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05.02.14
Stanford turns to Twitter to track earthquakes
05.02.14

Stanford turns to Twitter to track earthquakes

It's easy to tell when an earthquake hits an area full of Twitter users -- there's frequently a ru...

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03.02.14
Up, up and down: The ephemerality and reality of the jetpack
03.02.14

Up, up and down: The ephemerality and reality of the jetpack

Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets an...

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02.12.13
NASA launches Landsat 8 satellite to better study the skies above, water below
02.12.13

NASA launches Landsat 8 satellite to better study the skies above, water below

NASA's Landsat program recently turned the big four-oh, and what better way to deal with the mid-l...

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03.10.10
US mineral companies to tech industry: drill, baby, drill
03.10.10

US mineral companies to tech industry: drill, baby, drill

Even if your favorite gadget isn't flaunting them, rare earth metals are vital to all sorts of high-...

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