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Chloe - a CSUN Thesis Short Film

An artist in the midst of a suicide attempt is visited by the daughter he didn’t know he had. | Check out 'Chloe - a CSUN Thesis Short Film' on …

Reality Is Not What It Seems by Carlo Rovelli review – physics versus certainty

Carlo Rovelli’s slim poetic meditation <i>Seven Brief Lessons on Physics</i> managed to clarify the troubling uncertainties of Einsteinian relativity, quantum theory and other physical exotica. Less than 80 pages long, it became one of the fastest-selling science books ever, and has now sold a million …

Shades of Grey

Has a Black Mirror episode predicted the future of video games?

In Playtest, a developer creates an augmented reality horror adventure that uses the player’s own memories to scare them. This is closer to reality than you may think<p>The latest Black Mirror series from Charlie Brooker presents, despite its transition to Netflix, another unsettling collection of …

Machine Learning

Four Reasons Why Drones, Not Driverless Cars, Are The Future Of Autonomous Navigation

<i>This article is coauthored with</i> <i>Daniel Rubio,</i> <i>CTO of AirMap</i> <i>and the former CTO of road-mapping platform for autonomous vehicles HERE.</i><p>Last Wednesday, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a new advisory committee on autonomous vehicles. The committee’s mission: develop …

Roads

Sci-Fi Books that Changed the Genre Forever

When thinking of sci-fi books that changed the genre forever, there are a number of contexts that need to be considered. Science fiction books have …

Science Fiction

Scientists Have Identified a Virus With DNA Stolen From a Black Widow Spider

We've never seen anything like this before.<p>A recent effort to sequence the genome of an unusual virus has led to a bizarre discovery: one-third of …

Aliens on Mars: NASA Captures Mysterious 'Ancient City' on the Red Planet

UFO enthusiasts are claiming that a proof that alien life has existed in the red planet is once again in one of NASA's official photos.<p>According to …

Paranormal

Are The Beginning And End Of The Universe Connected?

The very earliest stages of the Universe as-we-know-it began with the hot Big Bang, where the expanding Universe was filled with high energy particles, antiparticles and radiation. But in order to set that up, we needed a time where the Universe was dominated by energy inherent to space itself, …

Dark Matter

Wasteland 3 Is Coming, With Co-Op And More

Wasteland 3 has been officially announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux. It will be the first game in the series to include a co-op …

Space-faring survival game Osiris: New Dawn tops the Steam charts

Survival games: folks still aren't tired of 'em, particularly when they let people venture off into space. That's when we start getting into "dream …

How SpaceX’s New Raptor Engine Will Get Us to Mars

An insane level of power.<p>Before Elon Musk walked on to the stage at the 67th annual International Astronautical Congress to declare exactly how humans are going to become an interplanetary species by colonising Mars, one piece of the gargantuan interplanetary jigsaw had to fall into place to give …

Real-Time Stealth Strategy 'Shadow Tactics: Blades Of The Shogun' Arrives December 6

At PAX East, I was impressed with Mimimi Productions’ <i>Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun</i>, a real-time strategy game with multiple stealth mechanics …

'Rick & Morty' co-creator unveils his first VR game

Squanchtendo Games, the recently founded VR studio from "Rick & Morty" co-creator, Justin Roiland, has just unveiled its first game: Accounting. But don't let the benign name fool you, this virtual reality experience appears to be just as ingeniously deranged as its animated …

Physicists Say Consciousness Might Be a State of Matter

It’s not enough to have a brain. Consciousness—a hallmark of humans, mammals, birds, and even octopuses—is that mysterious force that makes all those …

How Infinity Ward designed Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s Zombies in Spaceland co-op mode

Infinity Ward had three years instead of the usual two to make Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. So it decided to add a Zombies co-op mode to the game, and in doing so, it took some huge creative risks.<p>While Infinite Warfare is a serious epic that delves into the future of military combat in space, …

Astronomers just found a new planet that could potentially support life — and it's really, really close

Why scientists are so excited about the latest exoplanet discovery.<p>In the past 20 years, astronomers have found hundreds of planets scattered across the galaxy. Some of them, like Kepler-452b, are thought to be remarkably like our Earth: similar in size and orbiting in a zone warm enough to sustain …

Meet the Silicon Valley-ites taking tiny hits of LSD to boost performance

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Tiny, Soft Robotic Caterpillar Creeps, Climbs, And Crawls

And it can push objects ten times its size<p>It may not look like much, but this wiggly little micro-robot is surprisingly powerful and complex.<p>Inspired by the rippling locomotion of caterpillars, physics researchers at the University of Warsaw created the robot that at first glance appears to be …

Robotics

Hints of an exotic new particle has physicists geeking out about a mysterious fifth force in the universe

When the Higgs boson was discovered in 2012, the excitement in the physics world was palpable. The news featured on the front pages of newspapers, and it made the British theoretical physicist Peter Higgs an instant celebrity. Higgs had predicted that a boson, a fundamental particle of the …

Physics

Physicists Have Levitated a Golf Ball-Sized Object Using Nothing But Sound Waves

Welcome to the future.<p>Researchers have successfully levitated a 50-mm (2-inch) solid polystyrene ball using nothing but high frequency sound …

We are currently performing a series of upgrades on Core Spirit and will be back soon.<p>Since the launch, Core Spirit has been growing, improving and …

MIT scientists find weird quantum effects, even over hundreds of miles

In the world of quantum, infinitesimally small particles, weird and often logic-defying behaviors abound. Perhaps the strangest of these is the idea …

Quantum Mechanics

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Hey, 32GB iPhone 7, I already hate you

The base-price iPhone 7, according to a recent report by <i>The Wall Street Journal</i><i>,</i> will have an amount of storage that will make it usable. Not great, …

Microsoft launching Thinga.Me iPhone app for capturing & organizing real world objects

A new project called Thinga.Me from Microsoft’s experimental Garage team aims to offer users a way of organizing and sharing real-world objects through a new iPhone app.<p>Currently part of an invite-only closed beta, the app automatically isolates real-world objects in photos that users snap, …

Apps

Scientists call for urgent action to save the world's coral reefs

As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists have sent a letter to Australian officials calling for action to save the world's reefs, which are being rapidly damaged.<p>The letter was sent Saturday to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull imploring his …

Great Barrier Reef

4 Amazing New Materials That Science Doesn't Quite Know What To Do With Yet

<i>What are the most interesting new materials? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by David Toyli, Ph.D, physicist, on Quora:</b><p>One physicist’s perspective on the most interesting new</b> …

Quantum Physics

Scientists have detected colliding black holes for the 2nd time — and it’s going to revolutionize our perception of the universe

These gravitational waves were generated by two black holes — eight and 14 times the mass of the sun — merging together 1.4 billion light years away from Earth.<p>This produced a spinning black hole 21 times the mass of the sun. It also released enough energy to rival the mass of the Sun in the form …

Mars may have had two 'mega-tsunamis' according to new research

Sophisticated mapping suggests that Mars may have undergone two “mega-tsunamis”.<p>Waves as high as 120 metres could swept across the planning moving several hundred kilometres inland.<p>The discovery could also settle the controversy over whether a vast ocean covered a huge swathe of Mars, with one …