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10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Quantum Physics

Panasonic Creates A Cool Sustainable City Near Tokyo

How to build a city that uses resources — water, fuel, electricity — efficiently presents a big challenge and opportunity for tech companies. Panasonic just inaugurated a town near Tokyo that is experimenting with sustainable designs, and it’s worth taking a look at what’s been done.<p>Called Fujisawa …

Regulating the Internet as a utility would cost households billions

If the Internet were regulated as a public utility, as President Obama has proposed, average government fees on wireless access would increase by $89 …

Target Bans 'Grand Theft Auto V' Sales In Australia

The Australian branch of mega-retailer Target has pulled copies of the bestselling video game <i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> after a petition to have it banned garnered over 40,000 signatures.<p>Led by former sex workers, the petition calls on Target to pull the game because of violence against prostitutes and …

Are most of us saving too little for retirement?

If maintaining your lifestyle is the goal once you retire, then you should be saving up to 15 times your current income, says Richard C. Marston, author of <i>Investing for a Lifetime: Managing Wealth for the New Normal.</i><p>"In <i>Investing for a Lifetime</i> I frame the savings task in terms of a savings goal – …

Why FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Is Wrong About Netflix And Net Neutrality

Ajit Pai is wrong about Netflix, and wrong about Net Neutrality. It’s that simple. The assertion that any attempt at developing or maintaining a competitive advantage is somehow in conflict with the principles of Net Neutrality is a silly leap in logic meant simply to confuse the issue and redirect …

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti Review

Nvidia GeForce

Glass always half-empty? Your genes may be to blame

If you have a doom-and-gloom outlook, the news only gets worse: The root of your glass-half-empty existence could be permanently etched in your …

Psychology

How bacteria in your gut affect your mental health

Scientists searching for the underlying causes of mental illness have discovered a surprising contributor — it appears the bacteria that live in your …

Gigabyte's tiny new gaming PC is smaller than an Xbox controller

It used to be difficult to find a computer that could play games and still fit underneath your TV. Now, devices like the Alienware X51, Falcon Northwest Tiki, and Digital Storm Bolt can handily fill that role. But what if you want a gaming PC that can fit in your hand? That's where the Gigabyte …

Heartbeat ID could be key to computer security

A Canadian company is developing a wristband that could make electronic passwords, PINs and even bank cards obsolete by reading the wearer's …

The south pole of Mars shows that the Red Planet isn't always dull, dusty, and barren - ExtremeTech

The south pole of Mars shows that the Red Planet isn’t always dull, dusty, and barren<p>By on September 6, 2013 at 9:58 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Mars

Veterans can sue Ottawa over benefits, judge rules

A B.C. Supreme Court justice says current and former members of the Canadian Forces who were injured in Afghanistan can continue their class-action …

Ninja brothers collide in League of Legends fan film

<i>Shadowfall,</i> the second of two live-action <i>League of Legends</i> fan films produced by Machinma features two brothers training in the way of the ninja.<p>Zed and Shen are the two most talented students of their kind, only equaled by each other. But Zed grows resentful of what he perceives as his brother's …

NASA Tests Largest 3-D Printed Rocket Part Ever

3-D printed engines could support human missions to deep space.<p>In NASA's latest exploration of combining 3-D printing and space travel, the agency ran tests on the largest ever 3-D printed rocket engine component at the Marshall Space Flight Center.<p>The engine part was a complex subscale injector, …

Age-related memory loss and the protein that may reverse it

Memories are just about the most precious piece of intangible property that we have — they contain a person's history, personality, and most deeply held beliefs — but there's an inevitable decline in our ability to retain them as we age. That's the problem being addressed by scientists at the …

Trapped In A Bear Trap And Shot In The Body: The Story Of A Minnesota Wolf

A wolf--maybe--has bitten a teenaged camper in Minnesota, in what could be the first wolf attack ever recorded in the lower 48 states.<p>This week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced that "a canine believed to be a wolf" attacked a 16-year-old boy on a camping trip in …

Dipping into the ice cream tub to find a little science

As the (English) summer holidays draw to a close, school beckons the young, and the long hot days of July feel like a distant memory, it seems timely to consider ice-cream. The sensory and gustatory pleasures of ice-cream may have originally been concocted by trial and error, but there is a good …

5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

Of Neurons And Memories: Inside The 'Secret World Of Sleep'

What happens in our brains while we're asleep? That's one question neuroscientist Penelope Lewis is trying to answer. She directs the Sleep and Memory Lab at the University of Manchester in England. Her new book is <i>The Secret World of Sleep: The Surprising Science of the Mind at Rest</i>.<p>Lewis joins</i> …

The Future Of Flight: Planes That Never Need To Land

Perpetual flight is going, so get ready for planes that just keep going and going and going...<p>In 1883, Nobel laureate John Strutt, a physicist and the third Baron Rayleigh, put forward a radical idea. He had been studying the mechanics of pelican flight and proposed that the birds drew energy from …

Corning Willow Glass used to make flexible solar power roofing shingles, could lower the cost of solar power significantly - ExtremeTech

By on July 3, 2013 at 8:25 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The US government’s National …

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Bishop Briggs' 'Church Of Scars' Album Is A Stellar Debut

Music<p>Your trusted destination for top music news, music industry information, and concert details.<p>Pop<p>See them weather a rainy, icy storm<p>madfitzroth<p>Pop<p>…

‘No Work No Job No Money’ by Femi Kuti – Free MP3

<b>Artist:</b> Femi Kuti<b><br>Song:</b> “No Work No Job No Money”<b><br>Album:</b> <i>No Place For My Dream</i><p>“It’s sad to see the amount of people that are begging,” Femi Kuti tells</i> …

Employment

Nasa's Curiosity Mars rover drills second rock sample

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover on the Red Planet has drilled a second rock sample to deliver to its onboard laboratories.</b><p>The powder was taken from the interior of a target dubbed "Cumberland" by the science team.<p>This rock is about 2.75m from the site where the rover acquired its first drill sample in …