areas of natural language understanding and image recognition in an effort to push ahead with its artificial intelligence (AI) projects.

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