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Death to the mini-map

I recently took some time off to unwind the only way I know how, taking to the dense green countryside of South Wales in a rented car for a week …

Watch This Droplet 'Walk' On Liquid [Video]

Mesmerizing. These little drops of silicone oil can "walk" and bounce across a vibrating bath of the same fluid, rather than sinking down and becoming part of the bath. The vibrations in the fluid allow the droplets to be borne across the surface by the waves produced when they collide. In short, …

Physics

Putting the truth serum to the test

Ah, the fabled "truth serum." You don't have to watch many Hollywood movies to find out that you can get the bad guy to reveal his lie by injecting him with sodium thiopental. It all seems a bit far-fetched, but some police forces still use the drug, which was first developed in the 1930s as an …

Best Ever Astronaut Selfies

Some intentional, some not<p>“Talk about a selfie!” wrote former astronaut Clay Anderson on Twitter Oct. 1. He posted that comment along with a favorite photo from Expedition 15, when he was standing in restraints on the robotic Canadarm2. Off in the distance, he saw his shadow against the solar array …

Space Science

Could reading 'Crime and Punishment' make you better at reading people?

What we read, not just whether we read, could change how we interpret emotions<p>What do the arts mean to our lives? To at least some researchers, they're a way that we learn how the people around us think. Previous studies have concluded that reading fiction is correlated with various measures of …

A human brain was preserved for 4,000 years after being boiled in its own skull

Ancient, well-preserved human remains aren't exactly a common thing to find, which makes the discovery of a 4,000-year-old brain in western Turkey pretty noteworthy. The brain was found in 2010 in an ancient burial ground that appeared to have been burned — charred skeletons and wooden objects were …

EA Says Battlefield May Return to Bad Company

EA has their hands full recently, having secured an exclusive Star Wars license before the world starts going crazy over the advent of new films. In August, they said that their latest plan for shooters was a constant rotation between Battlefield, Star Wars: Battlefront and Titanfall, their main …

Bods in squads: Call of Duty Ghosts explains how squads work | PC Invasion

I've just heard the word "squads" about fifty times. You can too, with this Call of Duty: Ghosts trailer.

Rockstar shuts down microtransactions as it works on GTA Online issues

Rockstar has squashed at least one major bug preventing PS3 players from accessing GTA Online, but many issues remain between the ambitious …

Is Your Job Among The 47% That Robots Could Steal?

Beep it and weep: a full 47 percent of jobs in America are in danger of being “computerized.”<p>What does that mean? Of the 702 (!) occupation types that Oxford researchers Carl Frey and Michael Osborne surveyed, nearly half of them are at risk of being fully automated. Instead of being done by human …

Employment

8 Indisputable Reasons Why We Don't Need Offices

Looking back a decade or so ago it was absolutely essential to have an office, or more likely, a cubicle. That’s where we had meetings, saw our coworkers, and just got work done. But today do we really need corporate offices? New technologies allow us to “connect to work,” meaning that all we need …

Print a working paper computer on an $80 inkjet

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IBM brings in academic superstars to move cognitive computing beyond Watson

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / agsandrew<p>IBM’s famous Watson system kicked butt on <i>Jeopardy!</i> and is already making a name for itself in …

ZTE Open review: Firefox OS gets off to a modest but promising start

As the first Firefox OS smartphone, the ZTE Open is an ambassador for its platform: it's built to prove that web apps can do the hard work of their native equivalents. It's also geared toward first-time smartphone owners with its simple interface and an $80 unlocked price. This combination of open, …

1 in 5 U.S. school districts now using Chromebooks says Google VP

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Not everyone is warming up to the idea of Google(s goog) Chromebooks, but the education market seems to be. Chromebooks are …

3D printers use less energy than traditional manufacturing

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>While it makes sense that manufacturing products en masse would be more efficient than manufacturing them one by one, Michigan …

Newest Chrome beta integrates web apps as near-native on Android

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Web apps that look and behave much like native mobile apps are coming to Android(s goog). Starting with version 31 of the …

Apple confirms iOS 7 removes content filters from school-issued iPads, fix coming soon

It seems you can't release a major operating system update these days without a few things going wrong. The latest iOS 7 issue is affecting iPads issued by schools. After updating, the content filters put in place through the Apple Configurator tool are no longer effective, leaving students with …