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Europe's Bold Plan for a Moon Base Is Coming Together

The ESA's Director General calls it "Moon Village," and the rest of the world seems to be coming around to the idea.<p>Imagine an international research station on the moon, where astronauts and cosmonauts and taikonauts and any other-nauts from around the world conduct science experiments, gather …

Space Exploration

Multi-material 3D printer squirts out homemade electronic circuits

Everything from paper sculptures to candies can be printed from devices small enough to fit on the counter at home, but the NexD1 (which the team …

Prototyping

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Was Einstein wrong? Controversial theory claims the speed of light is not a constant

A potentially divisive theory suggests Einstein may have been wrong to say the speed of light is a constant – and the claims could soon be tested …

Physics

MIT Ranks the World's 13 Smartest Artificial Intelligence Companies

From chatbots to robots, these global leaders combine brains with business sense.<p>Editors at the <i>MIT Technology Review</i> recently weighed in with their annual review of the world's 50 Smartest Companies. This list celebrates the most effective pairing of innovation and business across the globe. For …

Artificial Intelligence

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Elon Musk just shared his ambitious 4-step plan for colonizing Mars with a million people

Elon Musk wants to launch a million people to Mars in the event some apocalyptic disaster eventually ruins Earth. And he wants it to be somewhat affordable — $200,000 or less per person.<p>To that end, the SpaceX CEO outlined his plan to colonize Mars on September 27, including how his Interplanetary …

Elon Musk

Solar Power Capacity Tops Coal for the First Time Ever

Solar power now accounts for more installed capacity than any other form of electricity generation, according to new data out Tuesday.<p>“About half a …

Renewable Energy

Everything you need to know from Google’s Pixel event

Google unveiled a gaggle of new products and services today at its event in San Francisco. The company was all about making things easy and seamless, so we thought we’d do the same. Here’s all the stuff you need to know, in one place.<p>CEO Sundar Pichai came out first to set the stage, touting the …

Google Pixel

The 5 Megatrends Oracle Says You Can't Ignore

Avoiding a new way of doing things because it's different from what you're used to can cost you the future, says Oracle's Reggie Bradford.<p>It's easy to shrug off trends as temporary ways of approaching business. The best approach is to stick to what you know works, right?<p>Wrong, if you ask Reggie …

Artificial Intelligence

Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection Officially Revealed

It was rumored only a few weeks ago that in lieu of a new Assassin’s Creed game this year we would see a collection of past games, all centered …

Gaming Industry

What's Actually Inside Your Old Video Game Cartridges

And no, blowing into them never really helps.<p>Now that it looks like Nintendo is reviving video game cartridges for consoles, it's as good as time as any to learn how they work. The 8-Bit Guy has made a lovely video explanation into the surprisingly complex tech that makes cartridges tick.<p>Going deep …

Retrogaming

Devs Concerned As Steam Makes Big Adjustment To Player Reviews

Valve have again shaken up how the Steam store presents player reviews, this time adding new filtering options which, by default, don’t include …

PC Gaming

All of Battlefield 4's Major Expansions Are Now Free on Xbox One, PS4, and PC

<b>[UPDATE 2]</b> The expansions now appear to be free on PC through Origin.<p><b>[UPDATE]</b> The expansions are now free on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3, though the offer does not appear to have been extended to PC.<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>As part of EA's "Road to Battlefield 1" campaign, the company gave …

Super Mario Run

The Stanley Parable’s designer lied to Rick and Morty’s creator — and now they’re making a game together

How a goof about Respawn Entertainment birthed Squanchtendo’s first game<p>Last month, <i>Rick and Morty</i> co-creator Justin Roiland announced that he was partnering with Epic Games veteran Tanya Watson to launch a games studio focused on high-quality VR experiences. Today, Squanchtendo (yes, that’s their …

Google's AI sounds more human than you, even when it's speaking nonsense

Soon you may not be able to tell the difference between a human voice and a robot.<p>Google's AI can dream up its own surreal images and beat a human champion at the ancient game of Go. Now it can realistically mimic human speech, including the nonspeech sounds the mouth and respiratory system make …

Music Production

'Star Trek: Bridge Crew' VR Is Secretly a Multiplayer RPG

Cooperate, and you'll boldly go where man hasn't before. Compete, and you will die.<p>I cannot stand taking orders. I didn’t join ROTC in college …

Virtual Reality

Bethesda Says Sony Forced Them To Cancel Mods For The PS4 Versions Of ‘Fallout 4’ And ‘Skyrim’

Typically one of perks of playing a big RPG like <i>Fallout 4</i> on PC is the ability to mod the game to include Macho Man Deathclaws, the cast of <i>Suicide Squad</i> and other assorted wackiness. Ah, but this time Bethesda promised to let console gamers in on the fun! Mods officially came to the Xbox One …

The Elder Scrolls

Super Mario creator Miyamoto on why Nintendo turned to iPhone

An interview with legendary designer Shigeru Miyamoto<p>Almost nothing at yesterday’s iPhone event was a major surprise, given that everything about the new iPhone leaked in advance. The most unexpected part of it actually happened within the first few minutes, with the announcement of the first Super …

Retrogaming

PS4 Pro vs Xbox One S - which is the best console?

Sony yesterday revealed the long awaited PS4 Pro, the mid-generation hardware refresh for PlayStation 4.<p>While previous eras have seen slimmed-down …

PS4 Pro

NASA images reveal extent of human impact on Earth

A new documentary made with the help of NASA is a stark reminder of just how big an impact humans have had on the planet, according to a former …

Space

Galaxy Note 7 drops Samsung SDI batteries after fires

As part of its Galaxy Note 7 recall process, Samsung will be replacing the batteries used in the handset to ensure that all of its smartphones are safe to use. Reports from inside the Korean industry now suggest that the company will be completely dropping batteries produced by its Samsung SDI …

Galaxy Note

Turing says its new phone will have dual Snapdragon 830s, 60MP cam, 12GB RAM, 512GB storage

Turing Robotics Industries (TRI) has earned itself a bit of a reputation for over-promising and under-delivering, with its Turing Phone finally …

Mobile Technology

Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, IBM, and Microsoft are creating the Justice League for AI

It’s easy to think of Silicon Valley’s artificial intelligence giants as superheroes: Each wields immense power, claims to work toward a better world, and terrifies the government in the speed and scale at which they work.<p>And much like comic book heroes, these companies are trying to form their own …

Artificial Intelligence

The Witcher 3 saved its best trick for last

The quest construction in The Witcher 3 is astonishing<p>Spoiler alert!<p>This story may spoil certain aspects of <i>The Witcher 3</i>. If you haven't played, you should. Not even before you read this story, just in general because it's very good.<p>I hate good endings. That is: I hate when video games have a …

The Witcher

NASA found a mysterious ice volcano that's half the size of Mt. Everest on this former planet

In the 1800s, Ceres was a small planet with big dreams.<p>But that all changed later that century when scientists realized that there were huge differences between planets and the newly minted classification of "asteroids." After five decades of planetdom, Ceres was demoted to lowly asteroid.<p>If Ceres …

Astronomy

Cash-strapped startups are turning to a funding tactic used by oil and gas companies in the 1900s

Software-as-service companies have a great business model. Instead of one-off payments for software, these companies charge subscriptions, monthly or annual payments for delivering software through the browser. It gives them a predictable, ongoing stream of payments with plenty of room for …

Startups

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Company issues unprecedented statement offering returns after phones explode

Samsung has released an unprecedented statement after its newest phone kept blowing up. The Galaxy Note 7 – which has been on sale for around two …

Galaxy Note