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Massive Thunderjaw from Horizon Zero Dawn in LEGO | The Brothers Brick

Switching it up from the Titans of <i>Titanfall</i>, <b>Marius Herrmann</b> presents another massive gaming mech, the Thunderjaw from <i>Horizon: Zero Dawn</i>. His …

Lego

This Isn't An Operating System, It's An RPG

In <i>Kingsway</i>, Andrew Morrish’s upcoming PC role-playing game, monsters are pop-ups, quests are emails and your backpack is a cluttered file folder. …

Monsters

Text Messaging Creates Unique Brain Waves

Some people say that technologies like the internet are changing the way we think. This claim is now supported by evidence from neuroscience: a unique pattern of neural oscillations — better known as ‘brain waves’ — appears when people are text messaging.<p>Researchers led by neurologist William Tatum …

The Brain

UCS LEGO Planet Express Ship from Futurama | The Brothers Brick

Good news, everyone! Remember all those times you desperately needed a LEGO spaceship fast enough to outrun a murderous Robot Santa Claus? Or what …

Lego

Watch this creepy robot salamander walk and swim

For some, an image of a creepy robot that moves, walks and swims in the same way as a salamander will be the stuff of nightmares, but this bizarre …

Robotics

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

Mathematics

DIY LEGO Designs Recreate Marvels of Modern Engineering

This new DIY LEGO bible will help you become a Master Builder.<p>A new LEGO bible is on the way, offering step-by-step instructions on how to build exquisite miniatures of humanity's greatest engineering feats. Curated by professional engineer and two-time LEGO book author Mattia Zamboni, <i>Tiny LEGO</i> …

Lego

Build A Bamboo Bike In Under 5 Hours

Dream of owning a rickshaw? Build-it-yourself with Bamboobee<p>Do you remember Bamboobee? The regrettably-named company first released a jig and bamboo …

Bicycles

New Video Game Lets You Do Very Bad Surgery on Donald Trump

Make surgery great again.<p>Cult hit <i>Surgery Sim</i> has a new version out which will let you perform surgery on Donald Trump.<p>Bossa Studios' <i>Surgery Sim</i> series is a simulation of a being a surgeon in the way that <i>Super Mario Brothers</i> is a simulation of being a plumber. You perform surgery in the most …

Google says its Project Ara modular smartphone will be ready to buy in 2017

Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) has announced an update coming from its skunkworks lab around Project Ara. The company said it will be releasing the developer edition in Q4 2016, and it’s already working on a consumer version that’s scheduled to be released next year.<p>“Ara has made …

This Self-Driving Truck Learned How to Drift to Make Autonomous Cars Safer

It can maintain control even on loose, slippery surface, like an autonomous rally driver.<p>Technology like Tesla's Autopilot may have consumers thinking otherwise, but autonomous cars have a long way to go before they can replace good old human drivers. Among other issues, computers still aren't the …

Autonomous Cars

Gadgets news, reviews, photos and video - Pocket-lint

23 March 2018<p>Battery packs should be superflous but, as advanced as smartphones have become in recent years, battery life is still something they …

Gear & Gadgets

Terraria getting patch 1.3.1 for its fifth birthday

It was a nightmare to wrap.<p>Almost a year after Terraria's monstrous patch 1.3, version 1.3.1 is being released to mark the game's fifth birthday.<p>From …

3tags.org

Want to Be Smarter? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

We're always looking for little life hacks in hopes of improving the way our brain works. We've tried eating walnuts, solving one too many crossword puzzles, depleting our Sudoku collection, and reading countless stacks of books. Yet, despite all these little things, nothing we try really seems to …

The Brain

Drone on the wall: Insect-sized robots use static electricity to perch on objects, save energy

Here’s some drone news worth buzzing about. Researchers have developed insect-sized flying robots that have the ability to perch on objects using …

Robotics

Android apps will know when you need them and open automatically

That slab of plastic and glass in your pocket might be called a smartphone, but Google is hoping to make the applications running on it smarter yet. The folks in Mountain View hope to achieve that by giving them access to contextual data like time of day, where you are, what you're doing, the …

'Halo 5' Is Coming To PC And It's Totally Free (Sort Of)

Microsoft made a pretty big announcement today: <i>Halo 5</i> is coming to Windows 10 for free.<p>The catch? It’s not the full game. There will be no campaign and no regular multiplayer mode.<p>Instead, Microsoft is bringing just the game’s <i>Forge</i> mode to Windows 10, along with a bunch of new, PC-centric tools for …

Halo

10 Mind-Blowing Scientific Facts About Black Holes

Need to know!<p>Black holes are the only objects in the Universe that can trap light by sheer gravitational force. Scientists believe they are formed …

Black Holes

Apple iOS 9.3.2 Has A Great Secret Feature

iOS 9.3.2 has a nasty surprise and my upgrade guide recommends you skip it for now. But if you have already installed the update (or will do regardless) there is good news: it hides a great secret feature…<p><i>‘Great Features’ and ‘Nasty Surprises’ are my regular columns investigating operating system</i> …

iOS

Book Review: Warren Elsmore Returns with 'Brick History'

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>If I could be anybody in the world, then being Warren Elsmore would be pretty high up my list. Like many of us here at …

Robot 'mermaid' recovers treasure from King Louis XIV shipwreck off the coast of France

Stanford University has developed an artificially intelligent humanoid diver robot that was able to successfully recover treasures from a 17th …

Fun Explanation of the Camera Trick Behind a Viral Vine

A few weeks back, you might have seen a video floating around of what appeared to be a Viner Kevin Parry playing catch with his own reflection. It’s …

Intricate Illustrations of Star Wars Spacecraft Cutouts Reveal Their Inner Mechanics

Hans Jenssen has been working as a technical illustrator for decades, and it shows. With painstaking detail and accuracy, he creates cutaway paintings that expose the interior structures of complex vehicles and buildings, down to every last tiny piece of machinery.<p>Jenssen is best known for his <i>Star</i> …

Darth Vader

Android apps might be coming soon to Chrome OS

Google’s Chrome OS might soon get a serious shot in the arm that will make it a lot more enticing. Users on Reddit recently noticed that the developer version of the platform recently revealed an option to run Android apps on it.<p>Redditor ‘TheWiseYoda’ found that that when the settings loaded on …

Architects Protest Competition to Design a Border Wall Between the US and Mexico

April 13, 2016 at 6:45am<p>Last month, an anonymous group of architects, designers, and artists who call themselves the Third Mind Foundation launched a …

Immigration

Solar cell mystery solved, expected to greatly increase efficiency

(Phys.org)—For the past 17 years, spiro-OMeTAD, has been keeping a secret. Despite intense research efforts, its performance as the most commonly …

These Earth-Saving Robots Might Be The Future Recyclers

Apple's new robot, Liam, is designed to disassemble iPhones for recycling purposes.<p>Meet Liam, an Apple robot designed to take apart 1.2 million iPhones a year.<p>Mashable reporter Samantha Murphy Kelly got a first look at the robot at Apple's headquarters. It has 29 arms and it was an Apple secret for …

Sustainability

Watching a Lego Sisyphus Perpetually Push a Boulder Is Unimaginably Relaxing

Inspired by a Disney Research project that automatically calculates all the gears and mechanical links needed to create realistic motion in an …

Lego