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The "first man-made biological leaf" could enable humans to colonise space

<b>Dezeen and MINI Frontiers:</b> RCA graduate Julian Melchiorri says the synthetic biological leaf he developed, which absorbs water and carbon dioxide to …

The Most Amazing PCs of July 2014

Every month I scour the Internet looking for some prime examples of modded computers. PC mods, as they’re more commonly known, are PCs that have been modified so they look totally unique. Some have received a coat of paint, others have seen standard PC cases cut, drilled, sanded or glued and some …

Battlefield Hardline's single-player story details emerge

After months of keeping mum about it, Battlefield Hardline developer Visceral Games has finally spilled the beans on what its upcoming shooter's …

GOG site glitch gives away stacks of free games by mistake | PC Invasion

The big news this week for GOG was Linux releases but the big news for GOG customers was free games.<p>Yesterday GOG accidentally gave away a whole …

Autobiographical adventure Coming Out Simulator 2014 sure is tense

With a name like "Coming Out Simulator 2014" one would expect indie developer Nicky Case's autobiographical text-based browser adventure to be a …

Watch Dogs "The Worse" improvements mod updated to v0.8 | PC Invasion

The mod that brings graphical enhancements to the PC version of <i>Watch Dogs</i> has just received an update.<p>Ubisoft may not be keen on PC gamers using this …

'Valiant Hearts The Great War' Blasts The Heart With History

Valiant Hearts The Great War depicts the harsh emotional reality and impact on family life of the events of 1914-1918. This is a rare achievement for a video-game all the more impressive for being matched by solid mechanics and platform puzzling.<p>I’m not keen on educational games. Well, no more …

Meet the M-One, the latest open source SLA 3D printer

Stereolithographic 3D printers, which use light to harden liquid resin into 3D objects, are dropping in price. And their price tag will likely …

FireChat bridges the platform gap: Android and iOS users can now chat without an internet connection

In April, Open Garden released its FireChat app for Android, giving the world’s largest smartphone OS access to the anonymous, hyperlocal messaging …

A World Of Warcraft Player Hit Level 90 Without Choosing A Faction

<i>World of Warcraft</i>, like most fantasy worlds, works on a binary. Either you’re Alliance, or you’re Horde, and people take the idea of being a fake elf in a fake faction far more seriously than any grown human being should. But one guy decided to tell both sides to get stuffed, and hit level 90 …

Meet Soundhawk: The Tiny Device That Gives You Bionic Hearing

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Soundhawk is a little ear piece with a big job. About the weight of an earring, and half the size of …

Why Unreal deserves to be remembered alongside Half-Life

The anticipation is the best part. Clutching a game box, and trying not to get carsick as you flicked through the manual on the car ride home. For …

Free will may be an illusion, study says

Nobody made me write this. Except for my own self-delusion.<p>I had always thought that I was a reasonably free-thinking individual, faults and all. However, I can see now that my behavior is nothing more than the result of electric interference.<p>Please forgive this rampant confession, but my mind has …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

Without this equation there would have been no internet

It showed how to make communications faster and take up less space on a hard disk, making the internet possible<p>This equation was published in the 1949 book <i>The Mathematical Theory of Communication</i>, co-written by Claude Shannon and Warren Weaver. An elegant way to work out how efficient a code could …

A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

Cute

Instagram's Best Food Photographers Will Put Your Meal Photos To Shame

But these 10 photographers take photos of their food for a living, and they're attracting huge followings on Instagram.<p>Niche, a startup that helps brands partner with popular social media creators, helped us compile a list of the most-followed food photographers on Instagram.<p>From food collages to …

Los Angeles

First Electric Harley Goes Zero to 60 in 4 Seconds

The rise of the super-fast industrial 3D printer

3D printers are slow; so slow that in the time it would take to print a screwdriver, you could just drive to the store and pick one up with a half …

This University Is Adding The Video Game 'League Of Legends' To Its Athletics Program

And now Robert Morris University Illinois wants to prep students on their journey to becoming video game playing superstars.<p>The school announced today that it's adding eSports to its athletic program. And more specifically, the school is building a varsity team to play "League of Legends" as part …

College & University

The World's Most Popular YouTuber Makes $4 Million A Year

Most of Kjellberg's earnings are reportedly straight profit, coming from more than 27.8 million subscribers to his YouTube channel.<p>Last year, Kjellberg's PewDiePie channel became the most watched on Google's online video service, passing up internet sensations such as One Direction and Miley …

Korea's SK Telecom launches 225 Mbps broadband

Already spoiled by ridiculous wireless network speeds, South Korean customers will now be able to enjoy speeds up to 225 Mbps starting this week when SK Telecom, Korea's biggest mobile operator, rolls out a new broadband LTE-Advanced service.<p>While current mobile connections max out at 75 Mbps, this …

Google Donates $100,000 to Help Kids Build Games Consoles

Google’s education arm has donated $100,000 towards a joint project between Code Club and Technology Will Save Us which allows children to build and programme their own games console for just £60, thereby teaching them early essential skills for a potential lifetime in technology.<p>Announced today, …

This is what a $22,000 Android phone feels like

With Vertu finally offering an up-to-date luxury phone, we naturally had to check out the Signature Touch up close and personal. After all, it's not everyday that one gets to play with a $21,900 phone for free (though you can do so at any Vertu boutique, as long as you're nicely dressed). For those …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

13 New Technologies from Computex Worth a Second Look

An abundance of new consumer electronic devices hit the scene at last week’s Comptex in Taipei, Taiwan. While there were strong signs of …

Intel Corporation

Bowerbags: A Modular "5-in-1" Bag System with a Unique Connection Method

If you're designing a modular bag system, like the cool Mission Workshop Arkiv we looked at a few years ago, you need to figure out how the bags …