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Scientists Discovered a New Type of Fire

When they appear in the wild they can be devastating, but in a controlled environment fire tornadoes are not only mesmerizing to watch, it turns out …

Internet Archive posted 10,000 browser-playable Amiga titles – go, play

Seriously, go. Enjoy yourself. It’s Monday. We’ll still be here when you get back. It’s bound to be a long week. The world is coming apart at the seams. Your boss won’t notice if you play a round or two of <i>Bubble Bobble</i> from the comfort of your own browser (Firefox seems to work best on my end).<p>We …

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Rebel coalition breaks siege of Aleppo in setback to Assad regime

<b>(CNN) —</b> After months of being pummeled from the air and by Syrian artillery, an Islamist-led rebel coalition has made a dramatic breakthrough in relieving the siege of Aleppo, Syria's largest city. Their assault -- the first test for a new group born out of al Qaeda's Syrian affiliate -- appears to …

Hot 'new' material found to exist in nature: Rare minerals from Siberia found to have same structure as some man-made metal-organic frameworks

Rare minerals from Siberia found to have same structure as some man-made metal-organic frameworks<p>One of the hottest new materials is a class of …

China launches first mobile telecoms satellite from Beijing

<b>China has launched its first mobile telecommunications satellite.</b><p>The Tiantong-01 satellite will establish a mobile network serving China, the Middle East, Africa and other areas, the state run Xinhua news agency reported.<p>It was sent into space after midnight local time in Beijing (16:00 GMT) on …

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Europe Green-Lights a Space Monopoly to Combat ULA and SpaceX

Look! Up in the sky! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a European space monopoly. Image source: Getty Images.<p>Will they? Won't they? They will -- and they did.<p>In a decision that will reverberate throughout the space industry for decades, last month the European Commission gave final approval to</b> …

Researchers Debut Programmable Quantum Computer

In an August 4th paper in <i>Nature</i>, a team of researchers from the University of Maryland say they have developed a software-programmable quantum …

'No Man's Sky' day one patch changes large parts of the game

Many gamers are all too familiar with day one patches that fix bugs or add features that didn't <i>quite</i> make it in time for certification or shipping. However, the first-day <i>No Man's Sky</i> patch will be... more substantial. Hello Games has revealed that the 1.03 update arriving on <i>NMS</i>' August 9th launch …

U.S. Releases Procedures For Approving Strikes Against Terror Suspects

The White House has declassified its procedures for approving operations against terror suspects outside of the United States, providing a window into the decision-making process for authorizing drone strikes and other forms of lethal force.<p>The redacted document, issued by the administration in May …

Thai Voters Overwhelmingly Approve Junta-Backed Constitution

BANGKOK— Thai voters on Sunday overwhelmingly approved a new junta-backed constitution that lays the foundation for a civilian government influenced by the military and controlled by appointed — rather than elected — officials.<p>Although near-final results showed that more than 60 percent of voters …