Nathan McMurray

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9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

How Understanding Clarity and Vibrance in Lightroom Can Improve Your Images

Adobe Lightroom offers two excellent tools for increasing the apparent contrast and saturation of an image without resorting to taking everything to …

Tutorials

Computer scientists invented a way to turn your skin into a mobile touch pad

The latest in touch-screen technology involves the use of your own skin.<p>According to Reuters, a new product called iSkin uses silicon rubber and pressure-sensitive sensors to create an elastic film. When iSkin is combined with a medical-grade adhesive the electronic skin can be painlessly attached …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

Victims conflicted over death penalty for James Holmes

Marcus Weaver spent nearly three years talking openly about forgiving the man who shot him, killed his friend and caused untold suffering. As a Christian opposed to capital punishment, he considered forgiveness "a no-brainer" and didn't want to see the gunman executed.<p>But by the time James Holmes …

Large Hadron Collider is back up!

The world’s largest particle smasher restarted Sunday after a two-year upgrade.<p>After problems that delayed its restart in March, the Large Hadron …

Smartphones could be charged in 60 seconds with new battery

An iPhone 6 takes around two hours to charge but could be full of power in a minute if fitted with a new aluminium battery<p>Smartphones could be charged in less than one minute after scientists at Stanford University invented an aluminium battery so powerful it could revolutionise the industry.<p>The …

Clean Energy

How I Explored A Real Volcano With A Jetpack Made Of Pixels

Virtual renderings, made from drone maps, could help with real science<p>Before descending into the crater of Ambrym Volcano, I have to find my jetpack. Turning away from the crater--a pit as deep as the Empire State Building is tall--I walk over to the colored blotches that represent expedition …

How Many Colors Can We See?

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Engage the Tractor Beam! Scientists Make One That Works in Water

Like in "Star Wars" and "Star Trek," a new tractor beam developed by Australian researchers can pull objects toward itself. Not that it will be used in any space battles. This tractor beam is meant to be used in water, possibly to pull in ships, clean up oil spills or — good news for lazy surfers — …

Google Lets You Watch Live Data From NASA's Long Lost Satellite

NASA's ISEE-3 was launched in 1977 and sent data home for 20 years. Recently, NASA discovered the abandoned satellite is still transmitting data, and …

Google Chrome

Optalysys will launch prototype optical processor

UK-based startup Optalysys is moving ahead to deliver exascale levels of processing power on a standard-sized desktop computer within the next few …

Associated Press News

Fast Radio 'Bursts' From Beyond Our Galaxy Baffle Astronomers

A split-second burst of energy that erupted in deep space is giving astronomers important new clues about a mysterious class of astrophysical phenomena.<p>Only a handful of these rapid, millisecond-duration events, known as "fast radio bursts" (FRBs), had been detected previously, all of them by a …

NFL preseason 2014: Schedule and storylines including a Super Bowl rematch

Week 1 of the NFL preseason is here and the first night has plenty of stars and storylines to keep us occupied.<p>The Hall of Fame Game kicked off the preseason, with the Giants beating the Bills on Sunday night, but NFL preseason opens in earnest Thursday with six games on the slate. We'll have …

Life beyond Earth seems 'inevitable', US planetary scientist says

Astronomers are standing on a "great threshold" of space exploration that could see evidence of extra-terrestrial life being discovered in the next 20 years, an expert has claimed. Life beyond the Earth seems inevitable given the immensity of the universe, says US planetary scientist Dr Sara Seager.<p>…

John Madden thinks kids start playing football with helmets too young

The<p>NFL Networkmay have gotten more than it bargained for when it includedJohn Maddenin a panel discussion about safety in youth football.<p>Melissa Stark has been hosting a five-part series touting the Heads Up Football program, which has been given a five-year, $45 million grant by the NFL to help …

Window cleaners left dangling on 820ft skyscraper in Austria

If you’re having a bad day, spare a thought for two window cleaners who were left stranded on DC Tower, Austria’s tallest building<p>A regular day at work turned into a nightmare ordeal for two window cleaners who were left dangling precariously on the side of a 250m (820ft) skyscraper.<p>The two men …

Skyscrapers

David Wilson placed on IR, fantasy season is over

The Giants shut down Wilson for the year and he's been advised to retire after lingering neck issues. We break down the fantasy implications.<p>David Wilson's NFL career could be over before it really began. The New York Giants running back was placed on injured reserve after recurring neck injuries, …

Johnny Manziel takes first-team reps but Browns' Hoyer likely to start Sat.

Browns rookie first-round pick and NFL lightning rod Johnny Manziel took all the first-team reps during Monday's practice.<p><b>More NFL: Photos | Videos &</b> …

Man sentenced to prison for scattering pipe bombs in Palm Springs

A 49-year-old man was sentenced Monday to 72 months in federal prison for leaving six pipe bombs in a Palm Springs neighborhood, mostly near his ex-girlfriend's home, officials said.<p>Edward Allen Costa, of Desert Hot Springs, pleaded guilty in May to possessing an unregistered destructive device, …

“Deep Dive” on Immigration

Faced with a life in poverty, of violence and far from their families, over 57,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed the U.S.-Mexico border since …