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Watch this terrifying robotic LaserSnake destroy a nuclear power cell 1:46

What kind of hardware do you call in to help decommission an old nuclear power plant in England? If you're anything like the real-life decision makers, the answer is obvious -- a laser-wielding giant snake robot.

Take off a few strokes with PuttView's augmented reality putting solution

Have you ever spent all your time lining up your putting line, only to have the ball miss the hole? Thanks to a company based in Germany, that might be a thing of the past. What's the secret? Augmented reality.
Virtual Reality

Boeing looks to drones and augmented reality tech to fight wildfires

Fighting wildfires is a dangerous business, which is why Boeing wants to give us better tools to combat them with. Utilizing drones and augmented reality headsets, it's created a futuristic fire monitoring solution that works very…
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H2 … oh my! MIT researchers just discovered a strange new property of water

Despite its abundance, water remains a mysterious substance with a host of strange properties. A new discovery from researchers at MIT just added to the anomalies — even at high temperatures, water freezes solid when placed in tiny tubes.

Apple may deploy drones to monitor street signs and construction in Maps

In its latest effort to outdo main competitor Google Maps, Apple is reportedly making use of drones to populate its map data more efficiently and effectively than its more traditional crew of minivans is able to do.
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Nike’s power-lacing shoes hit stores today, but good luck finding a pair

They've been a long time coming, but Nike's much-anticipated "self-lacing" HyperAdapt 1.0 sneakers are finally hitting stores today. But getting hold of a pair of the $720 shoes will be no easy task.

Smartduvet doesn't think you should make your bed and will do it for you

Most people wouldn’t peg making their bed as their least favorite chore, but at least one person out there hated it so much that they sought to automate the entire process. From that, the Smartduvet was born.

Our favorite smart jewelry is as brainy as it is beautiful

Wearables don’t have to be ugly. There is plenty of gorgeous smart jewelry out in the world today, so we’ve picked out the best smart rings, necklaces, bracelets, and other pieces of smart jewelry.
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The ultimate sorting algorithm for alphabetizing your books efficiently

Ever wondered what was the most efficient way to alphabetize a giant pile of books? Look no further than computer science, which provides the perfect real-world algorithm for just such a task.
Health & Fitness

Path Breath + Fat Band wearable uses your breath to measure your fitness

A new kind of fitness wearable that doesn't depend on your wrist to help you shed those pounds -- instead, it's all about your breath. Meet the Path Breath + Fat Band, a wearable that measures your metabolic information through your breath.

NASA collaborates with Amazon’s Alexa to answer all your questions about Mars

NASA announced at the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas that it had added its own skill to Amazon's AI-based assistant, marking the first time that the space agency collaborated with Alexa.
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India unveils its robotically maintained solar power plant — and it's truly huge

India just unveiled one of the world’s largest solar power plants at a site in Kamuthi, Tamil Nadu. The nearly four-square-mile facility in southern India has a capacity of 648MW, topping the Topaz Solar Farm in California by about 100MW.