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Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

Tech and Science

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Science

Boy is His Own Grandfather?

A little boy referred to in case studies as “Sam,” showed convincing evidence that he is the reincarnation of his grandfather. Sam was 18 months old …

Parenting

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Chemical Engineering

Tutankhamun's body spontaneously combusted after botched embalming, researchers say

The life and death of Tutankhamun have intrigued researchers ever since the treasure trove of the boy king's tomb was first discovered in 1922 -- and a fresh examination of the famous pharaoh’s remains is only likely to add to the fascination after two sensational findings were revealed.<p>The first: …

Watch the video that helped Apple land its 'spaceship' HQ

In this rarely seen video, the people bringing Apple's new Cupertino headquarters to life give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at its inception.<p>Last week, Apple all but got the green light from the Cupertino City Council to build its lavish new corporate home in Cupertino, Calif., dubbed the …

Macaw, the Web Design Tool for Programmers, Hits Kickstarter

While Giannattasio and Christ admit the code Macaw produces isn’t perfect for all applications (read: CMS), it is a good place to start as it does most of the work for developers so they can take the prewritten code and apply it to any system they choose.<p>With a high demand for Macaw, the two …

GTA 5: Michael, Franklin, and Trevor in the Flesh - IGN Video

Meet the actors who brought the three playable characters in GTA V to life. They're crazy. Really.

Rockstar's 'GTA Online' Apology Is A $500,000 Direct Deposit

While it’s true that nearly every major online video game launch has its share of hiccups, the debut of Rockstar’s GTA Online as a counterpart to GTA V has been particularly terrible. A simple inability to log in would be one thing, but the game has endured glitches from infinite loading loops that …

Bill Nye launches YouTube series about NASA's mission to Jupiter

Bill Nye has collaborated with NASA to launch a new eight-part web series on the agency's latest mission to Jupiter. The science enthusiast and TV host, who for years entertained kids with the PBS show <i>Bill Nye the Science Guy,</i> first teased a return to presenting back in July, noting that any show …

AMD launches new Radeon graphics family for both the masses and gamers

Advanced Micro Devices is launching graphics cards today that use its new R7 and R9 series Radeon graphics processing units (GPUs).<p>These new chips will cover the whole range of computing, from the low end to the high end of the entertainment and gaming PC markets. Normally, graphics chip makers …

The First Man To Walk In Space Almost Got Stuck Out There

Today I found out that the first man to walk in space almost got stuck out there. That lucky individual was Alexei Leonov, who was born in the Soviet …

Stuck loading Grand Theft Auto Online? Try these fixes

Grand Theft Auto Online — the multiplayer element of open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V — launched Tuesday, but a lot of players haven’t even made it through the tutorial yet. Publisher Rockstar said to expect problems at launch, and actually getting into the first tutorial race is now the …

GTA Online: How To Get An Awesome Free Car - IGN Video

We show you the best location to grab your first free car in Grand Theft Auto Online!

GitHub For Beginners: Commit, Push And Go

In Part 1 of this two-part GitHub tutorial, we examined the main uses for GitHub and began the process of signing up for a GitHub account and creating our own local repository for code.<p>Now that these steps have been accomplished, let’s add the first part of your project now by making your first …

Google Web Designer creates animated 3-D HTML5 ads in minutes, for free

Google released its new tool for building adaptive, universally usable rich ads this morning. With Google Web Designer, hard-core animators and wet-behind-the-ears newbies can build, edit, and publish animated HTML5 ads for any platform in just minutes.<p>For any device.<p>“We think that Google Web …

GitHub For Beginners: Don't Get Scared, Get Started

It’s 2013, and there’s no way around it: you need to learn how to use GitHub.<p>Why? Because it’s a social network that has completely changed the way we work. Having started as a developer’s collaborative platform, GitHub is now the largest online storage space of collaborative works that exists in …

Google tries to fuel innovation outside of Silicon Valley with new Tech Hub network

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Google(s goog) is looking to cultivate innovation in some of the more obscure tech markets in the North America. It announced …

Silicon Valley

Web Design Dribbble Screenshots by Cosmin Daniel Capitanu

Web Design Inspiration.<p>Look at these stunning dribbble screenshots of web design and user interface concepts by Cosmin Daniel Capitanu aka Radium, a …

Graphic Design

100 Logos by Mash Creative

100 Marques and Logotypes.<p>The established East London/Essex-based independent design studio Mash Creative recently published this huge collection of …

Graphic Design

Flat UI and Icon Design by Sunbzy

Flat User Interface Design.<p>Look at this nice UI Kit and the flat icon designs by Sunbzy, a Bangkok, Thailand-based graphic, icon, and web designer. …

The Man Who Gets The Science Right On 'The Big Bang Theory'

Sure, Bob Newhart may have won his first Emmy for guest-starring as Professor Proton on the hugely popular show <i>The Big Bang Theory</i>, about four young scientists at Caltech. But behind the scenes is a real-life professor, David Saltzberg of UCLA.<p>Saltzberg studies high-energy particle physics and …

'Grand Theft Auto V' Crosses $1B In Sales, Biggest Entertainment Launch In History

<i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> pulled in $800 million in sales in its first 24 hours according to Take Two Interactive (TTWO) the parent company of developer and publisher Rockstar Games.<p>Now TTWO is reporting that in its first three days, the game has crossed the $1 billion mark. This is an extraordinary …

Meditators Can Affect Quantum Events

In quantum physics, one of the most enduring mysteries is known as the double-slit experiment, which renowned physicist Richard Feynman described as …

Quantum Mechanics

Claims that 'video games lead to violence' lead to violence

A recent study reveals that knee-jerk scaremongering by the media that video games lead to violent behaviour actually causes violent behaviour among gamers<p>The recent release of Grand Theft Auto 5 and the discovery that the Washington Navy Yard gunman was "obsessed with violent video games" has led …

Frogs in space: one giant leap indeed

A photo shows a frog flying alongside a Nasa rocket as it lifted off from Virginia earlier this month, but there is a long history of high-flying amphibians<p>The internet loves animals, and loves animals in surprising places even more. So, when a photo emerged showing a frog flying alongside Nasa's …