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The US Navy Just Deployed a Laser Cannon, Has Awful Taste in Music

The US Navy Just Deployed a Laser Cannon, Has Awful Taste in Music
We’ve been making movies about soldiers, sailors, and airmen firing lasers at each other for a long time now. Now you can watch a video of what it actually looks like when the US Navy uses…
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Ultrasound Haptic Feedback Lets You Feel Virtual Objects: Good Vibes

Ultrasound Haptic Feedback Lets You Feel Virtual Objects: Good Vibes
Virtual reality has reached the point where it can easily fool our vision and sense of depth and balance. But if it’s to be truly believable our sense of touch needs to be indulged as well.…
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Omnipresenz Livestreaming Service Gives You a Human Avatar: The Epitome of Living Vicariously

Omnipresenz Livestreaming Service Gives You a Human Avatar: The Epitome of Living Vicariously
A Spanish company called Omnipresenz is trying to come up with a revolutionary way of interacting with the world. Its eponymous service aims to let you see, hear and act through another person anywhere in the…
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Vcemo Wants to Be the YouTube of 360º Videos

Vcemo Wants to Be the YouTube of 360º Videos
Virtual reality headsets are not just great for games. They’re also great for viewing 360º videos, which are the video equivalent of Google Street View. In fact, there’s already a 360º documentary about virtual reality. It…
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Robot Arms Dueling with Katana: Apocalypse Soon

Robot Arms Dueling with Katana: Apocalypse Soon
When we all die, it will certainly be a preventable doom of our own making. If I were placing bets I’d probably go with “catastrophic environmental disaster,” but “robot apocalypse” is certainly a possibility, and the…
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Biodegradable Drone Made from a Fungus Self Destructs After a Crash

Biodegradable Drone Made from a Fungus Self Destructs After a Crash
Scientists from the NASA AMES Research Center and Stanford University are working on an interesting new drone that is designed to be biodegradable. The idea is that if the drone is on a mission watching someone…
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rHEALTH Diagnostic Device Identifies Diseases from a Drop of Blood: Handheld House

rHEALTH Diagnostic Device Identifies Diseases from a Drop of Blood: Handheld House
We’ve seen a rise in consumer health devices in recent years, but I’ve never been impressed with any of them. Until now. DNA Medical Institute Inc. (DMI) is in the advanced stages of developing a device…
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Alpinestars’ Airbag Motorcycle Jacket: Check out the Crash Test Videos

Alpinestars’ Airbag Motorcycle Jacket: Check out the Crash Test Videos
People in cars get a LOT of safety features that motorcyclists don’t have access to, like four-wheel traction control and a vehicle that doesn’t tip over without outside intervention. Airbags, however, are something that professional motorcycle…
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The Most Expensive Gaming Peripheral: Another Person’s Hand and Mind Control

The Most Expensive Gaming Peripheral: Another Person’s Hand and Mind Control
There are lots of gaming peripherals out there, and some of them can get really, really expensive. Hell, I once reviewed a racing wheel, pedals, and shifter set that goes for about $1,200. Even something as…
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Laser-based Device Creates 3D Images in Midair: Plasma is Dead, Long Live Plasma!

Laser-based Device Creates 3D Images in Midair: Plasma is Dead, Long Live Plasma!
Terry McGinnis hated the Bat-Signal, but he might consider Aerial Burton’s True 3D Display. The Japanese company’s proof-of-concept device creates three dimensional images by reflecting a laser beam into the air. When air molecules are hit…
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iBox Nano May Be the Cheapest and Tiniest 3D Printer in all the Land

iBox Nano May Be the Cheapest and Tiniest 3D Printer in all the Land
I have always thought that having a 3D printer would be really awesome, but they typically cost $1000 or more. They usually take up quite a bit of space, and my house is crowded with enough…
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This Belt Doubles as a Scooter

This Belt Doubles as a Scooter
Product designer Ádám Török, from Sopron, Hungary, came up with the idea for this truly unique scooter. He made it for a school graduation project. His thinking is that in the future, most vehicles will be…
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A Team of Physicists Just Made a Tractor Beam

A Team of Physicists Just Made a Tractor Beam
I want a tractor beam. It would be very useful and amusing for me. Granted, I’d probably end up getting arrested, but I think whatever stupid things I decided to do with it would be very…
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Programmable Materials Move without Electronic or Mechanical Parts

Programmable Materials Move without Electronic or Mechanical Parts
A few years ago we saw a custom fabricated material with embedded actuators and magnets, which enable it to autonomously fold into a predetermined shape when subjected to electricity. MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab is working on creating…
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Blocks Modular Smartwatch Has Modular Modules

Blocks Modular Smartwatch Has Modular Modules
One of the things that annoys me about consumer electronics is that we all know within a few months something better is going to come along and most of us will end up with buyer’s remorse.…
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Lockheed Martin Say It Will Be Making Truck Sized Fusion Reactors Within the Decade

Lockheed Martin Say It Will Be Making Truck Sized Fusion Reactors Within the Decade
There’s no good solution to our energy problems right now. Solar and wind power are helping, but they’re not the quick and easy fix that the American public demands. Germany has managed to use solar and…
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