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Scientists Create World's Most Expensive Material, Valued at $145 Million Per Gram

They just sold the equivalent of one-third the weight of a human hair for $32,000.<p>If your life’s ambition is to become very, very rich, consider …

Chemistry

How the voices behind your favorite games and shows are re-inventing live D&D | Polygon

Teacher turns class into a video game — and now every student is passing

It’s tough being a teacher. Kids have so many distractions in their lives, and it’s getting harder to engage tech-savvy students with more traditional subjects.<p>Elizabeth Box was struggling with engagement in her seventh-grade civics class in Okeechobee, Florida — the third-poorest Florida county, …

'Invisibility cloak' could turn beer bellies into six-packs

Ultra-thin skin created by US scientists can be laid over 3D shapes to make them look flat using thousands of nanoscale dots to reflect light<p>Harry Potter donned his to explore Hogwarts undetected, but an invisibility cloak made by US scientists could find a far more pressing use: making beer …

Nanotech

Class Divide: Are More Affluent Kids Opting Out Of School Lunch?

There's a lot of evidence that the meals school cafeterias are serving have gotten healthier since new federal nutrition standards were rolled out.<p>For instance, a new analysis from the CDC finds that, since the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, there's been a significant …

Watch legendary Disney animator Glen Keane draw in virtual reality

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Virtual Reality

See BB-8's skeleton in this cool tear-down video

When playing around with Sphero’s BB-8 toy, the miniature version of the personality-filled droid from the upcoming movie ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ it’s hard to not feel like it’s made with a little bit of magic. His little head floats atop his body, and he maintains his ability to be upright …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Psychology

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Plan 'Bee': As Honeybee Populations Dwindle, Other Species Could Come To The Rescue

Uncle Farm Needs You<p>Honey bees have been having a hard time around the world for the past few years due to the mysterious colony collapse disorder, pesticides, and loss of habitat. Not to mention their workload. In Oslo, they'er building a bee superhighway while here in the US, there's a federal …

Greenwich Meridian line is actually 334 ft east...near a rubbish bin

Staff at Greenwich's Royal Observatory are increasingly asked why GPS did not align with the prime meridian. Now scientists have come up with an answer<p>For years visitors to the Royal Observatory have stood on the stainless steel Greenwich Meridian Line believing they are located exactly between …

LG Shows Off 'Wallpaper' TV No Thicker Than a Sticker

If you thought TVs couldn't get any thinner, think again. LG Display's "wallpaper" panel is 55 inches wide, but less than a millimeter (four-hundredths of an inch) thick. It's so thin and light (just over 4 pounds) that it can be attached to the wall with a simple magnetic backing and then peeled …

Gear & Gadgets

Windows 10 will be 'the last version of Windows'

Microsoft to move to smaller, more frequent updates – meaning the all-important version number will remain the same from now on<p>Windows 10 will be the last major release of Microsoft’s venerable operating system, according to a development executive at the firm.<p>Once the new version is released this …

Windows 10

SpaceX's Pad Abort Test for Its Dragon Spaceship Is a Real Blast

The SpaceX rocket venture on Wednesday put its Dragon capsule's launch escape system for future astronauts through a successful first flight test — with a real dummy aboard.<p>"It was a great outcome," SpaceX's billionaire founder, Elon Musk, told reporters afterward. "Had there been people on board, …

Space Travel

Do We Live In A Hologram? It's More Likely Than You Might Think

Everything in our universe might be a lot flatter than it seems, at least, if you do the math.<p>If you’ve got a credit card in your wallet that has one of those little 3D holograms on it — a two-dimensional image that uses some tricks of light to appear three-dimensional — you can get a sense of how …

Physics

Facebook’s secret plan to kill Google — and become the second trillion-dollar company in the process

Facebook is out to kill Google. There, I said it. You probably think I’m crazy, but there are a bunch of macro-trends coming together, as well as several moves that Facebook got right. that support this. But first, a disclaimer: I’m the cofounder of AdEspresso, a Facebook partner that manages …

Can you solve these top mysteries of the universe?

Scientists have discovered a ‘supervoid’ in space, a peculiar empty section of space which is missing roughly 10,000 galaxies. This empty space, which is thought to be the largest known structure ever discovered in the universe, is baffling experts.<p>Scientists are unclear about what this desolate …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

Tesla Model S Comes With Secret James Bond Homage

The name's Musk. Elon Musk.<p>James Bond may favor Aston Martins and Bentleys when he hits the road, but it turns out that Tesla Model S owners can channel a bit of the British superspy.<p>The dashboard on the electric car has a top secret Easter egg: hold down the <i>T</i> button on the entertainment system and …

Supermassive Black Hole Found Farting A Trillion Suns' Worth Of Energy

Scientists zero in on the size, shape, and speed of the gas that reconfigures galaxies<p>At the center of any massive galaxy, you’ll most likely find one daunting portion of space-time: a supermassive black hole. These gigantic gravity wells are so enormous, they have a mass that’s equal to millions …

DARPA Wants To Make Computer Networks Look More Like Sci-Fi Graphic Novels

An intuitive, visual interface could make cybersecurity way less boring<p>Even for the experts, lines of computer code can be tedious to read. But what if it all looked like a video-game world, or like a rendering of the stars in space?<p>DARPA, the U.S. military’s research arm, has been working on a way …

Japanese bank introduces robot workers to deal with customers in branches

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group is employing ‘Nao’, a multilingual 5.4-kg robot, who will begin work in a branch in April<p>Japan’s biggest bank is preparing to unveil robot employees with a human touch.<p>Nao, a 58-centimetre (1ft 11)-tall humanoid developed by the French company Aldebaran Robotics – a …

Robotics

Future airports could become hi-tech pleasure domes

<b>Flight delays, lost luggage, gate change confusion - airports can be stressful to say the least.</b><p>But what if technology could make the whole business of air travel more efficient and even pleasurable?<p>With this in mind, airport operators invested almost $7bn (£4.6bn) on IT services last year, …

EA Charging Players For Gas In New 'Need For Speed'

There are some things that we can do in video games that we can’t possibly do in real life. Some games let us fly, or unleash super-powers, or pilot fighter jets or spaceships. I call this feeling “superful.”<p>Other times, it’s the things we don’t have to do in video games that make them so great. We …

Mobile Gaming

Researchers Discover An Ancient Replica Of Our Solar System

The finding is good news for the search for intelligent alien life<p>Deep within the bowels of our Milky Way Galaxy, there is another solar system that is like a miniature replica of our own. Except this planetary system is just a tad older — by about 7 billion years.<p>Using images and data collected by …

Xbox meets Windows 10 – will this end the PC v console war?

There have been many attempts to unite console and PC gamers in cross-platform play, but this could be the one that works<p>Five years ago a scintillating rumour crept across gaming news sites and forums – a rumour that satisfied deeply entrenched beliefs held throughout the industry.<p>The story goes …

Windows 10