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Gears of War creator working on a high-end game that will "push next-generation graphics"

Gears of War creator Epic Games is working on a high-end next-generation game that founder Tim Sweeney says is going to push the envelope for graphical fidelity.<p>"It's going to push next generation graphics as you'd always expect Epic to do," Sweeney told <i>Edge</i> in a new interview. This game is in …

Game Development

Destiny website revamp offers more on enemies, classes, locations

An updated website for Bungie's upcoming sci-fi shooter <i>Destiny</i> teases more information about its enemies, three character classes and locations.<p><i>Destiny</i> is set on a future Earth after it experienced a golden age introduced with the arrival of the Traveler who "breathed new life into our system." Its …

Who’s behind the wheel on development for Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel? Everyone

When Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel was announced on April 9, Gearbox Software said it was being co-developed by themselves and 2K Australia. That seemed pretty clear. But then stories were written in the press that made things sound a little murkier. 2K Australia was solely in the driver’s seat. 2K …

Easter eggs? Here are two in Garden Warfare — including the Slender Man

In the spirit of today's holiday, here are a couple of Easter eggs in <i>Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare</i>, including a cameo by that loathsome ghoul Slender Man.<p>There also is an Easter egg, building on an earlier one discovered, that references Outset Island from <i>The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker</i>. …

George Smoot: We mapped the embryonic universe

Front-page headlines and worldwide excitement greeted the announcement last month that a telescope at the south pole had appeared to detect the signature of gravitational waves, ripples in space-time first predicted by Albert Einstein, from the very earliest moments of the universe. The discovery, …

The Best Candidates For Earth 2.0

It is only a matter of time before we will need a new rock to call home.<p>Fortunately, there are plenty of planets beyond our solar system that are similar in size to Earth and circle stars like our sun.<p>These planets are known to exist in the "habitable zone," a region that is not too hot or too …

Planetary Habitability

The telescope big enough to spot signs of alien life on other planets

Cerro Armazones is a crumbling dome of rock that dominates the parched peaks of the Chilean Coast Range north of Santiago. A couple of old concrete platforms and some rusty pipes, parts of the mountain's old weather station, are the only hints that humans have ever taken an interest in this …

7 famous actors with surprising game performances

I always watch the credits when I finish a game. I use it as time to unwind and reflect on what I’ve “accomplished” and decide if I enjoyed my experience. I even do that with Ubisoft-developed games, and those credits are always like 25 minutes long because of all of the localizations.<p>And I read …

Will we ever… detect other universes?

Is there anything outside our Universe? Many physicists think it’s possible, says Marcus Woo, but could we one day know for sure?<p>We think of our Universe as everything there ever was, is, and will be.<p>But according to some researchers, there might not just be many universes, but an infinite number …

Dark Matter

Scientists reconstruct ancient impact that dwarfs dinosaur-extinction blast

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Picture this: A massive asteroid almost as wide as Rhode Island and about three to five times larger than the rock thought to have …

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Searching for the holographic universe

The beauty of the small operation—the mom-and-pop restaurant or the do-it-yourself home repair—is that pragmatism begets creativity. The industrious …

Physics

Britain's brightest star

A new video explains how a particle accelerator built to produce X-rays billions of times brighter than the sun is revealing the workings of life at the molecular level<p>If you have ever gazed at a crystal of salt or a sparkling diamond and wondered to yourself how its internal structure might be …

Methane-producing microbes blamed for biggest ever mass extinction

Climate-changing microbes may have caused the biggest mass extinction in history 252m years ago, scientists believe.<p>Volcanic eruptions had previously been blamed for the sudden loss of 90% of all species on Earth at the end of the Permian era. But new research suggests volcanoes only played a bit …

America's nuclear legacy casts a toxic shadow on Navajo lands

A record settlement will see $1 billion spent on cleaning up abandoned mines, but experts anticipate decades of work ahead<p>Perry Charley has spent nearly 40 years trying to heal his land.<p>Charley, a 62-year-old political and social activist, has lived his entire life on Navajo territory in New …

Hot spots for future manned space missions: Humanity's bucket list

Beyond our own moon and some nearby asteroids, where else in our solar system should humanity set foot? Crave's Eric Mack has compiled a list of 10 places we should go next, in search of secret oceans and stunningly violent volcanoes.<p>It's been nearly 45 years since humans first set foot on the …

Space

Scientists make new sensor that could lead to night vision contact lenses

Night vision contact lenses may be the stuff of science fiction movies, but new research points the way to how we could some day see in the dark with our own eyes. Electrical Engineers at the University of Michigan have found a new way to sense infrared light using two layers of an atom-thick layer …

This 'Wonder Material' Could Make Your Next Phone Super Thin With Internet That's 100x Faster

They've found a technique that could help the company make your future smartphone thinner, more durable, and even a deliver Internet 100 times faster.<p>The "wonder material" is called graphene— a substance that's stronger than steel and so thin it's considered to be two dimensional.<p>In fact, it's 1 …

Smartwatches

How to: Make a baby with no sex

Here's a Christmas season leftover that I stumbled across recently and thoroughly enjoyed: Three scientific theories that could explain a "virgin" …

Cherry stone went to space, now the tree that grew from it is acting very weird

Cherry trees typically take about a decade to bloom after sprouting from seeds.<p>But “space cherries” apparently take about half that time.<p>Astronaut …

Here's The Crazy Stuff That Happens To Your Body After You Die (VIDEO)

Whatever your beliefs, most people would agree that the body we leave behind when we depart this mortal coil is just a heap of bones and flesh. But what happens to those leftovers? Assuming that nature is left to its own devices, our bodies undergo a fairly standard process of decomposition that …

Watch This Charger Fully Juice A Smartphone In 30 Seconds

The power of quantum dots<p>I still remember flipping through paper magazines while waiting for webpages to load on my family's PC, in the 1990s. Maybe one day waiting for your phone to charge will seem as antiquated.<p>An Israeli startup recently demonstrated a prototype charger that fully charges a …

Wall Street

A Gold Gadget That Would Let You Stop Heart Attacks With a Smartphone

Implantable defibrillators and pacemakers have been around since the 1970s, but advances in materials science and 3-D visualization are transforming …

Navy lab makes gasoline from seawater, as low as $3 per gallon

Last year I diaried about a 2010 study done by the NRL that suggested a very similar process was feasible for manufacturing jet fuel at sea, using …

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Scientists discover the secret behind zombie plants

If the fungal spore outbreak in <i>The Last of Us</i> scared the hell out of you, you'll be doubly terrified to know that there are actual parasites in nature that can turn animals and plants into zombies. In fact, a group of scientists from the John Innes Centre in the UK just figured out how certain …

This Is Why You Should Never Allow Mario To House Sit

Ever wondered what happens if you leave your house and forget to turn off your Wii U? Well ponder no longer, as filmmaker John Huffnagle has created …

Report: Next Borderlands is Borderlands the Pre-Sequel for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC

The next Borderlands game will be called <i>Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel</i> and it is being developed by 2K Australia, according to a report by online retailer GamePointsNow.<p>Citing exclusive information but not its source, GamePointsNow says the game will be set in the five-year span between the stories of</i> …