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Star Wars News: Look Out for Billy Dee Williams in ‘Star Wars: Episode IX‘

The actor has reportedly signed on to join J.J. Abrams‘ next ‘Star Wars‘ movie.

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How Is a Runner Like a Bouncing Ball?

You can make a physics model that teaches you tons about running.

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Roku TV Wireless Speakers: Price, Specs, and Release Date

Roku‘s new 199 wireless speakers are matched with an optional wireless button you place in another room and use as a voice remote.

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Comcast and AT&T Are Fighting to Become Media Companies

Transmitting data makes steady, low returns. But the telecom giants want a grander life: in high-risk, high-reward, high-margins media.

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How New York City Is Tackling Extreme Heat in a Warming World

Extreme heat already kills more than a hundred New Yorkers yearly. It‘s on track to kill thousands by 2080.

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What Robert Mueller Knows-and 9 Areas He‘ll Pursue Next

The special counsel has collected a mountain of evidence in the Trump-Russia investigation, but so far only a tiny amount of it has been revealed in official indictments. Here are nine areas where we should expect answers as the inquiry unfolds.

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What *Is* Meat, Anyway? Lab-Grown Food Sets Off a Debate

You don‘t typically find philosophical bickering at an FDA public meeting. But then again, lab-grown meat is no ordinary topic.

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Juul‘s Lobbying Could Send Its Public Image Up in Smoke

Maker of e-cigarettes is trying to convince regulators that it wants to push away the teens that made it famous, just as its trying to raise billions.

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How Elucd‘s ‘Sentiment Meter‘ Helps Cops in LA and NYC Understand Their Precincts

Cops in LA, NYC, and beyond are using software from Elucd to figure out how the sentiments of the people they protect.

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Trump‘s Supreme Court Nominee Tops This Week‘s Internet News Roundup

President Trump‘s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court got a lot of gums flapping on the internet last week.

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Don‘t Call Them Winged Rats-These Pigeons Are Exquisite

Leila Jeffreys photographed majestically colorful members of the Columbidae family in Australia.

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Uber‘s HR Troubles, Elon‘s Cave Rescue, and More Car News This Week

Plus: a look inside Alphabet‘s moonshot factory, Pininfarina‘s electric hypercar, the angst of the Automated Vehicles Symposium., and more.

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All the Gear You Need to Conquer Comic-Con 2018

Brave long lines and massive crowds like a superhero with these essential items.

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The Complex Engineering of the Simple Hook That Could Make Drone Deliveries Real

Engineers at the Google sister company Wing spent more than a few hours searching for just the right mechanism that would let their drones safely deliver packages.

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Robots Can‘t Hold Stuff Very Well, But You Can Help

A new online sim computes how and where a robot should grip objects like vases and turbine housings. You can even upload designs of your own objects.

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Ukraine Blocks a Russian Hack, a Silk Road Arrest, and More Security News This Week

Drone plans for sale, a Silk Road arrest, and more security news this week.

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‘Hereditary‘ Proves Satanists Just Aren‘t Scary Anymore

The new horror movie is very frightening-but not entirely because of its occult twist.

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Space Photos of the Week: Mars Has Spiders in the Springtime

Beautiful evidence of our red neighbor‘s watery past and current annual changes.

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Amazon Prime Day Sale (2018): Tips and Sneak Peeks

Amazon‘s big Prime Day sale is almost here, and we‘ll help you get something out of the madness.

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Slime Molds Remember-But Do They Learn?

Evidence mounts that organisms without nervous systems can in some sense learn and solve problems, but researchers disagree about whether this is ‘primitive cognition.‘

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Electrolux Pure i9 Review: An Effective, But Expensive Robot Vacuum

This small, bashful botvac that will win over your heart, if not your wallet.

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Pininfarina‘s Back With a 2 Million Electric Hypercar

The famed Italian design house hopes to win over customers with the PF0, a battery-powered ride that hits 60 mph in under two seconds and offers 310 miles of range.

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Russians Found One Use for Bitcoin: Hacking the 2016 US Election

The 12 Russian intelligence officers accused of hacking the DNC allegedly used 95,000 worth of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to fund their operation.

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Gadget Lab Podcast: Panos Panay on Why Microsoft Made the Surface Go

Microsoft‘s chief product officer, Panos Panay, tells us why the company made the Surface Go.

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