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Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.

By March 26, 2015

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Costa Rica hits 75 days powered entirely by renewable energy

Heavy rainfall has allowed the Central American country of Costa Rica to be powered almost entirely by its hydroelectric plants.

By March 24, 2015

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See how the 'Interstellar' robots walked on set as life-sized puppets, not CGI

A fascinating behind-the-scenes video shows how mobile metal cabinets TARS and CASE really walked among the actors of Christopher Nolan's sci-fi opus.

By March 27, 2015

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Festo unleashes new robotic swarm of ants and butterflies

Biology-inspired robotics company Festo has revealed its latest animal robots -- cooperative ants and lightweight butterflies.

By March 26, 2015

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Ultra HD 4K TV color, part II: The (near) future

We're on the cusp of a revolution in TV color. Whether via DCI P3 or Rec. 2020, richer, more lifelike colors are coming soon to content and TV screens near you. Here's what you need to know.

By March 20, 2015

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Use WikiTweaks to avoid distractions on Wikipedia

Want to stay focused when reading about a topic on Wikipedia, but your curiosity is piqued by the links in the text? Check out this Chrome extension to stay on track.

By October 30, 2014

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Comedian Will Ferrell belts out 'Star Trek' theme

We already knew Ferrell was talented, but who knew he was such a Trekkie?

By March 27, 2015

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Lord Voldemort's 'Uptown Funk' parody is magical

Who knew Death Eaters were so funky? In this Harry Potter parody music video, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named sure knows how to sing.

By March 25, 2015

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Yamaha's motorcycle and instrument designers trade jobs

Yamaha's motorcycle designers have created some musical instruments, while the instrument designers have created vehicles.

By March 25, 2015

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Magzet aims to reinvent the audio jack with the 'power of magnets'

Tired of having your headphone jack or plug short out and break? Magzet is hoping to change all that with a new accessory that promises safer connections.

By March 23, 2015