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A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

How A Simple New Invention Seals A Gunshot Wound In 15 Seconds

An Oregon startup has developed a pocket-size device that uses tiny sponges to stop bleeding fast.<p>When a soldier is shot on the battlefield, the emergency treatment can seem as brutal as the injury itself. A medic must pack gauze directly into the wound cavity, sometimes as deep as 5 inches into …

5 Visions That Showed Nikola Tesla Was Ahead of His Time

Modern society owes a lot to Nikola Tesla.<p>The Serbian-American scientist's inventions led to the radios and power grids used today. Over the course …

Elon Musk donates $1 million to Nikola Tesla museum after webcomic calls him out

'The Oatmeal' creator asks Tesla car company co-founder for more money<p>We all owe Nikola Tesla a debt of gratitude: the Serbian-American inventor was integral in designing the alternating current electrical supply systems that power the modern world. But Elon Musk owes Tesla more than most — the …

Periodic Table Clock (Certified as AMAZING)

Picture this: Inventions of the ancients

First published on Sat 12 Jul 2014 05.00 EDT

A New View of Europa

Europa is like a spherical ice cube that has partially melted. In fact, if you shook this small moon of Jupiter, you might hear a sloshing sound.<p>That’s because a deep, global ocean lies beneath the moon’s frozen, criss-crossed crust – an ocean that might be as much as 100 kilometers deep. In fact, …

The Navy Wants To Fire Its Ridiculously Strong Railgun From The Ocean

They want to test firing it from a ship in 2016, and again in 2018.<p>In 2016, the U.S. Navy is going to test a railgun—a weapon that can repeatedly launch a projectile at more than 5,000 MPH—from a boat. In 2018, they're going to do it again. And in the 2020s, the Navy is going to figure out just …

Military

Hollow Earth conspiracy theories: the hole truth

For centuries, Hollow Earth conspiracy theorists have tried to prove that there’s a whole other world beneath our own. But first they need to find the way in...<p><b>Late at night, on October 4 2002, a strange guest appeared</b> on a cult American <b>radio</b> show. Coast to Coast AM with Art Bell had a reputation …

Stopping The Spread Of Gaming's Most Offensive Mechanic, The Time Gate

It’s a great time to be a gamer, with three new consoles to choose from, a thriving PC scene and continued innovation in mobile. We’ve seen amazing games released left and right over the past few years, with more always on the horizon.<p>And yet, in a quest to seek out new revenue streams other than …

Command & Conquer multiplayer is saved following GameSpy shutdown

Fans of the Command & Conquer series have launched a new multiplayer server for a number of games in the strategy franchise following the shuttering of GameSpy's servers earlier in the year.<p><i>C&C: Online</i> is a free emulation of the original GameSpy servers for the Command & Conquer games affected by …

Why frame rate and resolution matter: A graphics primer

Graphics has always been the foremost battleground in the console wars. The participants in those never-ending debates try to bring in objectivity by quoting numbers — and in the case of visual prowess, <i>resolution</i> and <i>frame rate</i> are the two figures most commonly cited.<p>But what do they even mean? …

The Number of Humans in Space Doubled Today

It went from three to six in a couple hundred seconds.<p>Just after midnight local time on Thursday, a Soyuz rocket with three men aboard lifted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Minutes later, as it departed Earth’s lower atmosphere and crossed the Kármán line, something spectacular …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

Assassin's Creed Unity being developed by 10 Ubisoft studios worldwide

<i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i>, the only Assassin's Creed game that Ubisoft has announced for 2014 so far, is being developed by 10 different Ubisoft subsidiaries around the globe, according to a financial presentation from the publisher.<p>Ubisoft announced <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i> in March as the next major …

10 Reasons Why Adults Who Play Video Games Are Happier

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my …

Yoga

Birdly Oculus Rift simulator recreates flying like a bird

Ever dreamed of flying like a bird? You're in luck - new flight simulator Birdly lets you do just that, through the power of virtual reality<p>When Nelly Furtado said 'I'm like a bird', we're not sure this is what she had in mind. New flight simulator <b>Birdly</b> aims to recreate the experience of flying …

Scientist: We're not smart enough to be ready for aliens

Can we ever be ready for change?<p>What does it take to be fully prepared for a marriage, a baby, or a job? Or for a lover who's a foot taller than you?<p>Does intelligence really have anything to do with it? Some of the most clever people I know are some of the most dipsy, tipsy loons when confronted …

Think The Cassette Tape Is Dead? Then Why Did Sony Just Squeeze 185TB Of Data Onto One?

Vinyl is making a comeback, but for all intents and purposes the reign of cassette tapes is long since over, right? Perhaps not, if Sony has anything to say about it. At today’s International Magnetics Conference (Intermag) in Europe, the company is presenting a method of data storage utilizing …

Inside DarkMarket: a Silk Road the FBI can't touch

The Silk Road, for all its clever uses of security protections like Tor and Bitcoin to protect the site's lucrative drug trade, still offered its …

GlassLab develops game that teaches kids reasoned thinking

GlassLab Games, the studio behind <i>SimCityEDU</i>, launched <i>Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy</i> today, a game that teaches students argumentation and reasoned thinking. The studio also announced that it will make GlassLab services — a slate of analytics tools — available to developers who want to …

All Videogames Are a Joke

But only some, like the recently released Jazzpunk, acknowledge their medium's inherent ridiculousness.<p>On some fundamental level, all videogames are comical. <i>Dark Souls II</i>’s stats screen—overflowing with cryptic emblems and sly description—is comic in its excess. <i>Call of Duty</i>’s AI—shooting a …

Where is Old Zealand?

Old Mexico is Mexico. Old York is York. But where is Old Zealand?<p>The first Western explorer to land on what is now known as New Zealand was a …

Zagat

8 Decadently Delicious Chocolate Desserts Around Miami

16 Google Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed

There are various hidden Easter Eggs, jokes, and little timewasters in almost every Google web service, product, or new device. Here are some hidden …

Kristen Bell

11 Product Names That Mean Unfortunate Things in Other Languages

Kotaku's Eric Jou reviewed Burger King China's PooPoo Smoothie in 2014. (He says it's delicious.) While you're craving your own "mango ice smoothie …

Pop Culture

Mattel’s 3-Year Quest To Make A Better Toy Gun

With a new line of wicked toy guns, Mattel is brandishing arms to protect good old-fashioned toys in the age of apps.<p><b>Scott Derman</b> was pissed.<p>The toy designer, whose colorful tattoos peek from under his sleeves, had asked Mattel’s Chem Lab for a substance that could stick but wasn’t sticky. He’d …

Hot Wheels

Windows XP: Buried But Terrifyingly Undead

Microsoft stopped selling Windows XP in 2008 and, as of Tuesday, finally stopped supporting the 13-year-old operating system. It’s gone, buried, but …