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This is the kind of music you should listen to at work

They say that listening to Mozart makes a person smarter, but it is not only classical music that boosts mental activity.<p>Nine out of 10 workers perform better when listening to music, according to a study that found 88pc of participants produced their most accurate test results and 81pc completed …

Turn A Shoe Box Into A Phone Projector [Video]

Buy some new crocs, gain a mini movie theater.<p>Don’t watch that YouTube clip on a tiny screen—project it onto the wall instead! The picture may not be movie-theater quality, but it improves if the phone is very bright and the room is very dark.<p>Time: 20 minutes<p>Cost: $2<p>Difficulty: Easy<p>Materials<p>• Shoe …

Pi-Top: The 3D-printable Raspberry Pi laptop anyone can build

In the interests of making computer-building -- and computers -- accessible to all comes the Pi-Top, a do-it-yourself, 3D-printable Raspberry Pi laptop.<p>People have done some pretty creative things with the Raspberry Pi -- and some pretty creative things with 3D printing, sometimes even putting the …

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How to stream videos from your Mac to Xbox One

Have a lot of movies or TV episodes stored in your computer and want to watch them on your big screen TV? Here are the steps on how to easily stream …

Hubble Space Telescope: NASA scientists spotted 'zombie star' after supernova explosion

A team of astronomers has located a system that has likely left behind a "zombie star" after an uncommon weak supernova explosion. To spot the …

Physicists create tractor beam made of water

A water-based tractor beam that could contain oil spills and manipulate floating objects cannot yet be explained by mathematical theory.<p>A surprising new technique created by a team of physicists led by Professor Michael Shats at the Australian National University reveals that simple wave generators …

Space Exploration

How to build your own Game Boy with a Raspberry Pi and a hot glue gun

Buying a Game Boy from Goodwill is something of a risky proposition. It's not so much the $5 it might cost you, but the unknown condition of the 25-year-old handheld.<p>That didn't stop a blogger who goes by "microbyter," who overcame the damage caused by an exploded battery in a secondhand Nintendo …

Could a moon called Europa hold clues to alien life?

The search for life on other planets has long inspired science fiction novelists and Nasa missions but could one of Jupiter's moons, Europa, provide proof?<p>Bill Nye of the US Planetary Society - also known as The Science Guy - is among those who believe it is worth finding out.<p>He is hoping to …

Close encounter with Comet 67P may reveal origins of life on Earth

European probe Rosetta will close in on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko next month – and its analysis could reveal whether comets brought Earth its water and amino acids<p>Several hundred million miles from home, one of the most ambitious space missions ever attempted is closing in on its target: …