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This week's new games

Saints Row IV<br>PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360<p>The fact that Saints Row started out as a faint-hearted GTA-alike is now almost forgotten in the gibbering cavalcade of lunacy the series has ushered in to cover its tracks. Saints Row IV sets phasers to daft right from the off, with the opening scene seeing …

Square Enix stops fan from selling 3D-printed 'Final Fantasy VII' figures

Artist Joaquin Baldwin excited countless gaming fans recently by creating and selling a set of gorgeous 3D-printed <i>Final Fantasy VII</i> figures — but those that didn't pick theirs up already are now out of luck thanks to developer Square Enix. <i>CNET</i> reports that Shapeways — the 3D-printing shop and …

The spat between Microsoft and Google is getting ugly

Google and Microsoft have been engaged in a protracted series of battles, using negative PR, cooked-up conferences, and pulling support on services for months on end. Both sides were at it again this week.<p>Microsoft struck first with an update to its long-running “Scroogled” campaign over the …

Nvidia Has No Knowledge of GTA V on PC

Statement made in error.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> In a statement this morning, Nvidia has said that the below statement on its investor call was made in error.<p>"This …

Yelp’s Dev Team Beats NASA, Sends First 3D Printer to the Edge of Space

This slideshow requires JavaScript.<p>Gathering in a gravel lot alongside the train tracks and Delta waterway of Antioch, Calif., 45 miles east of San Francisco, a scrappy team of web engineers from Yelp spent the early part of this past Sunday morning organizing supplies to attempt to trump NASA’s …

Liquid Jewel: Photos by Fabian Oefner

Liquid Jewel: Photos by Fabian Oefner <br>+<p>Colorful explosions captured after a balloon covered with paint is pricked with a needle.<p>This series is a …

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

Startups

Incredible Paintings on Maps Unify Countries

Madrid-based Spanish artist Fernando Vicente uses maps for more than geographical purposes. For his <i>Atlas</i> series, the creative illustrator paints on old maps, transforming countries and whole continents into people, animals, and skulls. The collection of acrylic paint portraits applied and …

Outstanding Art By 9 of the Best Street Artists

The term <b>street-art</b>, or post-graffiti is used to distinguish public space artwork from territorial graffiti, and/or vandalism, and street-art usually …

15 Creative & Multi-Functional Desks

You spend a good portion of your day at your desk. Why not make it a creative space that reflects your personality? We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite creative and beautiful desks to make your home office a space you actually want to spend time in. And if these aren’t your speed we have DIY …

Living Rooms

Liquid Jewels: High Speed Photos of Paint on Popped Balloons by Fabian Oefner | Colossal

<p>Liquid Jewel is a new project by Swiss photographer Fabian Oefner (previously) as part of his ongoing exploration of manipulating paint with natural …

Hand Lettered Poster Illustrations by Design Different

Hand Lettered Posters.<p>Check out this nice series of hand lettered poster illustrations by Design Different aka Ryan McArthur. The posters feature …

Graphic Design

Mars Rover Curiosity's 10 Greatest Hits

The rover landed on Mars a year ago today. Happy Mars-iversary, Curiosity! You've been busy.<p>Mars rover Curiosity landed on the red planet one year ago today, so we here at <i>Popular Science</i> figured we'd take a look back at the journey. It's not an easy trip to summarize, since Curiosity marked a <i>ton</i> of …

Intense Acrylic Storm Paintings Portray the Power of Nature

Texas-based artist Michelle Manley explores the intensity of nature through dramatic acrylic paintings. In her <i>Storm</i> series, she uses earthy color palettes to create landscapes filled with dark clouds swirling together into distant and powerful storms. As the severe weather overtakes the atmosphere, …

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

Shooting panoramas at high Gs over Switzerland

By Bryan Chan, Los Angeles Times<p>Swiss panoramic photographer Dominik Baumann has made spherical images on a bridge 330 feet above an abyss, in a tunnel 1.5 miles below the surface, inside a LaFerrari sports car.<p>His latest feat was shooting for a series of panoramas in a cramped cockpit of an …

Former Walmart Transformed Into Modern Library Space

When Walmart vacated this large warehouse building, the abandoned space sat empty for quite a while before Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle decided to do something about it. The architecture firm transformed the former retail store, located in McAllen, Texas, into a huge, functioning library.<p>124,500 …

Spacesuit X-Rays And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Simulating 1 second of real brain activity takes 40 minutes and 83K processors

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / StudioSmart<p>A team of Japanese and German researchers have carried out the largest-ever simulation of …

This New Coffee Shop Is Staffed By Robots

Designed by Yves Behar, Briggo is a warm replacement for hospital coffee machines. But unlike your neighborhood Starbucks, there’s not a flesh-and-blood barista to be seen.<p>If you’ve ever been stuck at a hospital long enough to be tempted into one of those automated cups of coffee–you know, the ones …

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

Don't Believe Your Eyes

Hyperrealistic Photographer Makes Animals Appear Magical

To convey that contradictory effect, Johan creates intricate digital constructs using photographs of animals he has taken all over the world, and re-situating them in new environments constructed from other photos.<p>His newest works will be displayed at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City from …

Amazing Sequential Photography, Courtesy of Red Bull Illume Contest

<i>Photographer: Scott Serfas Athlete: John Jackson Location: Aniak, AK, USA</i><p>The physical design of the GoPro camera changed videography, as its small, …

The 10 Best Movies by 'Saturday Night Live' Alumni

<i>Girl Most Likely</i> is Kristen Wiig's follow-up to <i>Bridesmaids</i>, which crushed it with critics and audiences alike. It's a hard act to follow for the …

Comedy

Scripps Pier Sunset, La Jolla, California

The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

Surf's Up! Awesome Big Wave Photos

Surf's (Way) Up<p>Dungeons, South Africa's famous big-wave spot, awakened in August, sending daredevil surfers out to try their luck. See photos of …