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Navy researchers make bulletproof glass out of clay

The US Naval Research Laboratory announced a major breakthrough in materials science on Thursday. After decades of research and development, the NRL has created a transparent, bulletproof material that can be molded into virtually any shape. This material, known as Spinel, is made from a synthetic …

Cern's Large Hadron Collider restarts with sights set on dark matter

Cern confirms successful restart of world’s largest and most powerful atom smasher following upgrade, raising hopes of a ‘new era for science’<p>The world’s largest and most powerful atom smasher has been restarted after an upgrade that could see it making scientific history for a second time.<p>Shortly …

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The next generation of tablets will have 3D displays

Apple's iPad arrived five years ago. It is a device that changed the way we think about computing, marking a seismic shift from keyboard and mouse to …

Xbox Boss Thinks Banjo as a Super Smash Bros. DLC Character Is "Cool"

Which character should be added to the Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS roster next? That's the question Nintendo posed to fans yesterday when it launched a new voting portal. Microsoft's Xbox boss Phil Spencer has now weighed in, saying he'd like to see Banjo the honey bear from Rare's iconic …

New Fantastic Four trailer offers a glimpse of flying Invisible Woman, Human Torch

The Fantastic Four movie will be released on August 7 of this year, and the promotional blitz is only beginning. This is the film's international trailer, and it's basically a reheat of the original teaser with a new shot of the Invisible Woman and The Human Torch flying.<p>It's certainly a darker, …

The Neuroscience of Why Virtual Reality Still Sucks

The faceputer ads say virtual reality is coming and it's gonna work this time. But here's some real talk: There are still many ways virtual reality …

Valve and HTC will let developers apply for a free Vive VR headset 'soon'

HTC and Valve are being pretty aggressive with their VR headset timing — the recently announced Vive headset is supposed to be available to consumers by the end of the year. But <i>Ars Technica</i> reports that there's some good news and some not-so-good news for developers who wanted to play with it …

Project Nova: Here’s why I’ll be first in line to sign up for Google’s MNVO – if it’s real

As we’ve mentioned before, Google is reportedly coming out with an MVNO service (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) under the label of “Project Nova” …

Use this trick to find Google's new Easter egg, a secret 'Flappy Bird' clone hidden in Android

Google is known for planting mini games throughout its products, and its latest Easter egg is an adorable Flappy Bird-like game that you can access through the Settings menu.<p>Google teased the Easter egg on Friday with this tweet:<p>The game is just as hard as Flappy Bird. But instead of controlling a …

OnePlus releases its own version of Android as a replacement for Cyanogen

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