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Jeff Bezos’s "Blue Origin" Space Company Reveals Spacecraft Design

We’ve covered Blue Origin, the semi-mysterious space company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, in the past, but we never knew all that much about what they were working on. But they recently showed off their new space...
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Big Pic: A Desert Refugee Camp For 120,000 Syrians

It has a population of 122,017, it’s just over a year old, and almost every resident is there because they fled a brutal civil war. The Zaatri refugee camp, in the Mafraq Governate of Jordan, is an instant city with an in...
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Living in the Future: Multitouch, or How I Learned to Love the Mac

Living in the Future is a new column about those rare moments, as we go about our daily lives, when we realize that what we’re doing is amazing. We have a tendency to assimilate new tech into our lives without giving it m...
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FYI: Why Are Escalators So Dangerous?

The escalator was patented in 1892, and the design hasn’t changed much since then. The landing platforms make entry and exit dicey endeavors—particularly when the moving stairs disappear beneath them, and all manner of clot...
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Video: Amazing Coating For Bottles’ Interiors Lets Ketchup Flow Like Water

LiquiGlide, developed by a team at MIT’s Varanasi Research Group, is a surface coating that liberates the notoriously non-Euclidean fluid ketchup from its glass- or plastic-walled prison. The research came in second in MI...
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4 New Legless Lizards Discovered In California

You always knew there was something creepy about LAX. Now, a pair of researchers has discovered four new species of legless lizards—technically not snakes—one of which lives underneath the dunes at the end of a runway at Lo...
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Contest to Host the World’s Largest Telescope Ends in A Draw

Two continents vying to host the world’s largest telescope will both get a piece, a compromise that apparently makes everyone happy, at least officially. South Africa and eight partner countries will host the majority of the ...
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Microsoft’s Smart Glass Is Like Apple’s AirPlay, But More So

Today at E3, the massive electronics expo that yesterday played host to Nintendo’s announcement about the updated Wii U, Microsoft broke out an announcement that’s really more about media–especially video̵...
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Pop Review: V-Moda’s VAMP Gives Your iPhone Audio Superpowers

Putting the V-Moda VAMP on your iPhone is like watching it change into its superhero audio costume. It’s outrageously expensive, but there’s also nothing quite like it. What is it? The VAMP is an iPhone case for aud...
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