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A robot being developed by Dyson.

Dyson lifts lid on ‘top secret’ project

Electronics firm Dyson has revealed it's planning to take on hundreds of engineers for a major new robotics-based project.
3D printed Halloween costumes

Need a last-minute Halloween costume? Check out these 3D-printable getups

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Apple iPhone 13 buying guide: Release date, price, specs — everything we know

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Parrot’s 4G-connected Anafi Ai drone is the Google Maps car of the skies

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Sony’s first drone, the Airpeak S1, rockets to 55 mph in just 3.5 seconds

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5G is enhancing the fan experience at the Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament

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The 15 coolest gadgets at CES 2021

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LG CES highlights: Everything announced for 2021

Sony's Airpeak drone

Sony built a drone that’s beefy enough to carry an Alpha series DSLR

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The best part of CES is missing this year, but there’s a silver lining

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What to expect at CES: Fringe, futuristic, and emerging technology

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Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot gives New Zealand sheepdogs a run for their money

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Why virtual reality will be a must-have for our socially distanced future

Videoconferencing platforms have exploded since coronavirus. But those looking for more dimensions are turning to virtual reality, and selling out headsets.
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No batteries? No problem. These scavenger robots ‘eat’ metal to harvest energy

How do you keep robots powered up as they move through the world? By giving them the ability to 'consume' metal the way we might chow down on food, of course.
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NASA is operating its Mars Curiosity rover from workers’ home offices

NASA has revealed how its Mars Curiosity rover team is doing after the space agency asked its employees to work from home in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
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See what the Hubble Space Telescope snapped on your birthday

NASA has launched an online tool that lets you see what the Hubble Space Telescope -- this year celebrating its 30th anniversary -- snapped on your birthday.
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Sweat-analyzing patch could help spot biomarkers linked to COVID-19

Epicore's sweat-sensing smart patches could help track biometrics in athletes and a variety of other individuals — and even keep tabs on coronavirus patients.
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New coronavirus dashboard offers astonishingly detailed data by county

Johns Hopkins University's new tracker shows county data for confirmed cases, recorded deaths, testing rate, fatality rate, hospital capacity, and more.
This image was taken by Left Navigation Camera onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 2727.

Even on Mars, the Curiosity rover needs to wash its hands

Here on Earth, we're taking care to wash our hands. But cleanliness isn't only important on Earth -- it's important for the Curiosity rover on Mars as well.
This artist’s concept shows the trajectory and configuration of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft during Checkpoint rehearsal, which is the first time the mission will practice the initial steps for collecting a sample from asteroid Bennu.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to perform an asteroid sampling rehearsal

This week, NASA will perform a test run of collecting an asteroid sample from Bennu, bringing the OSIRIS-REx craft the closest it has ever come to the asteroid.
This false-color composite image shows auroras (depicted in green) above the cloud tops of Saturn's south pole. The 65 observations used here were captured by Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer on Nov. 1, 2008.

Why is Saturn’s atmosphere so warm? Cassini data could explain

A new analysis of data from NASA's Cassini probe suggests that auroras may be responsible for the unexpectedly high temperatures of the atmosphere of Saturn.
A user playing the new NeMO-Net game that helps NASA classify the world's coral from their own home

NASA recruits gamers to help identify and map the world’s corals

NASA has imaged coral ecosystems from the air for several years, and now this data needs to be identified and classified before it can be used for research.
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Mercury mission BepiColoumbo takes its final glimpse of Earth

The joint European and Russian Space Agencies' mission to Mercury, BepiColombo, has captured a final image of Earth as it makes a final flyby of our planet.
On Friday, April 3, 2020, NASA and SpaceX completed an end-to-end demonstration of the teams' ability to safely evacuate crew members from the Fixed Service Structure during an emergency situation at Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Watch SpaceX practice an emergency escape from its Crew Dragon capsule

See a video showing SpaceX performing an emergency egress test this week for its Crew Dragon capsule at Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.
The crewmembers of the Apollo 13 mission

Mark 50th anniversary of Apollo 13 launch by reliving events in real time

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 13, and in commemoration of the mission's launch, NASA has created the Apollo 13 in Real Time website.
Robotics engineer Jason Schuler performs a preliminary test to prepare for dust testing of various seals for the wheel motors on NASA’s Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover, or VIPER

How NASA’s VIPER rover will tackle the problem of moon dust

NASA is preparing to send astronauts back to the moon by 2024. But there's one challenge of lunar exploration we haven't solved yet: How to deal with moon dust.
The Mars Helicopter and its Mars Helicopter Delivery System were attached to the Perseverance Mars rover at Kennedy Space Center on April 6, 2020. The helicopter will be deployed about two-and-a-half months after Perseverance lands.

Mars Helicopter attached to Perseverance Rover ahead of launch

NASA's Mars Helicopter has been attached to the belly of the Perseverance Rover where it will stay before the launch of the rover to Mars in a few months' time.
The JPL-led challenge is seeking tiny payloads no larger than a bar of soap for a miniaturized Moon rover.

NASA wants your help designing a mini payload for moon exploration

NASA is calling on the public to submit their designs for teeny tiny miniature rovers which could be used to explore the moon as part of the Artemis project.
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Need a haircut? Professional barbers can guide you through the whole process

YouProbablyNeedaHaircut is a great solution during the lockdown. It shows your other half or housemate how to cut hair by connecting you to a barber via Zoom.
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New Jersey cops use speaker-drones to help enforce pandemic lockdown

Following similar deployments in Spain and France, cops in the U.S. have started using speaker-drones telling people to stay home during the pandemic.
A helicopter plucks a dummy booster from the sky during a test run by Rocket Lab in 2020.

Watch Rocket Lab’s helicopter catch a dummy rocket in midair

Rocket Lab, like SpaceX, is developing a reusable rocket system to cut the cost of launches. But their methods of booster recovery are remarkably different.
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Psychologists say using emojis is more important than ever right now. Seriously

Emojis might seem frivolous, but a psychologist from the U.K.'s University of Chichester says there is a good reason for using them in work emails right now.
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3D printing lets hospitals make ventilator substitutes with common equipment

Belgian 3D printing company Materialise has developed a 3D-printable device that could help hospitals deal with the current shortage of much-needed ventilators.
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This spray paint lets you turn on your lights or change the TV channel with a touch

Developed by researchers at MIT, SprayableTech allows users to simply spray conductive ink on everyday surfaces to turn them into helpful digital interfaces.

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