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How It Works: Inside The Machine That Separates Your Recyclables

The most annoying aspect of recycling—and one of the biggest hurdles to its widespread adoption—is having to separate paper, glass, and plastic before they hit the curb. New recycling machines are changing that. With single...
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A Visual Guide To New York City’s Massive Data Trove

The NYC Open Data initiative has dumped a ton of New York public records–school test scores, court districts, even laundromat maps–on one website. But the site is not exactly what you’d call “explorable....
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25 People Who Will Be ‘The Next Steve Jobs’

Even before his death nearly two years ago, writers of all stripes began to wonder, “Who is the next Steve Jobs?” It was fitting, in a ghoulish sort of way: People were lusting for the next model before the current ...
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Piloting A Drone Is Hell

The cover story for the Atlantic‘s September issue reveals a surprising truth: drone warfare is more like The Truman Show than Terminator. In the future, autonomous robots might fight our battles for us, but for now, war ...
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Big Pic: Terrorism In Iraq, Visible From Space

It might not make headlines any more, but violence in Iraq rages on, as evidenced by this image snapped from space. This picture, taken with a NASA satellite and published by the nonprofit human and environmental rights group S...
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Watch This Robotic Sofa Balance On One Leg

Artist Jacob Tonski, inspired by how the sofa is a center of human interactions, rigged a 170-year-old Victorian sofa to stand up on a single leg–and to break apart into pieces when it falls over. It’s a metaphor fo...
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