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New sustainable plan to mitigate climate change involves… a hot dog cooker?

[embedded content] Chemists working at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have demonstrated a new, energy-efficient method of pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from the air. It could potentially be used to help fight back against the effects of climate change, which is partly the result of increased atmospheric CO2 concentration due […]

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NASA’s planet hunter satellite gets first hit in its search for another Earth

Relocating is complicated enough when you’re simply moving to a new city. Scientists at NASA have taken property searches up an infinite number of levels, however, as they search for another Earth. NASA’s planet-hunting team turned up a potential relocation candidate on the first pass with a new satellite. The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) uses four […]

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Don’t be fooled — this automated system sneakily manipulates video content

[embedded content] A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an artificial intelligence system that automatically transfers content from one film into the style of another. In the vein of “deep fakes”, the A.I.-augmented videos infamous for superimposing one person’s face onto another’s body, the CMU system presents another case for how difficult […]

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SpaceX to send Japanese billionaire on moon trip, but he won’t be going alone

[embedded content] SpaceX has named Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa as the first paying passenger for the company’s ambitious 2023 moon mission. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, himself a billionaire entrepreneur, named Maezawa at a special event at the company’s headquarters in Hawthorne, California, on Monday night. While the five-day round trip will involve a fly-by […]

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Forget hands — this 3D-printed clock keeps time using nothing but marbles

[embedded content] Thanks to wearables like the Apple Watch, there’s no doubt that our timepieces are getting smarter and more high-tech. However, if you really want an attention-grabbing way to tell the time (albeit a slightly less convenient one), look no further than student Görkem Bozkurt’s amazing 3D-printed clock. Based on a “rolling ball clock” […]

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Can a bracelet really let you control your dreams?

Previous Next We cover crowdfunding projects all the time at Digital Trends. Platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have given us outstanding products like the Formlabs 3D printer, Biolite campstove, and Onewheel electric skateboard thing. But there’s no shortage of failed campaigns and outright scams that stem from these platforms as well. Triton Gills, a device that would […]