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Build your own lightsaber with modular parts from Kickstarter

Fans of the Star Wars universe are familiar with the iconic sci-fi knights and their strict adherence to their code. A crucial rite of passage for any Jedi is the building of his or her very own lightsaber. While we aren't exactly flying our own freighters or doing business across the galaxy yet, …

New Models of Suspended Tents Offer More Versatility for Sleeping Among Trees

Tentsile has the adventurous camper in mind with their innovative suspended tent systems. We first featured the company last year, marveling over how you could safely sleep in the trees with their sturdy, waterproof products. Since then, they've unveiled a few new models that allow for even more …

Forget the edge of space, Nikon P900’s 83x lens will zoom you to the moon

Just how powerful is that 83x zoom lens in Nikon’s new Coolpix P900? When we first wrote about it, we jokingly said you could get up-close from …

Conspiracy Theorists Think Lockheed Martin Blew Up SpaceX's Rocket With a Laser

"I believe ULA directly caused today's Falcon 9 rocket failure. I believe they did this using Lockheed Martin's new anti-rocket laser."<p>Everyone is looking for an explanation as to why SpaceX's rocket broke up in the atmosphere Sunday. Elon Musk and SpaceX say that there was an "overpressure event" …

iPhone 6s Leak Reveals 2 More Big Changes Coming to the Next-gen iPhone

The iPhone 6s is expected to even better battery life than its predecessor, and it will offer users significantly faster LTE speeds than the iPhone …

Is War With China Avoidable?

Ghost Fleet author Peter W. Singer answers some frequently asked questions<p>1) <i>What is Ghost Fleet about? What does it mean, “A Novel of the Next World War?”</i><p>Ghost Fleet explores what would happen if the brewing Cold War with Russia and China ever turned hot. What makes it different, however, that it …

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Nasa's space-age 'boomerang' drone is headed for Mars

Nasa has developed a prototype drone aircraft destined to be the first to fly on Mars.<p>The Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or …