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Inhabitat's Week in Green: futuristic automation, underwater kites and a floating nuclear power plant

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Twitter's stock market debut was the big story this week, but it wasn't the only news out of Silicon Valley. Facebook just announced that starchitect Frank …

Engineers Build The World’s First Real 3D-Printed Gun

The Liberator, for all the hoopla, was not really a gun. This 3D-printed firearm, on the other hand, is a gun. It is a copy of a 1911 made using public-domain plans and a laser sintering system that solidifies metal powder. It fires just like a real semi-automatic pistol<p>The gun, created by Solid …

Scientists want to turn smartphones into earthquake sensors

For years, scientists have struggled to collect accurate real-time data on earthquakes, but a new article published today in the <i>Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America</i> may have found a better tool for the job, using the same accelerometers found in most modern smartphones. The article …

How to increase your iPhone’s battery life on iOS 7

With the introduction of iOS 7, Apple added a ton of new and exciting features to your iPhone. However, in order to show off all of these new …

Battlefield 4 details new Battlelog, including in-game overlay and user-made missions

The latest DICE dev post on Battlefield 4 focuses on the latest iteration of Battlelog, the virtual scribe that extensively tracks your soldiering …

Breaking Bad’s Star Trek Script Animated (video)

Fans of Breaking Bad are sure to enjoy this animation created by Matt Czap and revolves around a bored Enterprise crew holding a pie-eating contest… …

Pirate Bay releases 'PirateBrowser' to sail round censorship, mark ten years on the ocean wave

The Pirate Bay may be many things, but one that it is not, is a pushover. It's moved location, received continuous heat from various courts, and, of course, done some time. But still, it doesn't give up. The latest effort is a browser designed to help you access the torrent site in locations where …

Why the Incas offered up child sacrifices

<i>These children [to be sacrificed to the mountain and other gods] would be collected from all over the land and would be carried in litters together … They should be very well dressed, paired up female and male.</i><p><b>Juan de Betanzos, 1551</b><p><i>Human nature would not allow them to kill their own children … if</i> …

From Cyanide & Happiness.

The joys of field work. Original image by Kawika Singson http://on.fb.me/1awtg9f

Via SMBC Comics

This photograph was captured by a Rapid Action Electronic camera in 1952, during the Tumbler-Snapper tests performed in Nevada. Only one millisecond after the bomb explodes, this 65.6-foot (20 meters) ball of fire appears in midair, with spikes that look like rotten teeth or stalactites of fire (called the rope trick effect). More information: http://bit.ly/1duIsQC

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Inside The Most Expensive Science Experiment Ever

Many machines over the past 60 years have been billed as the one that will make the big breakthrough in fusion science, only to stumble. This one could be different.<p>Some people have spent their whole working lives researching fusion and then retired feeling bitter at what they see as a wasted …

How Does a Quantum Computer Work?

Miracle material: the graphene revolution

The race is on to harness the potential of graphene, a substance that is harder than diamond, yet incredibly flexible, and the world’s best conductor of electricity.<p>Kostya Novoselov tends to wear an air of slight distraction. But when a problem or topic of conversation sparks his curiosity, his …

Animal invisibility cloak makes cat and fish vanish

Scientists have shown off their latest "invisibility cloak" by making a pet goldfish and a small cat vanish from plain sight.<p>The device is crude and …