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China blocks Google services as Tiananmen anniversary nears

The country has not confirmed that it has actually blocked Google services, but censorship is the likely culprit as the 25th anniversary of the uprising nears.<p>Google is the latest victim of the broad online censorship in China, according to reports out of the country.<p>Since last week, China-based …



According to production designer <b>Lawrence Paull</b>, her punk outfits and make-up were inspired by a new wave calendar: “In late 1980, all of us threw a Christmas party in the art department,” Paull explains. “There were presents scattered everywhere. One was a wonderful calender of air-brushed, stylized portraits of new wave fashions - heavy rouge, different hair colors, features and clothes heavily accented. Sometime later Ridley stumbled across that calender and asked if he could borrow it for …

How do you teach a computer to speak like Scarlett Johansson?

Her, a new film by Spike Jonze, imagines a future in which we can talk to, and fall in love with, our computer. Is it as far-fetched as it seems?<p>In 1974, Dr Joseph P Olive, a New Jersey-based speech researcher with a musical bent, wrote an opera for soprano, small ensemble and …

Robots at Work and Play

Advancements in robotics are continually taking place in the fields of space exploration, health care, public safety, entertainment, defense, and more. These machines -- some fully autonomous, some requiring human input -- extend our grasp, enhance our capabilities, and travel as our surrogates to …

On the Red Couch with Elio García of Westeros.org

Inside Flipboard / October 4, 2013<p><i>Elio García is the king of the Game of Thrones fans. García his partner Linda Antonsson, co-founded and run</i> …

Using Giant Mirrors to Light up Dark Valleys

The villages of Rjukan, Norway, and Viganella, Italy, are both situated in deep valleys where mountains block the sun's rays for up to six months every year. To illuminate those darker winter months, the two towns have built gigantic mirrors that track the sun and reflect daylight downwards. …

The Beautiful Death

GoPro: Backflip Over 72ft Canyon - Kelly McGarry Red Bull Rampage 2013

Mountain Biking

Step Inside the Russian Spacesuit Factory

PopMech travels to Tomilino, Russia, to a factory that has been building Russian spacesuits for 60-plus years.<p>PopMech travels to Tomilino, Russia, to a factory that has been building Russian spacesuits for 60-plus years.

Space Exploration

Filament Eruption Creates 'Canyon of Fire' on the Sun [hd video]

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