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Radiation superflares make Earth-like planet uninhabitable, research suggests

Kepler 438b, hailed as most habitable planet beyond our solar system, is regularly blasted with enough radiation to strip away its atmosphere<p>It was hailed as the most habitable planet ever found beyond the solar system. But now the distant world of Kepler 438b has started to look decidedly less …

Universe

GDC's alternative arcade: a gallery of crazy, homemade game controllers

The idea of the gamepad is so entrenched in our mind, it's easy to forget that there are <i>other</i> ways to play video games. No, we're not talking about the PC gamer's keyboard and mouse, or even the traditional arcade stick -- but custom, purpose built controllers made to augment a specific experience. …

Intelligent Systems - some tidbits about the company's history

The folks over at <b>Nintendo-Online</b> recently decided to research the history of Intelligent Systems and were kind enough to send over some of their …

Artificial Intelligence

Super Slow Motion Footage Captures a Ball Breaking Glass at 10,000,000fps

Let’s start out Sunday slow…. like reaaaaaaaaaallly slow… 10 million fps slow. As the saying goes: everything looks cool in slow motion; but this …

Platon Tells the Story Behind His Portrait of Vladimir Putin

Back in 2007, world-renown visual storyteller Platon took on an assignment to capture a photograph of Russian president Vladimir Putin. In what would …

Radiant Light: Beautiful Light Paintings Try to Capture that Which Cannot Be Seen

Inspired by that which we cannot see — such as the shapes of sound, the feelings we experience, the relationships of the various patterns in this …

What If Your Phone Knew What You Wanted Before You Asked?

With Siri, Apple promised a system that could fulfill the long-held promise of AI. But to many experts in the field, the system is a letdown. One startup thinks it can do better.<p>Editor’s Note<p>This is part of Co.Exist’s list of World Changing Ideas of 2014. Read more here.<p>“For decades, technologists …

Artificial Intelligence

Visualize shared links, trends with BuzzSumo

What are the masses discussing on Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks today, this week, or this month? BuzzSumo provides a simple dashboard to keep you informed.<p>If your job requires you to know which topics are the most discussed on social media or if you are simply a curious denizen of the …

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Meet fashionable wearable tech: Cuff and Epiphany

In the growing world of wearable technology, most of what's come out so far is way more geek than chic. Sure, Google Glass has shown up on the runway, but we have yet to see a truly head-turning blend of high tech and haute-couture. Deep inside the hoodie-clad hills surrounding the Silicon Valley …

LG's first smart light bulb flashes when you get a phone call

LG isn't about to let household heavyweights like Philips corner the connected lighting space -- it just unveiled the Smart Lamp, its first take on the concept. The 10W LED bulb gives Android and iOS users a familiar level of control over their illumination, including a light-based alarm clock and …

The solar panels of the future could be grown from bacteria

One day we could have conductive materials that grow, evolve, and self-repair. Researchers at MIT have taken the first steps to creating them. A new study (paywall) describes “living materials” that combine bacterial cells with nonliving materials that can conduct electricity and emit different …

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