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How to trick your brain into thinking a small animal is hopping up your arm

Our brains have some pretty inaccurate maps of our body.<p>Everyone hates awkward pauses, and your brain is no exception. The mind’s eye will attempt to fill in dead spaces—though it’s not always very accurate. Try this: Have a friend give a few taps to your forearm, first near the wrist and then the …

The Brain

Star Wars: 40 geeky facts you didn’t know

When 40 years old, you reach... Look as good, you will not<p>On this day (May 25) in 1977, the biggest film franchise of all time was born. <i>Star Wars:</i> …

Body Part Regeneration Is in Our Future

A Human Regrowth Industry?<p>The ability to regenerate body parts has always been a fascinating prospect, inspiring characters like Wolverine who can …

This drum-like keyboard lets you type in virtual reality like a boss

Typing could be quite the ordeal when both of your hands are full – and this is particularly true for virtual reality, where you constantly have to keep a tight grip of your joysticks to maintain control over the experience. But one resourceful designer has found a handy way around this …

Virtual Reality

Qualcomm announces new VR headset, Leap Motion partnership, and accelerator program

Qualcomm is launching an accelerator program for VR headset manufacturers, releasing a new headset reference design, and partnering with hand tracking company Leap Motion. The company is looking to kickstart production of headsets with features not found in the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, including an …

HTC debuts Vive Studios, building VR games that highlight the strengths of its platform

More than a little bit of drama has emerged in the VR community in response to the trend toward exclusives among hardware manufacturers.<p>Oculus and Sony have devoted significant resources to ensuring its systems have titles either launch first on their platforms or only on them. Meanwhile HTC and …

What Kind of Drunk Are You, According to Science?

Ernest Hemingway, Nutty Professor, Mary Poppins, or Mr. Hyde?<p>We all have that friend who gets belligerent when wasted, screaming at a trash can that it doesn't understand the finer points of modern architecture or Al Pacino's acting<i>.</i> Or the one friend who gets so giggly that even the lamest joke …

Mary Poppins

Scientists Have Found a Woman Whose Eyes Have a Whole New Type of Colour Receptor

She sees 99 million colours more than the rest of us.<p>After more than 25 years of searching, neuroscientists in the UK recently announced that they've …

Biology

Why 'Fake It Till You Make It' Is So Effective, According to Science | Inc.com

It took me a while before I started calling myself an author.<p>I've been writing this column for almost two years, and have reached an audience well into the millions. I'm about to finish my first book (which I've ghost written for a <i>New York Times</i> best-selling author), and I'll be publishing my own …

Leadership

Dog whose eyes were gouged out by hooligans starts a new life in the UK

A dog who was blinded by thugs in Romania has been found a new and loving home in the UK.<p>The dog, called Nym, had her eyes gouged out and was the victim of systematic abuse at the kennel in Bucharest.<p>However a dog-lover rescued her and Nym was flown to Britain by Blind Dog Rescue UK. But the ordeal …

Shape-shifting digital interface acts like solids and liquids

The latest research from MIT's Tangible Media Group is a physical interface that can be programmed to respond as different materials.<p>MIT's Tangible Media Group has been working for some time on a shape-changing interface that allows users to manipulate data and run simulations based on digital …

Kinect

Japan’s answer to Airbnb, Hyakusenrenma, raises $13 million

Hyakusenrenma, the Japanese startup behind vacation rental services such as Stay Japan and Tomarina, has secured about $13 million (1.4 billion yen) from AID Partners Capital Holdings, Tokyo-based railway/department store operator Keio Corporation and Cool Japan Fund.<p>This follows a previous funding …

Barclays' 'MakerSpaces' offer 3D printing to local businesses

The worlds of banking and technology intersect at many points, but you'd hardly consider 3D printing a shared interest. In Barclays' "MakerSpaces," though, it's common ground. Equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, tools and technicians, Barclays has begun setting up these maker-friendly zones …

Disney's robot car uses propellers to climb walls

Disney has created this robot car that can climb and drive along walls.<p>The aptly named VertiGo is a small wall-climbing robotic car that uses a pair …

The Promise of Virtual Reality is Starting to Look Very Real

Only a handful of virtual reality headsets existed when Alphabet unveiled Google Glass, but the past half-decade has seen billions invested in VR, moving a technology once thought of as a gimmick much closer to the everyday lives of real people.<p>Virtual reality companies raised $1.46 billion in …

Virtual Reality

English is strangling other languages on the Internet

When it comes to Internet accessibility, having a strong Wi-Fi connection is just the beginning. What's the use of even the fastest internet speeds …

China's replacement for Windows is an XP ripoff

China has been trying to move away from relying on Microsoft's Windows software for its government, enterprise, and education industries. The Chinese government originally partnered with Ubuntu maker Canonical back in 2013 to create an alternative to Windows, codenamed Kylin. While that initial …

Samsung tries to sell its phones to … people in an Apple Store queue for an iPhone 6s

So, you’re Samsung. You want to try to sell some phones. You need to find some potential customers. You draw up lists of potential targets, and right at the bottom, in billionth place, are Apple fans so dedicated that they’ve queued up outside an Apple Store to buy the shiny new iPhone 6s. So where …

Apple Store

Animated human flesh is starting to look real

Animating dynamic changes in soft tissue and skin isn't easy, but we're getting closer with every passing year<p>SIGGRAPH 2015 is taking place in LA right now, gathering together the people pushing the boundaries of what's possible to achieve with computer graphics. We've already seen it produce a …

The Void wants to offer fully immersive virtual reality games

Ken Bretschneider dreams of a virtual reality experience that will have you literally running, jumping around and chasing digital villains. That's why this fall, he'll start building The Void: a virtual reality gaming center with 60 x 60 foot rooms where people can physically play while immersed in …

A ton of great indie games take over Kyoto at BitSummit 2015

BitSummit has been at the forefront of Japan's independent gaming scene for the past two years, hosting an event that shows off projects from small studios and industry veterans alike, plus live music and an awards show. Last year's showcase attracted 5,000 fans and 130 game developers, including</i> …

JK Rowling's brilliant response to fan who asked 'why is Dumbledore gay?'

A fan tweeted the Harry Potter author to say that she 'couldn't see' Dumbledore being gay<p>In 2007, Harry Potter author JK Rowling offered fans some additional insight into her character Albus Dumbledore, when she explained that the much-loved wizard and Hogwarts headmaster was gay.<p>Yesterday, a fan …

Packing peanuts are the key to fast-charging batteries

Hate buying some new gadget, only to wind up with a sea of packing peanuts that do little more than spill on to the floor? Don't be too quick to toss them out -- they may be the key to a new generation of lithium-ion batteries. Purdue University researchers have developed a heating process that …

Quantum revolution: UK strategy outlines research into 6G smartphones and quantum computers

A new £270m strategy into quantum technology growth has been established, designed to guide research into everything from 6G smartphones to quantum …

Deal to end 'shock' bills for stolen mobile phones

A new plan from EE, O2, Three, Virgin Media and Vodafone will protect millions of consumers from huge bills for lost mobile phones<p>Mobile phone companies will end “shock” bills that can stretch to thousands of pounds for customers who have had their handsets stolen.<p>Under a deal announced by …

Debbie Harry on punk, refusing to retire and sex at 69

Forty years after Blondie found fame on the New York scene, Debbie Harry is still waving the flag for women in the music business – of every age<p>In 1980, during a tour with Blondie, Debbie Harry hosted a tea party at a London hotel, gathering together many of the women prominent in music at the …

North Korea: Fairyland or 'country of mushrooms'?

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Let us build a fairyland for the people by dint of science!"<p>That's one of several new rallying cries for North Korea's people as the isolated regime prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of its founding this year with hundreds of new slogans aimed at encouraging patriotism.<p>Published by the …

North Korea

WhatsApp And Snapchat Could Face UK Ban After Election

UK Prime Minister David Cameron could push for a ban on WhatsApp and Snapchat if he wins this year’s general election. The move would be the result of new surveillance plans proposed in the wake of the terror attacks in France.<p>Cameron, speaking in Paris – in comments quoted by The Independent – …

Social Media

Lizard Squad's LizardStresser booter run on 'hacked home routers'

Security expert Brian Krebs warns that internet users who didn’t change their default passwords may be unknowingly aiding hacking group<p>Hacking group Lizard Squad may have been using “thousands of hacked home Internet routers” to run its LizardStresser service, which helps anyone launch distributed …

Routers