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UmmaGawd (Tommy Tibajia), a pilot in the Drone Racing League, flies his quadcopter in an abandoned power plant in New York. The Drone Racing League hide caption

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A Video Game IRL: Drone Racing League Aims To Be NASCAR In The Air

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Project Nourished's virtual eating gizmos. From left: An atomizer that releases the scents of a food; a virtual reality headset; a a device that mimics the chewing sounds transmitted from a diner's mouth to their ear drums; a cocktail glass with built-in sensors; a utensil that picks up on the diner's movements and integrates them into the virtual reality experience; and a 3-D printed food cube. Courtesy of Project Nourished hide caption

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We Sampled The Gastronomic Frontier Of Virtual Reality

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After knee surgery, David Larson, 66, of Huntington Beach, Calif., experienced pain in a calf muscle. His answer to an automated email from the doctor led to the diagnosis and treatment of a potentially dangerous blood clot. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Can't Buy A Ticket To That Concert You Want To See? Blame Bots

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Comedian and actress Grace Helbig is a star on YouTube. "Having an audience that listens to and resonates with your creative ideas is invaluable," she says. Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP hide caption

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How Do You Measure Passion? Figuring The Value Of Social Media Followers

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The World Changers group brainstorms on what to do to clarify their message of Islam. Paola Marizán/WNIN hide caption

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American Muslims Tackle Terrorism With Teens' Best Tool: The Internet

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A study by two U.S. senators estimated that 99 percent of cable TV subscribers rent their set-top boxes and pay on average $231 a year to do so. Ariel Zambelich/NPR hide caption

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Would You Tell The World You Have Schizophrenia On YouTube?

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For Some Schools, Learning Doesn't Stop On Snow Days

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Presidential Campaigns Find Texting Key In Getting Out The Vote

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Announces High Level Departures

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Get A Grip On Your Information Overload With 'Infomagical'

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New England Patriots' defensive end Chandler Jones holds a Microsoft Surface tablet on the sideline in the third quarter of the AFC Championship game against the Denver Broncos. In the second quarter, the Patriots' tablets briefly stopped working. Christian Petersen/Getty Images hide caption

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