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Power Rangers fan film shows muscle as it deflects rights holders' assault

Last week a short fan film is attracted the type of buzz you’d expect from a studio blockbuster. Power/Rangers, an unofficial take on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, features actress Katee Sackhoff being violently interrogated by James Van Der Beek. With bloodshed and more f-bombs than you’d expect …

Power Rangers

Makers Print Out Durable, Custom Prosthetic Hands For Needy Kids

Anyone with a 3D printer can lend a hand<p>One in 1,500 children is born with a partially formed arm, but for every prosthetic device received, hundreds of others go without. Many families simply cannot afford a prosthetic, which often costs thousands of dollars. Others find that, after shelling out …

Johns Hopkins University

Kill Dead Zones With This Small Box

DIY phone and internet service for rural areas<p>Problem<p>If you live in or near a city, it’s hard to imagine not finding a cell signal. Telecommunication companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on cell towers and bulky base stations. The trouble is, they’ll only install them in places where the …

Entrepreneurship

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Apple’s R&D Department Conjures A Pop-Up iPhone Home Button Joystick

Apple has a new patent application that describes a pop-up home button which can work as an analog joystick. The patent, uncovered by Patently Apple, describes how the button goes from recessed standard mode to extended gameplay-readiness based on specific types of pressure input. The patent …

Nanowire-Coated Fabric Keeps You Warm So Your House Won’t Have To

The high-tech alternative to throwing on an extra sweater<p>Instead of turning up the thermostat up this winter, why not just throw on some nanowire-coated clothing to stay toasty?<p>According to the International Energy Agency, indoor heating accounts for almost half of total global energy usage, mainly …

Nanotech

Colliding black holes could warp space-time itself

If the two black holes meet, they could release as much energy as 100 million supernova explosions as they shatter their galaxy, a new study finds.<p>A team of prominent researchers has discovered what appears to be the start of two massive black holes at the centers of their own galaxies beginning to …

Universe

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

Introducing the Best of CES 2015 finalists!

CES 2015 is finally here and boy, have we been busy the past few days. Engadget's editors have been hard at work pounding the show floor here in Las Vegas to bring you what we think should win the coveted Best of CES awards. Now, we're ready to announce our finalists for all 15 categories, which …

4 Ways Living Abroad Changes You... Forever

It was in the summer of 2002 that we first decided to move abroad. The kernel of an idea was already there but, during those months, we began to grow an idea into reality.<p>One year later and our first stop was Vancouver, Canada, where I turned my back on the corporate world and returned to student …

Serotonin map of brain could lead to better targeted antidepressants

Research that aims to map the activity of serotonin in the brain could revolutionise the use of antidepressants and behavioural therapy for people with mental illnesses.<p>The neurotransmitter serotonin has long been associated with mood, with drugs that boost the chemical in the brain helping to …

The Brain

Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

Books

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

The Brain

Wonder material could harvest energy from thin air

<b>(CNN) —</b> Bold claims for new battery technology have been around since the invention of the lead-acid battery more than 150 years ago.<p>But researchers at Manchester University in the UK say their latest discovery involving the new wonder material graphene could be the most revolutionary advance in …

Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard?

Computers may dominate our lives, but mastery of penmanship brings us important cognitive benefits, research suggests<p>In the past few days you may well have scribbled out a shopping list on the back of an envelope or stuck a Post-it on your desk. Perhaps you added a comment to your child’s report …

Richard Linklater on Boyhood: 'Resentment kind of motivates the world'

Richard Linklater is wearing the same shirt he had on last night. An airline baggage blip meant a last-minute dash to M&S, and picking up the best international feature prize at the British Independent Film awards in a crisp white number. This afternoon, the shop-fold creases are still visible. …

Bionic eye: 3D printing merges contact lens and QLEDs

Quantum dots have been successfully 3D printed into a contact lens, allowing the lens to project beams of light.<p>Princeton's LED 3D printer has taken the next step beyond printing quantum dot LEDs: it has managed to integrate them with a standard contact lens, creating a device that can project …

3D Printing

Researchers discover new class of stem cells

Researchers have identified a new class of lab-engineered stem cells -- cells capable of transforming into nearly all forms of tissue -- and have dubbed them F-class cells because they cluster together in "fuzzy-looking" colonies.<p>The discovery, which was described in a series of five papers …

Biology

Robotic Exoskeletons Are Here, And They’re Changing Lives

Meet a paraplegic man and the bionic technology that helps him walk again<p>When you think of bionic exoskeleton suits, images of futuristic high-tech super soldiers often come to mind. Think Tom Cruise in this summer’s sci-fi flick <i>Edge Of Tomorrow</i>, or Ripley taking on the queen xenomorph in <i>Aliens</i>. …

Robotics

String field theory could be the foundation of quantum mechanics

Two USC researchers have proposed a link between string field theory and quantum mechanics that could open the door to using string field theory—or a …

Engineers create 'superomniphobic' texture capable of repelling all liquids

(Phys.org) —A pair of researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created the first surface texture that …

Kids: Beware of the pregnant turkey prank on Thanksgiving

Parents can have a sick sense of humor, which is why some love scaring their kids with the pregnant turkey prank.<p>The parents in the video, above, …

10 Scientific Ideas That Scientists Wish You Would Stop Misusing

Many ideas have left the world of science and made their way into everyday language — and unfortunately, they are almost always used incorrectly. We …

The last unmapped places on Earth

Have we mapped the whole planet? As Rachel Nuwer discovers, there are mysterious, poorly charted places everywhere, but not for the reasons you might think.<p>In 1504, an anonymous mapmaker – most likely an Italian – carved a meticulous depiction of the known world into two halves of conjoined ostrich …

Maps

Check out this molten ball of metal levitating in outer space

The ESA has put a levitating furnace on the International Space Station. Getting it to work right required a bit of shaving cream.<p>Blacksmiths have been superheating and then quickly cooling metals on Earth for years to make everything from swords to horseshoes. But if you're a scientist looking to …

Space Exploration

The Twisted Psychology of Busyness (You're Not as Busy as You Think You Are) | Inc.com

A recently released book by <i>Washington Post</i> reporter Brigid Schulte is getting a lot of media attention. When you read the title--<i>Overwhelmed: Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time</i>--you'll see why.<p>From parents to students to teachers to CEOs, is there a demographic category or job function …

Time Management

Destiny: Is Xur's Exotic Worth It? - IGN Plays - IGN Video

Sean and Destin discuss the weapons available at Xur, but is there anything worth buying?

Great Job, Internet!: Neil deGrasse Tyson is okay with the ending of Interstellar

<b>This post and video contain major plot details from Interstellar.</b><p>Renowned astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson has earned a reputation for “ruining” …