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A Drone For Dangerous Missions

The Ares drone lands like a chopper, so it can enter and exit a dangerous spot quickly<p>As early as next year, the Depart­ment of Defense will test-fly an entirely new type of combat drone. The craft is called Ares, for Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System, and it’s designed to take off and land …

This Portable N64 Is A Work Of Art, And There Are More Coming

We've seen portable retro consoles before, but this N64 mod is beautiful. Not only that, but it looks like there will be more of them on the way, so …

At Long Last, Video Game Aggression Linked To Losing, Not Violence

Video games cause aggression. Lots of it.<p>Many times I’ve played a game and felt like I wanted to kill someone afterward, a statement that should delight many in the media.<p>But it wasn’t after gunning down 300 virtual souls in a Call of Duty campaign. Or chainsawing a humanoid alien in half in Gears …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

The 10 Best Things from February 2014

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Watch This Magnet Fall Slowly Through Air

It's witchcraft science.<p>This video from 2012 is making the rounds right now--with good reason. Drop whatever you're doing, leave your desk, quit your job, and find a magnet and copper tube, because, wow. Look at this! It's a _Matrix _time-freeze in your hands.<p>The video is showing a demonstration of …

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9 Utterly Ridiculous Conspiracy Theories

Moon landing deniers have nothing on these people.<p>From lizard people to the Denver airport being a portal to Hell, some of our favorite far-out conspiracy theories.

This Snarky Robot Is Really Good At Air Hockey

You won, okay? Don't need to be a jerk about it.<p>As an experiment, tinkerer Jose Julio hacked the components of a 3-D printer and made this glorious machine instead: a robotic, <i>Terminator</i>-visioned air-hockey player that looks pretty darn good at what it does. It's also kind of a jerk. After …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist

The World Photography Organization has just recently announced the shortlist for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist. The annual contemporary photography competition includes entries from professionals and amateurs covering a variety of subjects. Competitors enter into one of three …

This Incredible Star Wars-Style Bionic Hand Let an Amputee Feel Again

We geeks all have the same platonic prosthesis ideal: Luke Skywalker's badass Star Wars mech-hand. We're getting there, bit by bit. Dennis Aabo …

One of the most stunning space images ever captured

This is one of the most dramatic, unique and beautiful astronomy images ever captured by the Hubble Space Telescope: The protostar Herbig-Haro 24, …

Light Painting Masterpieces With Tackyshack

The Light Adventures With TackyShack<p>To call Tackyshack (aka Jeremy Jackson) your average light painter would be like calling Benedict Cumberbatch an …

Can It Be? Pigeons, Geese And White-Tailed Deer Were Once Rare

Go back 150 years and ask yourself, what was there a lot of?<p>We all know the answer ...<p>There were lots of buffalo, lots of passenger pigeons, lots of oysters. And then, poof! Hardly any. Or none ...<p>OK, let's flip the question: What were there precious few of 150 years ago, in a couple of cases …

‘Head Shots’ Photo Series Parodies Violent Posters by Making the Photog the Victim

Artist Jon Burgerman thinks there are too many violent film posters greeting us everywhere we go. These posters of movie and TV show characters …

Mesmerizing (or Terrifying?) Macro Photos of Spiders Staring Straight at the Camera

Macro photographs of insects are nothing new; and yet, Malaysian Jimmy Kong‘s photographs of spiders staring straight at the camera are immediately …

These Photos Of Rats Holding Teddy Bears Will Make You Kinda Love Rats

If you suffer from musophobia–the fear of rats and mice–these photographs of pet rats cuddling miniature teddy bears might be a better cure than years of exposure therapy.<p>A refreshing alternative to the endless cat photos clogging up the Internet, these rat photos were taken by Jessica Florence and …