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Spark This Week in Totally Trippy Haptic Technology Research Mar 29, 2015 | 3:46Spark producer Dan Misener drops by to talk about tactile illusions, and how technology can fool your brain into thinking you're touching something that's not there.
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Spark Good forums make good neighbours Mar 29, 2015 | 7:58In an age of social media, Front Porch Forum is an example of why online forums still matter. Their local approach helps neighbours connect and build community.
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Spark The quantified pen pal Mar 29, 2015 | 11:07Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec send each other weekly postcards with hand-drawn visualizations of the data they've collected about themselves.
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Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question Period - Asteroids And The Moon - 2015/03/28 - Pt. 6 Mar 28, 2015 | 5:28An astronomer says Earth would experience a spectacular light show if an asteroid were to hit the moon.
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