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Nerf's New Laser Guns Deconstruct the Nerf Gun

When lasers and LEDs replace springs and darts, things get weird.

Our Favorite Deals for Prime Day 2018
There's a lot of sales to sift through out there, here are a bunch w…
These are Amazon's Best Prime Day Deals (So Far)
Amazon's biggest sale of the year starts on Monday, and these are th…
Plutonium Went Missing After Car Robbery
Losses of civilian nuclear material are usually disclosed but when t…
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'Cloud Brightening' and the Great Barrier Reef

Desperate times call for desperate measures.

Roku Made Wireless TV Speakers And They're Actually Kind of Great

Better streaming sound quality without all the wires and gear.

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Elon Musk is Mad His Mini-Submarine Didn't Help in Thai Cave Rescue

Elon Musk is NOT happy that a British diver called his miniature submarine a "PR stunt" with no chance of working.

Robots Made These Paintings and They're Very, Very Good

Robot painters made impressive paintings for the 2018 RobotArt contest.

See Bones, Blood and Tissue in World's First 3D Colored X-Ray

The new X-Ray technology can capture the human body in uncanny detail.

Chinese AI Beats Doctors in Diagnosing Brain Tumors

The AI system could diagnose tumors more accurately (and faster) than 15 human physicians.

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The Plant That Became a Six-Legged Robot To Chase the Sun

The bot takes the plant for walks and announces when it needs to be watered.

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Scientists Make Concrete With Trash Instead of Cement

A little molecular re-arranging makes coal fly ash the perfect building material.

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This Wild Concept Might Become the World’s Most Efficient Bicycle Drivetrain

Clean slate design boasts better-than-99-percent efficiency

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Watch Travis Pastrana Nail His Wild Evel Knievel Tribute Jumps

Didn't watch Evel Live? Here's how you can get caught up on the best parts.

The 7 Wildest Buildings That Were Never Built

These ambitious projects were never made, but they would have dramatically changed the world's biggest cities.

Everything Suspicious About China's Laser Rifle Claims

There are a whole lot of reported features that don't quite add up.

The Entire History of Steel
From hunks of iron streaking through the sky, to the construction of skyscrapers and megastructures, this is the history of the world's…
The 12 Best Battery Packs to Keep Your Gadgets Going

When your smartphone's battery can't get you through the day, always have a back up plan.

MIT's Cheetah 3 Has a Precision Pounce

Good luck hiding behind that table.

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Harvard Robotic Cockroach Walks Underwater

The HAMR is tiny and amphibious. That was hard to do.

Here's How Different Kinds of Fireworks Work
From peonies to chrysanthemums to dahlias, the reason why so many fireworks are named after flowering plants is because they burst out …
The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence

How science helped—and harmed—efforts to preserve the U.S.'s founding documents.