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The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets

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Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven’t seen any of them — yet.
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Why Aereo Matters

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On April 22nd, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of the television networks versus Aereo, an innovative service that lets you stream broadcasts over the internet.
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The new technologies that will change human civilization as we know it - Heading toward the singularity.

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What will the world be like in the next 30 years ? How our lifestyle will change radically forever.
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The High-Tech Soldiers of the Future Are Here

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Those troops you saw in science fiction movies as a child are now real. A few years ago, many countries recognized a need to upgrade the individual infantryman and thus started their own “future soldier” programs.
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The Sad, Slow Death of America’s Retail Workforce

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There’s never been a better time to be a consumer. It’s not such a happy story for the people on the shopping floor and behind the counters.
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Graphene transfer advances on multiple fronts
Google develops computer vision accurate enough to solve its own CAPTCHAs

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Google has cracked the CAPTCHA. In a paper published this week, Google researchers say that they’ve developed an algorithm that can accurately solve Google’s own CAPTCHA puzzles — those…
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Automated Guided Vehicles: Behind the Swift Business of a Heavy Industry

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Automated Guided Vehicles are transforming a big swath of industrial life.
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Nanomaterials Keep Pushing Lithium-Sulfur Battery Capabilities for EVs - IEEE Spectrum

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Lithium-sulfur batteries are winning favor over Li-ion batteries for EVs thanks to nanomaterials
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Google X admits it’s working on a space elevator, teleportation, hoverboards | ExtremeTech

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Google X, Google’s secretive R&D laboratory, has confirmed that it was indeed working on a space elevator — but sadly had to put the project on the back burner until humanity creates a building material that’s strong enough.
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