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Flipping faces: Upside-down portraits turn human faces alien

South African photographer Anelia Loubser tries a simple twist on the traditional head shot -- with captivating (and pretty creepy) results.

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Upside-down humans look alien (pictures)

The faces in this photo series might look like the creation of a sci-fi special effects master. But they're just images of ordinary people. We promise.

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Buy a spare Mars Viking lander project rocket engine

Get a head start on building your very own 1970s-style Mars orbiter by snapping up an engine built for NASA's Viking project.

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Picard's bad day makes for a tasty snack.

Make a meme yummy with 'Star Trek' facepalm cookies

Captain Picard's famous exasperated gesture from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" gets a sweet tribute.

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Last chance to snag flying pocket camera on Indiegogo

A small flying camera controlled by your smartphone is finishing up its run on Indiegogo, but the information about it is a little lightweight.

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Homeless, wearing GoPros, capture 'life as it is rarely seen'

A San Francisco project outfits homeless volunteers with personal camera rigs for shooting first-person footage of daily life. "The goal is to build empathy," Homeless GoPro says.

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It's nice to see superheroes use their phones once in awhile.

Japanese superhero fights grime instead of crime

Tokyo's own caped crusader, Mangetsu-man, wants citizens to join him in his quest to save the city from litter and garbage.

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DARPA testing planes with a 'Star Wars'-style laser cannon

We don't have X-wing fighters just yet, but we may soon have their laser weapons. DARPA is working on a system that's downright Lucasian.

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Miss Georgia's custom heels flaunt 3D-printed flair

Shoes that look like a classic car? Georgia Tech industrial design students fashion a pair of high-tech shoes for their peer, Miss Georgia, inspired by the school's Ford mascot.

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Hide! MIT's robotic cheetah no longer needs a leash

MIT improves its robo-cheetah by giving it the ability to bound and run around outside while untethered.

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The 404 Throwback! Ep. 217

Today's throwback episode comes complements of our very own Steve "Sphere" Guttenberg. He requested this to be replayed, and since we lost a bet with him a long time ago, we owe it to him.

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Tame your wild beard in style with the Grably Comb, made out of vinyl records for the classic cool look.

Tame your hipster beard with a comb made from what?

When you're out at your next Bon Iver or Arcade Fire concert, you can totally fine-tune your hip, ratty beard with this sweet comb made from a retro hipster material.

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