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Board Games Go Digital

When Microsoft debuted the Surface tabletop computer in 2007, the company envisioned groups of people sitting around a giant screen, sharing videos and playing games. But the Surface and the second-generation Samsung SUR40 are ...
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Polio Vaccinators Face Deadly Risks In Pakistan

Here’s another twist on “vaccine safety.” Over the past year, Pakistani villagers have been shooting healthcare workers that came to give them the polio vaccine. Foreign Policy has the exact numbers. Up to 22 ...
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The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself

Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning. There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there–most notably the Dropcam–but we’re intrigued by the Canary because it...
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The Week In Numbers: New Dinosaur Discovered, The World’s Largest Virus, And More

2014: the year this aerodynamic, flying saucer-like research station is set to open in Antarctica 15 feet: the length of a new cow-like dinosaur discovered in Utah 1 week: the time it would take Earth’s average global sur...
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A Smooth, 3-D-Printed, Multicolored, High-Resolution Vase

Desktop 3-D printers often have a resolution problem. Resolution refers to the size of the stream of molten plastic laid down by the machine in layers; if the layers are too big, they become visible, so you can see and feel the...
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Private Company To Put A Telescope On The Moon

Private space exploration is coming to the Moon, and soon. The world’s first mission to the Moon’s sunny South Pole will put a private telescope on a the lunar peak Malapert Mountain as early as 2015. Moon Express, ...
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Listen To 130 Years Of Global Warming, Played On The Cello

This is one of the few instances when something really is better when expressed through song. Daniel Crawford, an undergrad at the University of Minnesota, turned more than 100 years of climate change data from NASA’s God...
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Mystery Animal Contest: Who Is This Long-Snouted Creature?

So, here are the rules: To answer, follow us on Twitter and tweet at us with the hashtag #mysteryanimal. For example: Hey @PopSci, is the #mysteryanimal a baboon? And then I might say “if you think that’s a baboon, ...
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10 Electric Race Cars, From The Dragstrip To Pikes Peak

Click here to enter the gallery Electric cars are certainly becoming a more familiar sight on the roads these days, but in the ultra-competitive world of professional motor sport they’re also beginning to get a foot-hold....
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