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Want to See the Earth From Space? This Startup Plans to Take You There.

If you thought the Red Bull Stratos 'space dive' project was cool, you'll want to give this a look.

He's at It Again: Elon Musk Buys James Bond's Submarine and Has Big Plans for It

The tech entrepreneur wants to drop a Tesla engine into the working submarine and, well, you can only imagine what comes next.

This Guy Is Like a Real-Life Bionic Man

A team of biomedical engineers have developed a robotic limb that can be controlled by the wearer's mind.

Megatron, Eat Your Heart Out. MIT Has Built 'Transformer' Blocks.

Even in this early prototype, these robotic blocks can self-assemble into different shapes.

This Desk Helps Keep You Healthy By 'Breathing'

A smart desk that moves up and down for sitting or standing, and keeps tabs on how many calories you burn through the day.

Turn a Smartphone Into a Virus-Detecting Microscope? Yep. It's Happening.

One UCLA professor says his device can detect particles that cause deafness and brain damage in humans.

Harvard Is Actually Developing Mind Control Technology

A recent experiment enabled a human to control the physical movements of a rat with little more than his thoughts.

A New App That Creates a Musical Soundtrack for Your Images

Mhoto can analyze a digital photo, then create a song that captures the 'mood' of the image.

Robotic Bartenders, Brainwave-Reading Headbands and a Jetpack Like James Bond's

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'

Your Next Cocktail Could Be Concocted By This Robotic Bartender

The Monsieur is kind of like a Keurig for alcoholic beverages. But even cooler.

A Digital 'Tattoo' You Can Only See With a Smartphone

Thinking about getting some ink under your skin? Maybe consider this instead.

You Can 'Steer' Your Dog With This Device

Researchers are working on a gadget that can help guide your dog in situations when usual commands can't be heard.

YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS: Elon Musk Designs a Rocket Part With Hand Gestures and 3-D Prints It

In this video, the SpaceX founder goes beyond computers to design the rocket part with free-standing projection.

Can't Make That Meeting? Skype Could Have the Solution With 3-D Video Calling

The technology is far off still but could give the niche format wider appeal.

Check Out This Brainwave-Reading Headband That Could Control All Your Devices

The Muse headband has sensors that collect a wearer's brainwaves and then translates the information to binary code.

This 'Instrument' Lets You Rock Out With Your iPhone

Artiphon's Instrument 1 is like an entire orchestra all in one smartphone-powered gadget.

Someday, Google Glass Could Track the Ads You See. Maybe.

A new patent points to Google charging advertisers based on when users actually look at an advertisement.

Move Over James Bond. Here Comes a Jetpack for the Rest of Us

A company in New Zealand thinks it's finally time we take our commute to the skies, jetpack-style.

This New Software Lets You Turn Any Surface Into a Touch Screen

Users can project their desktop onto a flat surface and control it with the Windows Kinect sensor.

Smart Diapers, a Lie Detector in Your Mouth and Elon Musk's Crazy-Fast Way to Travel

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'

Not Sure What to Eat? This App Knows What You're Craving

A new tool uses a 'neural-network algorithm' to analyze millions of reviews and then recommend restaurants based on the foods you love the most.

The World's Newest Lie Detector Could Be a Sensor Implanted in Your Mouth

No joke, this tech can tell if you've been lying about smoking or eating less.

This Tablet Is So Hands-Free You Can Control It With Your Brain

A research project from tech giant Samsung could provide new ways to interact with mobile devices.

Ubuntu Edge Phone: A Crazy, Cool Idea That's Probably Ahead of Its Time

This project has gained a lot of attention, raising more than $3 million in less than 24 hours on Indiegogo.

This New Tool Basically Makes Star Trek Technology a Reality

Having recently raised more than $1.5 million, the Scanadu Scout aims to read your vitals, all by a simple touch to your forehead.

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