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Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

The Strange Beauty Of Bioluminescent Fish

The new book Fire in the Sea brings one eccentric marine biologist's paintings out of obscurity.<p>David McKee, a retired biology professor from Texas A&M University, never got the chance to talk to Henry Compton about his art. Compton, an eccentric marine biologist and local fishing pier manager, …

Nighttime Smartphone Use Can Sap Next Day's Energy

It may be better for all concerned to avoid work emails late at night.<p>Using your smartphone at night might not be the smartest plan. A pair of studies found that people who used the devices after 9 p.m. were more tired and less engaged at work the next day, even when compared to people who looked …

Check your privilege with an antimatter beam

In a sense, antimatter beams are commonplace. The Tevatron machine at Fermilab in Chicago had the best beam of antiprotons, and used it to find the top quark. The LEP collider, which between 1990 and 2000 sat in the tunnel at CERN now occupied by the Large Hadron Collider, had a beam of positrons - …

11 Reasons Why Cat Bites May Be Linked To Depression

Here are the best possible explanations for the strange correlation.<p>In case you hadn't heard, cat bites are linked to depression. As I wrote last week, a study in <i>PLOS ONE</i> looked through the health records of 1.3 million people and found that 41 percent of people who were treated for cat bites were …

SETI Releases Paper About Hektor, a Dual Shape Trojan Asteroid With a Small Moon

This dual shape Trojan asteroid, named (624) Hektor, has a small moon orbiting it. Hektor is the only known Trojan asteroid to possess a small …

New to nature No 119: Osperalycus tenerphagus

An odd, worm-like species of mite uses hydraulic pressure to stretch and contract its body<p>Even knowing that mites are one of our world's hyper-diverse taxa with seemingly endless anatomical and life-history variation, I cannot help but be surprised when I learn about a species like the newly …

This Robot Gives High-Beaming Drivers A Taste Of Their Own Medicine

Don't actually build it. Bad idea. But, you know, it exists.<p>It happens. You're on the road, at night, maybe you're in the left lane, and a driver screeches up behind you, tailgating, high-beams flashing, to coax you into the other lane. What if you could get sweet, bright revenge?<p>Well, here is your …

Finally, A Strip-Proof Screw

Using your head<p>The common screw may not have been screaming for a makeover, but consider its shortcomings: stripped heads, tedious pilot holes, endless bit swapping. The company Outlaw has developed a new fastening system that cures all those headaches and could unseat the Phillips head as the …

Famous Novels' First Sentences, Mapped [Infographic]

Sentence diagrams never looked this good<p>Maybe you spent a week in school making these, but the ones in your class almost definitely didn't look as good. The folks at Pop Chart Lab, which now has an oeuvre of infographics depicting everything from classic games to beer, took a literary turn with …

Chevrolet Touts New PTM Feature For Camaro Z/28: Flying Car Mode

Chevrolet worked extremely hard to hone the performance edge of the new 2014 Camaro Z/28. We know this from our brief bit of seat time in the vehicle …

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Divinity: Original Sin seeks a lost RPG path

According to Larian Studios CEO Swen Vincke, <i>Divinity: Original Sin</i> is helping to get role-playing games onto a track from which they diverged over a decade ago.<p>The game, backed with a million dollars in Kickstarter funding, is a top-down party-based fantasy featuring turn-based combat. It is, …

This Is 4K PC Gaming With Falcon Northwest's Mach V And Triple Nvidia Titan Blacks

There’s a classic scene in Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film <i>Jackie Brow</i>n, wherein Samuel L. Jackson provides some colorful commentary about the, shall we say, undeniable blanket effectiveness of an AK-47. Falcon Northwest’s Mach V PC is a <i>lot</i> like that.<p>Let’s weed out the window shoppers: the specific …

A Million Gamers Help The Wild 'TwitchPlaysPokemon' Experiment Triumph

After 16 days, 7 hours, 45 minutes and 30 minutes of continuous play, the collaborative gaming experiment known as TwitchPlaysPokemon came to an end early on the morning of March 1st, when an upstart Pokémon master defeated the Elite Four and his rival to become Kanto’s newest champion.<p>The online …

Korea is Asia’s key test market for global tech companies, including Facebook

There has been much talk about Facebook’s inability to crack the tough, localized Asian market, but in an interview with Facebook’s top brass in Korea, this situation seems to be improving.<p>Korea <i>is</i> a key test market for Facebook, and this should send a message to other global tech companies hoping …

Reid Building review – Mackintosh's Glasgow School of Art has a new neighbour

"Have you heard of the artist James Turrell?" asks Chris McVoy, partner in Steven Holl Architects of New York, and inside me something dies. When architects mention Turrell, it means that they have seen his installations and think that, because like him they play with white walls and light, they …