Jamed Barnes

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What's Behind the Mysterious Behavior of Amazonian Macaws?

TAMBOPATA, Peru – It’s 6:15 a.m, and Annie Hawkinson is 120 feet off the ground, peering into a nest box lashed to an ironwood tree. She throws a …

This Collapsible, Camera-Toting Drone Surely Couldn't Spy On People

Ha ha. What a notion!<p>The Pocket Drone is a tiny, tiny drone that can quickly collapse and be concealed, but is also strong enough to carry a high-quality camera. What might people use this for? Oh, you know, recreation. Filming footage of bike rides or aerial shots of birthday parties. Not spying. …

Head-mounted cameras capture falcons' killer strategy – video

Footage from cameras strapped to falcons' heads and backs reveals how they close in on crows without alerting them. Rather than head straight for the prey, the falcons keep the birds in a fixed position to one side. The strategy exploits an effect called 'motion camouflage' where the predator does …

Researchers Create Micro-Flyer That "Swims" in Air

This miniature flying machine moves like a jellyfish, not like a bee.<p>Lief Ristroph and Stephen Childress of New York University have taken an alternate route around evolution's highway: They've created a miniature flying machine that moves not like a bird or insect, but a jellyfish. Rather than …

Starting fire with water

Astronauts on the ISS are experimenting with “supercritical water,” a form of water with a strange property: it can help start fire.<p>When firefighters …

Space

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

North Korea military official seeking to defect, reports say

SEOUL -- A high-ranking North Korean military officer said to be a close confidant of the recently executed uncle of ruler Kim Jong Un is in South Korean custody in China, South Korean media reported Thursday.<p>Several South Korean media outlets, citing anonymous intelligence officials, said the …

North Korea

Here's a non-fantasy RPG being made with CryENGINE

The developer Warhorse just announced a new role-playing game, one that won't have monsters and wizards running around. <i>Kingdom Come: Deliverance</i> is a …

The Injustice Of The YouTube Content ID Crackdown Reveals Google's Dark Side

Right now, the gaming world is up in arms over a series of new Draconian measures that YouTube has implemented to slam content creators with copyright strikes, violation notices and revenue redistribution. Unfortunately, I’ve seen this discussed very little outside the gaming press, and I’m …

DayZ Standalone Sells $5.1 Million In One Day

Behold: the power of the community. DayZ, the popular zombie-themed Arma II mod turned stand-alone game, just debuted as an early access title on Steam. It sold 172,500 copies in the first day for a handsome $5.1 million. Not bad for an indie.<p>It’s even more impressive when you consider that the …

GMod Planes Livestream Part 2 - Tank Plane

GameSpot on Twitter: "Our 24Hr charity stream continues to rock on, tune in! http://t.co/HeLpL1stBW #operationairdrop #ReliefPH http://t.co/SAAurRQjig"

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Blackguards will let players build custom characters from scratch

Due to feedback collected during the game's Steam Early Access release, fantasy role-playing game <i>Blackguards</i> will allow players to create their own characters from scratch at the start of the game, Daedalic Entertainment announced today.<p>The recent Early Access release had players choose a character …