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Forget Hot Air: Disney Parade Floats Could Soon Fly Under Drone Power

The Disney theme park empire is always working to stay on the cutting edge of spectacle tech, and judging by some recent patent applications, The Mouse has his eye on the skies: Disney's R&D teams want to use drones for their theme park parade floats and aerial displays. Read More >>

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Possibly the Best Music Discovery System Ever

In the digital age of "nichification" it's often easier to find lots of things you already like, while inadvertently walling yourself off from experiencing new things that you don't know about yet. When it comes to music, recommendation systems like Pandora's can help you discover music you may not have heard before, but that music is going to be related to the genre you're already listening to. Read More >>

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Pedro Guessed How High A Balloon Could Fly, So He Gets To Go To Space Next Year

Some super lucky people win cars;  some win money, and the rest of us are happy to win a jar of jellybeans for guessing the jar's quantity. And then there's this guy. "Pedro" from Brazil (the only information given about him) won a trip to space today, and all he had to do was guess how high in the atmosphere a balloon got before it burst. Read More >>

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Watch SpaceX’s Grasshopper Break Its Record For Taking Off and Landing Vertically

Another day, another Johnny Cash-accompanied test of Elon Musk's SpaceX Grasshopper rocket — which is not to say this isn't exciting, because consistency is the name of the game for a commercial reusable rocket. Especially the Grasshopper, which can take off and land vertically. Read More >>