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Japanese company plans space elevator by 2050

Japan's giant construction company, Obayashi Corporation, has announced that it plans to build an elevator into space by the year 2050.

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RFID helps robots locate objects

Work to improve robot vision is ongoing -- but robots don't necessarily need to rely solely on their eyes.

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#X campaign goes viral to fight texting while driving

Social-media campaign aimed at discouraging people from texting behind the wheel has so far garnered more than 5 million pledges.

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Harvard-made lung muscle could yield asthma insights

Scientists synthesize human airway tissue, and in hopes of finding better asthma medication, watch it react to a variety of chemicals.

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Retro spy gear bodes well for future of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'

Crave's Kelsey Adams gets ready for the new season of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." with a quick salute to the Howling Commandos' EMP joy buzzer and other old-school fun.

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Go back in time without sacrificing modern tech.

Go way retro with this mechanical-typewriter computer keyboard

You love the look and feel of old typewriters, but don't want to give up the comforts of modern technology. Meld the two with the Qwerkywriter keyboard.

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The 404 Show: 'Gotham' review

Today we check out the pilot episode of "Gotham," get to the bottom of a recent titillating Internet hoax and talk about tech we wish we had in college.

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Smartwatch + phone = watchphone.

Sci-fi fantasy nears reality: A full-on phone on your wrist

Epic Watchphones hopes crowdfunding is the ticket to introducing a smartwatch that has absolutely no need for a smartphone buddy.

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This used to be the iPhone 6 Plus.

Can the iPhone 6 Plus stop a 50-caliber bullet?

It will certainly let you watch videos in full HD, but how does the iPhone 6 Plus fare when it comes to stopping bullets? RatedRR takes a shot at the Plus to find out.

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You could own a window from the Manhattan Project

This window, and the scientists who peered through it, witnessed work that changed the history of our planet. Now it can be yours for about $200,000.

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Ray Bradbury in 1975.

Unpublished Ray Bradbury poem, more estate items up for auction

An estate auction offers a glimpse into Ray Bradbury's life and belongings, which range from original artwork for "The Illustrated Man" to a gardening tool used by George Bernard Shaw.

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This is what an iPhone looks like after a liquid nitrogen bath.

iPhone 6 Plus takes on liquid nitrogen and a sledgehammer

Life is tough if you're a new iPhone. A torture test goes into cold territory and follows it up with a blow from a sledgehammer.

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