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Schrödinger's microbe: physicists plan to put living organism in two places at once

A radical demonstration of quantum theory could see a bacterium suspended in an uncertain state similar to that famously endured by Schrödinger’s cat<p>Physicists have drawn up plans to put a living organism in two places at once in a radical demonstration of quantum theory.<p>The scientists aim to …

Quantum Physics

The Sleek Flying Car of the Future is Here Now

A flying car was something once left to the realm of science fiction, but now it looks like it’s actually a reality. The Solvakia-based company AeroMobil recently unveiled the sleek-looking <i>AeroMobil 3.0</i>, the latest version of its flying car. It was shown at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria, …

Flying Car

Twitch bans nude, suggestive gaming

Looks like it's a bad time to be sexing up your publicly viewable video gaming.<p>With debate swirling over treatment of women in gaming, Twitch, a service that lets users broadcast themselves playing games or watch others doing so, has banned "wearing no clothing or sexually suggestive clothing" in …

This is the kind of music you should listen to at work

They say that listening to Mozart makes a person smarter, but it is not only classical music that boosts mental activity.<p>Nine out of 10 workers perform better when listening to music, according to a study that found 88pc of participants produced their most accurate test results and 81pc completed …

The myth of the 'superfood'

We're always being told to eat more 'superfoods': broccoli, pomegranate, whatever. But there simply isn't much evidence that it does any good<p>Eat beetroot! Eat kale! Eat mackerel and pomegranate and chard! These are not just foods: they are superfoods. They are health-giving. If you eat them in …

Robin Williams memorial character discovered in World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor beta

Following the tragic death of actor and comedian Robin Williams last month, rumors surfaced that a freshly-uncovered genie model in the upcoming <i>World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor</i> expansion would pay tribute to Williams. That model has officially been discovered in the <i>Warlords of Draenor</i> beta …

Destiny Goes Gold Ahead of Imminent Release

But don't expect any item trading when it launches.<p>Bungie has confirmed Destiny has gone gold, meaning the final version of the game is being put on …

With The World II, Chinese game maker thinks players are ready for an MMO on a smartphone

With more than 100 million Americans and 288 million Chinese playing mobile games, one Chinese game company thinks some of those players are ready for a much better experience on their smartphones.<p>We Are Good Games is planning to release its massively multiplayer online role-playing game, The World …

Guardians of the Galaxy game and comics on sale this weekend

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has finally landed in theaters, and to help celebrate, the official game and a collection of Guardian comics are on sale in the Google Play Store. The collection of Guardian comics is running at 50% off, and the game, Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon, …

Zelda speedrunner explains how it's possible to beat Ocarina of Time in 18 minutes

Last month, speedrunner Cosmo Wright broadcast a world record-setting run of Nintendo 64 game <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i> on his Twitch channel. He beat the game in 18 minutes and 10 seconds, and called it, naturally, "the best speed run I have ever done."<p>Today, he explains, in some …