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Alienware Alpha Review: A Gaming PC In A Tiny Package

For a long time, if you wanted to get into PC gaming and experience the highest quality models, textures, and shaders that developers could come up with, you had to buy an overpriced gaming rig from someone like Alienware, a more affordable PC from a shady OEM, or build a machine yourself. It was …

A Secret Message Hidden In A CIA Sculpture 25 Years Ago Might Finally Be Solved

The sculpture is 12 feet high, and stands on the grounds of the CIA complex in Langley, Virginia. American artist Jim Sanborn built it 25 years ago.<p>Kryptos contains four hidden messages, carved out of metal. Those four messages are the clues to a riddle. Sanborn has hinted that solving the riddle …

Mathematics

Samsung wants its sensor-packed Simband to change your life for the better

Samsung has uncovered the Simband, the result of several months development following the announcement of its health-focused SAMI platform back in …

Wearable Tech

Google has 'outgrown' its 14-year old mission statement, says Larry Page

Google’s chief executive says that the company “probably does need” a new statement about its corporate ambitions, but is in uncharted territory and ‘trying to figure it out’<p>Google’s chief executive Larry Page has admitted that the company has outgrown its mission statement to “organise the world’s …

Elon Take The Wheel

Just a month ago, Apple demonstrated the power of a great show. It launched the new iPhones and the faithful lined up 10 million deep to get their hands on them opening weekend. But, with apologies to Tim Cook, and for that matter the Ringling Brothers, right now the greatest show on earth is Tesla …

The (Mismatched) Evolution of Man and Its Influence on Injury

The fundamental ethos of natural selection dictates that species optimally adapt to a given environment over time. A present-day demonstration of this evolutionary principle is the pink salmon of Auke Creek, Alaska. This resilient species of fish migrates sooner every year in order to adapt to a …

Health Care

Here's Why The Night Sky Is Dark Even Though Jillions Of Stars Are Shining Light Our Way

There are <i>a lot</i> of stars out there--an estimated 70 billion trillion. With so many stars beaming their light our way, it seems only logical that the night sky would be as bright as day.<p>This is the essence of the so-called dark night sky paradox, also known as Olbers' paradox after German astronomer …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Google's self-driving cars and others get permits to drive in California

Google won 25 DMV permits for testing autonomous vehicles; Audi and Mercedes each received two<p>Google's self-driving cars have made impressive progress in the past few years, logging over 700,000 accident-free miles without human intervention, according to the company (there has been at least one …