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A Google Street View Murder Prank

Google Street View features some pretty cool things. But it’s also ripe for pranksters who get wind of a Google Street View car in the area.<p>Two mechanics from Edinburgh, Scotland, staged a fake murder, with one chap posing over a motionless body while wielding a pick axe.<p>A concerned netizen spotted …

The Secret Service's proposed Twitter sarcasm detector is totally going to work

Governments are often eager to watch out for online threats, but it's sometimes tough to spot the real dangers when the internet is rife with sarcasm; just witness the confusion when someone jokingly threatens to blow up an airport. For the US Secret Service, spotting humor is important enough that …

Living sculpture of Van Gogh's ear grown using relative's cells

A bioartist has 'grown' a living replica of Vincent Van Gogh's ear using cells taken from a living relative of the Dutch painter.<p>The piece -- called</i> …

Ultra Fast Reacting Robot Hand Can Catch Anything

This is a video of a robotic hand developed at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) that can move and adjust itself to catch any object …

Invention Awards 2014: A Powerful, Portable, And Affordable Robotic Exoskeleton

Lift an extra 40 pounds with little effort<p>Surviving a stroke or debilitating injury is often the start of a very long ordeal. Physical therapy can be slow and strenuous with no guarantee of recovery. Robotic exoskeletons can sometimes provide the support a ravaged body needs to heal—and strength …

Engineering

Sony tape smashes storage record

<b>Sony has developed a new storage tape that is able to hold up to 185 terabytes (TB) of data per cartridge.</b><p>Created with the help of IBM, Sony's technology allows for tapes that can store the equivalent of 3,700 Blu-ray discs.<p>The tape hold 148 gigabits (Gb) per square inch - beating a record set in …

Archives

Jonathan Blow wants The Witness to deliver adventure gameplay that doesn’t suck

When Jonathan Blow demos his new game, The Witness, he lets the player drive — alone. In the puzzle adventure, you start out in a room with a door. You open it by completing a very simple task, drawing a line with your mouse or controller from one point to another. The door opens and it leads to a …

'I cheated in my biology test', admits Sir David Attenborough

TV legend Sir David Attenborough admits to cheating in a biology practical exam when he was 17 [PA]<p>The 87-year-old broadcaster revealed that he …

David Attenborough

Scientists confirm the existence of the heaviest element ever seen

It's tricky to verify the existence of super heavy elements; you have to fuse very short-lived materials, hope you get some useful atoms, and wait for someone else to reproduce your achievement. However, scientists at a particle accelerator lab in Germany have managed that rare feat by creating and …

LG lands big Apple order, flexible OLED to be the future of wearables

<i>Image Credit: beginnerstech</i><p>Wearable technology is opening up brand new opportunities for component developers, particularly when it comes to display manufacturing. OLED and AMOLED technologies make a lot of sense for wearables due to their energy efficiency, the Moto 360 is rumored to be using an …

Wearable Tech

Minecraft: All of Denmark virtually recreated

<b>The whole of Denmark has been recreated, to scale, within the virtual world of Minecraft.</b><p>The whole country has been faithfully reproduced in the hugely popular title's building-block style by the Danish government.<p>Danish residents are urged to "freely move around in Denmark" and "find your own …

Minecraft

Police crack down on Game of Thrones illegal downloads

By Chi Chi Izundu<i>Newsbeat entertainment reporter</i><p>The City of London Police's specialist Intellectual Crime Property Unit (PIPCU) is cracking down on illegal download websites.<p>Officers have told Newsbeat that as well as creating an Infringing Website List (IWL), they will replace adverts with a …

Game of Thrones

Horse drug ketamine is ‘remarkable’ treatment for depression

Horse tranquiliser ketamine has been ‘successfully’ used at an NHS clinic to treat people with depression.<p>The hallucinogenic party drug – set to be …

The Most Hated Person on Instagram: Teenager Param Shah's Lavish Lifestyle in Photos

A supposedly wealthy teenager earned the title of "Instagram's Most Hated Man" and more unprintable epithets by posting photos of himself flaunting …

Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions

An <i>e</i>. You can write it with one fluid swoop of a pen or one tap of the keyboard. The most commonly used letter in the English dictionary. Simple, right?<p>Now imagine it printed out millions of times on thousands of forms and documents. Then think of how much ink would be needed.<p>OK, so that may have …

Copenhagen Zoo Kills 4 Lions Weeks After Giraffe Controversy

A Danish zoo that has already faced criticism for killing a giraffe in February to prevent inbreeding, is under fire again — this time for putting …

Playing Video Games Is a Full-Time Job for This Twitch Streamer

Every kid who has ever touched a Nintendo 64, PlayStation or any other gaming console has thought to themselves, “I wish I could play video games for …

Asteroid with rings stuns astronomers

For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered a ring system surrounding an asteroid. The finding is a complete surprise to planetary …

15 Of The Most Expensive Domains Of All Time

A website can be a simple thing to set up, but picking a name for your page or for your business can be tricky if you’re doing it based on web addresses that haven’t been claimed already.<p>It’s no surprise then that all of the best, usually single word, domains are already taken – but how much do …

Why Google has the best shot at a useful smartwatch

Last week, Google unveiled its vision of the smartwatch, the elusive Next Big Gadget. It takes the form of Android Wear, a new version of the mobile …

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

Disney buys YouTube powerhouse Maker Studios for $500 million

Even with the Marvel and <i>Star Wars</i> properties under Disney's roof, there's apparently still plenty of room within the House of Mouse's walls. The entertainment juggernaut has just bought YouTube hit-factory Maker Studios (the outfit responsible for <i>Epic Rap Battles of History, The Getup</i> and <i>PewDiePie</i>) …

Math Teacher Punishes Students With 'Game of Thrones' Spoilers

This teacher is worse than Joffrey Baratheon.<p>A math teacher is replacing detention with something a little more dire — writing <i>Game of Thrones</i> …

Grizzly Bear Eats GoPro Camera

There is no shortage of things to try and do with a GoPro, from climbing ridiculously massive towers and doing handstands at the top, to getting …