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Former Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, known as Jetman, is the first person to fly a jet-fitted wing. Kamran Jebreili/AP hide caption

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This is a calculated flood map for the city of St. Louis. Water depth goes from deep (dark blue) to shallow (white, light blue). Floodwater can come from the Illinois, Upper Mississippi and Missouri rivers, as well as from heavy local precipitation. Courtesy of Dag Lohmann/Katrisk hide caption

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The robot from Florida-based Team IHMC Robotics takes a tumble as it tries to walk over rubble. This team came in second place and won a $1 million prize. DARPA Robotics Challenge hide caption

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Robert Gordon and Amy Jones try a virtual reality experiment with NPR's Aarti Shahani. Courtesy of AltspaceVR hide caption

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The Nirgul Tablet. Each digital replication becomes more complete and higher-resolution as the project collects more photos and videos of the artifacts. Project Mosul hide caption

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A "shared" workspace at the Atlassian office. The company installed heat and motion sensors to track when and how often every desk, room and table was used. Atlassian hide caption

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The German service robot Toomas was designed to welcome customers and help them find items in a store. Joerg Sarbach/AP hide caption

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Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods has created an Internet interface so customers can zoom in and view information about specific koa trees from their computers. Courtesy of Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods hide caption

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Tanimura & Antle workers use tractors to install drip tape into fields that will be used to grow lettuce and other crops in California's Salinas Valley. Aarti Shahani/NPR hide caption

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A Google sign at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google is launching a two-week-long patent marketplace next month, where sellers can name their own price. Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP hide caption

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Intel Corp. co-founder Gordon Moore holds up a silicon wafer at Intel headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., in 2005. Moore's prediction 50 years ago, called Moore's Law, has been the basis for the digital revolution. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Neiman Marcus is testing a digital "Memory Mirror" that lets shoppers see how an outfit looks in back as well as displaying items they've tried on side by side. Courtesy of Neiman Marcus hide caption

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Artists in the residency program at Autodesk are given access to production-quality equipment in workshops, allowing them space to create at-will. Blake Marvin/Courtesy of Autodesk hide caption

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Google is doing test flights of its balloons carrying Internet routers around the world. Last June, a balloon was released at the airport in Teresina, Brazil. Google hide caption

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Continuous Liquid Interface Production, or CLIP, uses liquid resin with ultraviolet light and oxygen projected through it to create more complex structures than those of existing 3-D printers. Nina Gregory/NPR hide caption

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More than 600 Porto city buses and taxis have been fitted with routers to provide free Wi-Fi service. It's being touted as the biggest Wi-Fi-in-motion network in the world. Sérgio Rodrigues/Veniam hide caption

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