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Watch This Super Fast Robo-Roach Launch A Robot Bird

If it runs any faster it will fall apart<p>Ever turned on a light at night in summer and watched roaches scatter, and then subsequently thought, “You know, what I’d really like is if these roaches were both faster and robots”? Well, weird-thought-haver, you are in luck. Made by researchers at UC …

Robotics

BBC plan for Top Gear to have different host each episode

A different guest could host each episode of the show along the lines of the news quiz show Have I Got News For You?<p>The BBC's flagship entertainment programme could be set for a Have I Got News For You? style makeover, according to reports.<p>The broadcaster is believed to have offered the show's two …

Promo images for The Flash season 1 episode 22 - 'Rogue Air'

The CW has released a batch of images for the penultimate episode of <b>The Flash’s</b> first season, ‘Rogue Air’, which sees the Scarlett Speedster teaming …

Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn wrote a Silver Surfer treatment for Fox

<b>Guardians of the Galaxy</b> director James Gunn has taken to Facebook to reveal that back in the late 1990s he spent time working on another of Marvel’s …

What it's like to build holographic apps for Microsoft HoloLens

I have never made any kind of app before. But in less than 90 minutes, I made a holographic augmented reality app during a session at Microsoft's …

What you need to know about Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

This year's Call of Duty has been revealed as Black Ops 3, which is set in a troubled futuristic world that is distinct from the troubled futuristic …

David Beckham Turns 40: Legends, Stars and Former Clubs Pay Tribute to Becks

David Beckham, once the England captain, turns 40 on Saturday, and it's the kind of event people are taking notice of.<p>The midfielder, who enjoyed a rich career with Manchester United, Real Madrid, Los Angeles Galaxy, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain, also became a crossover icon with his pop star …

MESSENGER reveals Mercury’s ancient magnetic field

New data from MESSENGER, the spacecraft that orbited Mercury for four years before crashing into the planet April 30, reveal that Mercury’s magnetic …

Astronomy

Gargantuan gas halo around Andromeda galaxy

A dark halo of gas that envelopes our neighboring Andromeda galaxy is 1,000 times more massive than previously measured and stretches halfway to the …

Universe

X-37B Spaceplane and Lightsail Stacked Atop Atlas-V for May 20 AFSPC-5 Launch

The Air Force’s AFSPC-5 payload, encapsulated inside a 5-meter diameter payload fairing, is mated to an Atlas V booster inside the Vertical …

Huge research balloon launched in Alice Springs to observe neutron star Vela Pulsar

An enormous research balloon has been launched in Alice Springs to collect data from the Vela Pulsar, a collapsed star 1,000 light years away from …

Universe

Auroras on Mars

<b>May 11, 2015:</b> One day, when humans go to Mars, they might find that, occasionally, the Red Planet has green skies.<p>In late Dec. 2014, NASA's MAVEN …

Physics be damned, we can’t stop obsessing over NASA’s ‘impossible engine'

Imagine an engine with nothing powering it. There are no moving parts, nothing appears to be coming out the back, and when you look inside, there’s nothing there either. This is the unbelievable premise behind the "EM drive" — a hypothetical space drive that we’ve been promised might one day take …

Physics

FTC chides Michigan for banning direct-to-consumer vehicle sales, like Tesla

The FTC has come out defending auto manufacturer’s right to direct-to-consumer sales. The regulatory agency claims this is much bigger than Tesla, …

Tesla

Liam Neeson set for A Willing Patriot

It looks like Liam Neeson (<b>Taken 3</b>) has found himself a new project, with word that the Irish actor is in final talks to star in thriller <b>A Willing</b> …

How Tornadoes Form and Why They’re so Unpredictable

A look at storm science after severe weather kills in the Midwest.<p>More than 70 tornadoes were reported over the weekend in the Midwest and Great Plains of the United States, killing at least three people, with at least ten more still missing and significant damage in Arkansas and Texas.<p>More …

This Week's Night Sky: Spot a Trio of Spiral Galaxies

See galactic triplets, the faraway gas giant Neptune, and an asteroid gliding past Earth.<p>Under dark, moonless skies this week, the king of the celestial jungle revels galactic treasures, and Saturn points the way to the Scorpion’s stellar claw.<p><b>Target Neptune.</b> With a little help, early risers on …

How to power on and off the Xbox One with Windows Phone

How to power on and off Xbox One with Xbox One SmartGlass Beta<p>At the time of publishing this article, the regular version of the Xbox One SmartGlass …

The telescope looking for the beginning of time

The universe is a big place.<p>Let's rephrase that. The universe is a gargantuan place. At this moment in time, astronomers believe that it measures some 93 billion light-years across.<p>When we look out across space, though, we're not just looking through distance. We're looking back in time. All of the …

First trailer for the DC/Vertigo TV adaptation Lucifer

FOX has given us our first look at its latest DC Comics offering with the release of a trailer for <b>Lucifer</b>, the upcoming Vertigo adaptation starring …

Seven Sega Saturn oddities you never played

It was 20 years ago today that Sega released the Sega Saturn, the US video game industry's first and only surprise console release. Tom Kalinske, Sega of America's CEO at the time, walked out onstage at E3 and announced to a theater full of game publishers, journalists and store owners that its new …

With its Topaz boss, Geometry Wars 3 comes alive in the strangest way

For a game I didn't think I was particularly taken with, I've certainly spent a lot of time playing Geometry Wars 3. Mostly, I've been replaying the …

Call of Duty Black Ops 3: side-stepping the inevitable comparisons with Titanfall

Last year, there were no shortage of comparisons being made between Titanfall, with its robots and athletic jet-boosting soldiers, and Advanced …

DICE's 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Will Not Have A Single Player Campaign

It’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan, as we’re practically drowning in news regarding the franchise. Yesterday saw the release of a hugely anticipated Episode VII: The Force Awakens trailer, and now today brings a heaping helping of news about EA’s upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront game.<p>Much of it …

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. unveils Deathlok 2.0

J. August Richards made his latest return as Mike Peterson in last night’s episode of Marvel’s <b>Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</b>, as the show introduced …

Batman v Superman posters show the best of frenemies

<i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> director Zack Snyder revealed a pair of posters for the upcoming movie on Twitter this weekend, and you can see them both below.<p>The posters — in which the iconic logos of each hero invade the other's artwork — evoke what's sure to be a big part of the movie: the …

Spider-Man reboot rumoured to be titled Spider-Man: The New Avenger

Back in March it was reported by Latino-Review that Marvel and Sony’s new Spider-Man reboot would be going by the title of <b>The Spectacular Spider-Man</b>, …