James Shannon

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Real-life Lightsabers Created by Harvard and MIT Scientists

Scientists have found a way to bind together photons that creates a sort of real-life lightsabers, they say.<p>A group of scientists figured out how to …

Daniel Lieberman: 'Dieting is a disaster for everyone'

Daniel Lieberman is a professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard and has published numerous studies about why the human body looks and behaves the way it does. His new book is <i>Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease</i>. One of his current areas of study is the advantages of …

Mission to colonise Mars: 'Columbus didn't wait; nor should we'

The £4bn project, founded in 2010 by engineer Bas Lansdorp, is set to recoup its costs by selling the broadcasting rights to the mission.<p>"The biggest media event in the world," said Paul Römer, the co-creator of Big Brother and ambassador of the project, on the Mars One website. "Reality meets …

Blizzard Gives Update on Titan MMO - IGN News - IGN Video

Blizzard has provided a brief update on Titan, its long-awaited next project.

Microsoft files patent for head-mounted display

A patent filed by Microsoft on January 30, 2012, and this week made available to the public, outlines a series of head-mounted display devices and their potential gaming applications.<p>The filing (spotted by a NeoGAF user), dubbed "Multiplayer gaming with head-mounted display," describes "a system …