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Wild: A Deeper, Smarter Sob Story

The adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's bestselling memoir provides career-best opportunities for star Reese Witherspoon and director Jean-Marc Vallée.<p>It's not hard for a movie like <i>Wild</i> to make you cry. Jean-Marc Vallée’s adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail has …

Link About It: This Week's Picks

A new material developed by Stanford University's Dr Aaswath Raman is potentially going to revolutionize the way we keep cool. Made from ultra-thin layers of silicon dioxide, hafnium dioxide and silver (for reflectivity), the new material is able to radiate as much as 97% of sunlight back into the …

Man Works 7 Years to Complete Incredibly Intricate Maze

It goes without saying that solving a maze and creating one are two totally different things. While this puzzle might take minutes or even hours to solve, drawing its intricacies can take a significantly longer amount of time. Japanese Twitter user @Kya7y recently uploaded photos of her father's …

Design

Old TV Converted into Fish Tank Resembling Seinfeld’s Apartment

Reddit user and avid <i>Seinfeld</i> fan Matt Davidson (a.k.a. matttheman11) decided to pay homage to the classic sitcom by using an old-school TV to build an aquarium resembling Jerry's iconic Upper West Side apartment. According to Davidson, it only took him some basic tools, common sense, and 6-8 hours …

Metal Craftsman Recreates Animals as Moving Steampunk Sculptures

Artist Igor Verniy assembles stunningly detailed, steampunk-infused animal sculptures out of discarded metal, car and bike parts, watch components, electronics, silverware, and other metal scraps. Spanning a myriad of species from birds to reptiles to insects, Verniy's works feature working joints …

What 'GTA 5' Teaches Us About The Unsettling Future Of Immersion

Grand Theft Auto 5, out for more than a year already, has found itself even causing controversy in its re-release, something only Grand Theft Auto could do. The issue is that in response to an online petition, Target and Kmart have pulled the game from store shelves in Australia, leading to an …

Human foetus cells injected into baby mice to create ‘supermouse’

A 'supermouse' which is four times smarter than normal mice has been created by scientists by an injection of human brain cells<p>The cells from a human foetus have been injected into baby mice to create animals which have brains that are half human.<p>Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical …

Light-bending silicon strips are the key to super-fast computers

No, that's not a barcode you're looking at -- instead, it's the likely future of computing. Stanford University researchers have developed an optical link that uses silicon strips to bend light at right angles, which future processors will likely need to transmit data at super-fast speeds. The key, …