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The Tiki-Z Is What Happens When The Best Desktop Gaming PC Gets A Massive GPU Upgrade

15 months ago I wrote a review hailing Falcon Northwest’s Tiki as the perfect PC. I arrived at that confident conclusion simply because it doesn’t have a weakness. It also boasted the most performance per cubic inch of any desktop on the market, and that was when it “only” packed an Nvidia GTX …

The Internet Reacts To Luigi's Death Stare

Luigi's Death Stare is everywhere right now—people are in love with Luigi's cold, menacing gaze in <i>Mario Kart</i>. This fascination inevitably means …

Emerald Lizard Discovered in Ecuador

Wildlife<p>This is a live male of the new species of shade lizard, <i>Alopoglossus viridiceps</i>. Photograph by Omar Torres-Carvajal<p><b>A new species of lizard with a brilliant emerald head is the new jewel of Ecuador.</b><p><i>Alopoglossus viridiceps</i> is the first species of shade lizard found at the Santa Lucia Cloud …

This is what it's like jumping to hyperspace in Elite: Dangerous

<i>Elite: Dangerous</i> developer Frontier Developments released the Alpha 4 version of its spaceflight simulator, and hyperspace jumps arrived with it.<p><i>Elite: Dangerous</i> Alpha 4 lets players explore five star systems with two new options for travel. Super-cruise lets pilots navigate quickly within systems, …

Halo 5 Announced and Halo: The Master Chief Collection Rumored

Today's top stories.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>We wish you a happy Friday and bring what may the biggest news to top all the news this week. Halo 5: Guardians …

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Kyoto Wild is the new game from Hyper Light Drift developer

One of the developers of <i>Hyper Light Drifter</i>, Teddy Diefenbach, announced today that his upcoming game is <i>Kyoto Wild</i>, a four-player weapon brawler about a retired ronin fighting through feudal Japan.<p>The game's website describes the premise as: "When a village-wide brawl ignites, the former masters …

Breakthrough in invisibility cloaks, stealth technology

Scientists can create artificial nanostructures that can ‘bend light.’ But the challenge has been making enough of the material to turn invisibility …

Deep sea creatures shed light on the future of medical imaging

In July, a team of scientists organised by the American Museum of Natural History will dive 300 metres below the Atlantic Ocean's surface about 160km off the coast of New England. Among their goals: to find bioluminescent creatures – such as the dinoflagellates that make their own light, causing …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Trilobite Beetles are Happy Being on Land, Alive in the Present Day

Trilobite beetle Duliticola paradoxa. Credit: Bernard Dupont (flickr.com/photos/berniedup)<p>I know they look like they belong in the ocean 250 million …

What if we could rebuild New York City?

New York has, over the last few centuries, become one of the world’s most densely packed cities. But what if you could redraw the city’s map – and build it from scratch?<p>If we were designing New York today, how different would it look?<p>The new New York City would balance the relationship between the …

LPSC 2014: The Curious Case of Active Volcanism on Venus

First, it’s always incredible to me that a 1-micron photon, emitted at the surface, is able to make its way to space without being completely …

Robotic exoskeleton gears up for World Cup debut - video

Researchers put a mind-controlled robotic exoskeleton through its paces at a laboratory in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in preparation for its debut at the World Cup. The exoskeleton was designed by an international team as part of the Walk Again project and was built by Gordon Cheng at the Technical …

How Many People Does It Take to Colonize Another Star System?

A multigenerational journey between stars would require a lot more passengers than scientists previously thought.<p><b>Back in 2002, John Moore, an</b> anthropologist at the University of Florida, calculated that a starship could leave Earth with 150 passengers on a 2000-year pilgrimage to another solar …

Environment: News & features

5 Science And Technology Claims That Should Be Jokes But Aren't

We wish these were April Fools pranks.<p>This April Fools' Day, we're feeling grumpy. Below are five major claims that have crossed our science-and-technology radar in the past few months, and that we only wish were jokes. The pushers of these items continue to make mischief, meaning people are still …

Laser Deflectors?

The South China Morning Post’s Stephen Chen reported on March 10, 2014 that Chinese scientists are developing specialized metal coatings that "turn away lasers or even reflect them back to their source.” This work is significant as directed energy weapons, like the laser recently tested on the USS …

Serial-Killing Star System Waits In A Galaxy Graveyard In The Furnace Constellation

Sixty million light years from Earth, the galaxy known as NGC 1316 sits among the remains of the many galaxies it has mercilessly murdered in the last billions of years.<p>Peering at the far-off galaxy through telescopes like Hubble and the ‘scopes at the European Southern Observatory’s La Silla site …

Elephant Trunk Robot Learns Like A Child

You know, like a child with mechanical tentacles.<p>Four years ago, German engineering firm Festo came up with a concept for a robotic arm. Somewhere between an iron snake, a mechanical claw, and a sci-fi tentacle, the Bionic Handling Assistant is functionally most similar to an elephant's trunk.<p>But …

Robotics

India plans mission to the Sun

India's Mangalyaan spacecraft is on its way to Mars, but the county is already planning its next major space exploration mission.<p>The country visited …

Microsoft Shouldn't Ditch The Xbox One Kinect

When the Xbox One was first announced, Microsoft wasn’t prepared for the consumer backlash.<p>Policies like locked-down used games sales and an online requirement had people up in arms, and not without reason.<p>The tech giant backtracked, removing the used games restrictions and the online requirement …

Scientists Make Largest Quark, Solving A 20-Year Mystery

Researchers have found the "final" predicted way of making top quarks, the largest subatomic particle.<p>Top quarks are the heaviest of subatomic particles, and are prime components of all matter--everything from mayonnaise to your big toe. But while they are in virtually everything, they are …

Physics

The K5 security robot will begin patrolling one Silicon Valley campus this year

The Knightscope K5 robot’s 5-foot-tall bullet-shaped frame is impressive. Studded with cameras and sensors and colored Stormtrooper black and white, …

Titanfall Maps, Modes & More Revealed in Data Dig

New findings suggest there are 15 Titanfall maps in total.<p>A neoGAF user has reportedly used a hex editor on one of the Titanfall beta's data files …

Thrilling Illustrations by Jared Muralt

Yet another week has ended and we keep finding fantastic artists from all around the globe! This time we're featuring Swiss illustrator Jared Muralt. …

Articles about great britain 7 amazing abodes united kingdom on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dwell.com is never short of informative, inspiring, and engaging articles and slideshows for your viewing pleasure, but with 50...<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter Bil’ak, the way language looks is a never-ending exploration.<p>As Friday winds down and we await the three …

Great Britain

Giant Horse Head Sculptures Transform the Scottish Skyline

The Kelpies is an enormous installation consisting of two giant horse head sculptures by artist Andy Scott. The 100-foot-tall structures, which were eight years in the making, are inspired by a legend from the artist's Scottish background that tells of a water spirit that takes the shape of a …

Sculpture