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Poland Developing Liquid Body Armor

Oobleck versus bullets<p>Liquids are great at absorbing bullets' energy. Fired underwater, an AK-47 can only send a bullet a few feet forwards, while in the air the same bullets would easily fly over 1,000 feet. This is great news for secret agents looking to avoid henchmen by swimming underwater, but …

Your iPhone 6 Plus might be the best Game Boy ever

The Smart Boy started off as what seemed like an April Fools' Day prank, but it looks like Hyperkin actually plans to make a device for the iPhone 6 Plus that turns it into a fully functional Game Boy.<p>Remember the good old days of gaming with the original Nintendo Game Boy? I poured countless hours …

Congress Pressures Air Force To Finish Its Cyber Missile

We can’t wage war on computers fast enough<p>If the war of the future is a cyberwar, it will need weapons with a specific anti-computer focus. While bullets and bombs can certainly destroy computers, Congress is championing an old missile for the U.S. Air Force’s cyber mission. Named the …

7'5" Sim Bhullar Signs with Kings, Will Be 1st Player of Indian Descent in NBA

The Sacramento Kings are reportedly set to sign Sim Bhullar from the NBA Development League's Reno Bighorns on a 10-day contract. As a result, he will become the first player of Indian descent in NBA history. The team announced the news on Thursday.<p>Antonio Gonzalez of The Associated Press passed …

Al-Qaeda frees 300 prisoners in Yemen jail break

Jihadists have freed 300 inmates from a Yemen prison, as Saudi airstrikes begin to show results and drive back the Houthis<p>Three hundred inmates from a prison in <b>Yemen</b> have been freed by al-Qaeda, after the Islamists stormed the jail in which they were held.<p>The identity of those freed from Al Mukalla …

What’s the most we can remember?

People with extraordinary memory talents suggest that your mind may be capable of retaining more than you think, says Adam Hadhazy.<p>Unlike digital cameras with full memory cards that cannot snap any more pictures, our brains never seem to run out of room. Yet it defies logic that one adult human …

The Brain

Lightweight Power Boot Makes You Walk More Efficiently

No batteries required<p>Over the past decade, bionic exoskeletons have been making a bit of a splash in the medical world, promising new and exciting methods for locomotive rehabilitation. But while these mechanical power suits can work small miracles (and look pretty damn cool), there’s still one …

Nintendo outlines latest plans for Wii U and 3DS

Nintendo may have disappointed fans with news that the hotly anticipated new <i>Zelda</i> will be delayed but the publisher's latest wave of announcements …

Pokémon Jigglypuff is an amiibo Target exclusive

In the wake of last night's tidal wave of Nintendo news, Target confirmed that Pokémon Jigglypuff will be an exclusive amiibo for the retail chain.<p>During last night's Nintendo Direct presentation, the company detailed its next batch of amiibo figures, due out May 29. Those figures include …

Nintendo Asks 'Super Smash Bros.' Fans Who They Want To See As DLC

There’s a lot to unpack from Nintendo’s thank-god-it-wasn’t-an-elaborate-April-Fools-joke Nintendo Direct yesterday, but a good chunk of it was devoted to DLC for last year’s hits, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart 8.<p>Most notably, Mario Kart 8 is getting a Captain-Falcon-would-approve, hyper-fast …

Retrogaming

Physicists Figure Out Why Honey Falls In Twists

A delicious physics problem<p>A stream of honey falls onto a freshly baked buttermilk biscuit. Before you devour this breakfast treat, you might notice that the honey you poured formed a wavy pattern on the biscuit's surface, an unintentional decoration for your morning snack.<p>Most people might think …