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Vanadium-Flow Batteries: The Energy Storage Breakthrough We've Needed

The latest, greatest utility-scale battery storage technology to emerge on the commercial market is the vanadium redox battery, also known as the vanadium flow battery.<p>V-flow batteries are fully containerized, nonflammable, compact, reusable over semi-infinite cycles, discharge 100% of the stored …

Clean Energy

The top 50 video games of all time, ranked

But that didn't stop us from rounding up the top 50 video games of all time.<p>We did have some parameters, however, when choosing the games: This list includes console video games, spanning from the 1980s to today, and includes only games from more-modern consoles (sorry, Atari fans!). In most …

Gaming

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but possibly not what the …

Cybercrime: 10 Ways Criminals Use the Internet for Organized Crime

The internet is like everything else: you invent something new, and soon others will exploit it for nefarious ends. And I’m not just talking about …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

How Dungeons & Dragons Went Mainstream

We spoke to experts and game developers about the shifting culture of the revered, and increasingly non-geeky, fantasy tabletop RPG.<p>Dungeons & Dragons has had a good year. The release of the fifth edition of the classic tabletop roleplaying game has been hugely popular: The <i>Player's Handbook</i> hit the …

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain's microtransactions explained (update)

Konami is selling an in-game currency called Mother Base Coins for <i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain —</i> a currency that players purchase using real-world money and spend to expand their base in one of the game's multiplayer modes.<p>Doing so not only benefits players in the game's one-versus-one …

Adobe Flash is finally dead

Adobe Flash, the world’s most hated software, is finally dead. Technically, it’s been on its way out for years, but today it received one of its final blows which will go down in history.<p>Google officially killed Flash advertising in its browser. As of September 1, any advertising that uses the …

Software

Seagate launches 8TB enterprise hard drives

Seagate is unveiling a whole family of 8-terabyte hard disk drives for enterprise applications. The new drives will address markets such as enterprise computers, network-attached storage, and “kinetic hard disk drives.”<p>The aim is to lower the total cost of ownership for storage in a variety of …

Seagate Technology

The obvious innovation in fifth-edition Dungeons & Dragons that no designer saw before

Stirrups. Zero. Shipping containers. Luggage with wheels. All these innovations seem obvious in hindsight. But they went undiscovered for millennia, …

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain — Thoughts from the first 40 hours

<i>Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain</i> is a massive game — so voluminous, in fact, that we want to spend a little more time with Big Boss and friends before we publish our review of Kojima Productions' open-world stealth game. After more than 40 hours playing <i>The Phantom Pain</i>, there's still so much …

Pass the controller to a friend with NVIDIA’s new feature

PC gamers may soon be able to pass their controller to a friend.<p>Graphics giant NVIDIA is preparing the beta release of Share, a new feature in the …

Nvidia dominating in add-in graphics card market, AMD floundering

Although AMD might have scored a big win by getting its hardware into both Microsoft and Sony’s latest generation consoles, it’s place in the add-in …

Let's throw the dice: what video games can learn from board games

Two years ago, when I left video games criticism to work full-time in table top games, a lot of people, my mum chief among them, were startled.<p>These days, it’s easy to explain. Board game cafes are springing up all over the world, and investors are pouring millions into the industry.<p>But I didn’t …

Board Games

Dungeons and Dragons Tips From Gencon 2015

During Gencon 2015, I had the opportunity to play in twelve 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons games over four days. I had ten different dungeon …

Board Games

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

The End of the Internet Dream: the speech that won Black Hat (and Defcon)

"The End of the Internet Dream," cyberlawyer Jennifer Granick's keynote at Black Hat, was all anyone could talk about at this year's Defcon -- Black …

20 of the Most Useless Dungeons & Dragons Spells Ever

Wizards are the most powerful characters in Dungeons & Dragons, as the hundreds of spells available to Magic-Users, IIllustionists, Necromancers, …

DirectX 12: Multi-GPU rendering – Nvidia GTX 970 vs AMD Radeon 390X

Using DirectX 12’s Multi-GPU API the screenshot below shows a GTX 970 and Radeon 390X working together to render a single frame. The coloured bar at …

12 Awesome Breakfast Sandwiches in NYC

Fewer things hit the spot quite like a classic breakfast sandwich. Whether to nurse a hangover or to fuel you for the day, a good BEC is truly the breakfast of champions. Chefs all over the city are serving playful riffs on this morning staple by trading in slices of bread for Danish pastries, …

Microwaving Food May Lead to Diabetes · Guardian Liberty Voice

Odds are that most people have leftovers sitting in their refrigerator in a plastic container, and plan to reheat them in a microwave. This may not …

Once illegal, watering the garden with drainage from the washer or shower is gaining favor

Strands of silver hair fell into Annie Costanzo's face as she wielded a sledgehammer against the brick walkway in her backyard. Plumes of dust and debris filled the air, and reddish-pink shards scattered in the wake of the 64-year-old sculptor's latest water conservation project.<p>Over the course of …

Reddit in uproar after staff sacking

<b>Social news site Reddit is in virtual lockdown in protest over the sacking of popular employee Victoria Taylor.</b><p>Ms Taylor oversaw the "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) section of the site that interviewed celebrities, politicians and other newsworthy figures.<p>About 100 chat sections, or sub-reddits, that …