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No cows required: This startup’s lab-grown milk is identical to the real thing

The dairy industry causes monumental damage to the environment. To change that, this clever Israeli startup has developed a way to make real milk without cows
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This is how Google’s internet-serving Loon balloons can float for nearly a year

Alphabet's Loon balloons recently set a record for most consecutive days spent aloft in the stratosphere. How'd they do it? A software upgrade.
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Meet Ghost Robotics, the Boston Dynamics of combat bots

Ghost’s quadruped bots are the scary older brother of every other dog robot you’ve ever seen. And with good reason. They’re shipping off to join the military.
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Robots progressed by leaps and bounds in 2020. These were the highlights

The past 12 months have given us no shortage of big breakthroughs and amazing applications of robotics technology. Here's a quick recap of our favorites
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This clever new technique could help us map the ocean floor — from the sky

The overwhelming majority of Earth’s oceans are an unexplored mystery. But thanks to a groundbreaking innovation from Stanford University, that may soon change
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Behind the scenes: How Apple designed its most exclusive product ever

Limited to a run of exactly 15, this is Apple’s most exclusive product of all time. It’s pretty amazing – but not as amazing as the people it honors. 
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The best Cyber Week drone deals for 2020

Whether you're planning to shoot aerial footage or just have some fun with friends or family, you'll find great Cyber Week drone deals.
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MasterClass BOGO offer on online courses returns for Cyber Monday

Buy one MasterClass all-access pass and get one free to share with a loved one this holiday season.
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Digitizing your brain: Sci-fi pipe dream, or scientific possibility?

Hooking your brain up to a computer and digitizing your consciousness has long been a staple of science fiction -- but is such a thing possible in real life?
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How A.I. bumblebee brains could usher in a new era for navigation

U.K startup Opteran Technologies has a bold plan to revolutionize navigation. Instead of relying on GPS, it wants to give autonomous cars A.I. bumblebee brains
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Keep it secret, keep it safe: 8 homes with hidden rooms and passages

Whether behind a bookcase or beneath a trapdoor, these eight regal dwellings each contain one or more secret rooms, hidden passageways, or covert architecture.
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The digital switch that blocks all websites from selling your personal data

Some of the internet's most influential organizations are joining forces to formalize a new privacy tool that'll protect your data with a single click.
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The end of Arecibo: The era of giant telescopes is coming to a close

One of astronomy's most famous telescopes, the Arecibo Observatory, is shutting down. And its closure may mark the beginning of the end for giant telescopes.
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How SpaceX could transform Starlink into an ultraprecise GPS network

SpaceX is building the Starlink satellite network in hopes of blanketing the globe in broadband, but it could also be used for a second purpose: GPS
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Measuring microns: The quest to build a better GPS

Existing GPS systems simply aren't precise enough for certain applications, so companies like John Deere and Qualcomm are building something better
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How artists and activists are using deepfakes as a force for good

Deepfakes aren't just being used to create porn and misinformation. Nowadays, creators all over the globe are using the tech for prosocial endeavors
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A.I. teaching assistants could help fill the gaps created by virtual classrooms

Distance learning has created a disconnect between teachers and students. Can A.I. help fill that void?
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Leaps, bounds, and beyond: Robot agility is progressing at a feverish pace

Robots are often depicted as clunky, ungainly creations that walk with slow, halting steps. But in recent years, robots have gone from clumsy to acrobatic.
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Planet busters: We asked a physicist what it would take to obliterate Earth

The planet-busting nuclear bomb is a classic science fiction trope. But is it really possible to build a nuke big enough to obliterate the globe?
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The 17 best tech gifts for the whole family

Searching for the best presents to give to your loved ones? Check out our tech gift guide to find top gadgets to give to your family, including your pets.
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These blaze-battling bots are the future of firefighting

Firefighting is one of the rare jobs that we're happy to hand over to machines. Here's a look at the most advanced firefighting bots in the biz.
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The good, the bad, and the ugly of satellite megaconstellations

Satellite megaconstellations like Starlink could bring broadband internet to underserved parts of the globe -- but they also have some big drawbacks.
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Can A.I. solve one of the oldest mysteries of linguistics?

Lost languages like Linear A have confounded researchers for decades, but as artificial intelligence advances, could technology crack the case?
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The best tech gifts under $25

You don't need to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on tech gifts. We've rounded up some of the best deals under $25, just in time for the holiday season.
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Open-Source Leg: The quest to create a bionic limb that anyone can build

Bionic prosthetics often cost upward of $100,000. But through the power of collaboration, engineers think they can build one for a tenth of that price.
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Scientists want to blanket the Earth in sensors. Their secret weapon? Moths

Manually installing sensors in every nook and cranny of Earth's surface would take eons. But what if we enlisted the help of our insect friends?
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Are deepfakes a dangerous technology? Creators and regulators disagree

Deepfake technology has great potential for both good and bad, but creators say the negatives are being overblown while the positives are being overlooked.
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We have the tech to make wildfires less severe. Deploying it is the hard part

A revolutionary new fire retardant gel could help choke fires out before they happen -- if only we could deploy it widely enough

The world’s thinnest televisions

In the race to create the thinnest TV, a few competitors have pulled ahead with screens that are only a few millimeters thin. Let's take a look at the best!
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iPad Air 4 vs. iPad Mini (2019): Which is best for you?

With the announcement of the new Apple iPad Air 4, we compare it across six core areas with the iPad Mini to see which of these tablets you should pick up.
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How big data forced the hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence to evolve

How the age of big data is changing the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
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The most influential Hispanic leaders in technology

As part of our ongoing coverage of Hispanic Heritage Month 2020, Digital Trends compiles a list every year of the most influential Hispanic leaders in the technology industry.
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There’s a way to weaken hurricanes, but scientists say it’s too crazy to try

There's a weird natural phenomenon that helps to weaken hurricanes destined for the United States. What if we could re-create that phenomenon ourselves?
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TikTok sale imminent, Musk’s Neuralink, mech racing | Digital Trends Live

On this Digital Trends Live, we talk the top tech of the day, including a possible end to the TikTok saga, Twitter's removal of “manipulated media,” and more.