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Study: Playing games can bleed into real-life perception, behavior

Playing games can affect our behavior and visual perception in real life, according to a new study published last month in the International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction.<p>The study came from psychologist Mark D. Griffiths and doctoral researcher Angelica B. Ortiz de Gortari, both of …

Nanotech roundup: impaling bacteria and sucking up carbon monoxide

This month's roundup includes spiky materials for killing microorganisms and a sponge for absorbing carbon monoxide<p>Spiky germ killers<p>Gecko feet, lotus leaves and certain weevil scales are all examples of biological structures covered with nanoscale patterns that evolved to give their owners a …

The world's most powerful planet-hunting instrument shows off its first images

The image above might not look like much, but what it shows is in fact stunning: a 10-million-year-old planet called Beta Pictorus b, located around 63 light years from Earth, orbiting around its giant parent star. And images like this one are poised to become much more common, thanks to the launch …

Burning Trash With Water [Video]

Astronauts on board the International Space Station study the strange properties of supercritical water.<p>Burn baby burn. Today, we use water to put out fires. But what if we could use it for the opposite effect? Astronaut researchers on the International Space Station are experimenting with water …

Enter Popular Science's 8th Annual Invention Awards

Have you created a world-changing contraption? Tell us about it for a chance to be featured in our May 2014 inventions issue.<p>Passionate inventors in modest workshops around the world, often backed by little more than ambition and a big idea, are minting surprising new technologies that stand to …

3D Printing a Star Cluster: How the Blind Can Feel Hubble Space Pictures

Scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute devised a clever way for the blind to experience the wonder of the cosmos: 3D printing images from the Hubble Space Telescope.<p><b>This iconic image of star cluster NGC 609</b> depicts several bright, newborn stars wrapped in a resplendent bubble of gas …

3D Printing

Smallest, faintest, most numerous galaxies seen yet in distant universe

Normally these remote galaxies would be too faint to see, even with the Hubble Space Telescope. Astronomers used a bizarre trick of nature to …

Some brain regions stay 'childlike' after we grow up - Futurity

Some adult brain regions retain a "childlike" ability to establish new connections, contributing to our ability to learn skills and form memories as …

CES 2014: A Smartphone-Controlled Telescope for Amateur Stargazers

Celestron's Cosmos-branded scope is the perfect way to spy billions and billions of stars<p>All this week, we're showing off the coolest, most futuristic, and strangest gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show. Here we have Celestron's Cosmos 90GT WiFi Telescope. Check it out in this video to see …

CES 2014: Finally, An iPhone Stun Gun [Video]

Thieves beware<p>The Yellow Jacket is the thing you probably didn't know you needed (and maybe still don't need but would like to see a video of): a combination iPhone case and stun gun. Put in your iPhone 4 or 4S--and, soon, iPhone 5--then power up the case and send some voltage to the bad person …

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Intel plans a CES coup: Android and Windows in the same computer

Dual OS could dilute Windows dominance, if Microsoft doesn't kill it first<p>The PC industry isn't doing so well. Sales have dramatically slumped, despite the industry’s efforts to tempt consumers with Windows 8 tablets and transforming touchscreen laptops. But next week, the Consumer Electronics Show …

Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Cholesterol linked to brain changes that cause Alzheimer's disease

Reducing the amount of bad cholesterol and increasing good cholesterol you eat may help to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease, a new study suggests<p>High levels of unhealthy cholesterol may contribute towards one of the key signs of Alzheimer’s disease developing in the brain.<p>Researchers have …

Apple and Samsung Said to Resume Settlement Talks Over Patent Dispute

Apple and Samsung have reportedly resumed settlement negotiations over their ongoing patent-infringement dispute, according to <i>The Korea Times</i>. A source from the Korean Fair Trade Commission (FTC) told the newspaper that the two companies are in "working level discussion" about a potential deal, …

Radiation Physicist Beautifully Colorizes X-Ray Images of Nature

<b>Hanging Begonia, Chameleon</b><p>In late October, at the TEDx event in Groningen, Netherlands, one man stood on the stage and gave a fascinating talk about how his life's work had taken him on a journey to becoming an artist. Arie van't Riet studied radiation physics at Delft University of Technology and …

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If I had a dollar: app deals from Cyber Monday you may have missed

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p><i>“If I Had a Dollar”</i> <i>is a series that highlights one useful or entertaining app per week that costs less than $1. Skip your</i> …

LG unveils curved, flexible smartphone to better fit your body

SAN FRANCISCO -- At a special press event this week, LG took the wraps off the LG G Flex smartphone.<p>The bendable, flexible phone runs on Android and went on sale in South Korea only 10 days ago. Company executives said there's no word yet on when it will be available in the United States.<p>But in …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

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The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

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10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted …

Two billion planets in our galaxy may be suitable for life

Data from Kepler space observatory suggests planets capable of supporting life are far more common than previously thought<p>Our galaxy probably contains at least two billion planets that, like Earth, have liquid water on their surfaces and orbit around their parent stars in the "habitable zone" for …

Starfish are dying in huge numbers from a gruesome wasting disease

Starfish are dying off in startling numbers along the West Coast of the United States and Canada. And they're doing it in a rather gnarly manner: the sea creatures are coming down with a syndrome that sees them disintegrate into piles of white goop.<p>Marine scientists are warning that instances of …

Space Exploration

Understanding the Universe’s invisible elements

Our solar system extends a lot further than we first thought. Astrophysicist Charles Alcock says exploring its outer reaches may shed light on the Earth’s beginnings.<p>Most of the Universe is invisible. Understanding these unseeable elements can be an important step in working out how the entire …

Universe

Why time travellers cannot kill Hitler

Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including the recruitment drive for hackers and the problem with going back in time to assassinate leaders.<p>Why you can’t travel back in time and kill Hitler<br>Lauren Davis | i09 | 7 September 2013<br>All kinds of reasons, according to writers who have gamed …

Black Sea

Solar-power vehicles pushing boundaries of possibility

A new wave of aircraft and vehicles at the cutting edge of technology are making epic journeys around the world relying only on the power of the Sun.<p>The promise of fleets of clean, green transport powered by solar energy has for decades just been that: a promise. But a new wave of vehicles is …

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Aviation

Why all we knew about planets is wrong

We thought we knew how planets form, but the discovery of hundreds outside our Solar System changed all that, even what type of world can house life like ours.<p>Up to only a couple of decades ago the perception of our Solar System was so simple. Every planet is unique: Saturn has its spectacular …

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