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Support UNICEF for chance to appear in next 'Star Wars'

Director J.J. Abrams announced Wednesday in a video message from the set of "Star Wars Episode VII," that Disney, Lucasfilm, and his company Bad Robot have created Star Wars: Force for Change. The campaign will raise funds and awareness for UNICEF's Innovation Labs, the research arm of the UN …

Ham TV Lets You Video Chat With The International Space Station

Hi, great to see you!<p>Now—if you catch a lucky window—you can video chat with the International Space Station.<p>Amateur radio enthusiasts have set up a "ham TV" system—the video counterpart to amateur or "ham" radio—from which folks on Earth can get video and sound from the space station. Astronauts …

Watch Lockheed Martin's laser weapon take down boats from a mile away

It's good that Lockheed Martin's ADAM laser can shoot down drones and rockets, but there are threats much closer to Earth -- say, small boat crews bent on destroying large warships. Never fear, though, as we now know that ADAM can take care of those targets as well. Lockheed has successfully …

Your Computer Downtime Could Help Crack the Alzheimer's Code

George Mason University researchers create a distributed computing project to unravel the mysteries of the disease.<p>Researchers at George Mason University have created a tool that allows anyone to donate their computer downtime to Alzheimer’s research, enlisting the public’s help in studying the …

Lionsgate Announces Plans To Expand From Film Into Games

by Josh Thursday, May 01, 2014 at 09:01 AM<p>I wish them good luck. I wonder how much time and money will be poured into this new endeavor?<p>by AsheMan …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

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John Carmack is building a virtual reality comic book shop

John Carmack, co-founder of developer id Software and current chief technical officer of Oculus, is building a virtual reality comic book shop, according to a tweet from the programmer.<p>In January, Marvel announced the Marvel Developer API, a platform that provides access to the company's comics …