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Maybe now you can afford a ticket to 'Hamilton': N.Y. passes ticket-bot law

New York state is cracking down on scalpers who use ticket-buying bots to buy big batches of tickets for shows and events that they then resell at crazy markups. Scalpers and others who work for them can be jailed for a year and fined…
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You could soon have 'biofabricated' human tissue 3D printed in your hospital

Known as the Herston Biofabrication Institute, the goal of the ambitious new project, currently slated for a 2017 launch, will be to "advance knowledge and technology in 3D scanning, modeling, and printing of bone."
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Toddler robots help reveal how human kids learn about their world

Researchers in the United Kingdom are exploring toddler robots to help reveal how human kids absorb and make sense of new information. It turns out we might learn a whole lot like robots do!
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Look, up in the sky! It’s a kite! It’s a camera! It’s the Fotokite Phi drone!

Launching on Tuesday, Fotokite Phi is a lightweight camera-carrying drone you control like a kite. “Not only is it very accessible from a price perspective, but it works unlike any other drone you’ve seen before," CEO Chris…
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Where do you put the money? Robot stripper performs at Australian ‘Sexpo’

The most eye-popping sight at the recent "Sexpo" event in Melbourne, Australia was a computer-controlled stripper robot constructed out of mannequin parts and boasting a CCTV camera for a head.
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Nuclear battery could turn hazardous waste into lasting clean energy

Could nuclear waste be made great again by being used to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery? Researchers at the U.K.’s University of Bristol certainly think so -- and they've created a battery to prove it.
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One-handed teenage violinist receives customized 3D-printed prosthetic hand

A one-handed 14-year-old violin player named Sarah Valentiner has become the recipient of a 3D-printed prosthesis that allows her to play the violin with a greatly increased range of motion.
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Researchers successfully make an OLED screen out of fabric

We are still far from having truly wearable displays, but thanks to Korean researchers, that future isn't as far off as we thought. They have created the first OLEDs that are truly wearable.

Portable river turbine could trigger a ‘riverlution’ in clean energy

Canadian company Idénergie has developed a portable river turbine, which promises to turn a river’s flowing water into up to 12kWh of daily power. Here's what you need to know about the ultimate off-the-grid solution.

Natural Balance self-watering planter makes caring for houseplants effortless

Featuring an innovative water reservoir that tips over when a plant requires watering, the Natural Balance planter is a unique take on self-watering tech, and has already achieved its fundraising goal via Kickstarter.

Whip around the track in VR: Ferrari Formula 1 team tests 360-degree cameras

The Scuderia Ferrari Formula 1 spent a few laps this past weekend testing out a 360-degree camera as it whipped its car around the Yas Marina Circuit during the free practice sessions for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
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Cotton coated in graphene-based ink may support a sustainable, cheap wearable

Researchers from the Cambridge Graphene Centre and Jiangnan University, China have designed a wearable motion sensor using cotton coated in graphene-based ink. The cheap, sustainable technology could find applications from healthcare to…