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Blue moods may be connected to our perception of the colour

Dopamine, which stimulates the pleasure centre in the brain, is also involved in transmitting visual information<p>“Feeling blue” might be more than just a metaphor. Indeed, how we feel about the world can play a huge role in how we see it, according to a study in the journal Psychological Science. …

The Brain

Scientists discover that Pluto has some of the craziest moons in the entire solar system

Pluto tends to hog all of the spotlight, but it's not the only distant world floating through space at 4.5 billion miles from Earth.<p>Meet Pluto's bizarre moon, Nix. Named for the Greek goddess of night, this tiny Plutonian moon exhibits some of the craziest behavior that planetary scientists have …

20 fascinating facts that make you think twice

Luckily, the folks over at Reddit have a collection of true facts about life, and we've combed through them to find our favorites.<p>From a creature that can survive the harsh vacuum of space to the odd state sport of Maryland, you're bound to learn something that makes you think twice.<p><i>Note: A shorter</i> …

Project Soli: Google's new experiment to put gesture controls everywhere

Google may have just made every motion controller currently on the market obsolete.<p>At a time when most gesture-sensing technology is unreliable and …

NASA: Secret Space station ? – Strange Unexplained Mysteries

Have you heard the rumour that NASA have a secret space station orbiting the earth?<p>Well if its true, its likely to be this spider station.<p>Designed …

10 Steps For Success: Applying The Power Of Your Subconscious Mind

<i>“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” –</i> Marcus Aurelius<p><b>How big is the gap between you and</b> …

How The Raspberry Pi Sparked A Maker Revolution

A Q&A with the inventor of the the cheapest hackable computer on the planet<p>Three years ago, Eben Upton needed a cool gadget to lure students to his computer science program at the University of Cambridge. So he invented the Rasberry Pi. It has since become the cheapest hackable computer on the …

Tiny palm-top UAV folds itself up like an origami quadcopter

Tiny quadcopters that fit in the palm of your hand have been around for a few years now, but very few of those drones can also fit in your pocket; what with their easily snapped rotor spars. However, a pair of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology recently unveiled a clever and …

What’s causing Ceres’ white spots?

A series of mysterious white features lurk at the bottom of one of its most massive craters. Here’s what they could be, and how we’ll find out!<p>“One …

What The Hell Mother Nature?!?

Nature

14 genius Stephen Hawking quotes that will make you question your place in the universe (pictures)

Google To Unleash Robot Cars On World This Summer

A very small part of the world. Okay, just Mountain View, California<p>For years, the car of the future has been stuck going in circles. Although Google's converted self-driving Lexuses have hit the road in a few select areas, the company's custom-designed fully robotic self-driving car has been …

Here's a Mind-Blowing Reminder of How Big The Extremely Large Telescope Will Be

How large? Extremely large.<p>You've probably never really thought about how big the European Space Organisation's (ESO) Extremely Large Telescope is …

Universe

Some Planets That Seem Life-Friendly Might Not Be. Here's What That Means For The Search For E.T.

When looking for alien life, astronomers pay special attention to planets in the so-called "Goldilocks zone" -- that is, planets that orbit their host stars at just the right distance for water to exist in a liquid state.<p>But a new study shows that some otherwise habitable planets might be rendered …

NASA – Why did they abandoned Apollo Missions 18-20 ? | Strange Unexplained Mysteries

The top 100 unexplained mysteries of the world<p>0 0<p>The Last Man on the Moon:Eugene Cernan poses by the flag in his A7L spacesuit in December …

Google reportedly wants to put a 'Buy' button in your search results

If Google has its way, you could find a 'Buy' button accompanying those search results very soon.<p>According to a <i>Wall Street Journal</i> report, the search …

The Motherboard Inside Your Brain

Brain scientists are working to turn on and off behavior with electricity—and possibly motivation and optimism, too. How a few milli-amps of electric …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

Speed-of-light computers made possible by ultra-tiny 'beamsplitter'

Computer engineers at the University of Utah announced a breakthrough on Monday, potentially paving the way for supercomputers that process data …

Pentagon planning for space bomber - Technology & science - Space | NBC News

Aug. 14, 2001 — An experimental NASA spacecraft could well be the harbinger for a small armada of billion-dollar space bombers — “space operations vehicles” that could be launched from a U.S. base and fire weapons at almost any target on Earth, all within 90 minutes of a presidential order.<p>Last May …

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet review: the thin tablet that's also an Android laptop

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian<p>At 6.1mm thick, the tablet is as thin as the thinnest smartphones, with an exposed but waterproof micro USB …

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