Dylan Lenze

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Colossal 'Hole' in Space Could Be Link to Universe Beyond Our Own

Leave this world, travel 6 billion–10 billion light years toward the Eridanus constellation, and you’ll run into a giant cosmic wall of nothingness.<p>A …

Astrophysics

U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan attacked; no casualties reported

KABUL, Afghanistan --<p>The U.S. Embassyin Kabul came under attack on Christmas morning, and theTalibanlater claimed responsibility, saying it had fired four rockets at the American compound.<p>U.S. officials said that two rounds of either mortar or rocket fire struck the embassy and that no Americans …

Extremism

Less Than One In Five Support The War In Afghanistan

Support for the war has fallen over time. A 2008 CNN poll found 52% supported it compared to 46% in opposition. An Associated Press poll in May 2012 found that just 27% supported the war with 66% opposed. Now those numbers have fallen even further.<p>Only a third of the country believes the U.S. is …

Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Violence Against Women Hits Record Levels

Violent crimes against women in Afghanistan have hit record levels, according to the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC).<p>"The …

Afghanistan

The child bomb plot and the challenges of reporting on Afghanistan

The story of a girl suicide bomber was widely reported but details from her remote, violent district were confusing and contradictory<p>It was another heartbreaking story from Afghanistan. An eight year-old girl had been picked up outside a police station after a failed attempt by her father, a …

Saving the art of conversation in the age of the smartphone

“I am going to be a little boring,” Sherry Turkle announces as we sit down to tea in the living room of her sprawling Boston townhouse. “And you’re going to be a little boring, too.”<p>Turkle, for the record, is not boring. She is a psychologist and a professor at MIT whose primary academic …

Boston

The Future According To Samsung

The following concept video shows how that could happen.<p>The video touches on a concept called "The Internet Of Things," which is a term people in the tech industry like to throw around when they talk about connecting everyday objects to the Internet. It may sound a little like the Jetsons today, …

Internet of Things

The DeanBeat: The 10 most anticipated games of 2014 (poll)

<i>Check here for more from GamesBeat’s 12 Days of the Best and Worst of 2013.</i><p>I sat down to come up with this list of the top 10 games of 2014. Then I cheated. Since I couldn’t decide what to cut, I expanded the list to 13, and then I shrank it down again. Like many gamers, I agonize over which games …

Using Aperture’s Adjustment Tools to Make Your Photographs Pop

Since its initial release, Aperture has evolved from an image management program to a powerful catalogue and image manipulation program for Mac …

Tutorials

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Gareth Bale to make debut for Real Madrid at Villarreal on Saturday

• Carlo Ancelotti: 'Bale could start or come off the bench' • Says £85.3m fee was not highest bid Spurs received<p>Showtime has arrived at last for Gareth Bale. After a summer of almost interminable haggling, the 24-year-old will make his debut as a Real Madrid player when then Spanish aristocrats …

The Week In Numbers: A 3-D Printed Invisibility Cloak, Skyscrapers That Attack, And More

<b>£946</b>: the money the developers of a curved glass building in London paid to Martin Lindsay after reflected light from the skyscraper melted his Jaguar XJ<p><b>18 to 27 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the average increase in surface temperature when moving from a rural area to a city<p><b>244 meters</b>: the height of the …

Bill Nye To Join Dancing With The Stars

Wouldn't you want to take a spin around the dance floor with the Science Guy?<p>When I imagined Bill Nye dancing with the stars, I assumed he'd be in space. Alas, the Science Guy will be joining the cast of ABC's never-ending show for its upcoming 17th season. The man apparently loves a good swing …

'Titanfall' Could Be A Game Changer

<i>Respawn’s next-gen shooter looks incredible.</i><p>I have yet to get hands-on time with Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming shooter <i>Titanfall</i>.<p>But it’s the first competitive first-person shooter that I’ve been excited to play in a long time, and one of the few games being demoed at recent conventions that …

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Grinding 20-Ton Mirrors For The Giant Magellan Telescope

One of the largest telescopes ever made will reveal previously unobservable facets of our universe's past.<p>The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will be one of the largest telescopes ever made, and will allow scientists to observe distant realms in unprecedented detail. It will display the far reaches …

The Science of Sweetness

Holho makes your tablet a video hologram projector

Make like Princess Leia and generate holograms with Holho, a Kickstarter project brings a hologram optical illusion to any tablet or smartphone.<p>You might be familiar with those optical-illusion toys that let you place a small object into a gadget with two parabolic mirrors and project what looks …

Man Builds Replicas of Iconic Movie Cars for Fun

Jerry Patrick, an automobile enthusiast from Newnan, Georgia, has been building cars for the last three decades, but a few years ago he got bored …

Lego

10-year-old saves family in errant car, credits Mario Kart

A boy's great grandmother passes out behind the wheel of a vehicle going at a high speed. What's a 10-year-old to do? Grab the wheel like he's on Rainbow Road, that's what!<p>A heartwarming story out of Hugo, Colo., tells a tale of how a 10-year-old boy saved his great grandmother and brother's life …

7 Clever Gadgets That Will Change Your Life

Clever devices to make your life easier.<p>These smart tech devices do things you might never have thought possible — or even imagined — until now.

Google brings ‘Find my iPhone’-like service to Android

Forgetful and unlucky Android phone and tablet owners will be happy to hear that their lost or stolen devices will now be trackable with a free service much like Apple's "Find my iPhone."<p>The Android Device Manager, announced by Google in a blog post Friday, will let you quickly locate your phone or …

Apps

Google Play Store downloads surpass Apple App Store for the first time

According to research conducted by <i>App Annie Index</i>, Google Play exceeded the Apple App Store for quarterly app downloads for the first time. But we’re not talking tiny margins here, the Google Play store managed to surpass the Apple App Store’s downloads by 10 percent in the second quarter of …

Apps

The Rio 2016 Olympics: sun, sea and absolutely no swimming

The Olympic architects reveal that Rio 2016 will take over a lagoon site. But the water's too polluted to swim – and many of the city's communities do not fit into the glossy urban legacy plan<p>• What will the Rio 2016 venues look like?<p>One year after the London 2012 Olympics, the gates to the east …

Brazil