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Jealous: Father And Son Build Giant Basement Arcade

This is the giant basement arcade built by Redditor mertzlufft and his father. Mertzlufft sounds kind of braggy about it to which sucks because the …

Jason Isaacs: this much I know

<b>Acting is a simple job</b>, just hard to do. People tell funny stories about pretentious actors, but all that matters is the audience watches and they …

Fez and Minecraft assets swiped by iOS game Ace Block Jump

Developer Polytron found its <i>Fez</i> art assets appropriated — alongside art from Mojang's <i>Minecraft</i> — in the recently published iOS game <i>Ace Block Jump</i>, a $0.99 app from a developer that also appears to have borrowed its very name, Infocom Games, from someone else.<p><i>Ace Block Jump</i> is described as a "pixel …

Thermal invisibility cloak in first demonstration

<b>Researchers have built and tested a form of invisibility cloak that can hide objects from heat.</b><p>Similar cloaking efforts are underway to make objects invisible to light and even sound waves, but this is the first device to work with heat.<p>The prototype, to be outlined in Physical Review Letters, …

Engineering

The Week In Numbers: The Brightest Explosion Ever, A Ticket To The Moon, And More

<b>3.6 billion light-years</b>: the distance from Earth of a recently observed gamma-ray burst, the brightest explosion NASA scientists have ever seen<p><b>$25,000</b>: the fine internet providers face per day if they refuse to spy for the FBI<p><b>200 horsepower</b>: the oomph in the turbodiesel engine of this …

US to return more smuggled dinosaurs to Mongolia

<b>The US is to return more than a dozen illegally smuggled dinosaur skeletons to Mongolia.</b><p>The announcement follows the handing over to Mongolian officials on Monday of a 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar at a ceremony in New York.<p>The latest group includes two more Tyrannosaurus bataars, six …

Paleontology

Insomniac Games not working on Wii U titles, may consider PC development, says CEO

Resistance and Ratchet & Clank developer Insomniac Games is not working on Wii U titles, according to CEO Ted Price, who took part in a Reddit AMA today.<p>The Insomniac Games founder said he considers Nintendo's Wii U as more of a current-generation platform, when asked about his thoughts on next-gen …