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Evo 2014: Raiden Revealed for Mortal Kombat X

The storm returns<p>Nether Realm Studios revealed Raiden as the latest fighter to join the Mortal Kombat X roster today, showing off a gameplay trailer …

From Pong to Oculus Rift: The Evolution of the Game Controller

Some of the greatest game controllerslike the NES two-button controller or plastic axe of Guitar Heroare just as iconic as the greatest games you use them to play.<p>Some of the greatest game controllers—like the NES two-button controller or plastic axe of <i>Guitar Hero</i>—are just as iconic as the greatest …

The Moon Puts On A Triple Super Summer Spectacle

Summer 2014 promises to be more super than most, and not just because of the World Cup or LeBron James returning to Cleveland.<p>This summer, the moon will reach "super" status not once, not twice, but three times — and the first time happens Saturday night.<p>A supermoon, or a perigee moon, occurs when …

Fright Night: 1988 Lamborghini Countach Basketcase Project

This 1988 Lamborghini Countach is a non-running project with a stripped interior but original engine and transmission intact. The seller says that …

The Most Honored Photograph

Doesn’t look like much, does it? But, depending upon your definition, this photograph, a team effort by 9 men, is the most honored picture in U. S. …

Ashton Kutcher is now a Lenovo product engineer

Following the time-honored tradition of hiring celebrities as advisors, Lenovo has just announced Ashton Kutcher is its latest product engineer. According to a press release from the company, Kutcher — who previously studied biochemical engineering at the University of Iowa — will work alongside …

How Game of War developer Machine Zone tackled its slang-translation problem

If you put “ASAP” — the commonly used acronym for “as soon as possible” — into Google’s translation service, it won’t know what to do with it, but developer Machine Zone’s Game of War does.<p>Game of War is a mobile strategy game for iOS. It has gamers building medieval cities and going to war with …

Life in close-up: photomicrography competition winners - in pictures

Nikon has announced the winners of its 2013 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Winning images were selected for displaying both artistic quality and scientific technique. Eric Flem at Nikon said: "After 39 years we are proud to watch the competition continue to grow, allowing us to honor …

How Pigs on Antibiotics Are Making Superbugs Stronger

Meanwhile, genome detective work could uncover new weapons in the war on bugs<p>Methicillin-resistant <i>Staphylococcus aureus,</i> (MRSA) a nasty strain of bacteria that resists most antibiotics, probably developed its defenses while spending time down on the farm, a new study says. It has been thought that …

Amazon is working on displays that Apple and Samsung can’t match

When Amazon unveiled the unique display panel of its Paperwhite Kindle e-reader, it revealed two impressive facts: The first is that Amazon’s internal hardware engineering team is more sophisticated than Amazon’s line of decent but not so revolutionary tablets and e-readers would suggest. The …

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One year on from the Higgs boson find, has physics hit the buffers?

A little over a year ago, physicists put the finishing touches to the most successful scientific theory of all time: the Standard Model of particle physics. When the Higgs boson was found at the Large Hadron Collider in July 2012, it was the final piece in our picture of the universe at the …

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The Simpsons RPG has been considered

A role-playing game based on <i>The Simpsons</i> has been discussed, according to original series writer and 8-time Emmy Award winner Al Jean.<p>"Yeah, we've talked about it," Jean said during a GoldDerby Google Hangout today.<p>Gamers may want to temper their excitement for any such project. Jean said, "it's a …

Mario Power-Ups In The Style Of A Classic Still Life

Okay so they're not all power-ups, but they are all items from Mario games. I just didn't want to run the title onto two lines because sometimes I …

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Game Arthritis art exhibit explores 'technologically-induced diseases'

What if playing video games caused deformities?<p>That's the question that an art project called Game Arthritis explores. With a series of photographs available online, it presents "technologically-induced diseases" like "Atari Skinning" and "Nintendo Arthritis."<p>The official website credits the works …

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How that awesome Mustang R/C car chase vid was made

We've reported on a few R/C car chase videos in the past. One in particular that stands out as a favorite is Zach King's "<i>The Cliché RC Action Chase</i>." It featured a pair of Ford Mustang coupes racing through a cardboard city, plowing into outdoor patios and busting through construction zones. It …

This olelongrooffan Is No Longer A Cars and Coffee Virgin

That’s right my fellow Hoons. This olelongrooffan has been to some pretty awesome places in the past few years. I have visited The Corvette Museum in …

Fate Of Chevy Volt, Rest Of EV Market Separates From Tesla's

Rather than uplift the entire electrified-vehicle sector with a car that finally grabs the regular consumer, the success of Tesla Model S seems to be doing the rest of the EV market a huge disfavor: It’s helping create a highly bifurcated segment where only expensive EVs can achieve a feasible …

Last Call- Big Wheel Edition

There’s a big difference between getting older and growing up, and most of that is a factor of the size of one’s toys.<p><i>Last Call indicates the end of</i> …

Neil Armstrong In The Pages Of Popular Science

Looking back on the life of the late astronaut who was born Aug. 5, 1930<p>Popular Science first printed the words "Neil Armstrong" in June 1958, when the 27-year-old "tall, slim, crew-cut blond" aeronautical engineer was training for a flight in the X-15: an experimental rocket plane that would take …

NASA will separate twin brothers for a year: one on Earth, one in space

Of all the members of NASA's current crop of distinguished astronauts, only two have the unique distinction of being identical twin brothers. And now NASA is using an idea proposed by the brothers, Mark Kelly and Scott Kelly, to perform a study that's been confined to sci-fi up until now. Beginning …

Brazilian scientists to test AIDS 'vaccine' on monkeys

Brazilian scientists have developed an HIV vaccine and plan to begin testing on monkeys later this year, a sponsor institution has said.<p>Known as the HIVBr18, the vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS was developed and patented by a team from the Medicine Faculty of the University of Sao Paulo, …

Big Pic: Underground Machines For Detecting Dark Matter

Going deep underground in search of the elusive particles<p>Almost a mile beneath Gran Sasso mountain in Italy sits the DarkSide detector. DarkSide, which started operating in May, is designed to capture the faint signals generated by dark matter, the elusive particles that scientists suspect are …

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