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2000 March 22 - A Spherule from Outer Space

<b>A Spherule from Outer Space</b> <b><br>Credit:</b> Timothy Culler (UCB) et al., Apollo 11 Crew, NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> When a meteorite strikes the Moon, the energy of the …

Mars 'X-ray' gravity maps reveal how its crust has changed

Our lust for Martian knowledge (and travel) isn't showing any signs of stopping and now we've gotten a look <i>inside</i> the planet thanks to new X-ray-like gravity maps. NASA says that it now has a better idea of where to land its spacecraft thanks to the new data. The gravity map also rocks a resolution …

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Whill receives FDA approval for the Model M, its new mobility device

Japanese startup Whill’s Model M, a motorized wheelchair alternative, has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration in the United States. This means that the Model M can now be prescribed by physicians as a medical device and covered by insurance.<p>Whill has raised about $12.85 million …

Samsung wants you to stop checking your phone while on motorbikes

While almost everyone is focusing on keeping drivers’ hands off the wheel in autonomous cars, Samsung has turned its attention to keeping drivers’ hands firmly on the handlebars when it comes to motorcycles.<p>Partnering with advertising company Leo Burnett, motocross star Edo Mossi and YouTuber Cane …

New York has just opened a massive public spying network

‘Free’ public Wi-Fi always sounds a little too good to be true and now American civil liberties campaigners have written to the Mayor of New York to tell him they are pretty creeped out about how much data the new LinkNYC booths will collect.<p>The anticipated 10,000-strong network across New York …

Amazon Prime Snags 'Doctor Who'

<i>Doctor Who</i> is headed back to Amazon, with the e-commerce giant announcing a multiyear pact with BBC Worldwide North America that makes Amazon Prime …

Samsung's Gear S2 3G is a look at our untethered future

A smarter smartwatch?<p>Every smartwatch you’ve likely seen, whether it’s an Apple Watch, an Android Wear device, or a Pebble, has relied on a smartphone for all of its smarts. If you were to disconnect any of these devices, they become little more than standard timepieces with a little bit of …

New TVR sports cars to be built in Wales

Reborn British sports car maker TVR to follow example of Aston Martin and build factory in Wales<p>TVR, the British brand famous for producing fragile but ferociously fast sports cars, will build its new generation of models in South Wales, creating 150 jobs.<p>The choice of location was made after the …

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Watch for These 5 Cars at the New York Auto Show

Luxury brands, sports cars and crossovers will dominate the New York International Auto Show this week.<p>After a Detroit auto show in January that spotlighted high-end cars, the New York event is another opportunity for luxury buyers to see what’s coming from the top names in the industry. Acura, …

The Ford Shelby GT-H is a rental car that knows how to kick ass

A very serious Mustang that you can't buy<p>Ahead of this week's New York International Auto Show, Ford, Shelby, and Hertz have announced the Mustang Shelby GT-H, basically a souped-up Mustang GT — complete with the 5-liter V-8 — that you can rent just like you would any other rental car. (Except, you …

The end of cars is coming, so what will happen to the petrolheads?

Prof Andry Rakotonirainy is worried.<p>The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) expert in intelligent transport systems and human factors believes that a road network full of self-driving cars will be far safer than today’s human-directed traffic, but what has him concerned is how to make the …

Autonomous Cars

2016 Audi TTS review

Audi’s 2016 TTS is the embodiment of modern performance and luxury, at a price within reach.<p>Audi’s 2016 TTS is the embodiment of modern performance …

How to Escape a Submerged Car

You have about a minute to get out alive.<p>In 2013, the I-5 bridge collapse in Mount Vernon, Washington, sent two vehicles and three passengers plunging into the Skagit River after a semi truck apparently sideswiped part of the bridge. After crashing into the river, the vehicles appear to have been …

Saving the Balkan 'baby dragon'

Polar bears and pandas are the poster children for conservation. But not all creatures worth saving are cute and charismatic and that includes the …

On the evolution of how we have defined time, time interval and frequency since antiquity

The earliest definitions of time and time-interval quantities were based on observed astronomical phenomena, such as apparent solar or lunar time, …

Essential Oils Might Be Able to Cure Cancer, Science Finds

Ben Affleck just recently got in bodybuilding-shape for the movie Batman vs. Superman. What few people know is that Ben Affleck is 45 years old at …

Ben Affleck

Video: See How Hyrule Warriors Legends on the Original 3DS Compares to the Wii U

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The 10 Best Gameboy Advance Games Of All Time

Today marks the 15-year anniversary of The Gameboy Advance's release in Japan, so we're going to look back and determine what games were the cream of …

Retrogaming

Mario-style shower curtain: Soak and star in your own retro game

Retro gaming is the spice of your life. You wear a Super Mario wristwatch, gave your cat a Super Mario cat tree and decorated your home with a fully playable room-size Ms. Pac-Man game.<p>It's time to claim your rightful place in the halls of old-school gaming glory. You need to star in your own epic …

Retrogaming

Indie developer sold 300K games, but found 1M pirates

Punch Club, a game built by indie developers Tiny Build, was released in January but the company was surprised to see how many users pirated the game just two months in.<p>In a post released today the company detailed that while its game had been sold 300,000 times, it found that the game had been …

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Sony decides to offer standalone PlayStation VR preorders after all

US preorders for PlayStation VR start at 10am ET on Tuesday March 22nd — that's in about eight hours, just to be clear — but PS4 owners who've already amassed a collection of PlayStation peripherals may want to hold off a week. That's because Sony has reversed course on its decision to only offer a …

Here's How Nintendo Just Got a Whole Lot More Valuable

Nintendo’s a little late to the smartphone game. The company’s first mobile app, Miitomo, debuted just last week to users in Japan.<p>But the new social …

Shelby GT-H Rentals Kicks off at Select Hertz locations this summer

Ford and Hertz rental cars have had a special relationship going back decades. This relationship saw some very hopped up Shelby cars offered as …

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