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Creating a 'genetic firewall' for GMOs

Synthetic amino acids may one day allow scientists to create "genetic firewalls" that prevent GMO crops or animals from escaping into the wild and causing environmental damage, according to Harvard and Yale researchers.<p>On Wednesday, scientists announced that they had genetically engineered bacteria …

Here's what happens when you put a camera on a person-sized squid

Scientists saw new color displays for the first time<p>The Humboldt squid uses pigment sacs on its skin to "flash" and to "flicker," both previously unknown behaviors, according to a study published today in the <i>Journal of Experimental Biology</i>. These displays were caught on cameras mounted on top of …

Plants left at mercy of the wild weather

But look out for hazel catkins turning plump with pollen<p>Plantlife looked so promising this winter. On New Year’s Day, 368 species of flower were found by members of the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland.<p>Normally around 30 types of flowers would be expected to be in bloom at new year, in …

Xbox app coming to Windows 10, Microsoft confirms

Windows 10 will include an Xbox app as part of Microsoft's next-generation operating system, Phil Spencer, head of Xbox division and Microsoft Studios, announced today.<p>Through the Xbox app for Windows 10, users will be able to communicate with others on Xbox Live through voice and text chat across …

Microsoft HoloLens is a new AR headset computer

Microsoft has revealed a new augmented reality headset, Microsoft HoloLens.<p>The head-mounted computer is equipped with its own sensors and processors …

Life in Japan — An 18-part look inside Japan’s game industry

"Ever since I was a child I've loved Godzilla and Ultraman and fantasy monsters too."<p>"[The controversy] wasn't a surprise at all ... I wanted that attention from the media."<p>"I'd want to have a disclaimer ... 'Not for casual users. Only for hardcore gamers.'"<p>"I think we need to [find a killer app] …

Captain America and Star-Lord are betting on the Super Bowl

The real-life actors who portray Captain America (Chris Evans) and Star-Lord/Peter Quill from <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> (Chris Pratt), have started a friendly bet on this year's Super Bowl. Evans is rooting for the Patriots (the colors fit perfectly for the Captain), while Pratt is on the side of the …

With Windows 10 You Can Stream Any Xbox One Game To Your PC Or Tablet

Sony has dabbled in the streaming of PlayStation games to devices within its own ecosystem like Vita and Xperia phones. Valve’s in-home streaming for Steam delivers the capability of playing a large majority of your PC games library to other “client” computers (even Macs) or devices like Nvidia’s …