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This new NASA air traffic control tech aims for flight efficiency

NASA and the FAA teamed up to test this new air traffic control system, which is part of the NextGen program. It will free up space for more flight patterns, enhance pilot communications, save fuel, and improve arrival times for flights.
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Box office hits and misses: ‘The Great Wall’ crumbles while ‘Lego Batman’ reigns

Matt Damon's monster-fighting adventure The Great Wall had a strong opening overseas but less success in U.S., coming in third after The Lego Batman Movie and Fifty Shades Darker over the weekend.

USPS bungles $10,000 SNES game shipment, and its explanation was baffling

A video game archivist/historian, who goes by Byuu, was awaiting a shipment of $10,000 worth of SNES games. His package never arrived, and what USPS gave in response was baffling.

5 songs you need to stream this week: Animal Collective, Hoops, and more

Not sure what new music to listen to? We'll let you know what new tracks and albums dropping this week are worthy of your attention. Up this week: Animal Collective, Hoops, and more.

Sony files patent for new handheld that looks a lot like a Nintendo Switch

Sony has filed a patent for what looks to be a new handheld device with a lot of design similarities to the Nintendo Switch. This would be a surprising move considering the PS Vita didn't sell especially well.
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Researchers just figured out how to make spiders move even faster

A creepy-crawly robot built by researchers from the University of Lausanne and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland has demonstrated a faster walking pattern than that used by six-legged insects in the wild.

Zen and tranquility ripple through this artistic installation of wood pallets

Designed and constructed by the New Delhi-based design firm Mofa Studios, India's Pensieve art installation looked to Harry Potter for its unique name and required over 1,000 wooden pallets for construction.

How to delete and recover photos from your iPhone

Managing photos on your iPhone is important. Having too many photos can quickly eat through your storage, and leaving them unattended can make your Camera Roll unruly. Here's how to delete, and recover, photos on your iPhone.

How to right-click the right way on a Chromebook

Chromebooks are more capable than they once were, but that doesn't mean they're any easier to navigate. Here, we detail how to right-click on a Chromebook using the built-in keyboard and touchpad.

Nintendo retrieves stolen Switch that leaked video out on the internet

Earlier this week a NeoGAF user hiphoptherobot claimed that he was shipped a Nintendo Switch two weeks before launch. It turns out he was sold a stolen system. Nintendo has since retrieved the Switch and released a statement.
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Brown recluse spider's exceptionally strong silk inspires new generation of tough materials

Intrigued by the strength of the recluse's silk, researchers from Oxford University and William & Mary began to study the spider and discovered they use a unique ribbon geometry not found in any other arachnid.