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The Astronomer Who Wanted to Rearrange the Solar System, Using Nukes

CalTech astronomer Fritz Zwicky was the first to conceive of dark matter, supernovas and neutron stars. He also had a theory about colonizing the …

Bob Odenkirk is probably recording a comedy album very soon

Bob Odenkirk has always been a funny man, but his humor has typically been expressed in bizarre sketch comedy and spinoff-worthy TV roles. That is, …

Before He Died, Christopher Evan Welch Gave Us The Perfect Embodiment Of Tech-World Hubris

Just a day after Christopher Evan Welch landed a career-making role on HBO's "Silicon Valley," he received some heartbreaking news. The lung cancer he'd been battling successfully since the fall of 2010 had spread to his brain.<p>Chris was sitting with his wife, Emma, and his doctor at Memorial Sloan …

Silicon Valley

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

3D Printing

GOOGLE: Don't Worry, Self-Driving Cars Can Be Trusted On The Road

The car eased into a turn lane, waited for a green light and a break in traffic, then continued on its way in the Silicon Valley city of Mountain View.<p>It even avoided stopping on train tracks.<p>But there was nobody holding the wheel. What looked like the work of a conscientious driver was a Google …

Autonomous Cars

This Creative Video Mashes Up 'Game Of Thrones' With A Classic Nintendo Video Game

I like video mashups as much as the next person, but it's not often that I listen to one all the way through. Or ask a coworker to come check it out.<p>But then I came across "Video Game of Thrones: Super Mario World."<p>YouTube user NicksplosionFX remade the opening credit sequence of HBO's "Game of …

Game of Thrones

Elon Musk Agrees To Help Fund Nikola Tesla Museum After Seeing This Persuasive Comic

Iconic inventor Nikola Tesla may be getting his own museum in upstate New York thanks to Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, and Matthew Inman, the illustrator behind The Oatmeal, a wildly popular cartoon site.<p>Recently, Inman led a fundraising through Indiegogo to buy an old facility …

Tesla

Mark Zuckerberg Turns 30 Today — Here's His Life In Pictures And Quotes

In honor of the Facebook founder's birthday, we decided to take a look back through Mark Zuckerberg's life in quotes. When "TheFacebook" was starting to bud, Zuckerberg was just a teenager. Eleven years later, the CEO is markedly more mature and collected.<p>It is officially time to say goodbye to …

Silicon Valley

It's Good To Be A Search Engine

Here's a look at net revenue per user for a basket of big internet sites from digital media analyst Ian Maude.<p>As you can see, it's good to be Google! It has a magic money machine called search that drums up more money per user than anyone else. That's why the next two biggest sites on the chart, …

Engines

How Tim Cook Has Changed Apple

This is a great quote, and a great guiding principle, but is really true?<p>For the most part, Apple today feels the same as it did when Jobs was alive and running the company. It still has, essentially, the same products at the same prices. It still has the same focus on, um, focus, and …

iPad Mini

10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

Virtual Reality

Elon Musk Has A Wonderful Name-Dropping Humblebrag Where He Trashes The Competition

He was speaking at the World Energy Innovation Forum, an event hosted by Tesla at its factory in California.<p>James Temple from Re/code was on hand, and he relayed the following bit from Musk:<p>"Most people just charge their Model S's at home, because it's got 260 miles of range or thereabouts.<p>I was …

Tesla