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Endowed with the most logic-defying statues in the world - the strikingly familiar moai - Easter Island emanates a magnetic, mysterious vibe that can be seen in this week's #lpfanphoto shot from @mcwilliams.ca! 🗿 Tag your favourite #travel shots with #lpfanphoto and each Friday we pick one to regram to our friends and followers. Happy travels!

Robots learn to evolve and improve

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1185000/1185837_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534401141_761abf2069cfb8f264a22d7137a7505d<p><b>Engineers have developed a robotic system that can evolve and improve its performance.</b><p>A robot arm builds "babies" that get progressively …

Robotics

5 Android apps you shouldn’t miss this week! – Android Apps Weekly

Sponsored by Chameleon Color Adapting LWP<p>[Price: $1.21]<br>This week’s Android Apps Weekly is sponsored by Chameleon Color Adapting LWP. This unique live wallpaper changes your background colors based on your surroundings. The way it works is you set the wallpaper, then find something you like and …

Apps

Disney explains why its 3D animation looks so realistic

Have you watched 3D-animated Disney flicks like <i>Big Hero 6</i> and wondered how some of its scenes manage to look surprisingly realistic? Today's your lucky day: Disney has posted a top-level explanation of how its image rendering engine, Hyperion, works its movie magic. The software revolves around …

Watch: Take a Tour of a Mirrored Antarctica Landscape

Even if you've seen Antarctica in person, you haven't experienced the icy tundra that Alex Cornell has created. It's the same landscape, but the San …

Is Kepler-452b an Earth twin? More like a bigger, older cousin

Astronomers digging through data from NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope say they have discovered the closest Earth-like "twin" circling another star ever found.<p>The planet, called Kepler-452b, is about 60% larger in diameter than Earth and circles a sun-like star that sits about 1,400 …

Universe

Scorpion Robot Will Venture Into Fukushima Next Month

The little scorpion that could?<p>It’s been over four years since an earthquake and tsunami devastated much of Japan's Pacific coast and left the Fukushima nuclear power plant a hulking dangerous wreck. Four years, and investigators are still trying to get a good look at the dangerous nuclear fuel …

Why one Google designer encouraged his team to get drunk before testing products

That means that Googlers will often test new gadgets or software pre-launch to work out bugs, validate their worth, and give feedback and suggestions on their capabilities.<p>Ideally, the dogfooding process helps designers and engineers spot issues that they can weed out before unleashing the product …

Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram — and it's not that far-fetched

Some physicists actually believe that the universe we live in might be a hologram.<p>The idea isn't that the universe is some sort of fake simulation out of <i>The Matrix,</i> but rather that even though we appear to live in a three-dimensional universe, it might only have two dimensions. It's called the …

Quantum Physics

Square Enix Might Just Change Gaming With 'Hitman'

The title isn’t new. <i>Hitman</i> has been around since 2000, with the PC game <i>Hitman: Codename 47</i>. As a series, it’s sold over 10 million copies across five games, averaging just over 2 million per title. The premise is the main character is a clone known as 47 who has been trained to become an assassin. …

The New PS4 Finally Gives Us The One Feature I've Been Waiting For

Sony has announced a slight redesign of the PS4, and while it’s definitely more of an iteration on the current SKU than anything resembling the next generation of this hardware, there are some important tweaks. It will be a little bit lighter and a little bit more energy efficient, with a more …

'Batman: Arkham Knight' Is A Great Game With One Major Flaw

<i>Note: This is Part One of an ongoing review of ‘Batman: Arkham Knight.’ First impressions follow.</i><p>This won’t be spoilery unless you count a discussion of graphics, mechanics, and so forth spoilers. I’ve been playing on PS4, and am only a few hours in. Hardly enough time to judge the game as a whole, …