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The United Arab Emirates wants to build a full-size artificial mountain to encourage rainfall

The United Arab Emirates is looking to build a full-sized artificial mountain that would theoretically encourage more rainfall in a country mostly covered by desert flatlands. Once cloud formations are possible, meteorologists would seed…
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You won’t believe how far the Zapata hoverboard flies in record run

Zapata Racing wows the French coast with its Flyboard Air, setting a new world record for hoverboard flight in the process.
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Transform your boring bike into an eBike in 60 seconds with the GeoOrbital Wheel 2:20

Transform your regular bicycle into a fully powered electric bicycle in under 60 seconds with the GeoOrbital wheel. The fully contained electric wheel snaps on in place of your regular front wheel, so it can turn virtually any…
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US Coast Guard fines Washington man $100,000 for shining a powerful laser at a ferry

A Washington state man who aimed an industrial blue laser at a ferry pilot house was fined $100,000. Felony charges are pending for this repeat offender who previously used a laser on police and at a beach party.
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Get your ears 3D scanned for these earbuds to improve sleep and reduce stress

'Hearables' are a growing trend, packed with features you'd typically see in smartwatches such as step, calorie, and distancing tracking. The Aware can do all of that, as well as monitor your brain waves to help improve your sleep…
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Prove you're human by identifying gibberish words, because computers suck at that

Humans are pretty good at knowing when a word is gibberish; computers are not. Audio CAPTCHA research takes advantage of this, and could help the blind prove that they're human much faster than before.
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Apple’s 3D Touch is so last year, Microsoft is working on something even cooler

Apple's 3D Touch might have been the rage last year, but Microsoft's pre-touch display tech could be the rage this year on a Windows Phone or Surface tablet.
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Watch robots go medieval on one another at the FIRST competition

The 25th annual FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship was held in St. Louis, and the entire show culminated in a battle royale among four teams in front of a crowd of over 40,000.
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Want an office like the Pied Piper’s? At least you can get the standing desk

Varidesk debuted its new height-adjustable Pro Desk 60 workstation on Sunday night's episode of HBO's Silicon Valley. If you're looking to emulate the headquarters of Pied Piper, this is the full-sized, sit-stand worktable for you.
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This 3D brain may unlock the mysteries of language

The brain is even more complex than researchers have believed thus far. In a recent study, researchers mapped meaning across the brains of seven volunteers. Words appeared in more than just one section of the brain.