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Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first described 80 years ago by two physicists who later worked on the first atomic bomb. At the time they considered the …

Honest Star Fox 64 Trailer Goes Straight For The Furry Jokes

Sometimes an anthropomorphic animal is just an anthropomorphic animal, Honest Game Trailers.<p>Now if Fox McCloud too off his head at the end of <i>Star Fox</i> …

The terrifying, drug-fueled trip that spawned the game Continue?9876543210

Hidden in last week’s batch of 100 approved Steam Greenlight titles is a little indie game with an unusual story. You could look at it and play it and not even realize, but for developer Jason Oda, it’s a reminder of the time he tried the Peruvian hallucinogenic jungle drug ayahuasca and, a couple …

How I Became the Kind of Person Who Can Work a Room | Inc.com

I did it. I went to a cocktail party where I didn't know anyone, and successfully chit-chatted for two hours. (Not to myself. I actually spoke with other people.)<p>I have never been good at the kind of networking where you're supposed to walk into a room full of strangers and walk out with …

The NSA files,NSA,GCHQ,Surveillance,US news,World news,US national security,Privacy,Technology,Internet,Data protection,Data and computer security,UK news<p>• NSA and GCHQ unlock encryption used to protect emails, banking and medical records<br>• $250m-a-year US program works covertly with tech companies …

Horizons: The planes that can pick up trains

Students have come up with a radical idea for cutting journey times in 2050 – aircraft that collect and drop-off passengers in moving pod-like carriages.<p>Our transport system, whichever way you look at it, is broken. Sure, most of us eventually get to where we need to go, but congestion and …

Man who created own credit card sues bank for not sticking to terms

When Dmitry Argarkov was sent a letter offering him a credit card, he found the rates not to his liking.<p>But he didn't throw the contract away or shred it. Instead, the 42-year-old from Voronezh, Russia, scanned it into his computer, altered the terms and sent it back to Tinkoff Credit Systems.<p>Mr …

Xbox One Vs. PS4: Why Sony Is Still The Best Choice For Gamers

<i>The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are increasingly difficult to tell apart, but Sony’s system is still the better pick for gamers.</i><p>Microsoft has backtracked on almost every issue that upset consumers since the company revealed the Xbox One earlier this year.<p>Gone is the noxious online DRM. Gone are the …

Existential Depression in Gifted Children

It has been my experience that gifted and talented persons are more likely to experience a type of depression referred to as existential depression. …

Will Elon Musk's Top-Secret 'Hyperloop' Put California's High-Speed Rail Out of Business?

Musk has said that he was inspired by California's high-speed rail project -- but wanted to do it better and at less cost. The billionaire described …

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with dead phone batteries. This idea actually isn't too farfetched.<p>A new Kickstarter campaign is focused on getting funding for a power generating shoe insert that lets users charge …

Clean Energy

An Unexpected Highlight Of A CES Lacking Soul

Y&R’s Rick Liebling looks beyond the phablets at CES and sees few products with humanity (but tons of cases for products). One land-line-based gadget stood out.<p>The marriage of the Consumer Electronics Show and Las Vegas is a fitting one: Both present, and are reliant upon, the consumer’s desire for …

World’s first commercial cyborg scuttles onto Kickstarter

The world’s first Bluetooth-controlled cyborg is here in the form of an app-enabled cockroach. And it’s using Kickstarter to raise money. It’s also being developed and manufactured in a hackerspace—a cooperative lab and machine shop space where techies can tinker and invent together.<p>Why …

3D printing powered by thought

Imagine if you could print objects just by thinking about them. Camila Ruz visits one company to see whether this is far-fetched dream or a real possibility.<p>It’s definitely not a bird. Nor is it a plane. The garish orange piece of plastic, small enough to hold in the palm of a hand, could pass for …

The Unconventional Career Guide: Laura Dern On The Art Of Choosing Riveting Roles

Enlightened’s Amy Jellicoe is just the latest unconventional role from Laura Dern, who’s dedicated her career to choosing characters searching for their voice.<p>The second season of the critically adored but criminally underwatched HBO series <i>Enlightened</i> is ultimately about life choices. The heroine, …

Steven Spielberg

You Say You Want a Revolution?

Protests and riots are spreading around the world. Where do they come from, and what do they signify?<p>Not long before he went to the altar of Notre …

How elite universities are killing the American dream

The American Dream isn’t dead. It’s just moved to Denmark.<p>Now, we like to think of ourselves as a classless society, but it isn’t true today. As the Brookings Institution has pointed out, America has turned into a place Horatio Alger would scarcely recognize: we have more inequality and less …

Income Inequality