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Can an armadillo paper airplane fly? Autodesk says yes

Autodesk researchers have developed a Pteromys, a tool that lets anyone design a paper airplane that will fly, no matter how outlandish.

By August 9, 2014

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South Korea's Armadillo-T electric car folds up

Small and light all-electric car can fold down to almost half its length for easier parking. Speed demons might want to look elsewhere, however.

By August 23, 2013

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10 years of XPrizes: Fixing the world one competition at a time

It was October 4, 2004 that Scaled Composites won the Ansari XPrize. 10 years later, what started as one man's quest to get to space has evolved into an international organization for global good.

By October 3, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,535: The future is backscatter, burgerbot, the loneliest tweets (podcast)

Allow us to introduce you to backscatter, the stuff that might be able to power devices without electricity. We'll also chat about the impending death of fast food jobs and a new site celebrating the world's loneliest tweets.

By August 11, 2014

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Disney balances irregular objects for a perfect spin

Disney Research has developed an algorithm that allows them to perfectly balance irregular objects and to turn them into spinning tops.

By August 11, 2014

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KLD updates electric motor for 21st-century cars

Startup company KLD Energy Technologies developed OneDrive, a new electric drivetrain for cars that the company insists is much more efficient than those currently on the market.

By August 23, 2013

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Twitter grammar police say musicians can't write

A writing enhancement startup called Grammarly decides to analyze celebrities' tweets. Musicians are, it seems, even worse writers than politicians.

By June 5, 2013

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Spaceport America: Not just 'rich people in space'

Crave's Nerdy New Mexico series strolls the 10,000-foot-long runway at Spaceport America, home to Virgin Galactic and a nascent hub for a new space tourism industry.

By May 1, 2012

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Life-size Google Android robot is controlled by your smart phone

What do you get when some clever Japanese robot experts get their hands on the Android operating system? A real-life Google android, of course.

By September 29, 2010

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Armadillo Aerospace tries again for $2 million lunar lander challenge

Ten teams, including Doom creator John Carmack's Armadillo Aerospace, sign up once again to compete in the NASA-sponsored Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, a contest to simulate a moon landing in the New Mexico desert.

By August 5, 2008