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Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Last week, I reported that scientists are working their way toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. While some researchers are still hesitant to liken sweet stuff to drugs or alcohol, the evidence is accumulating to explain why some of us really struggle to resist or moderate our sugar intake. …

The everywhere arcade: How Google is turning location into a game platform

Niantic Labs' Ingress project will expand to support new games — and ads<p>Every week, players of the global augmented-reality game Ingress receive an email that starts the same way. "Greetings Agent," it begins. "The global struggle for control of XM and human Mind Units continues." To an outsider, …

NASA's Valkyrie robot is a 6-foot 'superhero' designed to save you from disasters

NASA has created a robot for DARPA's upcoming Robotics Challenge Trials. The Valkyrie is a 6-foot-2-inch humanoid machine with detachable arms, sonar sensors, mounted cameras, and a glowing Tony Stark-esque circle in the middle of its chest. The space agency says it's mobile and dexterous enough to …

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10 Creepy Historical Vampires You’ve Never Heard Of

When people think of vampires, they usually think of famous fictional bloodsuckers like Dracula or his historical counterpart, Vlad the Impaler. …

Vampires

Doctor Who Kurt Adler Dr. Who Glass Disc Ornament, 100mm

This fits your .<p>to make sure this fits.<p>Glass<p>Made in USA or Imported<p>Officially licensed Doctor Who ornament<p>Measures approximately 100mm<p>Made of glass …

Top 10 Gadgets For Millionaires

#10. Personal Submarine<p>Designer and manufacturer of personal luxury submarines for superyacht owners who want to explore the world beneath the waves. …

Gear & Gadgets

Shroud of the Avatar update details crafting

The latest update for Richard Garriott's Kickstarter-funded game, <i>Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues</i>, details the game's tiered crafting system.<p>Players will use a three-ringed sigil to create items pertaining to gathering, refining and production. Each ring contains five skills and represents a …

Nintendo has discussed interactive Zelda movie

If Nintendo ever releases a Legend of Zelda movie, it will not be a traditional passive experience, but rather an interactive one, according to series producer Eiji Aonuma.<p>"This is something that me and Mr. Miyamoto talked about," Aonuma told Kotaku. "If we were to make a Zelda [movie], if we had …

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Disney developing device that turns everything in to a touch screen on paper

A new video from Disney's research centre in Pittsburgh offers a closer look at the company's current prototype that is capable of turning all material into a touch screen.<p>As shown in the video above, the Paper Generator generates an electrical energy from a user's interaction with "paper-like …

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Unbelievable Colored Pencil Drawings by Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez

Every once in awhile, you come across a photo-realistic artist that blows your mind. The very first Online International Juried Exhibition of the Pencil Art Society just went live and it's there that we found the work of Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez. The Madrid-based artist works with colored pencils …

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Mind-Blowing LEGO Recreation of LOTR's Helm's Deep Battle

We've all seen some incredible LEGO builds before, but this one, by Rich-K & Big J, takes the cake as one of the most impressive pop culture recreations of all time! About 150,000 LEGO bricks and 1,700 mini-figures were used to recreate the Helm's Deep battle scene from Peter Jackson's <i>The Lord of</i> …

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FYI: What Would Happen If You Got Zapped By The Large Hadron Collider?

It would burn a hole through you—and then some.<p>The scientists at the LHC would like to make two things very clear. First, it's just a horrible idea to put any part of your body in front of the collider's two proton beams. Each beam comprises 320 trillion particles, so the total energy delivered is …

Razer’s Flexible Gaming Mouse Adjusts to the Situation at Hand

Author: Tim Moynihan. Tim Moynihan Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.01.13.<p>Time of Publication: 12:34 pm. 12:34 pm<p>Unless you’re a hard-core gamer, you …

Spin Your Records on a Glowing Cushion of Magnetic Magic

Author: Roberto Baldwin. Roberto Baldwin Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.03.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>There are two kinds of people in the …

Video games used to treat childhood bed-wetting

Games treating bed-wetting<p>Pediatric urologists in Austin, TX. are using video games to help children who frequently wet the bed or suffer from other urinary accidents, KVUE News reports.<p>In a treatment called bio-feedback therapy, children are given a series of exercises to do to strengthen their …

Around the Internet - Kingdom Hearts 3, next-gen launch lineups and more

Every week we gather articles from our friends across the internet and bring them here for your reading pleasure. This week, read a wish list for …

How Sony Could Beat Microsoft At Its Own Game And Win The Living Room War

Sony has wisely marketed its PlayStation 4 as a system designed with the “core gamer” audience in mind.<p>The PS4 has social apps, video streaming, and all the other bells and whistles the competition has, but first and foremost it’s a machine designed to play games. Or at least that’s the …

APOD: A Landing on Planet Earth (2013 Sep 14) Image Credit: NASA, Bill Ingalls http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130914.html Explanation: With parachute deployed and retro-rockets blazing, this spacecraft landed on planet Earth on September 11 (UT) in a remote area near the town of Zhezkazgan, Kazakhstan. Seen in silhouette against the rockets' glare, the spacecraft is a Soyuz TMA-08M. Its crew, Expedition 36 Commander Pavel Vinogradov and Flight Engineer Alexander Misurkin of the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), and Flight Engineer Chris Cassidy of NASA were returning after five and half months aboard the International Space Station. The Soyuz retro-rockets fire very quickly and for an extremely short duration near touchdown. Capturing the moment, the well-timed photograph was taken from a helicopter flying over the landing site. http://www.nasa.gov/content/expedition-36-soyuz-landing/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/nasahqphoto/9719668947/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130914 #APOD

Imagine Cup opens registration for student game developers

Imagine Cup opens for 2014<p>Microsoft opened registration today for the 12th Imagine Cup competition, inviting all students who are interested in gaming, innovation and entrepreneurship to get involved.<p>The three competition categories this year are: Innovation, World Citizenship and Games, with a …