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Cree $99 LED streetlight could come to a city near you

Cree $99 LED streetlight could come to a city near you | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
City planners across the U.S. are dropping the streetlights of yesteryear for brighter, more energy-efficient lights. Here's the scoop on a super-cheap LED streetlight that could come to your city sooner than later.
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SpaceX Grasshopper shows off new nav gear [VIDEO]

SpaceX Grasshopper shows off new nav gear [VIDEO] | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
We've been watching as the SpaceX Grasshopper's leap has grown higher and higher with each successive launch (and landing!), and the rocket's flights
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Airbus A350 cockpit tour with test pilot Jean-Michel Roy [VIDEO]

Airbus A350 cockpit tour with test pilot Jean-Michel Roy [VIDEO] | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
What's it like to fly the A350? Only a handful of pilots know for sure, but Jean-Michel Roy has a pretty good idea. The Airbus test pilot has flown a variety of yet-to-be-certified aircraft over the years, and he'll soon step behind the controls of the company's answer to Boeing's Dreamliner, the A350
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Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780: a Titan for the rest of us

Nvidia's GeForce GTX 780: a Titan for the rest of us | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
The same GPU powering the $999 Titan is now available in a $649 cousin, and the GeForce Experience utility comes out of beta.
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Cold fusion reactor independently verified, has 10K times the energy density of gas

Cold fusion reactor independently verified, has 10K times the energy density of gas | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
Against all probability, a device that purports to use cold fusion to generate vast amounts of power has been verified by a panel of independent scientists.
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Tiny ‘RoboBee’ Flaps Wings So Fast It’s Almost Impossible to See [VIDEO]

Tiny ‘RoboBee’ Flaps Wings So Fast It’s Almost Impossible to See [VIDEO] | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
Harvard has introduced the first flight of its insect-inspired robot that flaps its wings so fast, it's difficult to even see that they're moving -- but you can hear them.
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Hands-on with MiiPC, the $99 kid-safe Android PC [VIDEO]

Hands-on with MiiPC, the $99 kid-safe Android PC [VIDEO] | Tech Jam | Scoop.it

I don't know how this one got passed me... ZeroDesktop launched MiiPC, a $99 kid-safe Android PC, and the Kickstarter campaign has already surpassed its initial $50,000 goal (by a multiple of 3)!

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BeagleBone Black packs 1GHz ARM CPU, 512MB RAM for just $45 [VIDEO]

BeagleBone Black packs 1GHz ARM CPU, 512MB RAM for just $45 [VIDEO] | Tech Jam | Scoop.it

"The BeagleBone might be just the piece of kit for the DIY set itching to boot Linux in 10 seconds, but the freshly unveiled BeagleBone Black packs an even greater punch -- and the same speedy start times -- at just half the price of its predecessor."

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Researchers Build New Batteries That Charge Instantly And Hold Hours Of Juice

Researchers Build New Batteries That Charge Instantly And Hold Hours Of Juice | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
A group of researchers at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created microbatteries that charge 1,000 times faster than normal batteries and can, feasibly, "jump-start a car" while powering a cellphone.
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Revolights Illuminate Your Bike With Built-In LEDs [VIDEO]

Revolights Illuminate Your Bike With Built-In LEDs [VIDEO] | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
Bay Area startup Revolights' second-generation product provides built-in bike wheel lights that give cyclists visibility at night.
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Bubba Watson's Hovercraft Puts All Golf Carts to Shame [VIDEO]

Bubba Watson's Hovercraft Puts All Golf Carts to Shame [VIDEO] | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
Bubba Watson is the coolest golfer around. He made a hovercraft out of a golf cart. That pretty much settles it. So, yeah.
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Touch Bionics i-limb Now Equipped With Powered Rotating Thumb [VIDEO]

Touch Bionics i-limb Now Equipped With Powered Rotating Thumb [VIDEO] | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
The advancements made in prosthetics over the years has been remarkable, but Touch Bionics’ latest creation may very well be the most advanced prosthetic we’ve ever seen to date.
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joe carvalko's comment, April 12, 2013 6:50 AM
My new book The Techno-Human Shell-A Jump in the Evolutionary Gap was recently released. It deals with the technological, legal and social consequences of a future where minds and bodies are enhanced due to the inevitable incorporation of computers and other technologies. I ask at what point, and in what ways, our future cyborg-selves might begin to regard our own humanity differently? http://www.amazon.com/The-Techno-Human-Shell-Evolutionary-ebook/dp/B00AW53NCK
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Boeing flight tests redesigned battery for 787 Dreamliner

Boeing flight tests redesigned battery for 787 Dreamliner | Tech Jam | Scoop.it

Two-hour test is the first step in returning the aircraft to service after battery fire and heat issues forced the FAA to ground the fleet.

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NextGen Nexus 7 hands-on (2013) [VIDEO]

NextGen Nexus 7 hands-on (2013) [VIDEO] | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
The Nexus 7 was a rather swell device when it was officially launched last year, and now we've had the opportunity to play with the next-gen version,
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3D printable Drone It Yourself kit turns mundane objects into flying machines (video)

3D printable Drone It Yourself kit turns mundane objects into flying machines (video) | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
These days, drones are all the rage. Now, you can make your own with this handy Drone It Yourself kit from designer Jasper van Loenen. Droneifying (it's
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Amazon Offers 3D Printer Store

Amazon Offers 3D Printer Store | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
Amazon opens up a virtual 3D printer store.
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New wireless network world record: 40Gbps over 1km, using EHF 240GHz

New wireless network world record: 40Gbps over 1km, using EHF 240GHz | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany have successfully transmitted 40 gigabits per second over a one-kilometer (0.62 miles) wireless link.
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ISS switches from Windows to Linux, for improved reliability

ISS switches from Windows to Linux, for improved reliability | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
The United Space Alliance, which manages the computers aboard the International Space Station in association with NASA, has announced that the Windows XP computers aboard the ISS have been switched to Linux.
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DARPA shows off cheap, adaptable, resilient robot hand that can take a beating [VIDEO]

DARPA shows off cheap, adaptable, resilient robot hand that can take a beating [VIDEO] | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
After more than three years of development, it seems DARPA's ARM program is finally coming to fruition.
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This is not the first time I've posted DARPA's resilient robot hand. However, the video in this post shows an impressive array of capabilities other than just its resilience.

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AppArchitect Lets Anyone Build iOS Apps, No Coding Or Templates Necessary

AppArchitect Lets Anyone Build iOS Apps, No Coding Or Templates Necessary | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
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Adapteva shows off production Parallella mini 'supercomputer' boards

Adapteva shows off production Parallella mini 'supercomputer' boards | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
With its ambitious Parallella computing project funded on Kickstarter since last October, Adapteva's now showing off its first mass-production boards.
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Panasonic Lumix GF6 announced for the US, shipping in June for $600

Panasonic Lumix GF6 announced for the US, shipping in June for $600 | Tech Jam | Scoop.it

"Panasonic's latest entry-level Micro Four Thirds cam appears to follow the design language (and perhaps usability) of its GF predecessors, but at least it's got WiFi, right???"

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Orion Capsule Accelerating to 2014 Launch and Eventual Asteroid Exploration

Orion Capsule Accelerating to 2014 Launch and Eventual Asteroid Exploration | Tech Jam | Scoop.it

NASA is picking up the construction pace on the inaugural space-bound Orion crew capsule at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida - and accelerating toward blastoff of the unmanned Exploration Flight Test-1 mission...

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Doctors Use Brain Scans to 'See' and Measure Pain

Doctors Use Brain Scans to 'See' and Measure Pain | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
Brain Scans: In a provocative new study, scientists reported Wednesday that they were able to "see" pain on brain scans, and measure its intensity.
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The GPS-Enabled DJI Phantom Quadcopter Makes The AR.Drone Look Like A Toy [VIDEO]

The GPS-Enabled DJI Phantom Quadcopter Makes The AR.Drone Look Like A Toy [VIDEO] | Tech Jam | Scoop.it
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The Phantom is not for the user just looking to have a bit of fun, but for someone looking to use its work product (still and video images) in some other project.

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