Building houses of brick is almost as old as human civilization itself, and over the millennia, we’ve perfected the art. The fastest bricklayers can mortar and place over 700 bricks… read more

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Remember how fun Bump was in the early days of iPhones? Probably not because it was silly and kind of dumb, but based on a new Apple patent application, you could soon be exchanging any kind of data with any type of gesture, from hugs to high fives—and it actually makes sense.

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Today we begin a new series: 60 Days of Drones. For the next two months, we’ll try to cover the full gamut of drones used by the U.S. government—letting you know what you should about the unmanned aircraft patrolling the skies on behalf of the United States. In the end, we’ll have a full card deck of the drones of today and the future. Stay tuned.

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Lately, media around the web has been bracing for robots — not time-traveling robots per se, but robot workers. Specifically, the increased sophistication of artificial intelligence and improved engineering of robotics has spurred… read more

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Four revolutions in transportation are taking place this decade. This post is a look at how they will shape your life, your business and our world. In 2011, Peter Thiel famously… read more

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A group of researchers is arguing against what they call “xenophobic leanings” against invasive species, saying that economic benefits of invasive species should be taken into account when conservationists are deciding how to deal with them.

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Bees are essential for food production, but around the world, populations have been declining for years. Norway’s latest bid to back its fuzzy insectoid friends? The world’s very first bee highway, naturally.

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SPACE: Why Send Humans to Space When We Can Send Robots? Daniel Oberhaus | Motherboard “The first marketable, personal computers in the late 70s came about after almost 40 years… read more

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Well, this wins points for creativity. Computer scientist Chris Gregg of Tufts University decided he wanted to turn his vintage, 1960s Smith Corona electric typewriter into a printer. It turned out to be quite a bit more work than he bargained for, but the resultant invention is marvelous.

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The allure of a warm, liquid ocean beneath Europa’s icy surface has inspired science fiction and real NASA missions alike . But if and when we get around to extraterrestrial oceanography, what will our undersea explorers look like?

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