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Steam trading cards gamify your games

PC gamers are pretty happy with Steam. More like content, at this point. What began as a rivalry and blossomed into a passionate romance has since …

Trading

Custom built Hobbit house

Parkour robot can leap ledges in a single bound

Your Roomba can’t jump, can it? UPenn researchers presented the acrobatic feats of their X-RHex-Light robot today at the IEEE International …

One gene lets mice smell danger

<b>NORTHWESTERN (US) —</b> Mice would be easy prey without a single gene that lets them smell cats on the prowl.<p>The gene, called TAAR4, encodes a receptor …

Neuroscience

Why getting scared ‘magnifies’ our eyes

<b>U. TORONTO (CAN) —</b> We go wide-eyed with fear because a larger visual field makes it easier to see threats, and the expression can help others spot …

University of Toronto

DIY Chemistry: Teach Yourself Electroplating

This simple experiment, in which you can coat graphite with copper, will show you the secrets of laying down a thin layer of metal.<p><b>When you see a thin layer of metal</b>—on anything from chrome car parts to drill bits to jewelry—electroplating probably has been at work. The process is simple: Send …

Mars One says 80,000 have applied for one-way mission to red planet

Almost 80,000 people have applied to take part in a one-way mission to Mars, each of them completing a rigorous application that stresses the need …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

How can I watch the May 9-10 solar eclipse safely … or online?

Safe viewing methods, and a link to online viewing of the May 9-10 “ring of fire” annular eclipse.<p>Whether you’re in a location to view the May 9-10 …

Expedition 36/37 Crew Takes Questions from Media

Dogs to get their iPaws as scientists build computers for animals

It would certainly have made life easier for Lassie. Scientists are designing computers that can be used by dogs so they can play, operate household appliances and even communicate with their owners.<p>It would certainly have made life easier for Lassie.<p>Scientists are designing computers that can be …

Bally Technologies

Slot machines—games of purely random chance—are often seen as mechanical gambling devices and not much more. During a visit to Las Vegas we had the opportunity to dig a little deeper with Bally Technologies' Director of Game Development, Brett Jackson. He offered some insight into the surprisingly …

Tiny Living on Wheels: Impossibly Small 32-Sq Ft Cabin

He’s been called a “micro-architect” and a genius of small house design, but Derek Diedricksen is really more of a big thinker. His impressively tiny …

Lucida Dreams Come True: Kickstart a 21st-Century Version of a 19th-Century Optical Drawing Aid

When I used to work for an artist who specialized in photorealistic portraiture, I remember watching the assistants use a projector to draft the …

Art

Vertu’s First Android Phone, The New TI

Luxury phone manufacturer Vertu has once again designed a phone that is truly out of this world. The Verti Ti is unlike anything we’ve ever seen …

Android Phones

On the Anniversary of V-E Day, Buick Releases Photos of "The Hot Rod of World War II"

Today marks "V-E Day," the day that World War II ended in Europe. And in a couple of weeks, it will be the 110th anniversary of Buick. To tie both …

Meet An Artist Who Turns Data Into 3-D Displays

Layers of facts, rules, and human data sets inform the work of Willem Besselink.<p>We’re deep in the midst of a data viz heyday. Infographics are ubiquitous, presenting facts and data sets in straightforward ways that are, by design, easy to understand. Willem Besselink takes a different approach by …

Art

First trailer for Edgar Wright's The World's End

Earlier this week Edgar Wright debuted a new poster for his upcoming sci-fi comedy The World’s End, and now thanks to MSN we have our first look at …

Actors that should have played James Bond

For the last 50 years, the <b>James Bond</b> franchise has produced some of the best action / adventure movies in cinema and those that were fortunate to …

Comic Book Review - The Walking Dead #110

<i>Villordsutch reviews The Walking Dead #110….</i><p>“<i>Ezekiel vs. Michonne?</i>“<p>I have to be honest here – I’ve never read a <b>Walking Dead</b> comic book. I tried …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles set photos featuring Megan Fox as April O'Neil

Earlier this week we got our first look at Megan Fox on the set of the <b>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles</b> reboot, and now we have a new batch of images …

News on future Marvel movies - including Robert Downey Jr.'s status

One of the big stories coming out of <b>Iron Man 3</b> has been Robert Downey Jr.’s contract coming to an end with Marvel Studios. With the third outing for …

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move - RadarPlays

University of Florida embraces Internet2’s 100-gigabit network, launches new supercomputer

Universities have been pioneer participants in developing and using the internet since its inception. Now, the consortium of education and research …