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Get ready for virtual reality — here's why it will soon be our norm

Unless you’ve been living in a cave this past year, you’ve probably already heard that Virtual Reality (VR) is coming at us – and fast.<p>Thanks to Facebook’s recent acquisition of VR company, Oculus Rift, for $2 billion there’s no doubt VR technology is going to change the way we work, play, and …

Just look at this crazy deep-ocean power source

A Florida-based startup called Crowd Energy will be turning to Indiegogo to continue work on its Ocean Energy Turbine, a slow-turning mill that its creators believe can harness megawatts of clean power from just a single unit — enough to light thousands of homes.<p>"Imagine giant rivers flowing on the …

Golden Bats, Space Volcanos And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

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Watch: How Far Do Your Cats Roam?

The new Cat Tracker project maps outdoor movements of pet felines.<p>Ever wondered where your cat slinks off to when it goes outside?<p>Cat Tracker, a new crowdsourced mapping project, encourages owners to put GPS collars on domestic cats to monitor their movements and activities around—and sometimes …

EarthSky’s 2018 meteor shower guide

Bad news. In 2018, moonlight will obscure the Delta Aquarid’s nominal peak in late July. Good news! The Delta Aquarids will still be flying at the …

Drone Drowns In Yellowstone Hot Spring

This is why we can't have nice things.<p>According to the National Park Service, a tourist crashed a camera-equipped drone into Grand Prismatic Spring, the park's largest geothermal hot spring. In May, the National Park Service banned drones from Yosemite National Park, and in June that ban expanded …

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Catch the Extra-Supermoon This Weekend

Changing Planet<p><b>Sky-watchers gazing at the full moon rising on the evening of Sunday, August 10, will be treated to the largest and brightest full moon of the year—also known as an extra-supermoon.</b><p>This lunar show will be the second act in a trio of supermoons that are gracing our skies this …

Aboriginal Fires Actually Increase Kangaroo, Lizard Populations

A paradoxical finding.<p>For thousands of years, Australian Aborigines have lit fires to help them hunt for animals like sand monitor lizards; burning the grassland helps expose the reptiles' holes. It doesn't exactly sound like a "sustainable" practice, but research has shown that these burns have a …

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The Vizzies: Now Accepting Your Mind-Blowing Science And Engineering Visualizations

Popular Science has partnered with the National Science Foundation to bring you The Vizzies! We're accepting entries through Sept. 30, 2014.<p><i>Update: We've announced the 2015 winners of the The Vizzies at popsci.com/2015-vizzies</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we’re big fans of visualizations—those often …

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Glass-Free Menagerie: New Zoo Concept Gets Rid Of Enclosures

For animal lovers, zoos can be a mixed bag.<p>It's amazing to be in shouting distance of magnificent wild animals, but it's hard not to get the feeling that great apes, big cats and other creatures don't really love being behind bars, walls and windows.<p>Now, a Danish architectural firm is working with …

What is the moon illusion?

Ever noticed a rising full moon appear huge on the horizon? It’s called the “moon illusion,” and it’s a trick your brain is playing.<p>We’ve all seen a …

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Researchers Made A Shark-Stalking Robot — Then The Sharks Turned On It

Last November, scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution's Ocean Systems Laboratory took an autonomous shark-stalking robot to Guadalupe, Mexico, to track and film great white sharks. Two weeks ago, they released the footage, and it looks as though the stalker became the stalkee.<p>The …

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swivelCard: A Shape-Shifting USB Business Card That Lets You Share Your Photo Portfolio in Style

Looking for a slick and unique way to share your contact info and photo portfolio with prospective clients? Check out the swivelCard, a transforming …

Guido Daniele Shows Off His Incredible Hand-Painting Animal Art in Photos

You have to give Milan-based artist Guido Daniele a hand. Quite literally. Combining the art of body painting with the art of photography, Daniele …