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How Data From The Kepler Space Telescope Is Changing The Drake Equation

Many of the parameters in the Drake equation could only be guessed at…until now<p>Back in 1961, a small group of scientists met at the National Radio …

Planetary Habitability

Kano Review: A $150 DIY Computer and Coding Kit

We live in an age where many children have access to smartphones, tablets and laptops. They’re powerful and intuitive, offering the Web and an ever-growing library of apps to explore. Learning and accessing information has never been easier.<p>But these children, and a ton of adults too, have little …

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A war game that actually feels like being in a war

"You always hear that war is never coming," says Michal Drozdowski, the design director for <i>This War of Mine</i>. "You always live in that feeling."<p>"Until it comes," says Przemyslaw Marszal, the game's art director.<p>I'm here in Warsaw, Poland, to preview the game, a daring attempt to tell the story of …

Canada mocks Russia on Twitter with helpful map and geography lesson offer

Some helpful advice from Canada to Russian troops who "keep getting lost" in Ukraine<p>Canadian officials have risked upsetting Russia by offering their soldiers geography lessons.<p>The Great White North's delegation to Nato gently mocked Russia’s recent claims its troops had crossed the Ukraine border …

Venezuela Begins Evicting Residents From Torre David, The World’s Tallest Squat

The thousands of residents of Venezuela’s infamous vertical slum are being moved to a new housing complex by city authorities.<p>The thousands of squatters in Torre David, a half-built 52-story skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, are being relocated. City authorities are moving a total of more than …

Venezuela

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Classcraft makes the classroom a giant role-playing game — with freemium pricing

Shawn Young has a class full of warriors, mages, and healers. Warriors get to eat in class, mages can teleport out of a lecture, and healers can ask if an exam answer is correct.<p>But this isn’t some <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>-style fantasy. This is education as it’s happening for over 7,000 kids in more than …

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'Halo 5' Will Probably Have Two Playable Main Characters

<i>Spoiler warning for Halo 4.</i><p>Earlier, Paul Tassi wondered aloud if the next playable protagonist in upcoming Xbox One exclusive <i>Halo 5</i> would be a woman.<p>While I think the end of <i>Halo 4</i> left us squarely in the boots of Master Chief, I don’t think a female protagonist is entirely out of the question. In …

The Future Of Warfare Has No Eyes

Pierre Raveneau is a concept artist at Gameloft's Madrid studio. Dude draws "future men with guns" real good.<p>You can see more of Pierre's work at his …

Art

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Newly discovered element 117 is a step toward useful super-heavy elements - ExtremeTech

By on May 5, 2014 at 4:50 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>An international team of researchers …

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Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone

This week in Mountain View, Google held its first-ever developer conference for Project Ara. Developed by a small team within the company called ATAP staffed with ex-DARPA engineers and some of the brightest minds at Google, Ara is a mission to make a modular smartphone. It'd be the last phone you …

Civilization Beyond Earth is the Firaxis game reveal | PC Invasion

<i>Civilization</i> will be returning to space with <i>Civilization Beyond Earth</i>, a title that for many will call to mind <i>Alpha Centauri</i>. Firaxis is due to …

Best Spring Trips 2014

Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring getaway. …

GameMaker Studio Standard Edition free to download for limited time

GameMaker Studio Standard Edition — a game development tool that is usually priced at $49 — is free for a limited time.<p>To take advantage of the freebie, download the free version of GameMaker from the company's website, choose the Beta channel and pick the option to register the Standard Edition. …

Nvidia Shield adds Console Mode

Nvidia today released a "massive" update for Nvidia Shield that introduces, among other things, "Console Mode" for the $300 Android-powered system. To enable Console Mode, users can connect their Shield to an HDTV via HDMI and pair it with any Bluetooth controller.<p>Today, October 28, also marks the …

5 Surprising Facts About Otzi the Iceman

Scholars continue to be amazed by the ancient man found frozen in the Alps.<p>A report that Ötzi the Iceman has 19 genetic relatives living in Austria is the latest in a string of surprising discoveries surrounding the famed ice mummy. Ötzi's 5,300-year-old corpse turned up on the mountain border …

Mad Catz MOJO micro console ships in December for $250

Mad Catz' MOJO Android console will release on Dec. 10, the company announced today. The system, which comes with a micro-console and bespoke …

Android Phones

Sony HMZ-T3W wearable display is up for pre-order in the US, costs $999

US buyers who want to swap large displays for wearable screens might want to check out Sony's online store, where the HMZ-T3W is now available for pre-order for $999. Hirai and Co. claim this third iteration of the head-mounted display comes with dual OLED monitors that simulate sitting 65 feet …

20-Minute Titanfall Presentation Shows Off Xbox One's Sleekest Game

There might not be any new footage in this recent presentation of Respawn's <i>Titanfall</i>, but it's a fun video nonetheless—20 minutes of concept art, …

Titan Fall

Steampunk Monkey Nation, Illustrations of Primates in Military Gear by Chet Phillips

<i>Steampunk Monkey Nation</i> is a series of illustrations by Austin, Texas-based artist Chet Phillips featuring primates dressed up in military gear. …

Primates

Samsung announces the Galaxy Gear smartwatch

After giving as an accidental glimpse prior to today's big event, Samsung has finally revealed its new smartwatch, the Galaxy Gear. First impressions: it's big, but up on stage at IFA today it looks very little like the prototype watch VentureBeat leaked last week. The basic shape is the same, but, …

Titanfall -- Gamescom 2013 Gameplay Demo