Hotter than the sun: Chinese fusion reactor claims breakthrough

China’s “artificial sun” has reached a temperature of 180 million ºF with a heating power of 10 megawatts — six times hotter than the center of the sun. The achievement could mark progress towards fusion as a clean energy source.
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Students will compete in Dubai this week with a transforming smart home

Modular smart homes are all the rage, and now some students from Virginia Tech are putting their money on their FutureHAUS, a modular, solar-powered, transforming smart home they’re taking to the Solar Decathlon in Dubai.
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Here’s all the best tech gear and gadgetry that survived Shark Tank

The television show “Shark Tank” has churned out quite a few strange, interesting, and downright awesome products — so we rounded up some of the best ones for your perusal. Enjoy!
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This startup will sequence your entire genome for free — but there’s a catch

Want to get your DNA sequenced but don’t want to shell out the hundred bucks or so to do so? A new startup called Nebula Genomics offers you the opportunity to have it done for free.
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The best vape pens for cannabis concentrates

Vaping concentrates has become significantly more popular, especially among those that use cannabis for medicinal purposes. But don’t use just any vape pen: we found these five devices to be our favorites in 2018.
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These 3D-printed titanium wheels are both extremely lightweight and super tough

HRE Performance Wheels and GE Additive have teamed up to create the world’s first 3D-printed titanium wheels. They are not only impressively durable, but extremely lightweight as well.
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Elon Musk receives FCC approval to launch over 7,500 satellites into space

Not surprisingly, SpaceX is thinking big with Starlink, its space-based global broadband network. This week, the company received FCC approval to launch 7,518 satellites into a low-Earth orbit for its satellite internet service.
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Hikers missing on Mount Fuji could soon find a drone buzzing above their head

Hikers who go missing while climbing Japan’s highest mountain could soon find a drone buzzing above their head. A new system using the flying machines has been set up on Mount Fuji for future search-and-rescue missions.
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Google’s balloon internet is coming to Kenya in 2019

In order to bring the internet to those who lack it, a company called Loon is launching balloons into the stratosphere. From more than 12 miles up, these balloons beam connectivity over a large area on the ground.
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In a weighty decision, scientists prepare to kill the kilogram

Metrologists are meeting at the General Conference on Weights and Measures in Versailles to vote on whether to redefine the kilogram as a constant that can be observed in the natural world.
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