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19-Year-Old Becomes The Youngest Person To Fly Solo Around The World

Flyin' planes and settin' records, all in the name of computer science<p>Matt Guthmiller is a young man who went on a sort of old-fashioned adventure. He circumnavigated the globe, becoming, upon his return, the youngest person to do so alone in an airplane. Congrats, Matt!<p>The journey took …

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Biologist tries to explain Captain America and the Hulk with science

Comic book writers almost always spin up some inventive pseudo-science to explain how normal men and women transform into superheroes, but what if a real biologist took a crack at it? Sebastian Alvarado, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, has done just that with a new series of …

Significant Earthquake Swarm Hits Iceland’s Barðarbunga

It has been over 3 years since the last eruption in Iceland. However, there are signs that an eruption might be in the works near remote Barðarbunga. …

A Microchip That Mimics the Human Brain

IBM researchers build a chip that simulates a million neurons and more than 250 million synapses. Related: Origami Robot Folds and Crawls by Itself<p><b>A new brain-like microchip has 1 million</b> electronic neurons and more than 256 million artificial synapses connecting. IBM researchers and their …

Should Video Games Go On Your Resume?

That’s the question asked in a recent article over at WSJ, where they dive into the recent trend of many job applicants putting their experiences with video games on their resume, in an effort to show they have the leadership and teamwork skills necessary in order to hold a real life job.<p>The game …

The Pokémon Trading Card Game is coming to iPad

The Pokémon Trading Card Game is coming to iPad later this year.<p>The digital version of the oldschool physical card game has been available online for …

Total War: Rome 2 gets free unit update and Daughters of Mars DLC | PC Invasion

You'll now be able to Boudicca up the planet in Rome 2, as Creative Assembly adds a lot more women to the game in both free-DLC and paid-DLC forms.

Apple's Upcoming Smartwatch Will Have A Display That's Nearly Indestructible

The report notes the first of these sapphire displays will be rolling off the production line as early as this month in Apple's Arizona-based facility.<p>Apple may use these sapphire displays in more expensive models of the iPhone 6, while also offering a lower-cost version with a standard glass …

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The Weird And Surprising Business Of Watching People Play Old Video Games Very Fast

Competitive games like League of Legends often get most of the acclaim on the Twitch community. But one rising audience is centered around a practice called "speed-running."<p>Into the wee hours of a morning in July, Cosmo Wright — who broadcasts videos of himself playing video games for a living — …

Most new Android phones sell for less than $200

Want to know a big reason why Android smartphones are virtually ubiquitous these days? Because many of them are very affordable, that's why. IDC's latest market share estimates show that 58.6 percent of Android phones shipped in the second quarter cost less than $200, many of them from surging …

Email Is Still the Best Thing on the Internet

The gentle, dependable workhorse that everyone relies on and nobody owns<p>All these people are trying to kill email.<p>"E-mail is dead, or at least that’s what Silicon Valley is banking on," wrote Businessweek tech reporter Ashlee Vance.<p>There's the co-founder of Asana, the work software startup. Email …

Motorola will unveil new smartphones and the Moto 360 on September 4th

With Samsung's Note 4 announcement on September 3rd and Apple's iPhone launch expected a few days later, September is shaping up to be a busy month when it comes to smartphone (and wearable) unveils. Motorola's just sent out invitations for its own launch in Chicago, scheduled for the day after …

Is FIFA 15's beauty only skin deep?

And so, with the meat and veg of this year's Fédération Internationale de Football Association 2015 dispatched, we move on to dessert, with a ragtag …

Sonic Boom has a release date on 3DS and Wii U

<b>UPDATE 14/8/14 12.05pm:</b> Sega has now confirmed the official UK date for both Sonic Boom titles, which will arrive together on 21st November.<p>That …

Star Wars: Episode VII to resume production after two-week hiatus

If you were concerned that Harrison Ford’s injury could potentially delay the planned release of <b>Star Wars: Episode VII</b> in December of next year, then …

Why mosquitoes bite some people and not others

Science explains one of life’s great mysteries. Plus! A natural remedy to keep you insect-free all summer<p>Why are some people so much more attractive to mosquitoes than others? And what can you do about the pesky little bloodsuckers, especially if you don’t want to resort to DEET? (DEET, while …

A Google Chrome Experiment Visualizes The 36-Year Journey Of A Spacecraft

A Google Creative Lab project explains the life of NASA’s ISEE-3.<p>In 1978, NASA launched the ISEE-3, a spacecraft designed to study the Earth’s magnetic field and its interactions with solar wind. It would later become the first spacecraft visit a comet. NASA decomissioned the spacecraft in 1997, …

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NASA Sees Black Hole Bend Light

NASA's black-hole hunting telescope has captured a cosmic battle between dark and light.<p>NuSTAR, formally known as the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, has observed a supermassive black hole's gravity tugging on X-ray light that's being emitted near that black hole.<p>That light is getting …

African Rhinos to Be Airlifted to Save Them From Extinction

The future of rhinos might be up in the air.<p>Starting in January 2015, a conservation group will fly as many as 100 rhinos from South Africa to …

EA Access is now publicly available on Xbox One

EA Access, the publisher's program that gives players unlimited access to several EA games for £3.99 / $5 a month - or half of that if one commits to …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Multiplayer Revealed

<i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> promises big changes to Activision’s yearly franchise, and nowhere is this more apparent than the game’s multiplayer mode.<p>The new exoskeleton adds numerous new movement options, including boost jump, dodge, slide, and slam. The first truly futuristic <i>Call of Duty</i> …

After 14 years John Romero is working on another shooter

Doom co-creator John Romero let it slip that he's starting development on a new shooter. His first since Daikatana in 2000.<p>The reveal was made on the …

Surgeons Say This Woman Became “Hyper Empathic” After They Removed Part of Her Brain

Susan (not her real name) had suffered from epileptic seizures since the age of two. Localized to her right temporal lobe, they'd been successfully …

Scientists Turn Cigarette Butts Into Electrical Storage

By burning them. No, really.<p>The electrical power of the future just might be waiting in ashtrays across the world. Researchers in South Korea discovered that, with a one-step conversion process, cigarette filters turn into great supercapacitors. This is great news for anyone who wants new …

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New iPads Are Coming Soon And Apple Is Already Building Them

Apple is making new models of the 9.7-inch iPad and the 7.9-inch iPad, but the report doesn't say much else about what the tablets will be able to do beyond sporting a new anti-reflective coating, presumably for better viewing in sunlight.<p>Assuming Apple sticks to its pattern, the new iPads won't …

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'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' proves that games are better with jetpacks and lasers

It's easy to get cynical about game franchises that release every year, but from the looks of it, <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i>is shaking things up quite a bit. For starters, developer Sledgehammer Games' first effort brings jetpacks and frickin' lasers to the online battlefield. <i>Joystiq</i> recently …

Why It's Perfectly Fine If Microsoft Has Lost Money On Xbox One [Updated]

According to a recent SEC report, Microsoft's Xbox division revenue is now up to $1.7B annually, because of the Xbox One, but its costs are up to $2.1B, also because of the Xbox One. That’s yielded a collection of startled headlines about how Microsoft has dropped the ball with their new console by …

It’s nearly impossible to spy on iPhones, according to top surveillance firm

iOS has always been more secure than Android, and new information that’s leaked out of one of the world’s leading surveillance companies reiterates that fact.<p>The Gamma Group has a piece of spyware called FinSpy that can hook into just about any Android, Blackberry, and older Microsoft phone. But it …

Up to 23 million active Twitter accounts are bots (updated)

Twitter's said its active user base is growing, but not every account that's active is necessarily a flesh-and-blood human. Alongside those verified accounts of the stars, there are all kinds of bots that use the service to deliver completely stupid nonsense, sudden (urgent!) sale news and even …