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Waggling Phallic Scanner 3-D-Maps The Tower Of Pisa In 20 Minutes

The Zebedee, created by Australia’s national space agency, is a 3-D scanner, but it’s not quite like any 3-D scanner we’ve ever seen before. But that might work in its favor: one person holding the Zebedee was...
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Ebook Readers Make Reading Easier For People With Dyslexia

A new study performed by the Smithsonian Institute found that ebook readers like the Amazon Kindle can actually help those with dyslexia with reading comprehension. Technology! When you think of dyslexia, what first comes to mi...
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How Robo-Bees Could Save America’s Crops

Something is killing off up to half of America’s bees–terrible news for bees and the vegetation that depends on them for pollination. Fewer bees not only means less honey, it means less food. Researchers at Harvard ...
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Look At This Totally Insane First-Person Eagle Video

YouTube user Srachi posted this short video of an eagle with a camera on its back. It was filmed in Chamonix, France (which is not America). And that’s all we know about it. But enjoy the 1:26 of what it feels like to fly...
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The UK Is Selling Off Its Mail System

The British government is dumping the mail. The Royal Mail will be privatized sometime within the coming weeks, officials confirmed. Last week, the UK business secretary filed an “intention to float” at least half o...
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GE’s Silent MRI Scanner Has Hit The Market

MRI scanners do a good job of imaging the brain to help doctors find potential health problems. But the experience of actually sitting in one leaves something to be desired. Aside from being cramped and claustrophobic, MRI scan...
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A Quick Primer On America’s Spaceports

Going to space is getting easier all the time. For anyone willing to trade giant piles of ephemeral cash for a few short minutes outside the atmosphere, here is a handy map of all American spaceports, released in February by th...
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NSA Has Secretly Been Hacking, Cracking, And Circumventing Encryption For Years

Newly disclosed documents from leaker-on-the-run Edward Snowden reveal that the National Security Agency has been fighting a secret war on encryption…and winning. We wrote about secure email options a while ago, most of w...
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Drones Are Now Delivering Packages In One Chinese City

After a user on the Chinese social media site Weibo posted about seeing flying robots with the SF Express logo, the delivery company admitted that it has begun trials of package-delivery drones in the city of Dongguan in southe...
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