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George R.R. Martin is the author of the epic fantasy "Game of Thrones" books, which were adapted for the hit HBO series.

Your favorite 'Game of Thrones' characters could die soon

Sorry, but George R.R. Martin reveals that you really shouldn't take the safety of any of your favorite characters for granted.

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This chair goes wherever you go.

Clamp-on exoskeleton turns you into your own chair

An ekoskelton-style device provides factory workers with a place to sit whenever they need it, no chair required.

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The Leggage assumes one of its many massage positions.

Leggage: A laptop case that massages your tired feet

It's time for lazy laptop cases to step up and do more. The Leggage protects your computer and soothes your feet.

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The 404 Throwback: Tumblr CEO David Karp

Today's throwback features an early interview with Tumblr CEO David Karp. Apparently, he owes it all to us. (Original air date: 5/19/08)

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With OpenStax, book learns you

Open textbook publisher OpenStax is developing algorithm-enhanced digital textbooks that adapt to the user's learning needs.

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Artist builds giant 3D clay printer to make beautiful ceramics

Netherlands-based artist Olivier van Herpt wanted to 3D print ceramics. The problem? There was no machine that could do what he wanted. His solution was to build his own.

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Cards Against Humanity creator hits Kickstarter with Slap .45

Cards Against Humanity co-creator Max Temkin has joined forces with Gnarwhal Studios for wild west-themed card game Slap .45.

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Sea plankton found on the outer surface of the ISS

Astronauts collecting samples on the International Space Station have found traces of sea plankton, and are baffled as to how it got there.

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Minecraft players build working hard drives

Players of the pixelated building block game have taken its virtual simulation tools to an unprecedented level: building functioning hard drives that can read and write data.

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The 404 Show: See-through solar panels, LG Music Flow, superhero workout

Researchers at Michigan State University have created a see-through solar panel called "a window." Plus, LG's Music Flow speakers, a superhero workout, and an app that forces children to call their parents.

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Lego female-scientist minifigs rock their own Twitter account

Followers are flocking to the Lego Academics on Twitter to watch the toy scientists tackle the amusing everyday challenges of academia. Creator Donna Yates shares her Lego story.

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Just try swiping this 'unstealable bike'

Want to cut down the risk of having your bike stolen without lugging around a bulky lock? These engineering students may have the bike for you.

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