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This tiny gaming PC has Intel’s latest processors and can power a VR headset

A GTX 1070 GPU and Kaby Lake processor in a tiny package<p>Gaming PCs are largely known for being huge, garish LED-studded machines. But as Zotac's new Zbox Magnus EN1070K shows, that doesn’t have to be the case.<p>Announced earlier this month at CES 2017 and reported by <i>AnandTech</i>, the Magnus EN1070K is …

Computer Hardware

NASA just released a jaw-dropping 360 degree photo that makes you feel like you're on Mars

If you've ever wondered what it might be like to be inside of a giant crater on Mars, then check out this incredible footage NASA released this week from its Curiosity Mars rover.<p>The video below is interactive, making the experience more realistic than simply looking at a picture. Just click on the …

Mars Rover

The website that offered 47 million pirated academic papers is back

Digital piracy is not all about movies and music—pretty much anything that people feel is unfairly priced will find its way online in large numbers. Even academic papers.<p>In October 2015, a New York district court ruled in favor of the academic publisher Elsevier, which had accused Sci-Hub, a …

Higher Education

Virtual therapy 'helps with depression', researchers say

<b>A new therapy which involves a patient embodying themselves in a virtual reality avatar of a crying child could help with depression, research has suggested.</b><p>Patients wear a headset that projects a life-sized image, firstly of an adult and then of a child.<p>The new research tested the technology for …

Virtual Reality

Space tourism projects at a glance

Virgin Galactic later this month in Mojave, California, is preparing to roll out its new SpaceShipTwo, a vehicle the company hopes will one day take tourists to the edge of space. It comes roughly 15½ months since an earlier incarnation was destroyed in a test flight, killing one of the pilots. …

The Navy wants to deploy railguns on its latest destroyer

The US Navy's latest toy, a railgun that can fire projectiles at seven times the speed of sound, maybe be deployed sooner than thought. The original plan was to test it on joint high-speed vessels (JHSVs) in 2016, but the Navy is reportedly building an operational unit that could be installed on …

Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi Says Young People Should Study Computer Science, Even if They Won't Become Programmers

"How does the Internet work? How does cyber security work? How is data encrypted? These are all part of computer science."<p>It’s easy to mistake computer science for programming, and Code.org CEO Hadi Partovi says that even the kids who will never work for Google or Microsoft should be educated in …

Computer Science

Now you can explore Mars using this official map

While the British mapping agency Ordnance Survey is known for documenting the towns and cities on earth, it has gone above and beyond this time and created the first ever OS map of Mars.<p>The map was created using open data from NASA and was published on the organization’s Flickr, as well as a …

Mattel's new ThingMaker is a $300 3D printer for toys

We've been waiting years for 3D printing to finally be simple enough for mainstream consumers -- and now, it looks like Mattel might be the first company to make that happen. At NYC's Toy Fair this weekend, Mattel unveiled ThingMaker, a revival of its 60's era toy maker using modern 3D printing …

Mattel

Doctors 3D-print 'living' body parts

<b>Custom-made, living body parts have been 3D-printed in a significant advance for regenerative medicine, say scientists.</b><p>The sections of bone, muscle and cartilage all functioned normally when implanted into animals.<p>The breakthrough, published in Nature Biotechnology, raises the hope of using living …

3D Printing

Simon has evolved into a touch-free memory game

Hasbro reinventedSimon in 2014, using touchscreen displays to replace buttons and turn it into the <i>Simon Swipe</i>. Now, the famous American toymaker is gearing up to release a new version of the game, one that you don't even need to touch to play. <i>Simon Air</i> still throws color sequences at you to …

GoFundMe Has Helped Raise $2 Billion to Support Causes, Like Bringing Water to Flint

Water for Flint used GoFundMe to purchase and distribute 76,800 bottles of water for people in the community.<p>Amid reports that the water in Flint, Mich., was too contaminated to drink, Marseille Allen and a friend responded by distributing bottles of water at a church and outside city hall.<p>Allen …

Snorkeling

'Electronic blood' aims to cool and power computer chips

IBM Research in Zurich is experimenting with "electronic blood" - a fluid that both powers and cools computer chips.<p>The research is modelled on how the brain works and was previously developed by Nasa in the 1970s.<p>BBC Click's LJ Rich visited the lab to find out more.<p><b>More at</b> BBC.com/Click <b>and</b> …

Nanotech

What Do Astronauts Dream?

And other answers from Scott Kelly’s Tumblr ‘AnswerTime’<p>Astronaut Scott Kelly has spent almost an entire year in space (he's scheduled to return to Earth in March 2016 with Expedition 46.) Astronauts on the Space Station do plenty of live Q&A sessions via live video (including with <i>Popular Science</i>), …

Space Station

Samsung reveals high-end, low-power chips for midrange phones

Samsung has announced that it's bringing its 14nm Exynos chips to cheaper smartphones. These are smaller chips that are both more efficient and more powerful, and given that the company is already putting the technology to use on competitors' chips (namely, Qualcomm's), it's no surprise to see the …

Fairy tales teach robots not to murder

Fables and fairy tales are one team's hope for instilling AI with a moral compass.<p>The fairy tale performs many functions. They entertain, they encourage imagination, they teach problem-solving skills. They can also provide moral lessons, highlighting the dangers of failing to follow the social …

Artificial Intelligence

New data storage solution can store the world's data in your pocket. Forever

Imagine a world where you can literally store the entirety of the world’s history in your jeans pocket. Forever. Well, that world is here and that time is now. Researchers have not only already discovered – but have now improved upon – a way to store huge amounts of data on tiny slivers of quartz, …

Nanotech

Microsoft’s Outlook.com now has an overhauled look and features

Microsoft started previewing its new Outlook.com interface back in May, but it's now rolling out broadly today. New users who sign up to the service from the US will immediately access the new interface, and existing users are being migrated each week. Microsoft is migrating its Outlook.com email …

Apps

Scientists Can Now 3D Print Otzi The Mummified Ice Man

Otzi, for those not up on their 5,300-year-old mummified men, died and was frozen in the Alps near Hauslabjoch on the border between Austria and Italy. His body is one of the best preserved human mummies in Europe and now he’s getting a 3D-printed makeover.<p>Researchers and engineers have worked …

3D Printing

Pentax's first full-frame DSLR is here

Almost fifteen years after it canceled its first attempt, and one year after showing off a prototype, Pentax has finally announced its first full-frame DSLR. The company, now owned by Ricoh, has used the opportunity of next week's CP+ show in Japan to reveal the K-1, a DSLR with a 36.4-megapixel …

Cameras

Google wants you to 'Gmailify' your email, without using Gmail

Google's quest to have as many people as possible on Gmail has reached it's final logical step: you no longer need to change your email address to …

Gmail

Microsoft migrates open-source WorldWide Telescope project to the American Astronomical Society

Microsoft has announced that its WorldWide Telescope (WWT) project is being offloaded from Microsoft’s research division and onto the American Astronomical Society (ASA), the professional body for astronomers in North America.<p>To recap, WWT began as a research project way back in 2007, and involved …

CAT S60 is the first Android phone with built-in thermal camera, can withstand drops of nearly 2 meters

Bullitt Group has partnered with Cat in the UK to create the first Android smartphone with a built in thermal imaging camera. The embedded thermal camera from FLIR can detect heat and measure surface temperatures from distances of up to 100 feet. In the press release published today, the company …

This glove could make eating easier for those with Parkinson’s disease

Eating can be difficult and embarrassing for those with tremors, but GyroGear thinks it has a solution for patients suffering from Parkinson’s disease or essential tremor. The start-up has created a glove that steadies a person’s hand, making it easier to complete everyday tasks such as eating.<p>The …

Medical Research

This car has no gears and pumps out only water from its exhaust

A British startup has unveiled a working prototype of a zero-emission car that runs on hydrogen and is about to hit Europe’s roads.<p>The super-simple Rasa design created by Riversimple has only 18 moving parts and can run for 300 miles on just over 50 ounces of hydrogen.<p>The potential gasoline killer …

Discussing gravitational waves with LIGO team member Joshua Smith (Tomorrow Daily)

Ashley and Jeff deep dive into Mattel's NY Toy Fair announcements, the shoe sole that aims to charge your devices through motion. We also welcome Joshua Smith (CSUF, LIGO collaborative) to discuss gravitational waves and what they mean for future research.

LIGO

Google Cardboard helps a woman see for the first time in 8 years

Cardboard is built on very basic optic principles and with simple materials. It has been used to provide various virtual reality experiences, games, and has even been used in hospitals to provide 3D analysis without the need for expensive equipment. Now, Cardboard has helped a blind woman see for …

NASA's working on a telescope with an even wider eye than Hubble

The WFIRST space telescope mission is under way with plans to find more planets in our own galaxy and unlock the mysteries of the universe at the same time.<p>NASA said Thursday that it's getting down to business building a new telescope that could get us a step closer to finding E.T. and perhaps …

Physics

This flexible phone prototype lets you flick through digital books

"Users can feel the sensation of the page moving through their fingertips"<p>Researchers from Queen's University in Canada have created a flexible smartphone prototype that allows users to navigate pages by bending the screen. The ReFlex is a fully functional Android phone that incorporates a 720p …

Android Phones

One startup’s plan to grow more crops: put the germs back in

Indigo claims it can dramatically boost yields by restoring plant's microbiome<p>A startup launched this week with a radical plan for helping to feed the earth’s growing population — while also cutting back on farming practices that harm the environment. The company, Indigo, says it plans to replenish …

Farming