Harrison Porteous

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Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Quantum Physics

This Incredible Photo Of A Baby Weasel Riding A Woodpecker Is Straight Out Of A Children's Fantasy Book

Unfortunately, the weasel was attacking the bird. Fortunately, the bird escaped.<p>It's a photo of a weasel trying to kill a woodpecker.<p>Le-May, a hobby photographer, was taking a walk with his wife through the Hornchurch Country Park in East London in the hopes of her seeing a green woodpecker for the …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Jurassic World: meet the dino-stars

The fourth Jurassic Park movie is released in June and the various species who populate the cast have been unveiled. But what role will each of them play in the family-friendly 3D slaughter?<p>Jurassic World, the fourth movie in the Jurassic Park series, will be released in three months. This means …

Jurassic World

Miniature Street Art Installations Take Over London

Street artist Slinkachu's idyllic scenes play out in puddles and street cracks.<p>Street artist Slinkachu’s work is best viewed under a magnifying glass: a lady swings on a matchstick, children play in the pool made from melting popsicle juice, and a couple crosses a river of Sprite. In an upcoming …

Where to Go When the Zombies Strike

If the Zombie apocalypse does hit, you’ll be safest up in the mountains in Montana, or perhaps the Nevada desert, physics students tell us.<p>The worst place to be? Northeastern Pennsylvania.<p>A team of researchers at Cornell University decided to make a computer simulation of what might happen in the …

'Wolfenstein: The Old Blood' Coming In May 2015

Few expected much out of 2014’s Wolfenstein installment, the series now a long way from when it was an iconic shooter franchise. But surprisingly, Wolfenstein: The New Order used old-school appeal combined with new-gen tech to become one of the best games of the year. It was a touchstone for how …

Ancient City, Once Home To A Long-Lost Civilization, Found In Honduras Rainforest

A team of archaeologists were searching for the fabled “White City,” also known as the “City of the Monkey God,” in the Honduras jungle. But during the course of their hunt, they say they may have stumbled upon something far more remarkable: not merely a long-lost city, but an entire, unidentified …

Archaeology

Five New 'Battlefield' Games EA Needs To Make

Although it makes my “Top Games Of March 2015” list, <i>Battlefield Hardline</i> isn’t as exciting to me as it once was, when I first learned it would be cops and robbers themed.<p>That’s because from everything we’ve seen so far, it looks like the cops and robbers motif is more skin than substance.<p>That …

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What Is Minecraft Anyway?

<i>This is a sidebar to the March 23, 2015 Forbes Magazine cover story, Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson.</i><p>“Survival mode” is simple: Your protagonist (known as “Steve”) is dropped into a randomly generated landscape and must collect resources and build things to …

Nvidia reveals Shield, a $199 console for 4K TV and gaming

Nvidia has revealed an Android-based smart TV console and gaming system that pairs high-resolution video with an accessible interface for $199, plus …

Inside The Post-Minecraft Life Of Billionaire Gamer God Markus Persson

It’s 7 p.m. on a Monday in Stockholm, and Markus Persson sits on the terrace of his ninth-story office, sipping the speedball of alcoholic beverages, a vodka Red Bull. Three hours ago he committed to not drinking today, still in recovery from a 12-drink Thursday bender while nursing an ear …

The best games of 2014 are actually from 2013 - and that's okay

If there was one key message to take from last month's E3, it was that 2015 is going to be a proper treat. The roll call of games coming out next …

Tech Analysis: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Ranking among the cream of the crop of PC developers working today, CD Projekt RED has shown a no-compromise approach to every project it's set its …

Killing Floor 2 video invites you the Meet the Zeds | PC Invasion

Tripwire have released a video of <i>Killing Floor 2</i> which shows off some of the nasty specimens you’ll be fighting against.<p>If memory serves, all of the …

Oculus accuses ZeniMax of trying to cash in on $2bn Facebook deal

Oculus VR has filed its defence for the upcoming lawsuit with ZeniMax over the Rift virtual reality headset.<p>In May id parent company ZeniMax accused …

Sleeping Dogs dev working on a free-to-play title for Nexon | PC Invasion

South Korean free-to-play specialist publisher Nexon has announced that it’s working with <i>Sleeping Dogs</i> developer United Front Games on a new title. …

Why Microsoft Adopting Android Is Dangerous And Stupid

There were excuses last time. When Nokia unveiled the original X range of Android phones in February many thought it was a contingency plan in case the sale of its handset division to Microsoft didn’t come off. But now the deal has gone through Microsoft has just announced a second generation of …

Charlie Brooker's Nazi past revealed in Sniper Elite 3 | PC Invasion

We always knew there was something sinister about ex-videgame journalist and broadcaster Charlie Brooker and here’s the proof in <i>Sniper Elite 3</i>.<p>Back …

Rainbow Six Siege has male and female hostages

Rainbow Six Siege will feature male and female hostages, developer Ubisoft has explained, answering questions raised by its E3 demo earlier this …

Most anticipated games of 2014

The PES 2015 trailer has lovely colourful balls | PC Invasion

Konami has realised that football fans don’t have a lot of spare time right now, so they’ve kept their <i>PES 2015</i> trailer under 50 seconds. That’s …

Areal Kickstarter causes controversy over S.T.A.L.K.E.R successor claims | PC Invasion

Last night saw a Kickstarter launch for a new title called <i>Areal</i>, which developer West Games is claiming as the spiritual successor to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. …

Rainbow Six Siege: What We Know & What We Want

Mirror's Edge 2 Developer Trying to "Remove Frustration"

DICE is attempting to "remove a bit of the frustration" in its upcoming sequel to the first-person free-running game, Mirror's Edge, CEO Karl-Magnus Troedsson has said.<p>In an interview with Eurogamer, Troedsson revealed some of the philosophy behind the new Mirror's Edge. Publisher Electronic Arts …

Watch Dogs Patch for PS3, PS4 released; PC, Xbox One and Xbox 360 coming soon

Game maker Ubisoft finally released the major patch for Watch Dogs for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 users.<p>The patch contained the solutions and …

Gaming the System: Northwest Ohio native helps turn fantasy into reality for Xbox

Email Comments Print<p><i>Editor's note: This is an updated version of the initial online article.</i><p>Holly Hirzel, 42, Sr. Project Manager in Microsoft …

The Beatles forced to sing in German for Adolf Hitler in controversial new game

The Beatles are forced to sing in German for Adolf Hitler in a hit new computer game that has sparked outrage.<p>The legendary foursome are called Die …