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11.02.15
Fire ants can act as an organic super-material by playing dead
11.02.15

Fire ants can act as an organic super-material by playing dead

Large groups of fire ants can simulate liquid or solid materials by playing dead

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09.21.15
Predator drones could soon hide under dielectric 'invisibility cloaks'
09.21.15

Predator drones could soon hide under dielectric 'invisibility cloaks'

Now you see them, now you don't. Then comes the barrage of Hellfire missiles.

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02.18.15
Sea snail teeth may be the key to super-light race cars
02.18.15

Sea snail teeth may be the key to super-light race cars

It's increasingly common to find supercars, laptops and other gadgets clad in strong-yet-light car...

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07.30.14
Captain's Log: Star Trek Online's eternal crafting problem
07.30.14

Captain's Log: Star Trek Online's eternal crafting problem

I haven't had the chance to really dive into the new crafting system in Star Trek Online just yet,...

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07.10.14
Star Trek Online introduces Research & Development packs
07.10.14

Star Trek Online introduces Research & Development packs

The next major Star Trek Online update is all about new stuff for the crafting system. That means...

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06.27.14
Final Fantasy XIV breaks down Desynthesis
06.27.14

Final Fantasy XIV breaks down Desynthesis

In most MMOs, you want your efforts with crafting to produce more items by the time you're done, no...

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04.23.14
Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5
04.23.14

Defiantly plastic: designing the Galaxy S5

"Our major aims were usability, friendliness and a more humanistic design. We wanted something wit...

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10.23.13
The Daily Grind: Would you rather use mats to craft or make money?
10.23.13

The Daily Grind: Would you rather use mats to craft or make money?

With each new MMO that I dig into, there's always that looming question I must address from the sta...

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06.27.13
Gold Capped: Sha Crystals are about to get a lot cheaper
06.27.13

Gold Capped: Sha Crystals are about to get a lot cheaper

WoW Insider brings you Gold Capped, in which Basil "Euripides" Berntsen aims to show you how to mak...

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