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Flying Car Moves from Science Fiction Toward Reality

Flying cars have long been the stuff of science fiction, though plenty of entrepreneurs and visionaries have struggled to make the concept a reality – including no less than the original Henry Ford.<p>The group of Massachusetts Institute of Technology alumni that developed the Transition flying car …

Flying Car

I made a video game with a pencil and paper

When I was a kid, video games didn't end the moment I turned off the NES. If I wasn’t holding a controller, I had a pencil in my hand, furiously scribbling out maps of Hyrule or alien caves for Samus to explore in <i>Metroid</i>. But since I didn't know how to code and wasn't much of an artist, those ideas …

Child of Light's fantasy is based on some historic realities

Ubisoft's recently released Japanese role-playing game-inspired downloadable title, <i>Child of Light</i>, is rooted in fantasy, but contains some inspirations from real-world occurrences, according to a post on UbiBlog.<p><i>Child of Light</i> stars Aurora, a young girl trying to find her way home after awakening …

Watch A Mariachi Band Perform Zelda Music At A Wedding

Geek nuptials can be wonderful when they're done right. And what better way to celebrate a marriage than with a mariachi band playing <i>Zelda</i> …

E.T.'s Home Is Found: Trove Of Atari Games Unearthed At Landfill

For decades, it was mere legend: an "Atari Dump" rumored to harbor millions of copies of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, a video game so bad that burying it in the New Mexico desert seemed the best way to move on.<p>But now, the Atari graveyard has been exhumed, and the latest attempt to find the cache of …

Watch How Quickly The War On Drugs Changed America's Prison Population

America's prisons are extremely overcrowded, and tough-on-crime laws implemented in the 1980s and 1990s contributed heavily to growing the U.S. prison population. The U.S. accounts for only 5% of the world population, but holds 25% of the world's prisoners.<p>Redditor Sen_Mendoza posted a GIF that …

Stowaway survives Hawaii flight in jet's wheel well: A 'miracle'

Authorities said it was a "miracle" that a 16-year-old boy from Santa Clara survived a flight from California to Hawaii in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet.<p>Security video from San Jose's Mineta International Airport verified that the teen hopped a fence and made his way to Hawaiian …

Airports

Syria election: first candidate steps forward to take on Assad

Maher Abdel Hafiz Hajjar has filed his candidacy, becoming the first-ever challenger for presidency<p>A Syrian lawmaker has registered as the first-ever challenger for the presidency in an upcoming election expected to return incumbent Bashar al-Assad to power.<p>Parliament Speaker Mohammad Laham …

Dad Films His Daughter Growing Up Over 14 Years in 4 Minutes

In a gorgeous display of fatherly love, Frans Hofmeester started filming his baby girl Lotte in the autumn 1999 and continued for a full 14 …

Starbound studio is helping to bring metroidvania RPG Heart Forth, Alicia to new platforms

Metroidvania-styled role-playing game <i>Heart Forth, Alicia</i> will be published by <i>Starbound</i> developer Chucklefish, with plans to bring the game to platforms beyond Windows PC.<p>"Chucklefish Games are a group of talented people helping us with our business responsibilities, marketing, distribution, and …

N Korea: Not so 'Stalinist' after all | North Korea

The international media loves to describe North Korea as the "world's last Stalinist country", or as a "communist dictatorship". Both descriptions are not completely off the mark, but seriously misleading nonetheless.<p>It is often overlooked that the last 20 years in North Korea were a time when …

Navajo Homes Have Electricity For the First Time

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>People who live in some of the remotest areas of the country have electricity for the first time …

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“Daily Show” Mocks Film Critic Who Points Out “Noah” Is “Not a Documentary”

"Daily Show" Mocks Film Critic Who Points Out "Noah" Is "Not a Documentary"<p>On last night’s “Daily Show,” Jon Stewart took on critics of Darren …

Which Pet Should You Get? A Flowchart

(Image: <b>Caldwell Tanner</b>)<p>Caldwell Tanner, the cartoonist who made this flowchart, is definitely a dog person. In fact, he recently appeared in <b>a video</b> …

The 'Antisocial Network' App for Misanthropes and Loners

American Officials Play Board Games To Understand War

Two evenings a month, four dozen defence and intelligence officials gather in an undisclosed building in Virginia. They chat informally about "what if" scenarios.<p>For example: what if Israel were to bomb Iran's nuclear sites? Recent chats on this topic have been fruitful for a surprising reason, …

Board Games

Central African Republic: 'Massive scale ethnic cleansing'

The Central African Republic is ravaged by what some human rights groups are calling ethnic cleansing.<p>Mainly Muslim rebels seized power last year but after their leader was forced to stand down in January, Christian militias have been targeting Muslim civilians.<p>Newsnight's Tim Whewell has been in …

Stephen Wolfram Wants To Make Computer Language More Human

At South By Southwest, programmer and scientist Stephen Wolfram showed off more of his Wolfram Language software.<p>Last month, Stephen Wolfram--scientist, founder of Wolfram Research, and the closest thing Big Data has to a rock star--unveiled Wolfram Language, a "symbolic" computer language more …

Demonstration

12 of the Hardest Places to Visit on Earth

From impassable terrains to unstable political situations to strict visa regulations, there are some places on Earth that are nearly impossible to get into. Fortunately, these adventurous photographers dared to venture into these territories! Even if you can't be there yourself, you can still …

Pope Francis: Loves women, at war with GOP

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — Pope Francis is showing more and more signs of being a real game changer, aggressive, fast-moving. He’s …

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The Flight of the Birdman: Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Speaks Out

Last April, Dong Nguyen, a quiet 28-year-old who lived with his parents in Hanoi, Vietnam, and had a day job programming location devices for taxis, …

Angry Birds

Black GOP Stars Rise In A Party That's Still Awkwardly White

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul's straw poll victory at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference wasn't unexpected for the presidential contender. In third place, however, was a surprise finisher.<p>Dr. Ben Carson is one of a handful of black Republicans that conservatives are buzzing about this …

Inside America's First Bitcoin-Friendly Gun Store

Bitcoin has long been the currency of choice for the dark web’s anonymous black market trade in firearms. Now Michael Cargill wants to offer Bitcoin fans a more legal way to buy a deadly weapon with cryptocurrency.<p>In January, Cargill’s Austin firearm shop and training center Central Texas Gunworks …

The 20 JRPGs You Must Play

There comes a time when every person must sit back, think about his or her life’s accomplishments, and wonder, “What JRPGs should I play?”<p>Fear not. …

Obama's Pot Breakthrough

In a recent interview with <i>The New Yorker</i>, President Obama did something both brave and extraordinary for the commander in chief of the nation's War …

Cannabis

The Liberation of Steve McQueen

A decade and a half ago, the British filmmaker Steve McQueen took a plane to Grenada, the tiny West Indian island, to visit a beautiful place where …

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