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CES 2014: The Under-A-Pound Gaming PC

All your games, without the clutter<p>Enthusiast gaming PCs tend to be big. In some cases, they're very, very big. But the Spark, from boutique system builder Maingear, bucks the trend by going small—and by desktop standards, this thing is tiny.<p>The aggressively styled red-and-black Spark measures just …

CES 2014: Lenovo's Horizon 2 Tabletop PC Is A Media-Sharing Monster

Just when you thought desktops were passe, Lenovo pulls you back in...<p>Just when you thought it was time to give up on desktops, Lenovo has made one worth at least a little notice. With a large 27-inch touch display, Intel Core i7 internals, a battery, and the ability to function as a standard …

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A Glue That Seals Heart Defects

The glue—which researchers showed is able to hold fast on live beating hearts—could be a gentler alternative to stitches.<p>Nearly a decade ago, Jeffrey Karp was playing around with a new, biodegradable polymer he'd made. He was a post-doctoral researcher at MIT. He ended up gluing together two pieces …

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Conjoined Gray Whale Calves Found in Lagoon in Mexico

Fisherman found the body of two conjoined gray whale calves in Mexico's Laguna Ojo de Liebre lagoon on January 5th. The whales are linked at the …

Scientists Discover 180 Species of Glowing Fish

A few lucky animals, such as jellyfish and corals, have the strange ability to absorb light and emit it as a different, glowing color. This …

CES 2014: A Portable Battery That Can Charge A Phone...And Jump Start A Car

Your new roadtrip companion<p>Amidst the never-ending phone accessories at CES, this one stood out: A portable battery that can charge your phone AND jumpstart your car. The PowerAll is a rechargeable 12000-mAh battery with two USB ports (it holds roughly six charges for a smartphone) and a built-in …

CES 2014: Toyota's Three-Wheeled Car From The Future [Video]

The Toyota i-Road is a sleek vision of personal travel<p><i>All this week, we're showing off the coolest, most futuristic, and strangest gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show. Here we have the Toyota i-Road, a one-person, three-wheeled car already moving into production. Check it out in this video,</i> …

Seen From Space: Curiosity Rover Marks Up the Surface of Mars

You can see Curiosity rover's tracks meandering over the Martian surface in this awesome new image from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's HiRISE …

Why it's Good (For Someone Else) to Get Eaten By a Lion

Ever since the first herder chased a predator away from his livestock—or away from his family—humans have harbored some natural animosity toward …

The dark side of the moon is turquoise, say astronomers

In a demonstration of the power of science to ruin a perfectly respectable work of art, researchers have discovered the colour of the dark side of the moon.<p>Measurements from a telescope in Hawaii mean that pedants may now argue that, technically speaking, if one wanted to be entirely accurate, the …

CES 2014: Audi's New Headlights Are Laser-Powered [Video]

Yes. Lasers.<p>All this week, we're showing off the coolest, most futuristic, and strangest gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show. Audi's latest concept car uses laser high beams to keep drivers safe on the road. Learn how they work in this video, and be sure to see the rest of our CES coverage …

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CES 2014: This Tiny Robot Has Flawless Balance [Video]

Plus, it's really, really cute.<p>All this week, we're showing off the coolest, most futuristic, and strangest gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show. The WowWee MiP is a charming, two-wheeled Segway 'bot that has some impressive balance. See it in action in this video, and be sure to see the rest …

The 12 Best Products From CES 2014

'Hand of God' Image Captured by Space Telescope (+Photo)

The “Hand of God,” the energized remains of a dead star that resembles a hand, was captured by NASA’s NuSTAR telescope.<p>The image, along with one that …

CES 2014: Your Next Laptop Keyboard May Double as a Touchpad

Synaptics marries typing and swiping<p>Synaptics makes touchpads for the likes of Lenovo, Dell, and HP, and their touch technology lives inside smartphones made by Samsung and Nokia. So they know a thing or two about touch. But rather than resting on their success, they’re here at CES showing off a …

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Fish Fluorescence Widespread: 180 Species Found To Glow

Fluorescence is surprisingly common in many different kinds of fish.<p>When ichthyologist John Sparks set out to the Caribbean island of Little Cayman in 2011 with colleagues, the plan was to study fluorescence in corals. But a little green eel happened to pass by one of the cameras. When the …

When Big Carnivores Go Down, Even Vegetarians Take The Hit

<b>Listen · 3:13</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Big, fierce animals — lions and tigers and bears, for example — are relatively scarce in nature. That's normal, because if you have too many, they'll eat themselves out of prey.<p>But top predators are now so rare that many are in danger of …

NASA rover’s tracks on Mars

Enhanced color image showing where Curiosity rover zigzagged to avoid obstacles as it made its way across the primeval red desert sands of Mars.<p>From …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most stunning images from the world of science and technology this week, including a gem from the US Air Force’s 2013 best-ofs and a lobster joining in some spring cleaning.<p><b>More stunning image galleries:</b><p>A limb transplant and the end of the line for classic van<p>Coldest place on Earth and ancient …

Absurd Creature of the Week: Ferocious, Fearless Mantis Shrimp Is the Honey Badger of the Sea

One of the kung fu film genre’s greatest fight scenes comes from 1979’s <i>Dance of the Drunk Mantis</i>, in which bad guy Rubber Legs channels the raw power …

Mysterious Microscopic Bubbles Baffle Ocean Scientists

The most abundant photosynthetic organism in the world sheds countless little sacs into the oceans, which could be having a dramatic impact on marine …

Starfish Can See!

If you were a starfish, you'd have eyes on the ends of your legs.<p>The phrase "seeing stars" has a whole new connotation: Research suggests that sea stars, a type of five-legged starfish that usually appears blue in color, can see images with the tiny compound eyes at the ends of their legs. The eyes …

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