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The Wikiverse lets you explore Wikipedia as a spaceship

Comprising more than 40 million articles in over 250 languages, Wikipedia is both a trusted resource and a massive time sink. In 2014, French programmer Owen Cornec upped the time suck factor when he released WikiGalaxy, a three-dimensional virtual universe…

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Cognitive Offloading: Study shows Google is replacing our brains

Who lost Superbowl XXV? Where was President McKinley shot? What movie featured Jim Carrey with God-like powers? We used to have to rack our brains or phone a friend to get answers to questions like these, but now – all…

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New temporary tattoo lets you control your phone from your wrist

Scientists from MIT Microsoft Research labs recently changed the game for the future of wearables with temporary tattoos that can control computers, change color, and transmit data via near field communication (NFC). As detailed on MIT’s website, these tattoos are actually made of electrically-conductive…

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Team creates self-destructing battery

Engineers from Iowa State University have taken one giant step forward in the development of self-destructing  technology that could help keep military secrets out of the hands of the enemy, or eliminate the need to surgically remove temporary medical devices…

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VIDEO: Dancing Robots Break World Record in China

The Guinness World Record for most robots dancing simultaneously was broken in China by 1,007 bopping and shimmying droids. The record was broken in a demonstration by Ever Win Company & Ltd. at the Qingdao Beer Festival in Shandong, China…

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VIDEO: Company in China builds bus that can drive over cars

In an attempt to address the congestion that plagues China’s urban roadways, Chinese engineers have unveiled a massive bus that straddles a roadway allowing cars to drive underneath it, according to Chinese state media. The Transit Elevated Bus, nicknamed TEB-1,…

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Skydiver survives 25,000 foot jump without a parachute

Folks living in the Simi Valley region of California, don’t panic: if you witnessed something strange falling back to Earth on Saturday evening, it wasn’t a meteorite, a falling piece of space junk or a spacecraft of extraterrestrial origin –…

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New solar cell converts atmospheric CO2 into usable energy

A new type of solar cell developed by engineers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) not only converts sunlight into usable energy but can also recycle atmospheric carbon dioxide, changing it directly into usable hydrocarbon fuel, according to a…

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Solar Impulse finishes groundbreaking trip around the world

More than 500 days after its journey began, Solar Impulse touched down in Abu Dhabi on Monday, becoming the zero-fuel aircraft in history to circumnavigate the globe thanks to photovoltaic cells and the sun’s rays. A single-seat plane flown alternately…

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Solar Impulse begins last leg of flight around the world

A solar-powered aircraft attempting to circumnavigate the globe began the final leg of its journey over the weekend, departing from the Egyptian capital of Cairo on Sunday for Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the city where its voyage…