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DARPA Engineering Organisms To Transform Mars Into Earth-Like Planet

<b>WASHINGTON (CBS DC) —</b> Scientists at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) are looking to create engineered organisms to eventually …

89% off the Pure Python Hacker Bundle

Python is the programming language of choice at Google and Dropbox, but it is also very beginner-friendly. This bundle of six courses teaches it from scratch, all the way up to advanced techniques.<p>In fact, there are two beginners courses included, which require absolutely no coding experience …

How To Pick Your First Programming Language (4 Different Ways)

Learning coding from scratch could be a tough task and it could take years of hard work to master a language. So, here I am going to address the …

Armor Yourself In The Same Megatough Material As This Boxing Shrimp

Its tiny club could lead to big safety improvements<p>Despite its segmented carapace, the mantis shrimp is known more for the punches it gives than the blows it takes. Related to the powerful pistol shrimp, the mantis is pound for pound one of the animal world’s deadliest pugilists. Researchers from …

Bethesda Built "Really Good" FPS for Fallout 4

Bethesda has discussed its approach to revamping the first-person shooting gameplay of Fallout 3 for its upcoming sequel.<p>Speaking in an interview with GameSpot, Bethesda creative director Todd Howard admitted that the shooting in Fallout 3 was "mehhn."<p>He went on to say that the studio had to come …

Robot dinos, archery and mystery in 'Horizon: Zero Dawn'

<i>Horizon: Zero Dawn</i> was a bright spot of Sony's E3 press conference, largely because it was so unexpected. It broke through the monotony of sequel and remake reveals, and it was surprising to see a new IP from Guerrilla Games, a studio that's been dedicated to the <i>Killzone</i> franchisesince 2004. <i>Horizon</i> …

Robotics

Sony was worried about a female protagonist in Killzone dev's new IP

<i>Horizon Zero Dawn</i>, the new game from the makers of Killzone, was the sort of title that had Shuhei Yoshida, head of Sony Computer Entertainment's head of world wide studios, nervous.<p>It was, he told me in a recent interview, easily the biggest announcement he made at the PlayStation press conference …

This company created the first social platform for virtual reality

Now instead of keeping up with friends on Facebook, you can hang out in virtual reality.<p>The AltspaceVR social platform, which just launched, allows …

Write 1000 Lines Code in Just 50 Lines with New Programming Language "Picture"

Remember how we told you that Machine Learning is fast becoming the new buzzword in town. Rapid developments in this field are soon going to become a …

This Robotic Hand Is Inspired By A Chameleon’s Tongue

For creatures without opposable thumbs, chameleons are exceptionally good at reaching out and grabbing things. That’s thanks to their very special tongues. At one and a half times a chameleon’s body length, these tongues can dart out and snatch prey on impact with sticky, gripping flaps of skin. In …

Liquid metal discovery paves way for shape-shifting robots

BEIJING, CHINA - It may look like nothing more than a small ball of metal, but the shape-shifting and self-propulsion abilities of a liquid metal alloy discovered by scientists at China’s Tsinghua University has captured the imaginations of scientists and science-fiction fans across the …

Mini Augmented Vision: BMW creates augmented reality 'X-ray' glasses for drivers

Augmented reality glasses for drivers that render parts of the vehicle transparent to give an unobstructed view of external surroundings have been …

5 Squat And Lunge Variations That Seriously Tone Your Backside

<i>We're pumped to present our favorite story of the week from our pals at POPSUGAR Fitness!</i><p>It's official: 2014 was the year that the backside was on …

Virtual reality social networks, agoraphobic tech, and more

Why the Google Glass hiatus is bad news for baseball, and why costly ad rates could put Snapchat Discover on a forever hiatus<p>PSFK Editors select top …

College tie-ins allow more to join Michigan robotics craze

DETROIT (AP) — An increasing number of students from Michigan's most financially strapped urban school districts, including Detroit and Flint, are …

Optical nanotech sensor can sniff out bad food and explosives

The days of having to rely on pricey lab sensors (or carefully trained canines) to detect bad food and bombs may soon come to an end. Oregon State University researchers have developed a hybrid optical and nanotechnology sensor that's at once super-sensitive to gas, but won't weigh a ton or cost a …