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Will The Milky Way Get Strangled To Death?

It was a neighboring galaxy, in a cluster, with the rope<p>Just like lifeforms here on earth, galaxies can die. And it isn't always pretty. A paper published in <i>Nature</i> suggests that most galaxies die by strangulation.<p>A galaxy is pronounced dead (or quiescent, which doesn't sound as dramatic) when it …

The professor who thinks video games will be the downfall of men

Philip Zimbardo is a superstar mainstay of introductory undergraduate courses in psychology – well, a lot of them. He’s the man behind the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment in 1971, which provided insights into the psychological impact of being placed in either a position of power, or …

Artificial intelligence experts are building the world’s angriest robot. Should you be scared?

A New Zealand AI company is creating an extremely angry robot. But is this a cause for concern or an exciting computing development?<p>It sounds like the beginning of an apocalyptic sci-fi film. A New Zealand artificial intelligence company is <b>building the angriest robot in the world</b> in the hopes of …

Tesla Energy wants to put batteries in your house

Another outlet for Tesla's advanced battery technology, and a step towards sustainability for their vehicle business.<p>If you've been struggling to figure out how the Gigafactory's massive scale is going to translate into vehicles on the ground, Tesla Energy might help put things in perspective. The …

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Tesla Energy is Elon Musk's battery system that can power homes, businesses, and the world

The Powerwall can be used to create smart microgrids or supply back-up power<p>Tesla has finally taken the wraps off Tesla Energy, its ambitious battery system that can work for homes, businesses, and even utilities. The system breaks down into two separate products: the Powerwall is a home battery …

Here are some insane quotes about Elon Musk

There’s a new book coming out this month about Tesla (TSLA) and SpaceX founder Elon Musk.<p>Anyone who follows the business world knows that Musk is …

3D-Printed Gun Named After An Arrested Gunmaker

Wonder if a statement is being made here<p>Last year, Yoshitomo Imura was arrested in Japan for 3D printing revolvers. Imura designed the “zig-zag” pistol, and was sentenced to two years in jail for making the weapon. Thanks to the power of the Internet, hobbyist gunmakers shared his plans, and this …

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New blood tests, liquid biopsies, may transform cancer care

A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their …

Video shows first hands-on with $400 gold-plated Apple Watch

Earlier this week, a few aftermarket services emerged that claimed to gold-plate an Apple Watch for as little as $399. Now, the first users who have taken advantage of the Watch Plate service have started receiving their gold-plated Apple Watch devices back. Among them is YouTuber Keaton Keller of …

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This is what a combined Xbox One/PlayStation 4 laptop looks like

It's the easiest way to end the console wars<p>Who needs a PS Vita when you can carry both an Xbox One and PlayStation 4 around with you <i>in the same case</i>? This is apparently the thinking behind the Playbox: a monstrous console mod by serial tinkerer Eddie Zarick that combines both consoles into a …