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Sound scientific thinking finds a cleaner way to extinguish fires

US university students discover how to use sonic waves to suppress flames, avoiding the need for toxic chemicals<p>It happens so quickly you almost don’t believe it: Seth Robertson and Viet Tran ignite a fire, snap on their low-rumbling bass frequency generator and extinguish the flames in seconds. …

George Mason

6 ways to delete yourself from the internet

If you're reading this, it's highly likely your personal information is available to the public. And by "public" I mean everyone everywhere. To drive home this point, I give you exhibit A: Earlier this week, Facebook came under fire when it was revealed that the data of more than 50 million …

Internet

Microsoft Can Now Turn Any Space Into The Holodeck

Prepare yourself. This is the craziest interactive demo you’ll see all year.<p>Last year, Microsoft Research revealed Illumiroom–which used projectors to stretch the image on your TV to take over a whole wall. Now comes the sequel. Called RoomAlive, this new system can turn every surface in a …

Augmented Reality

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like …

Creativity

The SEGA Five: How SEGA redesigned Sonic the Hedgehog

Following the reveal of <i>Sonic Boom</i>, SEGA and Sonic fan communities exploded with discussion regarding the redesigns of the characters. Things like …

An Inside Explanation Of Why Third Parties Have Left The Wii U

While it’s Saturday, and there isn’t much news in the video game world, I absolutely must point you to a fantastic read over at Eurogamer. Their piece, “The Secret Developers: Wii U – The Inside Story,” is written by an unnamed dev who worked on an early 3rd party Wii U title, and who has now spent …

9 huge government conspiracies that actually happened

We all know the conspiracy theories — the government's plan for 9/11, the second gunman who shot JFK, the evolution of the elite from a race of blood-drinking, shape-shifting lizards.<p>But the people who spread these ideas usually can't prove them.<p>As the years pass, however, secrets surface. …

The Worst, Most Disappointing And Controversial Video Game Moments Of 2013

Plenty of controversy hounded the video game industry in 2013, though I’m not sure any of it was quite as hot-blooded as the controversies we saw the year prior. (I’m looking at you BioWare.)<p>Still, there were some regrettable moments. Some embarrassing moments. Some downright <i>avoidable</i> moments. And …

Play practically every game for five vintage consoles in your web browser

The Internet Archive is on a mission to ensure that decades-old software isn't lost to the vicissitudes of time — and that anyone can use it on the web for free. In October, that meant releasing a Javascript port of the extremely nimble MESS computer emulator, and 25 choice apps and games. This …

Play classic video games in style with OpenEmu for Mac

Like iTunes for classic games<p>The world has no shortage of video game emulators, but many can be painful to use — many reflect their hacker origins with equally hacky interfaces, and you'd need a vast collection of different emulators to properly relive your childhood. By contrast, OpenEmu is a …

Everything You Need To Know About Colorado's New Marijuana Laws

Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, recreational marijuana sales will be legal in Colorado. Here is how it will work.<p>Anyone over 21 can legally use cannabis. For those under 21, it is illegal, although minors can gain the benefits of medical marijuana with parental consent.<p>Colorado legalized medical marijuana …

Dinosaur Fossil With Fleshy Rooster's Comb Is First of Its Kind

Mummified fossil represents first description of a soft-tissue crest atop a dinosaur's head.<p><b>The structure above the fossil's head was so unexpected that Phil Bell put his chisel straight through the middle of it. "I was just expecting there to be rock, and all of a sudden there was skin underneath,</b> …

Cassini Spies Mysterious Object Named 'Peggy' at Edge of Saturn's Rings

SAN FRANCISCO — NASA's Cassini spacecraft has spotted an object located right at the edge of Saturn's A ring that is confounding scientists. Its …

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

More proof the world's best headphones are made in the US

The way I see it, high-end audio is all about the pursuit of excellence, and Audeze headphones exemplify that philosophy. Now sure, most headphone manufacturers try to make the best products they can, but mass-market brands have to satisfy a broad range of tastes, load on features like Bluetooth …

Audiophile

Famed Chinese director admits to violating one-child policy

Zhang Yimou apologizes for fathering three children with his wife, following months of speculation<p>Acclaimed movie director Zhang Yimou has admitted to violating China's one-child policy, after authorities launched an investigation into longstanding rumors that he had fathered up to seven children. …

Your science questions answered

<b>Why is it that leaves have so many different shapes?</b> asks Dieter<p>Despite their many shapes, leaves have certain things in common. "Leaves need to be much longer and wider than they are thick to intercept light for photosynthesis and allow gaseous exchange without losing too much water," says Dr …

7 Facebook Statistics You Should Know For An Engaging Facebook Page

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of the things we focus on most at Buffer is the best time to post to Twitter and Facebook. This is because we want to help you get more engagement with your audience, which is beneficial for everyone.<p>While the best time to post is definitely …

Despacio: the 50,000-watt sound system designed for discerning audiophiles

"With most gigs, people are turned toward the DJs looking at what you are doing. It becomes a performance," explains 2ManyDJs' David Dewaele. "With …

Why Hollywood doesn't get South Korean cinema

South Korea's cinema boom continues to echo through Hollywood, with the country's acting talent heading Stateside and Korean stories regularly remade. Yet these Americanised versions often end up drained of the weirdness that made them so bracing. It's like trying to make coleslaw out of kimchi. …

Sega runs Thanksgiving mobile sale on Jet Set Radio, more

Sega is running a sale on some of its mobile games for Thanksgiving, including <i>Jet Set Radio</i> and <i>Sonic Jump</i>, the publisher announced today.<p>The sale applies on the iTunes App Store for the iOS versions of the titles, and on both Google Play and the Amazon Appstore for the Android versions. Here's the …

GTA 5 Infographic Makes Comparing Vehicles Easy

Here's a quick visual reference for comparing vehicles in Grand Theft Auto V and GTA Online.<p>Particularly in Grand Theft Auto Online, choosing a car …