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Appliance Science: The illuminating physics behind LED lights

LED lights are the latest thing in home lighting, using less energy and lasting longer than their incandescent cousins. How do they work? Find out in the latest installment of Appliance Science.

By November 18, 2014

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Skateboard legend Tony Hawk rides a real hoverboard

You don't have to daydream about "Back to the Future" to ride a hoverboard. Hendo Hover, with the help of Hawk, hopes its Kickstarter campaign will bring this high-tech fun to the masses.

By November 17, 2014

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The Internet in the era of VHS

Technologist Andy Baio has collected and uploaded to YouTube series of documentaries about the Internet on VHS from the 80s and 90s.

By November 17, 2014

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Laptop buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a new laptop, hybrid, or Windows tablet.

By November 27, 2013

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'Miracle' tech turns water into fuel

German cleantech company Sunfire GmbH has unveiled a machine that converts water and carbon dioxide into synthetic petroleum-based fuels.

By November 18, 2014

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These room-friendly 'micro' tower speakers bowled over the Audiophiliac

Kvart & Bolge's Sound Sommelier takes a decidedly fresh approach to high-end speaker design, at a price anyone can afford.

By November 15, 2014

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Superhero Underoos undies return, this time for adults

Indulge in undercover cosplay with adult-sized Underoos of Captain America, Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Harley Quinn, He-Man and more.

By November 17, 2014

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The ISS gets its Zero-G 3D printer

The International Space Station has received its 3D printer, installed in its Microgravity Science Glovebox to move towards self sufficiency.

By November 17, 2014

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Nano-scale sculptures re-create the human body in the eye of a needle

Microscopic sculptures by artist Jonty Hurwitz are so tiny that they can fit easily inside the eye of a needle, on a human hair -- or on the forehead of an ant.

By November 13, 2014

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What the CraveCast lost and found in space

November was a whirl of space news, and on this month's show we couldn't get enough of epic sexy math, Twitter's contribution to world space programs and the truth about ancient Mars.

By November 20, 2014